Are you looking for a special gift for the frequent traveler on your list? Travel Channel has a few gift ideas to help you sort through the clutter, including noise reduction headphones, a unique USB watch and hi-tech, 3-season jacket.
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A unique GPS wristwatch could help you play a better round of golf. In addition to telling time, the Garmin Approach S1 gives golfers precise distances to the front, back and middle of greens with 14,000-plus courses pre-loaded. It constantly updates information based on a golfer's actual real-time location, while measuring individual shot distances.
It's a new camera that's waterproof, dustproof, shockproof, freeze-proof and most crucial for beachgoers -- sand-proof. The Pentax Optio W90 has a 5x optical zoom and a digital microscope mode that can shoot macro photos from as little as 1 inch away.
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Avoid the embarrassing surprise of shifting contents between 2 or more suitcases. The Balanzza is the first digital luggage scale that lets you easily weigh your luggage at home or at the hotel before heading to the airport. Just attach the strap to your luggage, use the handle to lift it up and hold it until you hear a beep.
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Noise cancellation headphones are the perfect gift for any frequent flier. The Bose QuietComfort 15 Acoustic Noise Cancellation headphones have improved noise reduction. Hook up to any portable device like your iPod, iPad or the in-flight entertainment. There’s also a Bluetooth headset you can use with your mobile phone.
Travel with your top-secret files in a place no one would suspect: your wrist. This new watch has an 8GB-capacity USB flash drive that slips neatly into the watch case. Just remove, add data and then reinsert.
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Driver Alert is a lightweight device worn around the ear to help you stay awake on those long road trips. An alarm goes off in the driver’s ear if he or she dozes off. This unique travel device is not a substitute for getting sufficient rest, but it can help save lives. It acts only as a precaution. We endorse a good night’s sleep or a rest-stop nap to stay alert and refreshed on a long road trip.
This lightweight pod can charge up to 6 devices at once. You can plug the Chargepod into an outlet or use a car adaptor. It supports several mobile devices, including PDAs, cameras, iPods and portable gaming devices. The Chargepod comes with a travel pouch and an optional international power pack for traveling outside the US.
This travel gadget is perfect for international travelers who may not be proficient in a foreign language. Users can scan a full line of text or a single word and then hear it in English. This super pen can easily translate 30 languages, including Arabic, Chinese, and French, to English. It makes a fun gift for a child studying abroad or a traveler on his or her first trip to an unfamiliar destination.
These wool gloves have a warming pad inside. Just individually plug the gloves into any USB port, and your hands are warmed instantly. The gloves are compatible with PC, Mac, PlayStation or Xbox 360. The cut-finger design allows your fingers to spring to action to play your favorite video games. The gloves have a 2-level heating control to provide you with the just the right amount of warmth.
You may not be heading out for an extreme outdoor excursion, but this hi-tech coat is perfect to store everything including your iPad, travel documents and MP3 player. The lightweight Expedition Jacket is a waterproof jacket made with a breathable, Teflon-treated material. Get rid of that dated fanny pack, and pick up this 3-season coat for that special adventure traveler in your life.
The Train Reaction Luggage Device provides you with a way to tote around extra luggage without struggling to get to your destination on time. The device lets you combine any 2 pieces of rolling luggage into one. Train Reaction claims their device makes rolling your luggage to the airport gate feel effortless. It’s a cheap gift. Give it a try!
Nothing puts a crimp in your trip like catching a cold while traveling. To help keep you at the top of your game when you’re away from home, the Verilux CleanWave Sanitizing Wand is a portable UV super-cleaner. Verilux claims the handheld, cordless wand kills 99.9% of viruses including H1N1, bacteria, germs, mold, dust mites and even flea eggs. Wave the wand over any surface, and you can rest more easily.
Looking for a quick way to change a baby diaper when there isn’t a bathroom around? Check out the Pronto Mini Changer. The wide travel pad folds up into a tidy pouch with a large picket to organize your essentials. The portable changer has a cushion headrest to keep your baby comfortable, a strap with a clip to hang from a wrist or stroller, and a clear box for wipes. It’s portable and convenient for you and your baby when you’re on the go.
Sleeping on a plane or in a car can be difficult. With the Snazzy Napper™, you can catch your ZZZs anywhere, anytime. The oversize bib covers your eyes like a night mask, but it also covers your face and upper body to block out light and other distractions. The XL size of the Snazzy Napper™ provides more coverage, similar to a blanket. So go ahead and take a snooze without being insecure about whether you’re drooling.
Reef’s Stash Sandals are the perfect gift for sunbathers and beach lovers who don’t like the hassle of carrying around their ID or money. Just pull the heel up, and store your secret treasures in a small compartment built into the sandal. These unique sandals allow you to relax on the beach without worrying about your personal belongings. You’re ready to walk out the door with just your towel, sunglasses and sandals.