Sometimes, travel gizmos just make sense, and make your trip that much
easier or more enjoyable. Here are some of Metro's favourites:

 

VUZIX Wrap 920 3D video eyewear
$415, firebox.com
Bored of squinting at Angelina Jolie on a teeny 757 video screen? Then take a pair of these amazing video specs onto the plane and you have the equivalent of an on-board 63” cinema screen. The Wrap 920’s are the most advanced video eyewear available and allow you to watch 2-D or 3-D video and play games by simply attaching to your iPod, Nokia or laptop. They are fully adjustable and you can even wear then over prescription lenses. A built in 3-D head movement tracker adds an amazing new dimension to gaming too.

 

Ultrasun Sports SPF30 once-a-day suncream
$40 for 150ml, sun-togs.co.uk
Amazing no one thought of this before: A high-protection suncream you need only apply once every day — now that is the appliance of science. And it works. No more reaching around in your bag every 30 minutes worrying you are about to burn. It’s also non-greasy, fragrance-free, and not tested on animals. You should reapply after swimming however to be on the safe side.

 

Lenovo Thinkpad X201 travel laptop
$600, shop.lenovo.com
It’s not the most powerful, it’s not the flashiest, it’s not even the sexiest, but when you want a super-reliable, go-anywhere laptop this little Lenovo is a star. The boot-up and power-down times are fantastically quick, and operating speeds generally lighting fast. It has a working battery life of about four hours, and it’s built to last — the steel hinges make other netbooks look like they fell out of a cereal packet. It’s designed to military spec and our test model has travelled 21,000 km on assignments so far, without a blip.