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Nokia 301 (world-compatible phone)
Heading abroad? You'll need a phone that works with a foreign SIM card so you can make phone calls and access data on the cheaper scale. According to sister site CNET, the Nokia 301 is, and looks like an "updated version of a typical Nokia cell phone," with a solid candy-bar shape with a four-way navigation button. Crucially, it's light and simple to use, and quad-band for multi-nation use. At the same time the phone can reach speeds of up to HSPA, or 3.5G, allowing for fast mobile tethering on the go.
Logiix USB Power Cubes (USB power adapters)
These "power-cubes" are power outlet plug-ins that offer a single USB charger point, which makes sense seeing as many devices nowadays are USB powered. These wall outlets are ultra-compact, so much so that the prongs are fold-up when not in use. These are particularly ideal for laptop owners, such as the MacBook Air, which only come with two USB ports but multiple USB-based devices
EatSmart Precision Voyager (luggage scales)
Whether you're popping over the border for a quick-trip or making a long-haul flight, most come back with a few gifts or additional items. Make sure you don't bump your luggage weight limits with one of these compact, lightweight (crucially!) and accurate luggage scales to make sure you fall within airline guidelines.