The 6 hottest new tech gadgets for travel
By Aimee Heckel
The next time you’re planning a vacation, make sure you invite one friend along with you: technology.
Here are six of our favorite new tech gear to enhance your next adventure.
1. Grid It: Organize all of your tech gear with Grid It. an organizing system you can simply place inside your suitcase to keep all of your cords and gadgets in place. Grid Its start around $20 and go up, depending on size.
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2. The Satechi Smart Travel Router and Travel Adapter: This is a practical all-in-one for world travelers. Charge multiple devices at once, get wireless access, and use it on outlets in 150 different countries around the world; $44.99 on NewEgg.com.
3. Another cheaper option to charge multiple devices at once is the Apple iPod/iPhone splitter cable. For less than $10 on Amazon.com, you can save time and stress while traveling. No more “Rock, Paper, Scissors” to decide who gets the one free outlet at the airport.
4. Alarm clock and bed shaker: OK, here’s your wild card gadget. If you’re traveling alone or somewhere with no wake-up call from room service — say, camping, in a hostel, in a vacation rental by owner — and you need to make sure you don’t sleep in, this alarm clock will shake your bed to get you up; $36.95 at cgets.com.
5. Another unique gadget from cgets.com: the HoodieBuddy, a hoody with headphone access built in.
6. Mophie’s Juice Pack Helium: This pack will boost the battery of your smartphone (iPhone 5/5S) — a must-have for traveling when you won’t have access to outlets, chargers and don’t want to lug around extra equipment. This battery case fits right around your phone and can boost battery life by 80 percent; $79.95. The battery is built right in to the case, so there’s no added weight or inconvenience.
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