Vacation Gadgets You Can’t Do Without

by Jennifer Albert

Whether you’re looking to escape the winter weather or travelling for the holidays, you’ll want to plan ahead for this season’s jaunt. These travel-geared gadgets will help you travel safer, smarter, and more stress-free at this hectic time of year.

Smarter Luggage

Bluesmart is kicking off the future of travel with their line of smart suitcases. They come equipped with GPS tracking and a 30-day battery life, so you’ll never have to worry about losing your luggage. Additional features, like remote locks, weight sensors, and a portable device charger, will help make your travels more carefree. The price point is high, upwards of 500 dollars, but for the avid traveller, it might just be worth the investment.

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Better Pictures

Moment Gear’s line of attachable lenses for smartphone cameras will help you take your photography to the next level while still travelling light. Their specialized phone cases allow you to mount one of four lenses to your phone’s camera: a wide lens for fuller landscapes, a macro lens for the small stuff, a fisheye lens for ultra-wide shots, or a telephoto lens to get you closer to the action. The lenses and cases are available for most new smartphones, including the iPhone (6, 7, and 8), the Google Pixel, and soon for the Samsung Galaxy S8.

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Convenient Computing

The FileHub Plus is a wireless router, an SD card reader, and a portable charger in one. Convert a wired or existing WiFi network into a private wireless network to easily share files between your devices and SD cards or charge your devices on the go with its 6,000 mAh capacity portable charger. Measuring ten centimeters and retailing under 50 dollars, the FileHub Plus is a portable, affordable must-have for your next business trip.

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Safer Storage

Arden Cove’s line of theft-proof handbags are waterproof, cut resistant, and equipped with zipper locks and RFID-blocking technology to help protect your RFID-enabled cards. The bags are also highly attractive and come in a variety of colours, giving you style and peace of mind next time you play tourist.

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