As the month of March approaches and parts of the United States become warmer, many Americans decide to hit the road. Florida , of course, receives many visitors for the annual Spring Break period in mid-March. Although our nation offers a great deal in terms of natural and scenic beauty, many like to bring modern conveniences with them for a variety of reasons, ranging from telecommuting, safety purposes, or for the emerging high tech ways to enjoy their adventure.
Let’s take a look at some good tech items to take on your vacation. Here are a few.
The Battery Charger
Let’s face it. Cell phones are designed for the battery to run dead. Determine the best one for your travel. If you will be spending much time in your car, be sure to get a car charger, plus a USB charger with an adapter for your laptop. Consider getting two, in case one is lost. If you want to splurge, you can consider a fancy multipurpose charge station or even a power pack.
A Mobile Hotspot
You can never be absolutely certain that you will get Wi-Fi everywhere you go. So, to be on the safe side and having access to the Internet is vital for your trip; you should definitely look into purchasing a mobile hotspot. Be sure to check with your carrier of the general coverage of your travel destination. Airport Express is a popular one. But, there are many.
A Cloud Storage Subscription.
If this is a working vacation or one will you take a great deal of invaluable photos or video, you might want to consider a cloud data subscription. Just as it may sound, you are purchasing the ability to store a great deal of data virtually as opposed on your laptop or a flash drive. Many cloud storage subscription will allow you to upload massive amount of video and data, knowing that this backup will always be available in case your laptop or tablet get lost or broken. There are a variety of options, but a well known one is Google’s Cloud Storage.
Headphones are an old technology that many forget that is quite useful on vacations. Some of your travel companions on the road might want to hear their own music as others sleep. Plus, listening to music is a great way to relax and re-discover your music collection or expand it. Be sure to explore the ever-growing music subscription services. Gulfport, Florida resident, Ian Tracy, praised the LG Tone Bluetooth headset as “awesome.” Tracy said that, ” I use it for work so I can make/take important phone calls while still editing. And I use it for music through my phone while working out and bike riding. I love the stereo headset as opposed to the usual one-ear Bluetooth products and that it doesn’t have to stay in your ear all the time. The ear buds connect to the neckpiece magnetically. So they’re always with you, but not bugging your ear. Plus, I ran them through the wash on accident and they still work (not recommended). They aren’t supposed to be that waterproof, but thankfully they were powered off at the time. I love these things.”
A Good E-book Reader
A vacation is great time to catch up on reading. So a good e-book reader is a must! There are many good e-book readers; clearly the Kindle and the iPad are the most well known. The iPad is very popular as it is more like a tablet computer. In fact, with an iPad and a nice smart phone, a laptop may not be even necessary. So the decision really depends on your travel goals.
To be sure, the great all American vacation wouldn’t be the same with the constant changes in technology. Americans love their tech gadgets. One can only imagine this list one year from now or even five years in the future. I hope to re-write it again then!