Archive for May, 2012
Electronic book readers – favorite books and important documents in one compact device.
New generation of electronic book readers could make travelers life more comfortable by providing instant access to favorite books, personal, travel and business documents. The majority of them are capable to connect to the internet via Wi-Fi but only few of them could connect through 3G cellular network. The most notable electronic book readers are Amazon Kindle Touch and Nook Simple Touch. Both of them equipped by convenient touch screens and very light and compact. Powered by E-ink technology electronic book readers could run incredibly long time on one charge. For instance Amazon Kindle Touch could run up to 2 months on single battery charge with wireless off and half an hour reading per day. Taking into account massive selection of books, text to speech and 3G connectivity capabilities Amazon Kindle Touch definitely deserves leading positions on the electronic book readers market. In addition to above mentioned Amazon Kindle have experimental but working web browser, supports audio books and MP3 and most importantly 3G model of the device provides internet connectivity via 3G for free. No contracts and no monthly fees and it does work GLOBALLY. It is extremely important feature for frequent global travelers. You can download your books anytime, anywhere. Electronic book readers are especially good on beach vacation. The latest E-ink screens provide superior quality reading experience on light and sunny places – no eye strain or glare.
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Technological progress brings to our attention a lot of new electronic gadgets making traveling much easier than it was in the past.
Here are top 7 electronics gadgets that every traveler should consider for the safety and comfort when planning the trip.
Navigation and communication.
Mobile phone – is your phone smart enough?
Mobile phone is a “must take with you” electronic device. Nova days almost everybody has a cell phone mainly for communication and safety purposes. Some of cell phones have some additional features such as GPS navigation, internet connection, audio and video playback, etc. They are running under control of operating systems especially designed for mobile devices. Such phones are called smarthones. Smartphones provide additional level of comfort while travelling. The majority of them are capable of working in cell networks of almost any country. There are many smartphones available in the market. The most notable are Apple iPhone 4S , various Samsung Galaxy lines, Sony Ericsson Expiria, Nokia, Motorola and HTC Droid models.
Apple iPhone 4S Samsung Galaxy S3
Tablet – the comfort of home computer on the trip
Tablets are good alternatives for smart phones. They bring you the power of your personal computer combined with the portability. Tablets have larger screens and more comfortable in terms of discovering places using GPS navigation software and loaded maps. The big screen and powerful CPU advantage is also applying to watching movies and videos as well as playing games and reading books. Communications abilities including video calls are pretty remarkable .However tablets generally could run less time on the battery than smartphones could. Also they are bigger and therefore less portable. From other side new leading tablets such as Amazon Kindle Fire, coming mini iPad and Samsung Galaxy tab 2 equipped by 7-inch screen and could run more than 8 hours on battery. In addition Amazon Kindle Fire provide great access to the biggest collection of digital content such as music, video, books, etc.
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