Holiday gifts for world travelers

Going someplace this holiday? Consider getting yourself or someone you know one of these useful gadgets.

The e-ink Kindle Touch will last a whole vacation without recharging. Sarah Tew/CNET

Every winter, I fly out to England to join my in-laws for the holidays. As a result, I'm always packing a one-week supply of the gadgets I'll need to survive in the countryside, fully entertained, yet not overburdened.

It's a careful science: travel gadgets have gotten easier than ever thanks to devices like the iPad, yet you're more likely to pack redundant devices, too. The more options, the more headaches.

Here are a few of CNET's holiday recommendations for world travelers. Kindle? Check. iPad 2? Double-check. Battery-packs, surge protectors, headphones, cameras, and laptops? Of course. It's by no means a complete list, but it's a start. Anything you find indispensable? Let us know below.

The only thing I left off this list is a handheld game system, because my iPad has taken its place.

 

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