Summertime is nearly upon us, and for most folks that means travel. Whether you're packing up the minivan for a cross-country road trip or hopping a flight to visit far-flung family, you'll want to throw a few key tech tools into your bag.
MyCharge Peak 6000
The last thing you need during a trip is for your phone or tablet to run out of juice. The MyCharge Peak 6000 is a portable power supply with built-in connectors for the most common gear—and a USB port for the less-common stuff.
The half-pound Peak packs enough mobile power to charge not only small devices like phones and Bluetooth headsets, but also larger tablets like the iPad. I've been using one for months, and it has quickly become my most indispensable travel accessory. Read my original review if you want to learn more.
The Peak 6000 lists for $99.99, but AT&T currently has it on sale for $69 shipped.
I consider external hard drives a must-have accessory for any computer user. Beyond their most obvious use--providing extra storage when you run out of space on your primary drive--these drives are ideal for making backups, moving large files between PCs, and archiving space-hogging data like photos and videos.
Another week, another trip into the wide, wide world of whack gadgets and assorted strange doodads. This week wacky actually may be cool and useful at the same time. In the spirit of keeping things short and sweet, I give you a little more than meets the eye.
Oh yeah, Transformers memory sticks and computer mice.