Best gadgets for travellers

May 18 2014, 20:02 IST
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SummaryA recent survey by a global travel search site reveals some of the strange complaints which have been made to hotel staff.

A recent survey by a global travel search site reveals some of the strange complaints which have been made to hotel staff. Travel search engine Skyscanner questioned 400 global hotel workers to make up its list of the top ten strange complaints and fussy demands...

Most unusual requests revealed by hotel staff

* One glass of water every hour, throughout the night

* 15 cucumbers a day

* Toilet to be filled with mineral water

* Bath of honey

* Sound of goat bells to aid sleep

* Only the right legs of a chicken

* Bath of chocolate milk

* 16 pillows (for single guest)

* Crocodile soup

Most unusual complaints

* The sheets are too white

* Ice cream too cold

* Bath was too big

* Guests dog didnt enjoy stay

* Hotel had no ocean view (in Mayfair, London)

* There was no steak on vegetarian menu

* Waiter was too handsome

FilLip Childtracker

One of the big problems for families out on vacation is keeping track of children, especially in crowded tourist places where its easy to get lost in the crowds. There are also parents who like to do their own thing and let the kids enjoy themselves in amusement parks or entertainment centres, but theres always the lingering dread of what they are up to and whether they are safe. Giving them a mobile phone was one option, but phones can get lost and it comes with the hassle of making frequent calls to check on status. FilLIP Technologies, Inc, may have the ideal answer, They have come up with a colourful device that is worn on the wrist and can be used to call, text or locate children. Parents can pre-program five phone numbers into what is basically a wearable GSM cell phone. FiLIP also includes GPS, GSM cell tower location and Wi-Fi hotspot triangulation capabilities to keep tabs on the watchs location whether its indoors or outside. Parents can track their childs movement via an app on their own smartphone.

Canon N100

Heres the selfie of all selfies. The Canon N100 comes with an amazing dual camera mode which allows the user to shoot images using the front and rear cameras simultaneously, and then, with a flick of the finger, you can insert your selfie into the final picture. It comes with a story highlights mode, which automatically compiles a chronological collection of your images and video. The bigger sensor means higher-quality images, and a pivoting screen allows both

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