Packing a Punch: Tech Toys for Travel



Two screens—the front, a typical hi-res LCD Android phone display; the back has no glare, similar to most e-readers. The e-ink display on the back panel of the YotaPhone (price not released as of press time) minimizes glare and eyestrain. Use the front as your phone and web browser, and the back to load documents, concert tickets, or dedicate it to notifications, so activities on your front screen are never disturbed.


Lenovo ThinkPad Helix Ultrabook


They’re calling this versatile screen functionality “Rip and Flip.” Use the ultra-thin (four-fifths of an inch), $1,499 (and up) Helix as a typical laptop, remove the screen to use it as a tablet, or turn it 180 degrees to create a screen-on-a-stand for video and photo viewing. We won’t bore you with specs, but it’s still a solid computer at heart, featuring a short-range Wi-Fi field, a bright screen and an Intel Core processor.


Vivitek Qumi
Pocket Projector


OK, it’s not made to fit in your skinny jeans, but at only 1.1 pounds, this mini movie theater won’t weigh you down. It projects HD quality video up to a 90-inch display, and the optional USB Wi-Fi adapter can screen content from your mobile device without connecting a cable. The $649.99 Qumi can project any and all presentations, plus it’s compatible with active DLP 3D glasses. Gaming has never looked this good.


Belkin Thunderstorm
Handheld Home Z Theater


Your iPad’s speakers stink. So Belkin built better speakers—much better ones—into a case that serves as a stand and protects the iPad, allowing the tablet to keep its portability while gaining audio firepower. For $199.99, you’ll be hearing crisp dialogue, booming bass and clear sound effects.


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