Gear Review

5 reasons why the Samsung Chromebook could be an excellent travel laptop

As a frequent backpacker, I’m constantly on the lookout for new ways to improve my travel gear. In all my trips, I have tested many different combinations of technology gadgets to see if they improve my travel experience. In this post, I am going to discuss about the Samsung Chromebook that I recently switched to, from a Microsoft Windows laptop and why it could be an excellent laptop replacement for your next travel adventure. A low-cost investment As a backpacker, I’m not too keen to bring expensive items overseas just in case I lose them. At 249.99 USD, the Samsung Chromebook is cheaper than most of the tablets and laptops in the market. The Samsung Chromebook also comes preloaded with the browser-based Chrome OS, so as long as you have used a Chrome browser before, the learning curve should be gentle. There’s also no need to purchase any software. Instead, visit.
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Travelling with your own portable media system

Having just returned from a 2-week backpacking trip in China, I was dying to catch up with all the backlogged episodes of my favourite TV series. The weekend getaway to Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort meant I was going to not going to be able to catch up on the episodes until the following week. But what if I can bring my own portable media system along with me? The tech geek in me started thinking… To put together a portable media system, I will need: A media player that connects to the TV’s HDMI port; A storage device to hold all the episodes of TV series that I intend to watch; Something to control the media player wireless (because I don’t want to get out of bed to the media player to navigate every time an episode ends) After looking through all the gadgets in my possession, I shortlisted the.
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Gear Review: Garmin eTrex 20

The Garmin eTrex is a portable GPS that fits in the palm of your hand. Not only is it small in size, the Garmin eTrex is also lightweight, works effectively and good value for money. On top of that, it’s rugged and waterproof body means you don’t have to worry if you accidentally dropped it or use it in the rain. Having used the Garmin eTrex 20 for 4 trips so far, let me share my experience with you. When I travel, I rely on public transport and my pair of legs a lot, mainly because I don’t own a driving licence and I don’t intend to get one. For buses and taxis, the Garmin eTrex is very useful because firstly, I want to be sure that I am heading in the right direction and secondly, I want to know if the taxi driver is not ripping me off by.
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