Top Five New Travel Tech Toys

Posted by Timbers Resorts on September 18, 2013

You might be a fanatic for snowy slopes or bound for white sand beaches – despite the direction of your next vacation, Owners and guests at Timbers Resorts know that the resources on hand at our luxury fractional ownership properties are ready to make your stay as perfect as can be.

Whatever your version of paradise is, great travel gadgets help make the overall experience a breeze from start to finish. Here’s a round up of some great new technology that can do everything from keep your devices powered to help you avoid luggage woes.

Travel Gadgets: Our Top Five for 2013

1. Trakdot Luggage Tracker:

Pack this little 3″ x 2″ gadget into your luggage and you’ll be able to locate your bag via your cell phone, tablet, or laptop. Fully FAA and FCC compliant, it goes into a sleep mode during flight, then wakes up when you’ve landed. You get a full history of its journey, plus a pinpoint on where it has ended up. You can even set an alert that will ring your mobile device as soon as your TrakDot-equipped bag is within 30 feet of you. [$49.99 from TrakDot, plus $21.98 activation/annual service fee.]

Plugbugworld2. PlugBug World:
An international adaptor that allows you to charge your MacBook and your iPhone or iPad at the same time. Five different snap-on plugs allow you to convert power in just about any country, and it’s fast — a 2.1-amp charge that’s about quadruple the juice you’d get from any laptop’s USB port. [$44.99 from TwelveSouth]


Goal Zero Nomad 133. Goal Zero Nomad 13:

Harness the power of the sun and stay portable. This lightweight 10″ x 9″ magazine-sized panel unfolds to about twice its size and in as little as three hours stores enough solar energy to charge your smartphone in about half that time. Slip it into your daybag for that picnic and never run out of juice in the great outdoors again. [$159.99 from Goal Zero]

Private WiFi4. Private Wi-Fi:

Internet on the go is a given when you’re far from your home Wi-Fi, but it’s also a soft spot in your personal security profile. Don’t risk exposing yourself to hackers while you’re grabbing an hour of access at a cafe. For a modest monthly subscription, Private WiFi protects your location and data from prying eyes. [$9.99/month from Private WiFi]


5. NetCam HD:

Whether you’re on the slopes surrounding Dancing Bear Aspen or in the Tuscan countryside at Castello di Casole, checking in on the home front is just a touch away with Belkin’s high definition webcam. Connected to your home’s Wi-Fi, the NetCam links to your smartphone, tablet, or laptop, piping 720p wide-angle coverage of whatever room you place it in. [$129.99 from Belkin]

Adding any of these five items to your next travel kit means you have all the more time and peace of mind to do what it is you do best— sink into your home away from home and leave your worries far behind!

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