TRAVEL GADGETS

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 the Node Explorer Works

If museum sign-reading bores you, you're in luck. The Node Explorer is a portable media player with interactive presentations that include guided tours, images, maps, videos and sound clips. Learn all about it.

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  • How Apple Airport Express Works
    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 »

  • How Auto-detecting Power Converters Work
    How Auto-detecting Power Converters Work

    If you travel abroad with your electronic gear, then you know the challenges associated with finding the right kind of power. What's an easy solution? See more »

  • How Electronic Language Translators Work
    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 Garmin Updates Work
    How Garmin Updates Work

    When you're directionally challenged and think of north as "up," a GPS may be a lifesaver. But it's not going to be much help if your maps are all out of date. See more »

  • How Global Cell Phones Work
    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 »

  • How GPS Photo Taggers Work
    How GPS Photo Taggers Work

    It used to be that you could have boxes full of photos and no idea where you took them. That was the 20th century. Now we have GPS photo taggers. See more »

  • How GPS Receivers Work
    How GPS Receivers Work

    For less than $100, you can get a pocket-sized gadget that will tell you exactly where you are on Earth at any moment. As long as you have a GPS receiver and a clear view of the sky, you'll never be lost again. Learn more! See more »

  • How Hand-powered Generators Work
    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 PDAs Work
    How PDAs Work

    Before the iPhone and other smartphones, there were PDAs such as the Palm Pilot. Learn about the PDA technology that paved the way to big-time computing power on the go. See more »

  • How Satellite Internet Receivers Work
    How Satellite Internet Receivers Work

    Connecting to the Internet in this day and age is pretty painless. But for really remote populations or frequent travelers, getting on the Web may take a satellite Internet receiver. See more »

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