Gadgets for the Guru: Fall Traveler edition
Temperatures have dropped, Thanksgiving preparation has begun and more and more people are heading out-of-town. From portable power to smart luggage, here are some tech gadgets that can make any plane ride or road trip as comfortable as possible for the fall traveler.
Whether you travel around the block or around the world, the G-RO luggage system is the perfect gadget for you. Not only is it the ideal solution for carry-on travelers, its unique and ergonomic design provides the ultimate fit and feel. With its axle-less wheels and carefully designed structure, the G-RO is durable, lightweight moves fast up and down stairs. It comes with an option electronic module with a 23,000 mAh battery, built-in proximity detector, and a location tracker. The G-RO is currently on Kickstarter and has surpassed its goal tenfold, so expect the techie carry-on soon! Estimated retail price is $499.00.
UE Boom 2
Ultimate Ears is at it again! The tech company’s family of speakers, including the Roll, Boom and Megaboom have impressed the AZTB crew and our readers time and time again; and now they have unveiled the Boom’s predecessor, aptly named the UE Boom 2. The Boom 2 is now fully waterproof, has a wider range of Bluetooth capability, and has a handy “tap on top” to skip to the next song. The Boom 2’s flagship cylindrical design is sleek yet also rugged and comes in a variety of awesome colors. The UE Boom 2 is available for purchase for $199.99.
TYLT Energi 6K
The Energi 6K is a compact USB wall charger that doubles as a portable power device. Pluck it from the wall and take it with you on an adventure. The device features TYLT’s Intelligent Charging Technology, which prioritizes charging your device until fully powered, then switches to charging the 6,000mAh battery. One of the biggest inconveniences of portable batteries is remembering to charge them, but with the Energi 6K you can rest easy knowing it’s always fully juiced since you can use it every night as a normal wall charger. The micro-USB version retails at $69.99 and the Apple MFI certified Lightning version retails at $79.99.
The CardNinja is a spandex pocket with 3M adhesive that attaches to the back of any smartphone or case and keeps your ID, cash and up to 8 cards secure. This tech gadget is perfect for the on-the-go traveler that doesn’t want to carry a bulky wallet. Pick from six great colors (Black, Gray, Gold, Eggplant, Magenta and Blue) and new patterns (Hawaiian, Paisley, Cheetah, Zebra, Gold Polka Dot) to match your phone and your style. Try out this awesome gadget for $9.95.
You try and take a photo but your phone notifies you that you don’t have enough storage space….don’t ever let this happen again. The Leef iBridge expands the storage capacity on your iPhone, iPad and iPod without ever worrying about deleting memories again. You can capture video and photos directly to the device, carry your entire movie or music library along with you without taking up any space, and easily move your files to/from your iOS device. The iBridge and Leef’s MobileMemory app makes it super easy to view, transfer and shoot to keep it all organized in one place. iBridge capacity sizes range from 16GB-256GB. Available for purchase starting at $59.99.
Using a compatible iOS Lightning Port and Leef’s proprietary MobileMemory app, iAccess moves videos, photos, music files, and documents from GoPros, cameras, or drones with a microSD card to an iOS device for viewing, saving, sharing or sending. This gadget is perfect for the adventure seeking techie that takes high-resolution photos with a fancy camera, and then wants to immediately upload to their social media channels. Leef iAccess is priced at $49.99.