In years past, traveling meant a lot a sitting around, waiting, reading books or maybe the occasional newspaper. In today’s world, however, travel is a totally different animal. With ever-expanding wireless networks granting more and more people access to the vastness of the internet at their fingertips, there’s no limit to the number of distractions one can find while traveling.
Be sure take advantage of these technologies to make the most out of your next trip:
Though the cell phone was once used primarily to make phone calls and send text messages, the recent development of “smart phones” has brought about a new era in cell phone technology. Smart phones allow us to connect to and browse the internet from just about anywhere, and the constant development of new apps and games make them an endless source of entertainment.
This is great for waiting in airports, on flights, and just about anywhere else where you have a lot of time to kill, and whether you’re looking to conduct business or just goof off, there’s no shortage of tools to help you do it.
Kindle or Kindle software
The Kindle has revolutionized the way people read, giving them access to an endless selection of books with the touch of a button, and the lightweight, portable design makes it perfect for long trips. At its current price of $139, the Kindle is a great buy for any avid reader, but for those who have certain smart phones and tablets, the Kindle software is downloadable as an app for only $9.99.
The specially-designed Kindle screen is easier to read than anything else out there, but on a plane or in an airport the iPhone and iPad screens have great readability, and users can even adjust screen brightness to their own personal preference.
A great deal of travelers like to pass the time listening to music or watching movies, but with most conventional headphones background noises can filter in and make listening less enjoyable. Luckily, the development of noise-cancellation technology in the last decade gives music- and movie-lovers a way to fully enjoy their favorite media in a public setting without interruption.
There was a time when the only way you could access files you wanted on-the-go was if you had them saved on your laptop or a flash/external-drive. With cloudsourcing, files and documents can be saved on a “cloud” server on the internet, which can then be accessed from anywhere, making it possible to access a huge quantity of files while traveling without having to take up a lot of hard-drive space.
Phillips Rechargeable Power Pack
Even the most powerful batteries can run out of juice on longer trips, and in many cases there aren’t outlets available for charging, but the Philips Rechargeable Power Pack lets users charge a wide range of devices from anywhere. With over 12 connector tips, the power pack can be connected to your smartphone, laptop, or any number of other devices anywhere, providing up to 60 hours of extra power. Find out more about this handy device here.