Savvy Travel Tech — How to Stay Connected
“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao Tzu
Let’s pack. Let’s go.
Packing the right gear is imperative for any journey. Tents and backpacks, yes — flip flops and sunscreen, too. But I’m thinking about technology — keeping you connected while you’re traveling.
“If you’d miss it, Tile it.” Tile is a thin, matchbook-sized white plastic square that can find anything. It’s a self-adhesive device equipped with GPS that allows any item to be tracked using a smartphone app and Bluetooth technology. Put this on your passport. Wallet. Checked luggage. Put Tile on anything it is you can’t travel without.
Though Tile doesn’t require battery changes or charging, your smartphone does. The Resurgence power case from OtterBox offers twice the battery capacity to keep you charged throughout the day and then some.
But not just any water bottle. The Grayl Water Filtration Cup is a personal filtration system that removes 99.9% of bacteria in water. It has interchangeable filters to provide varying levels of protection, from chemicals and heavy metals to bacteria and protozoan cysts. The cup itself is BPA-free, made of food-grade silicone and stainless steel, and the G3+ filter technology is tested and certified to NSF/ANSI Standards 42+53.
For reading apps, Google Maps, changing your return tickets and extending your stay, having your tablet on hand is super convenient. It packs lightly, keeps different reservations and tickets organized and can automatically backup the photos you take with your smartphone. Plus, if you find yourself in a cafe in Paris or a Panaderia in Costa Rica, a language translation app could help you order just the right thing.
Keeping your tablet protected while adventuring is easy with the Agility Tablet System. The shell plus a folio is a simple, slim combination for protection, typing and viewing. Pack a power dock to keep your tablet and two additional devices charged.
So, where should we go?