Entertainment In The Skies
Photos in order: Courtesy Apple (1); Courtesy Creative
By McCarton Ackerman
In a recent gay.com article, gay traveler Damon Brown reviewed some of the best new portable video games to use on flights. Not all of us are gamers though. Personally, a fighting game would increase my urge to karate chop the annoying passengers in the back aisle rather than make time pass more smoothly.
Fortunately, we've come across some toys for adults (no, not those) which will have you at your long-haul destination before you know it.
Pick up the Panasonic PalmTheater portable DVD player for when the in-flight screening of Daddy Day Care doesn't tickle your fancy. It's pricy at $1,400, but is just twice the size of a walkman and offers an amazing viewing experience.
With many airlines introducing internet technology on flights, bringing along a MacBook Air might be a good idea. It's as thin as your index finger, but still packs a wallop with a 13.3 inch widescreen display, full size keyboard, and large multi-touch trackpad. They start at around $1,799.
The only missing piece left is music and that's where the Creative Zen Mp3 player comes in. For $175-$315, it holds all the Madonna songs your heart desires, stores photos and video, and offers FM radio. There's also voice recorder if you want to see how your rendition of "I Will Always Love You" matches up to Whitney's. Just keep the other passengers in mind.