Category: Travel

World’s smallest electric personal commuter looks like a laptop cooling pad

WalkCar personal commuter

WalkCar personal commuter is ultra-portable

Personal commuting is seen by many as the future of transportation. No wonder it is the truth seeing the number of vehicles on the road and even constricting spaces. The personal commuters that we have seen thus far are all compact and ideal for short trips to the mall or your local store. This is WalkCar, a personal commuter that beats them all for size since it is no bigger than a laptop.
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AirWheel A3 electric commuter looks to take on Segway in a big way

Airwheel A3 personal commuting vehicle

Taking a detour from the trend of Segway-like personal mobility vehicles is this self-balancing scooter with a saddle that focuses on ergonomic riding comfort. In-fact it is somewhere between an electric unicycle and a Segway-like scooter, taking the best features from both these designs and putting it into one personal commuter. This is AirWheel A3 electric self-balancing scooter designed for urban commuting and portability.
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Smartphone-controlled Space Case 1 suitcase is ideal for geeky travelers

Space Case 1 suitcase

This suitcase is definitely made for the geeky section of the community who just can’t do away with their gadgets. Up on Kickstarter platform for funding, the project has already surpassed the funding goal by almost four times with 24 days more to go. The maker claims it to be the most advanced smart suitcase ideal for frequent travelers who like to carry a bunch of gadgets with them and looking for more than just a simple suitcase since it is smartphone-controlled with both iOS and Android phones.

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Solar Bike: Engineer designs bike that charges itself through its wheels

Solar Bike by Jesper Frausig

Solar Bike by Jesper Frausig

Biking is already one of the most eco-friendly way of commuting to work. Now with electric bikes making their way into the market at a blistering speed, the life of a biker is getting better than before. Jesper Frausig, a Denmark-based solar-energy engineer have plans to further improve the life of bike riders. He has developed a solar-powered bike that charges itself through its wheels and doesn’t require energy from external power grid. Dubbed Solar Bike, the innovative and sustainable alternative to the electric bike is designed like a conventional bike and is easy to ride and maintain.
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Airbus Concept Plane to be equipped with interactive windows for engaging travel

Airbus Concept Plane

In the near future air travel could get much more interesting as Airbus has filed a new patent for interactive aircraft window that’ll revamp the aviation industry in a big way. The idea is to treat the flying guests with more details of the sights they are about to see in the state or city they are traveling to. For example if you are flying from U.S. to Paris, you’ll see all the details of important landmarks such as Eiffel Tower, and their visualization too.
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Solar-powered plane takes flight in a non-stop journey across the globe

Solar Impulse 2 solar powered plane

The record breaking attempt to fly around in a solar-powered plane has begun with the Solar Impulse 2 plane taking off from Abu Dhabi, Emirate with Andre Borschberg at the controls of the single-seated plane; and the next destination is Muscat in Oman. Both Andre and Swiss pilot, Bertrand Piccard will share the flying duty in this grueling journey. This epic journey across the globe will go on for more than five months is going to traverse through continents. On the way this manned airplane will cross the Pacific and Atlantic oceans while taking pit-stops at various locations.
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MWC 2015: Is Xiaomi Yi Action Camera better than Go Pro Hero?

Xiaomi Yi Action Camera

Xiaomi hasn’t given up on dominating the mobile device market, and it is well on its way to doing so in the coming decade. But they aren’t stopping there as the Chinese manufacturer has revealed its action camera at Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona. Xiaomi Yi Action Camera, pitted as a competitor for the very popular Go Pro is targeted for adventure seekers. This compact action-travel camera made specifically for photographers who travel a lot is going to be a good quality budget camera.
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ZeroHour Relic XR = Powerful flashlight + portable battery bank

ZeroHour Relic XR flashlight battery bank

A must have accessory to have in your backpack

Quite a while back we had the ZeroHour flashlight that doubles as a battery bank that was quite impressive. Now, ZeroHour Relic XR, the next version of the gadget accessory is up on Kickstarter platform for funding and has already surpassed the funding goal by almost 6 times with more than 3 weeks still left to go. This comes as no surprise as ZeroHour flashlight also got funded quite well last year. ZeroHour Relic XR comes with USB charging port, waterproof protection (to I meter depth) and adjustable illumination to make it an accessory worth having on adventure and hiking trips. You can charge your mobile devices like smartphones and DSLR cameras with its battery bank.

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Pluggage – Smartphone connected suitcase that makes your travel hassle free

Delsey Paris Pluggage smartphone connected suticase

While travelling you luggage is you most important accessory which makes your travel easy. So why not have a luggage that is connected to your smartphone to ensure maximum security and added features? After 2 years of research Delsey Paris has designed a luggage that can be deemed as tech savvy in its own domain. Delsey Paris Pluggage suitcase comes with loads of features that frequent travelers will cherish I’m sure.
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Buy a share in world’s first solar-powered houseboat for $200,000

world’s first solar-powered houseboat

world’s first solar-powered houseboat

Making plans to travel around the world? Well, how about in the world’s first solar-powered houseboat. If this looks like an interesting offer to you, North Turramurra’s Tim Knox, owner of a luxury houseboat is looking for investors to come in and help him take the solar-powered vessel around the globe. Dubbed Mothership, the vessel combining luxury with practicality is powered by sun through 16 solar panels a small back-up diesel generator. The propellers are driven by the equivalent of 40HP electric motors that is specially designed for marine conditions. The motor gets its power from 2 banks of 9 batteries. The stored energy in the batteries will provide enough power to run the motors at cruising speed for 6 hours. If needed, diesel generator can be switched on.
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