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Sennheiser PXC 300 Headphones

Sennheiser PXC 300 Headphones

We don’t find in-ear ’phones ideal for traveling with – it’s too easy for them to fall out or get snagged as you move around – so we prefer a proper set of headphones for listening to music on the move. Sennheiser’s PXC 300 headphones provide good sound quality at a nice price, and they’re also designed with portability in mind. The headphones fold up when not in use so you can easily slip them into a pocket, and the headband and folding joints are reinforced with steel. The headphones are also provided with a rugged traveling case for extra protection. But the best bit: they come with noise-reduction technology to blank out external noise. Perfect for plane journeys.

Price £99
Available from Sennheiser
Reg Rating 85%

SlingMedia Slingbox Classic

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If you’re on holiday and you can’t bear the thought of missing the Olympics, then the Slingbox is the answer to your prayers. You leave the Slingbox at home, hooked up to a DVR or your aerial, and use it to stream your favourite programs across the internet so that you can watch them anywhere in the world - as long as you’ve got Internet access or a 3G phone. The Slingbox is sold with SlingPlayer software which that lets you watch programmes on a Mac or PC laptop when you’re traveling. However, if you want to use it with a mobile you’ll need to pay an extra £20 for the optional SlingPlayer Mobile software - and the bad news is that it doesn’t currently work with the iPhone.

Price £100
Available from Sling Media
Reg Rating 85%

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