Whether you travel a lot for work or pleasure, constantly being on the go can take its toll on you. From lack of rest and risk of losing personal belongings, to intimidating language barriers and the challenges associated with keeping mobile devices charged up and ready to go, there’s virtually no issue or problem modern technology isn’t seeking to fix.
With comfort, simplicity, and safety in mind, let’s take a look at some of the top travel-related technologies and gadgets currently on the market:
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There’s an app for that.
Whether you’re looking for a luxury hotel in Liverpool or a cheap room in New York City, the good news is that you can always have your own personal travel agent in the palm of your hand. While the Priceline Negotiator app is one of the best for last-minute “tonight only” deals, you should also keep HotelTonight and Jetsetter on standby.
One of the worst parts about staying in hotel rooms night after night is the dry, stuffy air that makes it difficult to sleep. Well, thanks to the Personal Misting Humidifier from Violife, you can enjoy the comforts of home. This humidifier is easy to take on a trip, as it uses any plastic water bottle as its moisture source.
One of the most annoying travel-related issues is lost luggage. If you’re one of those people that can’t stand losing luggage, and spend hours worrying about where it may be, you need a luggage tracker. There are various choices on the market, and they all allow you to place a small tracker in your baggage. This tracker then syncs up with your phone, via GPS, and tells you exactly where your bags are at all times.
Do your pets get homesick while you’re gone? If so, you need the Petcube. This sleek, aluminum cube has a 138-degree wide-angle camera and streams HD video from your home to your smartphone or mobile device. This allows you to monitor your pets while away from home (and even interact with them via a two-way audio stream and built-in laser). While you may claim that you’re buying the Petcube for your pet’s separation anxiety, we all know it’s really about yours.
Portable power packs are the craze for travelers, but they can be a nuisance because of their strange shapes and sizes. This is where the Power Card comes into play. This sleekly designed, rechargeable battery is the size of a credit card and can be easily stored in your pocket when not in use. In fact, it may be the single most important card in your wallet when you’re on the road.
Be Prepared When You Travel
Do you think you could use any of these technologies or gadgets? Which would you find most useful? While many are still in their beta stages, these tech tools could prove beneficial in your future travels. Next time you’re preparing to get on a plane and shoot across the world, consider bringing some of them along.