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  • New gadgets could help travelers eat and bike all day and night


    When visiting another country, one of the best ways to catch an up close and personal view of one's new surroundings is by taking a bicycle trek through the region. Thanks to some new travel gadgets, biking through a foreign place may soon become even easier.

    The one piece of equipment essential to a biking trip is a bicycle, and while it may be fun to rent a bike from a local business, familiarity with one's ride can make the adventure much smoother. Fortunately for the avid traveler there is the Brompton M67 foldable bike, a British-made cycle that can adjust to the narrowest dimensions (10 x 24 x 32) and weighs only 25 pounds. The highly portable bike can travel on trains, planes, or stow comfortably in a car's trunk.

    Desiring a snack while in the wilderness? Professionals at the Taiwan Textile Institute have developed the world's first foldable cloth oven - a lunchbox sized contraption capable of holding temperatures of up to 300 degrees, hot enough to roast a chicken or bake cookies.

    For travelers who may be forced to bike at night, there are the UV LED Goggles. This item presents a combination of night vision, infra-red and what refers to as "x-ray" vision goggles that illuminate even the darkest paths.

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