Electronics Archive

Traveling with friends without killing each other

Traveling with friends is one of the most fun and rewarding experiences in life. Finding adventures, creating stories you will tell for years, and deepening bonds with people who are important to you. It’s also one of the most trying experiences you can go through, and quickly

Never run out of battery again

Finally boarding that 11-hour flight after running around trying to get to the airport in time without forgetting anything is a moment of pure peaceful zen. All the stress and bureaucracy you’ve been fighting through to get to your seat on the airplane, your own personal space

How to get free phone calls, text, and data anywhere in the world

Trying to set up a phone in a new country can be a huge hassle. Taking the time to figure out what the options are in a new country, which ones work with your phone, and how expensive they are can take a lot of work. In

The secret weapon for comfortable flights

Of all the secret travel gadgets in my arsenal, this little guy is one of my favorites. It’s tiny, cheap, and constantly useful during international travel. It has a permanent fixture in my travel jacket, and has made more international flights fun that I could even count.

3 simple ways to never run out of power

We live in the future. Electronic gadgets let us slide right through the slow parts of life, and that goes triple for travel. Cameras, computers, phones, trimmers… they can add up quickly, and they each have their own charger taking up space in your bag, making you

A Volcano Stranded me in Shanghai: How to survive the unexpected

When the unpronounceable volcano in Iceland exploded, Europe was left coughing in a plume of smoke that grounded every flight for days. I was in India on that day. Coincidentally on the way to the airport to finally haul this exhausted carcass back to America. By way

How to share information like Jason Bourne

While traveling the world, you are going to encounter a lot of people with a wide range of computers. From huge towers stashed away in back rooms to microscopic laptops on the streets of Tokyo, you will have a lot of friends that you want to share

A professional photographer’s trick for always getting the best photos

When you are out having an adventure and you want to get a photo of you and your friends to remember the moment forever, how do you do it? Do you ask a stranger walking by to take your photo? Someone who doesn’t know how to use

Travel Headphones: The CEO Guide to finding the perfect pair

Finding good travel headphones is hard. There are literally thousands of different kinds of headphones out there, and most are ridiculously expensive. How do you know that you aren’t investing in headphones that sound like two tin cans bouncing down the stairs until the cord breaks a

The minimalist sound system

Inside my tiny backpack, space is precious. Every little thing takes up space that something more vital could be using. So why am I about to tell you about a speaker? Because it’s just the most amazing speaker I’ve discovered, and it deserves that space. The way