Jul 25, 2016

5 Coolest Travel Gadgets Currently in Crowdfunding - July

5 Coolest Travel Gadgets Currently in Crowdfunding - July

Image source: indiegogo.com
AirBolt: The Truly Smart Travel Lock
- Unlock the lock with your phone: either by being close to it or by being close to it and entering a password
- Can help locate lost/stolen luggage via crowdsourced GPS locator
- Locate your luggage or anything the lock is on by activating remote alarm
- The alarm also can be sounded when you walk away from the object
- The AirBolt can also be unlocked from a device other than your phone by login into your account
- Rechargeable battery that only needs to be charged once a year
- Airport security approved

Image source: kickstarter.com
Bycle — iPhone bike mount+app that integrates map+video
Mount and encasing for your smartphone on your bike. It is waterproof and keeps the phone protected. The case also has built-in prism lens that aims your phone's camera ahead of your while keeping the face of the phone flat in front of you. The app records your ride while simultaneously showing you GPS directions. This helps keep a record of where you rode and of anything that happened during your ride.

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Walli - The Smart Wallet
This wallet has technology built into its thin frame that syncs with your smartphone. Walli lets you know when you leave your wallet behind via a message on your phone. It also has the ability to determine if any of the credit cards usually in the wallet are no longer there. Walli pockets are smart and send a signal to your phone when your credit card/ID is missing for too long. You can adjust the settings on the designated app. This great technology since you do not have to attach, put it, add on any additional items to your phone to make sure you do not misplace it. Moreover, this gadget wallet can be used as a locator for your phone. If you can't find your phone and if your phone is within range, less than 100 feet, then a simple double tap on your wallet will set an alarm on your phone even if it's on silent mode.

portable power charger
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Omnicharge: Smart & Compact Portable Power Bank
- Equipped with AC/DC charging capabilities. Can plugin any laptop into the standard plug instead of looking for a wall outlet
- Univeral charging - capable of charging laptops, GoPro, lights, fans, drones, DSLR cameras, portable speakers, tablets & more
- Compact size - dimensions are 5 x 3.3 x .09 inches and weighs 0.83lb
- Smart power managing system can recognize which device is getting charged and adjust the power levels accordingly
- Do not have to worry about running out of power while on the go

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Phone Charging Wallet: 2 Full Recharges + Premium Leather
- charging battery built right into the wallet
- it has a 4,000 mAh battery to charge your portable gadgets
- stores your credit cards and IDs

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Jul 21, 2016

Travel News - Gadget Related - July

Travel News - Gadget Related - July

Amazon's Kindle Gets Slender for Beach Season
- It is thinner and lighter - 6.7 x 4.7 x 0.35 inches; 5.6 ounces
- Comes in black or white
- Will feature 512MG of RAM (up from 256MG
- Built-in Bluetooth audio support
- All Kindles will get an over-the-air update in the coming weeks, which will enable the new Export Notes feature. This lets you send your notes and highlights as a PDF to your email for future reference.

Offline movie and show viewing may finally be coming to Netflix
That is huge news for travelers that have a Netflix subscriptions and enjoy the shows and movies via the service. Once this take effect, you will not need to find a Wi-Fi connection to watch the show. You would be able to pre-download the latest episodes before taking off

Related articles:
What Are the Rules For Gadgets On A Flight These Days Anyhow?
7 Cool & Useful Things You Can Do With Airplane Mode
Top Gadgets To Bring on Airplane (Infographic)

Adding a Fitness Tracker to Your Travels (via PerceptiveTravel.com)
Not only do I look forward to travel because, hey, ADVENTURES; I now also look forward to it because I am so much more active when I’m on a trip.

Are e-bikes the answer for a relaxing cycling holiday? (via HeatherOnHerTravels.com)
using an e-bike is not the same as a motor bike – the bike does not move on it’s own and you still have to pedal..

It’s the 3 Little Things: iPad Summer Shields, Binge-worthy TV, & Pillow Love (via MomAdvice.com)
I love reading on my iPad with the Kindle app, but it can be difficult to read in the sun with this gadget. These Tech Armor anti glare protectors cost less than $10 for two and have made reading so much more enjoyable for me this summer.

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