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2014 travel gadgets for your inner minimalist

Take 'travelling light' to a new level with these innovative tools and gadgets.
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Rechargeable USB Travel Razor

Name: Rechargeable USB Travel Razor

Company: Sharper Image

Price: $39.99

A lot of luggage weight can be shaved by going back to the basics. This rechargeable travel razor is smaller than a standard smartphone and charges directly from a computer via USB. One charge gives the user 30 minutes of shaving time. 

Via: Sharper Image

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DLP Pico Smartphone Projector

Name: DLP Pico Smartphone Projector

Company: DLP

If you're heading off to business meetings and have to attend presentations, a portable projector can be a useful tool on the road in order to quickly share documents and web pages with little fuss. The Pico Smartphone Projector can be found on a number of smartphones, and a sleeve is in development to bolt-on the projector to an iPhone 4 or iPhone 5. 

Via: DLP

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Flip Video Mino Digital Camcorder

Name: Flip Video Mino Digital Camcorder

Company: Flip Video

Price: $420

The Flip Video Mino Digital Camcorder is a portable, pocket-sized camcorder useful for shooting video on the go. The camcorder has a flat back panel, 1.5" LCD screen, 2GB flash memory and the ability to record up to 60 minutes of video per charge. The gadget has a USB port so you can quickly edit footage and share files online.  

Via: Amazon

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EatSmart Precision Voyager Luggage Scale

Name: EatSmart Precision Voyager Luggage Scale

Company: EatSmart

Price: $19.95

It's important to keep an eye on your luggage weight, but often it's too easy to go over your limit and face charges when you reach the airport. To stop this occurring on your travels, consider purchasing some lightweight scales you can stick away and use before catching your flight. The EatSmart Precision Voyager Luggage Scales do just this -- clip them on to the handle of your bag or suitcase and a scale registers the weight. 

Via: EatSmart

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4 Port USB Charger

Name: 4 Port USB Charger

Company: Sharper Image

Price: $49.99

Capable of charging up to 4 USB devices in one go, this 2.1 amp charger can be used for tablets, smartphones, cameras, portable gaming consoles and other devices. The charger also has multi-voltage capability so it can be used internationally. 

Via: Sharper Image

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MacBook Air

Name: MacBook Air

Company: Apple

Price: $899

A Macbook Air is one of the top choices on the market for lightweight, portable computers. The Macbook Air, available in 11" and 13" versions, has up to 12 hours of battery life and is powered by Intel Core i5 and i7 processors. 

Via: Apple

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Kindle Fire HDX 7" tablet

Name: Kindle Fire HDX 7" tablet

Company: Amazon

Price: $229

If you're not in the market for a PC but still want to read ebooks, surf the Web and use apps, a tablet could be a better and less space-consuming option. The Kindle Fire HDX 7" tablet is one of many options on the market. Developed by Amazon, the Kindle range were once simply e-readers, but the Fire has a 1920x1200 display, is powered by a 2.2GHz processor, 2GB RAM and comes in 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB models. The Fire can be used not only to read ebooks, but also to browse the Web, access apps and games and watch media. 

Via: Amazon

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Kensington AbsolutePower Laptop, Phone, Tablet Charger

Name: Kensington AbsolutePower Laptop, Phone, Tablet Charger

Company: Kensington

Price: $167

Whenever you're on the road, the ability to charge your devices is a must -- but often wires, plugs and multiple leads not only add to weight totals but also clog up your luggage. Instead, consider a combination charger, such as Kensington's AbsolutePower laptop, phone and tablet charger. The charger provides 100 watts of power to charge laptops and two USB devices at the same time, includes EU and UK plugs, and is both small and lightweight. 

ViaKensington

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Mophie Space pack

Name: Space pack

Company: Mophie

Price: $149.95

When you're traveling for a long time, it's not surprising when your smartphone goes flat from use. The Space Pack, designed by Mophie, is a bolt-on for your iPhone 5 or 5s which gives your gadget an extra 1700mAh battery to keep juice flowing, as well as provides an extra 16 or 32GB of storage space -- which could mean the difference between you taking extra external storage drives with you or not on your travels.

Via: Mophie

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Canon PowerShot S120

Name: Canon PowerShot S120

Company: Canon

Price: $750

Canon is well-known for producing quality cameras -- in the same manner as rival Nikon -- and the PowerShot S120 is a good choice for a quality, compact camera. The small size doesn't take away the robust feel of the body, and the camera itself is equipped with a 24mm f/1.8 lens, IS, 12.1 Megapixel CMOS, a 3" LCD screen and is capable of shooting speeds of up to 9.4fps. 

Via: Canon 

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