Lady Gaga teamed up with Polaroid as creative director on the stashable fifteen-ounce mobile printer (more to come from her later this year). Connect it via USB or Bluetooth to your computer, most mobile phones, and PictBridge-enabled digital camera — and leave a paper trail wherever you go.
This pocketable picture-taker packs 12.1 megapixels of punch, and GPS tags your photos so you can map out your adventure postupload with the included software. Our favorite part: shooting stunning pics in lowlight settings sans flash.
This Wi-Fi-enabled eReader is a real touch-screen page-turner. Slightly smaller than the competition and much chicer with a quilted back, the device allows you to choose your font (serif or sans) and text size on its ultra-clear screen.
You don’t leave home without your phone or iPad, so why leave behind your digital library of movies, music, photos, and documents? Take the GoFlex Satellite storage gadget with you, and your mobile device can wirelessly access 500 gigabytes of data.
Carrying cash is passe. Square, on the other hand, is plastic fantastiqué. The sleek little device plugs into your iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, or Android, so you can accept payment from anyone via credit card. Just sign up, and the company ships you the card reader free.
Jawbone’s Jambox will likely be your gadget BFF. The tiny, lightweight device packs a huge punch with amazing sound that amplifies conference calls, dance tunes, and any other sharable audio via Bluetooth. Available at jawbone.com, $200.
Finally, early birds and late sleepers can nest in harmony. Lark’s quiet, vibrating alarm wristlet wakes you up and delivers deets on how long it took you to fall asleep, snooze duration, and numbered REM interruptions.
Haven’t abandoned paper for a digital tablet yet? The Echo Smartpen will keep you in the tech game. It records audio and pen strokes on Livescribe dot paper, then easily uploads the data to your computer for convenient, searchable, and sharable digital text and audio.
Sometimes the only thing that will ease your business travel blues is some good bad television. Flip off the hotel TV (it usually sucks anyhow) and tune into your home setup and DVR on your laptop, iPad, or iPhone with the Slingbox Pro-HD.
No matter how extreme your adventure gets, the ContourHD will capture things from your point of view — literally. Use it as a handheld or mount it to your goggles/helmet/handlebars/horse/whatever, and the tiny device will record in 1080p.
Tivoli’s travel radio is like your car stereo, alarm clock, and iPod dock in one tight, little, transportable package. It’s also splash proof and comes with rechargeable batteries, making it ideal for the beach and beyond.
Just when we thought our iPhone was the diggity, this splash-proof radio/cell charger/USB outlet/barometer/compass thingamajig enters our life. It comes in three color options with a built-in bottle opener. Cheers.