With summer just around the corner many of us are gearing up for our annual vacations. Whether it is a trip abroad or within the U.S. it always helps to have the latest technology to make sure your trip goes off without a hitch. This year a plethora of companies have released a surplus of gadgets sure to ease the biggest of anxious travelers’ apprehensions.
Looking your best is not an easy feat, especially if your travel plans exceed a couple of hours. When you’re on vacation time is of the essence and any way stress can be eliminated is a plus. Italian beauty product company Barbar has developed a battery operated air styling system consisting of a flat iron and curler. This product has received rave reviews for it’s mobility and is applicable on a variation of hair types. It’s perfect for sprucing yourself up in the car, the airplane before landing, or whatever mode of transportation you choose for your travel adventures. The Barbar Italy 1900 Tourmaline Cordless Combo is available for purchase online at Target for $90.
Hygiene is another challenge when traveling, especially with oral tools. Although they secure, plastic toothbrush covers can be a breeding ground for bacteria. The VIOlight Toothbrush Sanitizer has the same sanitizing technology found in hospitals and dental offices; it’s clinically proven to kill mold, bacteria viruses, and spores. The device is available for purchase online at Travelsmith for the admirable price of $30.
Luggage can be a main concern for those travelers planning on an airplane as their chosen mode of transportation. A recent increase in baggage fees, overweight luggage, and sold out flights can create anxiety for travelers. The Halliburton Zero Air 20″ Pearl Violet is a great remedy to all three of these obstacles. Comprised of a hard polypropylene shell, the Zero Air is extremely durable and posed for both harsh weather and careless baggage handlers. The Violet coloring adds a splash of color and style when traveling. The Zero Air 20″ retails at $450 and can be purchased online at Zerohalliburton.
Avoiding wrinkled garments when traveling is always a challenge. No one wants to spend their vacation ironing clothes when they could be enjoying the adventures that the destination features. The Eagle Creek Pack-It Garment Sleeve provides a solution to the wrinkled inevitability of traveling. The garment sleeve features padded three fold seams that promote wrinkle resistance. It also has a convenient hook which doubles as a hook that can attach to your carry-on and as hanger for the convenient garment hanging option. The Pack-It can be purchased at Shop.eaglecreek.com and is a steal at $26.25.
How many times have you gone to check your luggage and you’re a pound or two over weight and you either have to pay an additional baggage fee or suffer the embarrassment of having to take items out of your luggage and holding the line up. Hey’s Touch-Screen Digital Luggage Scale can easily remedy this situation. The handheld scale weighs luggage up to 99.8 pounds, is available in a variation of colors, and, at 4 inches, is conveniently designed to conserve space. This item can be purchased online at Neiman Marcus for $35.
Accessorizing your tech gadgets is another chic way to show your creativity and fashion style. Vera Bradley designed an eye catching Snap On iPad case sure to wow passerbys. The snap on case is available in an array of designs and bright colors that scream style and summer. The iPad case retails at $48 and can be purchased online at Vera Bradley.
Technology is a staple in our lives and being unplugged from the world is rarely an option, but choosing which device to bring can pose a problem. Tablets are great for entertainment, but are rarely used for work because of the lack of hard drive and keyboard. On the other hand even the lightest laptop can still be bulky. The Celluon Laser Key Projection Keyboard nips this dilemma in the bud. This device is not only small in diameter, but is compatible with almost any device that can enable Bluetooth. The keyboard display projects onto a non-reflective service and has a battery life of 120 minutes. This futuristic device can be found online at Amazon for the amazing price of $199.
Battery life can pose a problem on extended trips and sometimes our electronic devices are our only source of entertainment. With an increase in travelers this summer and lack of outlets, finding a power source can be trying. Thankfully, XD Designs created the Solar Window Charger. The device is sleekly designed and compatible with any USB device. It is available for purchase at Ibcmodern.com for $70.
Using North American appliances overseas can become a challenge when you travel with multiple electronic appliances and one converter. The TravelSmith All-in-One Converter alleviates this issue by offering an electronic charger for up to 4 devices. The converter is priced at $58 and can be purchased online at Travelsmith.