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Sony WH-1000XM2 Noise-Canceling Headphones: A Real-World Review

In Sound by Dave Dean0 Comments

For two decades, I’ve travelled with earphones. Wired or wireless, cheap or mid-range, if I’ve listened to music on a plane or in a hostel, that’s what I’ve used. When my last pair broke in Borneo a couple of months ago, though, I decided to expand my horizons. I trawled forums and review sites for weeks, looking at models with …

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The Best Smartphones With Long Battery Life in 2018

In Phones by Dave Dean0 Comments

There’s nothing like a long travel day to turn your fancy smartphone into an expensive brick. As processors get faster and phones get thinner, finding a phone that even lasts a full day of exploring remains a challenge. Fortunately, if you’re sick of seeing the battery icon turn red by mid-afternoon, you do have a few options. Whether you’re on a …

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Travel Tech News, May 2018: The Not-So-Smart Luggage Edition

In News by Dave Dean2 Comments

The best budget smartphone for travelers has been updated for 2018, Microsoft’s translation app just got a whole lot smarter offline, Google Maps has started giving directions like a human, and smart luggage company Bluesmart is no more. Our Favourite Budget Phone Just Got Better I’ve been recommending Motorola’s Moto G series for a while now. In a world full …

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Buying a SIM Card in Indonesia

In Get Connected by Dave Dean2 Comments

Indonesia is a nation of over 13,000 islands, but it’s one in particular that gets all the attention from tourists. Whatever draws visitors to Bali — the yoga and healthy living in Ubud, the surf at Echo Beach, the unmitigated partying in Kuta — they come in their millions each year. While Wi-fi of some sort has long been relatively …