Traveling can be stressful and chaotic. You spend a lot of time planning your trip and making lists of what to pack to make your trip more comfortable (leave roughing it to the rugged outdoorsmen). To help you prepare for a great trip, discover some of the newest items on the market to make your gizmos purr:
Apple Watch Sport
To receive phone notifications without having to dig out your phone while going through security, equip yourself with the new Apple Watch Sport. The new version of the Apple Watch is water-resistant and has an 18-hour battery life. It also has a heart rate sensor, accelerometer and gyroscope to track how many miles you’ve walked as you buzz around exploring the city of your choice. It also comes with all the essentials, such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, speaker and microphone.
ScotteVest QUEST Vest
Traveling to a developing country and worried about getting your gadgets nabbed? The ScotteVest has got you covered. It comes equipped with 42 pockets to store everything from your mini iPad to headphones without anyone ever noticing. Most pockets are located on the inside of the vest, protecting your gadgets against wandering hands on the subway. It is made from 65 percent cotton and 35 percent nylon, making it light enough to wear indoors and in temperate weather without looking out of place.
To protect your tablet in the shuffle of travel, do yourself a favor and pack along the Knomad. Made from cotton, twill, leather and brass, this cover holds your passport, tablet, smartphone, credit cards, pens and USB drive. Those are a lot of important things in one place so make sure not to leave it anywhere. Luckily, if you do, there is a special code printed on the inside of the organizer for the person who finds it to look up online and contact you.
HooToo Wireless Travel Router
This gadget is proof that great things come in small packages. This travel-size wireless router is about the size of a matchbook and converts any wired network into a wireless one, allowing you to create your own secure Wi-Fi network. It comes with two USB ports to simultaneously charge your phone and tablet. It is also equipped with an attached USB drive, so you can transfer your travel pictures and free up space on your phone.
Epson Workforce DS-40 Color Portable Scanner
Do you travel for work more often than not? How many times has your boss requested documents that leave you stuck in the FedEx store in some obscure town scanning them before sending them over? Epson has a solution. The company has designed a USB rechargeable battery-powered scanner that fits in your briefcase. Weighing in at just 1.1 pounds, it also connects over Wi-Fi and sends documents directly through platforms like Dropbox, Google Drive and Evernote. It is the perfect just-in-case work toy to add to your arsenal.