Techno-travel made easy

Submitted by admin on 2013/06/06 10:01:13 AM
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Technology is changing the way people travel and in most cases it's for the better. A whole host of new ideas and innovations now address the stress of the journey, not only making A to B more comfortable, but also the experience of relaxing at your destination. Here are 5 travel gadgets for the globally mobile…Trackdot luggage, you’ll never again be left wondering if your suitcase made it onto the same flight as you did.

Trakdot™Luggage is a tracking device that means you'll never again be left wondering if your suitcase made it onto the same flight as you did. Simply add the device to your check-in luggage and leave it to monitor the cellular network and determine its own location. When you fly, Trakdot™ automatically goes into sleep mode. Upon arrival at your destination, the unit wakes up and reports its new location. After purchasing the device, you register on the website and specify which mobile numbers and/or e-mail addresses you would like Trakdot™ Luggage to report to. After that, you can travel sound in the knowledge that your checked-in luggage will be with you when you land. If it isn't; you will at least know where it's gone. Depending on your preferences, a text-message or email is sent to you on confirming that your luggage has arrived too. trakdot.com

Helps you naturally begin adjusting your sleep / wake schedule to your destination time.

The Re-Timer™ is a portable light device that mimics the benefits of sunlight on your mind, body and soul. Unlike the sun, however, the Re-Timer™ is 100% UV-free and can also be used on an overcast day when the sun is not even visible in the sky. This evidenced-based, patented technology is the result of 25 years of university research and two years of product development. Te result is a device that was designed by sleep psychologists, but can now be used travellers.  Wearing the Re-Timer helps to slowly shift the time of day that light is received by your eyes. This process helps you naturally begin adjusting your sleep / wake schedule to your destination time, reducing jet lag by retiming your body clock in small steps before and after you travel. re-timer.com

The SpareOne™ emergency cell phone.

Despite the fact that large numbers of people now travel regularly for business and pleasure, the battery lives for most mobile phones are frustratingly limited, and international roaming charges remain expensive. The SpareOne™ emergency cell phone is powered by a single AA battery for up to 10 hours of use, and can hold its charge unused for up to 15 years with the pre-installed Energizer Ultimate Lithium L91 battery. It also works with a local SIM, everywhere in the world where a GSM cellular network exists. One model is designed for the 850/1900 MHZ frequencies in North America and western South America, the other for 900/1800 MHZ frequencies in Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania, and eastern South America. You can even make emergency calls without a SIM card and an auto text reply function means that if anyone sends you a text, SpareOne will reply with an automatic response informing them that you can only be reached via phone. spareone.com

If you’re worried about damaging your trusty iPhone or iPad, buy it a Lifeproof™case.

If you're worried about damaging your trusty iPhone or iPad, buy it a Lifeproof™case. Then you can take your device in the water, dirt or snow, safe in the knowledge it will still be working after the day's adventures. LifeProof™ cases fit the iPhone 4 / 4S, iPad 2,3,4, and iPhone 5. Unlike other iPhone and iPad cases, LifeProof™ offers a sleek, low profile that barely increases the size of your device, so your iPhone or iPad is not only protected, but looks cool too. LifeProof ™ iPhone and iPad cases are supported by a variety of action mounts and accessories that also make sure you get the most from your device on the go. lifeproof.com

Ensure the appliance you are plugging into the adaptor uses on the same voltage as the destination mains supply.

Perhaps a little less sexy that some of the travel gadgets described above, the swiss made S-KROSS Worldwide Travel Adaptor with twin USB charger is nonetheless an much needed travel companion. It is compatible with pose systems in over 150 countries on all continents, and has a built-in twin USB charger that allows you to charge compatible products like MP3 players, iPods, travel speakers and mobile phones using an appropriate charging cable. One thing to note, however, is that these products do not convert voltage. The socket is a connected to the mains and the input and output must therefore operate on the same voltage. Ensure the appliance you are plugging into the adaptor uses on the same voltage as the destination mains supply. skross.com

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