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Science Museum Multi-Function Traveller


October 18, 2004

Multi-function media devices are proliferating at a breakneck speed and it's often hard to tell the benefits of one from another. The Science Museum Multi-Function Traveller, however, is a versatile and functional little gadget that crams some handy applications into a lightweight and compact unit.

First there's an FM radio with autoscan tuning. Next a talking clock (with 4 separate alarms and snooze) speaks the time in a realistic voice. Then it displays ambient temperature in either °F or °C. A calculator is concealed behind the slide-down cover and a Music Mode offers a choice of 15 classical melodies. And finally, the crowning glory is an electronic TENS machine that delivers pain-relieving 'tapping' and 'kneading' via electronic pads. In total, six varied functions for a low UK £25.00.

The UK Science Museum (http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/) makes a range of multi-function devices that are sold in a number of online marketplaces. The Traveller can be hard to find but well worth checking out for such a versatile travel companion.

Multi-Function Traveller is available to buy online from www.sciencemuseumstore.com , by phone on 0870 241 5596 or by fax 01993 779002. Mail order catalogues available.

Also available from www.innovations.co.uk and www.abound.co.uk

About the Author
Mike Hanlon Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, Telstra.com.au (Australia's largest Telco), Seek.com.au (Australia's largest employment site), top100.com.au, hitwise.com, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks. All articles by Mike Hanlon
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