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Travel gadgets are perfect for anyone planning on making a trip. Travel gadgets range from solar-powered backpacks to global cell phones. Check out these great travel gadgets at HowStuffWorks.

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How Virtual Laser Keyboards Work

If you use the computer a lot, you certainly are familiar with the feel of your fingers on the keyboard as you type. Could you type on a keyboard made only of light?


Watch: The Secret Life of Luggage — And the New Tech That Tracks It

What happens after your bags go on the conveyor belt? And how can you be sure you'll see them again? See more »

How Satellite Phones Work

Sat phones can be your only line of communication in remote areas, but it's a costly way to reach out and touch someone. How do sat phones keep a signal when nothing else can, and why are they sometimes dangerous? See more »

How Electronic Language Translators Work

You don't need to pull out your electronic language translator to figure out that sign, no matter what language you speak. But rest assured that one of these gadgets could come in very handy in your adventures abroad. See more »

How Apple Airport Express Works

Apple’s small, wireless router is meant to let you create a wireless Internet access point almost anywhere. What are the capabilities of the Airport Express, and what else will you need to surf sans wires? See more »

If you're walking to a destination, you may want to know how to use your car GPS in pedestrian mode. Learn how to use your car GPS in pedestrian mode in this article. See more »

Instead of buying a GPS system, you may want to know how to use your laptop as GPS. Learn how to use your laptop as GPS in this article. See more »

You need to travel with a projector, but you're not sure how to do it. Learn about how to travel with a projector in this article. See more »

How the SteriPEN Works

Traveling can be a lot of fun, but there's no joy in picking up a stomach bug from untreated water. What if you need to sterilize water on the go and you're traveling light? See more »

How Hand-powered Generators Work

If you travel and you like gadgets, chances are you've been on the road when the batteries gave out. What if you could generate power for your gizmos yourself? See more »

How Global Cell Phones Work

Maybe you have great cell phone coverage in the United States, but what happens if you need to leave the country for a business trip? Can you get a phone that will work everywhere you go? See more »