For some, going on vacation means disconnecting, unplugging, and powering down their electronic devices. While this is a good idea for some, some people simply can’t truly disconnect. For those who love to be at the forefront of technology, there are countless accessories out there that can supplement your vacation for the better. I spoke with FlightHub, an online travel agency, and asked them what some of their most recommended accessories were for tech savvy travelers.
Intel Compute Stick
Not a fan of laptops or tablets and want to have a nearly traditional PC experience? The Intel Compute Stick is for you. Resembling a USB jump drive, the Intel Compute Stick is a computer that plus into any display with an HDMI input. At that point, you are a bluetooth keyboard and mouse away from a conventional PC. While miles away from a super computer, this PC is perfectly suitable for checking emails, streaming media, and checking out vacation photos according to FlightHub’s review.
Bluesmart Carry-On Luggage
Cutting edge tech isn’t just about computers or tablets, it comes in more practical shades as well. The Bluesmart Carry-On bag is a bag that uses bluetooth technology to make your luggage more secure. For starters, you are about lock and unlock your bag remotely. While that is neat, FlightHub’s favourite feature was the ability to track your baggage and setup proximity alerts so that you can be warned if you forget your bag somewhere or its stolen. In addition to these features, the Bluesmart Carry-On bag features
This one is for the campers, hikers, and outdoorsmen. The SolarTab allows for solar charging of devices in the wild. It’s quite simple. This portable solar panel, about the size of an iPad, has incredible capacity, and can keep you connected to your phone, or add an extra charge to your camera’s batteries if you are out taking some snaps.
Apple Airport Express
Ever walked into a hotel room only to find that “in-room internet” actually means “two feet of ethernet cable sticking out of a wall”? Well, there is an accessory for that. The Apple Airport Express turns your sad, wired connection, into a robust and secure WiFi network. The Airport Express is very easy to use, requiring just a few plugs of a few cables and setup on your Macbook.
Vapur Micro Filter Bottle
You have heard it before, if you are visiting certain countries you shouldn’t drink the water. While many take this as a resounding endorsement for boozing, it’s actually a health and safety measure as some countries simply don’t have the infrastructure for clean water certainty. Well, if you are tired of mojitos or ginger ales, there is the Vapur Micro Filter Bottle. This bottle has a built-in filter which eliminates almost 100% of all bacteria in water including salmonella and e.coli.