Vacations are everybody’s favorite time of the year, and, nowadays, there are a lot of gadgets available that can help you to have a better trip. If you are taking a smartphone or tablet with you, there are some apps you need that can ensure your vacation is even more pleasant. In addition, below we have included some excellent tech essentials worth considering to make sure you get the best out of every moment!
When we travel we use public WiFi hotspots; in airports, at coffee shops, and in the hotels, we stay at. These hotspots can be insecure, and they may even be “evil twin” hotspots that belong to hackers.
Using insecure or illegitimate hotspots can allow cybercriminals to steal our data, which may allow them to get into our online accounts to steal our bank or credit card details. A VPN encrypts all the data coming and going from your device so that you can use any public WiFi hotspot securely (even an evil twin).
A VPN also lets you pretend to be back home to unblock geo-restricted services while you are away. That means you can keep using your online banking, your Spotify account, or your Netflix account while you are away. A VPN will also let you bypass local censorship to keep accessing news and other content while you are overseas.
A translator app
Sometimes when we are on vacation we may suffer from the language barrier. This can be frustrating if you are trying to order food, to ask for help in your hotel, to buy public transport tickets, or to arrange a day trip. The good news is that nowadays there are handy translator apps such as Google Translate or iTranslate Voice 3, which let you easily communicate in foreign languages to ensure that you always get the help you need.
Balanzza Handheld Digital Luggage Scale
This nifty gadget allows you to weigh your luggage on the go, meaning that you can always fill your case up to the max and ensure you don’t incur any nasty extra costs at the airport. The result? You can fill up on a few extra presents, or bottles of exotic booze before you return home.
North Face Charged backpack
If you want a backpack that has a charger with a USB port built-in, this is the perfect bag for you. Not only will it allow you to go to the beach or on excursions with all your important valuables, but it will also give you enough power to recharge the average smartphone three whole times!
A GoPro camera is a great way to take a high-quality video while on vacation. The waterproof casing that the camera comes with means that you can take breathtaking footage when you swim or go on a boat trip, and is perfect for getting breathtaking footage when visiting waterfalls. In fact, no matter what activities you might do, the Go Pro is perfect for taking high-quality HD footage that is worthy of YouTube.
Bose QuietComfort headphones
These top of the range headphones provide active noise canceling, which means that they actually cancel out the chatter of people or the rumble of the plane as you wear them. What’s more, because these headphones are at the top of their game in terms of comfort, they may even allow you to get some sleep while you travel on long haul flights. Perfect for those people who find even a small amount of noise annoying.