Technology: it’s “part of your world.” Whether you’re flying cross country or heading “under the sea”, the universe of helpful tools and products are a treasure trove worth collecting. There are TONS of “gadgets and gizmos a plenty” to make your traveling easier, more you fee like you’re home, and downright simplify your life. Call it the “whosits and whatsits galore” of travel tech you’ve been wanting!
Can you guess what our school musical was this year yet? Perhaps the Ariel references gave it away! Hey, she’s a collector and longs to travel-I can relate!
I must say that living with a techie husband does have its benefits! Frequent Newegg shipments can prove this point. There is no need to upsell or try and convince him that we need to get the top of the line products. Chances are, we own it already.
In other words, our family places a high premium on technology, and I’m sure you are in the same boat. So here’s my list of 7 travel tech winners that will have you saying, “Look at this stuff? Isn’t it neat?” (No WAY my collection’s complete!)
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7 Travel Tech Gadgets (and Gizmos)
For Your Phone
Lifeproof FRE series Waterproof Case
The FRE series has built-in scratch protector is virtually invisible to the eye and touch. It is both water and snow proof: fully submergible to 6.6’/2 m for 1 hour, and stays sealed from snow, ice, dirt & dust particles.
I have this case, and it delivers! Fortunately, my phone has never submerged in water, but I have had a few close encounters. Before using on your phone, you put the case through a water test run to make sure it’s sealed properly before putting your phone in it..
Additional bonus for parents whose kids grab their phones: it is shock proof, able to withstands drops from 6.6’/2 m.
I’d still endorse this product even after having to return my first Lifeproof because the spot where you charge the phone started flaking off and I was afraid it was no longer waterproof.
Moshi iGlaze Ion Battery Case
For those of you who are tired of toting those battery packs, why not get one that’s built into the phone case? Genius! The beauty is that the battery charging capability of this case is removeable!
I am so tired of having to bring the portable battery chargers around that I may have to jump on this case. Featuring a two-piece slide-on battery pack, you can simply attach the battery pack when you need a boost, and for a slimmer profile, remove the battery pack to use just the inner case. The case itself is a rigid polycarbonate case, shock-absorbing inner frame, and soft microfiber lining to ensure the utmost protection against accidents. You will also enjoy 2,750 mAh of power to double the battery life of your iPhone.
This has a full day at Disney written all over it! I love the idea that I could put this in my pocket and not have to carry a purse with phone, battery charger, and cable. Freedom! This is going to make sightseeing on trips much more enjoyable.
Have Phone, Have Camera
Aukey 2 in 1 Mini Clip-On Camera Lens Kit
For convenience, my iPhone is my go-to camera (even though I love my DSLR). But I wish I could make better photos with my phone. Well, now I can with Aukey’s clip-on lenses.
I looked at several brands before settling on Aukey based on reviews and price. It is so much more convenient to rely on my iPhone camera to take photos when traveling rather than my DSLR. But I’ve always been unhappy with the difference in photo quality. This lens kit helps make up the gap between picture quality and gives me one less thing to keep up with by letting me leave my DSLR behind (well, sometimes). Between this kit and several photo apps, I’m set!
Music to My Ears
Marpac Travel Sound Conditioner
I don’t know about you, but we like to sleep with background noise. By noise, I mean the hum of an air purifier. So when we travel, I want the same sound to drown out the hotel noise. Boy, did I WISH I had this in Arizona a few weeks ago when we had chatty neighbors at 4:30 am. I wanted to yell, “Seriously?!?” But this sound conditioner is both travel-friendly and versatile. Also comes with adapters for use overseas. (But FYI no battery).
Described as “ideal for people on the move, producing a familiar sound environment away from home.” This travel sound dynamo is both compact and lightweight (1.2 pounds), and offers options emulating rain, waterfall, or surf. I’m thinking this will be just the ticket for our upcoming Disney cruise!
Bose Quiet Comfort 25 acoustic noise cancelling headphones
My husband bought Bose headphones about 10 years ago, and I always found myself trying to “borrow” them. Instead, I should just get my own pair. These babies are top of the line and have the best noise cancelling feature of any of the headphone rivals.
I love my music, and sound quality is super important to me, so I’m digging these Bose headphones. To be sure, they are not cheap with a price tag of $300, but it’s an investment and they have a 1 year warranty.
Comes with QuietComfort 25 headphones; 56-inch QC25 inline remote and microphone cable; Airline adapter; Carrying case; and 1 AAA battery. The travel part is up to you!
On the Home Front
While you’re away, you want peace of mind that you home is safe, including your pets and belongings. Rest easy on your travels with these nifty products:
Pawbo Wi-Fi Pet Camera
Enter the Pawbo Wi-Fi Pet Camera, which will allow you to see your precious furbabies while you are traveling and even interact with them. Offers two-way communication and 720p live streaming, enabling you to connect with your pets and family anytime using the free secure Pawbo app on your smartphone or tablet. Also has video recording capability: directly downloaded into Dropbox cloud storage. Built-in interactive laser dot chasing game, multiple sound effects, and treat dispensing system gives you chance to play and interact with your pets while you are away from home.
I’m not sure how popular the laser dot chase game will be with dogs, but the cats will LOVE it!
August Smart Lock
Say you have someone housesitting. Or you’ve got a lot of traffic in and out of the house as you and the family go from one activity to the next. August Smart lock makes your phone the virtual key and enables keyless home entry with your Smartphone.
You can send instant invites without having to leave a key under the mat. Invite family and friends so they can access your home even when you are away. You can give housecleaners, dogwalkers, and others access for a few hours, a week, or just specific times of the day. Our dog, Millie will appreciate this system for sure! Then I’m not limited to someone having a key to my house to come let her out.
You could call this a wish list if you will because I don’t have all of the items on this list. What would be on your wish list? What did I miss? Share away!