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Best Tech Gadgets For Travel 2015

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 by | Filed Under: Hardware & Peripherals

Communication technology has made bounds and leaps in the past 15 years. There are a number of gadgets, currently released on the market, which help you stay connected anywhere in the world. Here are the top technology gadgets that will allow you to stay connected while you travel:


The SIGMO translator allows real-time translation of 25 different languages. The compact device can be clipped on your belt or collar, or worn with its included lanyard, which makes it ideal for travel. The SIGMO operates in conjunction with your Android or IOS system through Bluetooth.


The translation is already programmed into the device —  the data is pre-existing, similar to Google Translate. The device doesn’t require a high speed data connection, just a connection to your phone. The company aims for improvements of the next SIGMO generation to include a download of its multi-lingual voice vocabulary for offline use.

Satellite Phone

Stay connected anytime, anywhere with a satellite phone. Roadpost’s Iridium phones can provide you with essential communication abilities, even in the most remote locations around the world. The Iridium constellation includes 66 low-earth orbiting, cross-linked satellites, which create a fully meshed network. The Iridium satellites are the largest commercial satellite constellation in the world —  the quality of coverage is so great, the U.S. military employs the use of the Iridium network. Phones are available for purchase or rent if you just need a short-term communication solution.


This sleek, 4x4x4 inch cube is the ultimate travel accessory for when you must leave your furry friend at home. The Petcube has a 138 degree wide angle camera, which can stream HD 720p video and boasts a 2-way audio streaming by way of a built-in speaker and microphone.


The device connects with your home Wi-Fi network and can stream to your smartphone. There’s also a built-in laser that can be activated from your phone, so you can playfully exercise your cat or dog while you’re away. The app allows interaction with your pet, from all over the world — you can watch, talk, play and stay connected with your beloved pet through your phone.

GoPro Hero4

The GoPro brand is known for their durable and compact cameras, which are wonderful for all types of travel. The GoPro HERO4, 4K Action camera is built for the endurance of a variety of adventures and can capture your most memorable travel moments. The photo capabilities of this camera include 12MP resolution photos, with 30 fps bursts and a time-lapse option. The built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity allow you to share your photos and outstanding experiences immediately, without the hassle of computer uploading.

Power Card

Battery power is one element of communication technology that can hinder your connection while you travel. Battery technology has improved greatly and can support convenient and efficient re-charge of your smartphone, so you can stay connected.


The MOTA 800 charge card is an ultra small and sleek, card-sized portable battery charge that is perfect for travel. The A-grade lithium polymer battery can fit inside of your wallet, with a capacity of 800mAh. The 1.6 ounce battery can support a minimum of three hours of talk time and 150 hours of standby time for your phone.

~ David

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