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May 3, 2016

Mother's Day Travel Tech Gift Guide

Mother's Day Travel Tech Gift Guide:

Does your mom travel by car?

Keep the passengers entertained with pre-loaded games, shows, and movies.

Tablet Holder
Easiest way to watch movies and shows for the rear passengers is hands-free with the iPad or other tablet mounted onto the seat's headrest

For a quick and quality shot from the car or a quick pit stop, a small digital camera would a great travel gadget for mom. A point-and-shoot with great optical zoom will let you shoot from a distance yet get clear up-close shots. Cameras, such as the one below, also have 1080p videos, high sensitivity sensor with 20 Megapixels.

Does your mom take the long and more scenic way on a train?

Pocket Tripod
One of the biggest benefits of train travel is the scenery. When traveling through the countryside, it is likely that you would have an opportunity to get out and take it in and take some shots. To get the best shot set up a tripod, especially at dawn or dusk. The Tiltpod Pocket Tripod is one top gadget in this category. It attaches to your camera’s strap, and is small enough to carry in your handbag.

Good camera captures a lot of light at the right moments and limits the light coming in at another. Cameras best at this are DSLRs. On train trip you would get the best scenic shots with a semi-pro camera that is quite user friendly.
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Train travel is a slower pace trip. The time spent in travel also would let your mom or anyone else traveling with her to catch up on movies, shows, and making of albums, movies and other things that have been pushed aside by regular daily activities. And, if really have to, catch up on some work stuff as well.

Portable External Battery Charger
All these devices need to remain charged up to be used during the trip.  A battery charger with lots of mAh would keep your mom's gadgets going throughout the trip.

Does your mom take a flight to reach her holiday destination?

Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones
Screaming kids, teenagers, and adults. Not a great combination in a small enclosed space. Tune all of these out with a good pair noise-cancelling. headphones. Headphones, such as the Bose Quiet Comfort cancel out all noise around you. Enjoy the silence or listen to your own music, without having to turn it up to hear it clearly.

Mom can get comfy in limited space and also tune out the surroundings with a good book. On Kindle, she can preload multiple titles to pass the time in the airport and on the airplane.

Does your mom like to take in the sites on a cruise?

Two-Way Radio
A walkie-talkie might seem like a rather old fashioned type of gadget to use, though if you’re traveling with a family or a few friends it is a great way to stay in touch on a cruise ship. Ships are well known for their lack of (or blocking) cellular services and Wi-Fi. Which makes it very hard or very expensive to communicate using your smartphone. A set of walkie-talkies makes it simple to keep track of everyone around the ship and get together whenever necessary.

Waterproof case for iPhone
Waterproof cases mean you can snap pictures, watch movies and send text messages in the wettest of environments without damaging the iPhone or iPad

Lifeproof case

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Dec 16, 2013

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Saving money on the travel gadgets

There are some great deals still to be found after the BlackFriday/Cyber Monday craze. While during those days most of the retailers raked up great sales with some discounts, they continue to offer deep discounts through the holiday season. Some of these discounts are even better and are on better gadgets.

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Gadgets worth their price
Sometimes going against the general rule is a good thing. Especially with some travel gadgets. These devices will save you money in the long run even if they cost a bit more upfront.

Digital camera - of course, you want the one that takes great shots. Since you are traveling, you would also want one that can withstand a few bumps, able to multitask, and would not weigh you down. We like Panasonic Lumix and Canon PowerShot SX series. For more tips see this article Buying a Digital Camera for Travel .

Digital Luggage Scale- these compact gadgets will save you quite a bit of hassle and money when flying by making sure you avoid paying overweight luggage fees.
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Universal travel adapters - pay for themselves very quickly when you are traveling outside of the country

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Gadgets that save you money
Camelbak All Clear Purifier Bottle
This travel accessory will prevent you from spending a lot of money on buying multiple water bottles. It also saves the environment.

Rechargeable Battery Charger
Use fewer batteries and therefore buy fewer batteries. This charger can juice up most rechargeable batteries, so you only need to bring one and a couple of batteries saving space in your luggage as well.

A Hybrid Car
A pricier tag at the start though can pay for itself after one year of ownership and fill-ups. Of course, that is dependent on the driving style

- When using overseas try to avoid using US-based phones and services. Best to have unlocked phone that you can set up with international service and/or get a pre-paid SIM card on location to save on calls.
- New phones are coming out every few months. However, latest smartphones from a year or so ago are still great and have the same functions that the new shiny ones. Even though they might not be as shiny, when traveling, a slightly older smartphone can be a great tool without having to shell out the additional dough.
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Secure your gadgets
Keeping your gadgets is one good way to save on replacement cost. A great way to do so is to label all of the gadgets you take with you. Either by simply placing some masking tape and writing your info, doing some custom labels, or applying smart labels, you can safeguard your devices and valuables and make sure their return to if something does happen is a lot easier. Also tracking gadgets such as the ZOMM Wireless Leash or similar is a great idea. They make sure that you do not leave your travel gadgets behind and keep and your money with you.

Sometimes cheap is not the best choice
If it is too good to be true, it is. I have tested this saying a few too many times. And it is still true.

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Nov 21, 2012

Holiday Travel Gadgets Gift Guide

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