The Top Five Gadgets for Train Travellers



Do you log in a lot of hours as a railway commute, or are you planning a long distance journey? If you have hours to kill on a train, you’ll want to stock up on the following gadgets. These will help you stay entertained and comfortable while staying connected with the world at the same time.


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  1. Wearable Cinema

When you’re watching a video on your tablet or laptop, it’s easy to get distracted. You can enjoy a more immersive experience with a device like the Headplay Personal Cinema, which connects to your iPod or laptop but gives you added privacy. The Sony HMZ-T1 Personal 3D Viewer is another device that you can use as a wearable cinema. These types of devices involve a headset and goggles for a 3D viewing experience, so that you can see your video on what feels like a big screen. This way, you can sit back and relax with your film rather than craning your neck to get your tablet at just the right angle.

  1. Pocket Tripod

One of the biggest benefits of train travel is the scenery. If you’re travelling through the countryside and want to get out to snap a few photos at the station, you can set up better shots with a pocket tripod. The Tiltpod Pocket Tripod is one top gadget in this category. It attaches to your camera’s strap, and is small enough to carry in your handbag.

  1. Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones

On the other hand, one of the downsides of public train travel is the public itself. If your journey is being interrupted by screeching teenagers, screaming babies, or snoring, you can block it all and enjoy silent bliss with a good pair of noise cancelling headphones. Bose is the go-to brand for this type of product, so choose a pair like the Quiet Comfort that cancels all noise around you out. Enjoy the silence or listen to your own music, without having to turn it up to drown everyone else out.

  1. Two-Way Radio

A two-way radio or walkie-talkie might seem like a rather old fashioned type of “gadget” to use on a train. However, if you’re travelling with a friend or the whole family it can be both amusing and useful. Is your friend headed to the cafĂ© car? Let him radio back to you with a list of the beverages available. Although networks like GSMR with Nokia Networks are improving railway communication, at the moment mobile phones don’t always get reception in remote areas of the route, so radio devices can often be useful. And even if you’re getting a pristine broadband signal, they’re still fun.

  1. ASUS Padfone

If you’re a business commuter with a big presentation to prepare for, use your time on the train widely with the help of a device like the ASUS Padfone. This gives you a tablet along with an accompanying docking station and physical keyboard to give you everything you need to work on the go.

Whether you want to sit back and relax with a film or get some work done, these top railway gadgets will make sure you are able to make the most of your journey.

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