Gadgets And Games To Keep You Entertained On A Bus Or Train Journey

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Travel is one of the best ways to enjoy the world and the wonderful surroundings that we can explore, but sometimes the attraction of looking out the window wanes, whether it is dark or the scenery remains largely the same. In those cases, having something that you can play with or enjoy that will provide entertainment is vital to making sure that you continue to be savor the trip. Here are some options that are worth considering if you are looking for a good game that will keep you occupied, or you fancy some technology to maintain your enjoyment of the trip, and are a few items worth considering.



Nintendo 3DS XL


The market in the mobile games consoles has remained fairly static over recent years, with the Nintendo 3DS competing with the PS Vita for market share. The 3DS is slightly smaller making it easier to carry with you, and a good selection of games means you will have plenty of options in terms of the type of games that you can play as you travel.


360 Rubik


The Rubik's Cube is one of the most iconic games and toys ever created, and this 3 dimensional mechanical puzzle is another game that comes from the fiendish mind of Erno Rubik. In this game you have two plastic spheres, one inside the other, with six colored balls and pods around the outer sphere with different colors. The difficult bit is getting each ball through the maze and into the appropriately colored pod on the exterior.


Amazon Kindle


Books are bulky and heavy, but even so the pleasure of reading during a journey is a great thing to savor as you explore the world. The Amazon Kindle is the most popular brand of a range of e-reader products, which allow you to download digital books and then to read these, usually on a  matte screen that is designed to mimic reading from a page, making it much easier on the eye.


NVIDIA Shield Portable


If you miss the more advanced games that you can enjoy on home consoles and PCs, then this device allows you to use the processing power of a home PC to run those games, and stream the action electronically to this tablet device. The controller is also much more like a console controller, but in reality this is an option that is better for serious gamers on shorter journeys, as the home PC needs to be switched on for this device to work.


Labyrinth Puzzle Cube


If you remember the games you used to play as a child with a ball bearing rolling through a plastic maze, then this game allows you to play the same game, except without being able to see the maze or the ball. This is a spatial awareness puzzle and you can see the maps of each of the seven layers on the puzzle, but beyond that it is down to you to imagine the layout and to get the ball to the end of the maze. It is both simple and fiendishly difficult at the same time.


Bose Quietcomfort Noise Canceling Headphones


Being able to listen to music as you travel is one of the best ways to relax and enjoy the journey, and these premium headphones are worth the cost if you value the peace and quiet that they can offer. They also have a very high sound quality and work well with a tablet or cell phone if you want to watch a movie.


Apple Ipad


Apple's devices are quite divisive, so many people will choose to travel with an Android tablet computer instead, but when it comes to playing games or movies, then the retina display screen on the iPad is still a class leader. There are also some great educational apps that will help you to learn the language in your destination, so this is worth it if you are going to want to learn as you go.