Travel Gadgets

Neil Steedman selects some newly introduced gadgets for the business traveller.

MM 80i Travel

Sennheiser Headsets for iPhone

Sennheiser has launched eight new headsets for the iPhone, iPad, iPod and other Apple products.

For frequent flyers and globetrotters, the MM 80i Travel is an ideal choice. The ear canal phones in a black and silver design match the iPhone and offer a natural, detailed sound. The high-performance microphone is integrated into the cable and picks up speech even in noisy surroundings, such as at the airport or the station, without interference.

iPad Sleeve

Apple iPhone 4 / iPad Accessories

Philips is already offering a wide range of accessories in Ireland for Apple’s just-launched iPhone 4 and iPad.

For the iPhone 4 there are hard or soft shell cases and a sleeve, as well as home, in-car and on-the-go power accessories. For the iPad there are soft neoprene sleeves, a portable speaker, soft cases / stands, an in-car charger, and a rechargeable battery pack.

Reading Light

Philips ReadingLight

Philips has also introduced a lightweight and portable ReadingLight that slips easily over a book (top or side) and provides even light distribution at your choice of three illumination levels – so you can read overnight inflight without disturbing those around you.

The 16 x 11cm clear screen comes with a protective pouch and a USB battery-recharge lead – and the battery lasts between 3.5 and 9.0 hours, depending on illumination level used.

Sony Vaio P Series Notebook

Vaio P Series

It’s smaller than a notebook, smarter than a smartphone: Sony’s Vaio P Series weighs just over 600g, slips into a bag or pocket, and comes in five vibrant colours (pink, green, orange, white and black).

Designed for simple operation even when standing or walking, the central trackball is complemented by touchpad and mouse buttons at either edge of the screen – use both thumbs while holding the computer. Features include built-in GPS, digital compass, accelerometer, and Everywair 3G for high-speed connectivity to mobile networks,

Microsoft Wireless Mouse / LifeCams

Wireless Mouse


The 2.4GHz Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 1000 has its own on/off switch and offers up to 10 months of battery life and quality performance with 1,000dpi Microsoft optical technology. You can leave the Nano Transceiver plugged in on the go or stow it in the mouse, which is designed for either hand.

Offering high definition video, Microsoft LifeCams HD-5000 and HD-6000 for notebooks provide TrueColor technology and auto focus. They work with Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo!, AOL Instant Messenger and Skype, and the 16:9 widescreen facilitates cinematic video recording. The HD-6000 rotates 180 degrees in both directions.