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Great Gifts for the Modern Traveler

[fa icon="clock-o"] Mar 17, 2017 3:01:00 PM [fa icon="user"] Patrick Longo

Quality mobile technology is useful for personal and professional use, and we thought we would show off some of our favorite gadgets of 2016. The products we selected had to be useful, practical and portable to be considered. The modern business traveler should be well-equipped to be able to work and play hard and smart, and deserve tech that does the same. Here are our 5 favorite gadgets of 2016

Verizon Jetpack

The Verizon Jetpack is a mobile hotspot device that can provide wifi for laptops, tablets, cell phones and all of your other gadgets. The Jetpack can have up to 15 different devices connected at anytime, making it the perfect option if you are traveling with a group. The Jetpack is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand and can provide up to 20 hours of 4G and 3G service on a single charge. On a two-year contract, the Jetpack costs only $49.99 and is a savior for travelers who need a dependable internet connection at a moment’s notice

GoPro Hero Session

Everyone loves having a high quality camera with them on a trip. However, your smartphone usually ends up being the most dependable and convenient option. The GoPro is great for travel because it is built for the outdoors and is far more durable than a digital camera. The GoPro Hero Session is waterproof and built to withstand falls and even crashes. Plus, the camera is easily mountable to a helmet or piece of clothing, allowing you to capture truly unique photos that you would not be able to take with a digital camera or even your phone. The Session is the cheapest model GoPro on the market, but is an incredible piece of technology that will be easy to integrate into a travel routine.

Balanzza Handheld Digital Scale

Baggage fees are a thing of the past with this product! The Balanzza Handheld Digital Scale is a portable scale that can tell you how much your bag weighs simply by attaching it to your luggage and lifting. For the on-the-go traveler this scale can be an invaluable tool to save you time and money at the airport. These scales are only $19.99 and can be either purchased online or at Bed Bath and Beyond. We highly recommend!

40W 5-Port USB Charging Hub & Micro USB Cables or the Simple Anker Portable Charger!

You’ll need a way to charge all of these devices! A multi-port USB charger will allow you to charge all of your devices simultaneously, insuring that all of your devices can be charged without a headache. There are a number of these on the market, and many are quite inexpensive. We recommend you peruse online to find a charger that fits your needs, but we love the Anker 5-Port USB charger. It’s only $29.99, so when you inevitably lose yours (or that friend who borrowed never returns it), your wallet will be able to swallow buying a new one.

SoundLink Color Bluetooth speaker II

From the pool to the park to the patio, the SoundLink Color Bluetooth speaker II is a tough and water-resistant companion that’s perfect for any adventure. Featuring a soft-touch silicone exterior and a built-in microphone for calls, it’s your go-to speaker with bold sound—wherever you need it.  It's small, portable, affordable and water proof.  The perfect combination for any of your upcoming group trips!

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CNET does a great job with reviews of new technology in the market so don't be afraid to do some research before your next trip!


Patrick Longo

Written by Patrick Longo