From Samsung to Apple: 5 Best Must-Have Gadgets For Savvy Jetsetters
With the onslaught of technology and social media, traveling nowadays is not just about packing a few pieces of clothes in your luggage, but also some of your beloved trusty gadgets. Whether traveling for fun or business, people want to be entertained and in touch with the world without clogging their backpacks. From Samsung to Apple, we have spruced up seven must-haves gadgets for savvy globetrotters.
1. Apple Watch
Apple Watch has proven itself to be a handy tool for travelers on the go. These tiny arm accessories are fully functional and can book accommodations on Booking.com and read travel reviews, as per Travel + Leisure. The Apple Watch will also help you communicate as it is equipped with iTranslate, a translation tool for 90 languages. It also lets you view bus schedules as well as real-time gate information for your flights, according to Business Insider.
The Apple Watch also has your back when it comes to ease of travel with Uber and Hailo apps, allowing you to hire a car easily with just a tap on your arm candies. It also has several apps, such as the Citymapper and Transit, that guide public transportation.
2. Samsung Galaxy Note 5
The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is packed with impeccable specs that make traveling easier. Samsung has added some new features for those who are always on the go including a platform that can accommodate LTE bands 3, 4 and 7 as well as 4G and 3G frequencies, as per PC Mag. This means that wherever you go, whether in the U.S. or abroad, you'll never be out of touch.
The Galaxy Note 5 has a unique "long screenshot" function, which is particularly useful in places with slow data. It enables the phone to cache long pages (e.g., restaurant, hotel or tourist spot lists) with graphics.
Also, one of the most special features of the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is its ability to take photos or notes directly from the screen-off mode, letting you capture extremely quick moments or jot down important things without unlocking your phone.
3. Aukey 20,000mAh Power Bank
One of the most common problems when traveling is running out of juice. With the Aukey power bank, you'll always have enough backup power to charge your gadgets. According to The Inquirer, the Aukey power bank is packed with a 20,000mAh Lithium Polymer battery that could charge an iPhone 10 times. It also has two USB ports, enabling two devices to charge at the same time. Also, with its slim and sleek look, it can easily fit in your pocket or travel bag without consuming too much space.
4. Microsoft Surface Pro 4
For those who want more elbow room and need to juggle work and play, the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 is the perfect companion. This 2-in-1 hybrid laptop from Microsoft packs power and long battery life in a slim, 0.8 kg device, Indie Traveller notes. Available in core m3, i5 and i7 versions, the Surface Pro 4 delivers a punch in performance that will enable you to do light to heavy tasks while on the go. The gadget has a stunning 12.3-inch, 2736 x 1824 touch tablet right off the box, but for more accessibility, you can add a thin attachable keyboard.
5. iMend gadget repair service
iMend is not a gadget per se, but its convenience and usability earn its spot on the list. According to The Inquirer, iMend is a smart and easy way to get your iPhone or tablet repaired while traveling. The UK-based company offers a more affordable solution in case you've damaged your gadgets. Instead of replacing your iPhone, the guys from iMend are on call and will fix it as soon as you get off the plane. Also, iMend features a 12-month warranty for their services.
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