It’s that time of year when people frantically crowd the malls, battle for parking, and do their best to find gifts for the ones they love. Backpackers, or just budget travelers in general, can be difficult to buy for – many do not own homes to fill with lots of junk. Luckily, the best gifts for travelers are usually small, make life on the road easier, and can be found online; no need to square off for a death match in the mall entrance.
As a former engineer and current lifelong traveler, I have decided to write a subjective review for Monster Cable’s “Travel Kit” - a nice collection of gadgets and devices that are guaranteed to make any flashpacker or career traveler on your list happy. I know the Monster brand well from back in my old IBM days; serious hackers and IT guys always paid the little extra for Monster-brand cables when needed.
To keep the review subjective, I am going to list pros and cons for each piece. If you are one of the lucky ones that Santa bestowed Amazon.com credit on this year, pay careful attention!