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High-Tech Travel Devices and Wearables

Renee Johnson
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Fellow travelers, we’re living in wild times. The future has arrived. The coming years will bring more high-tech travel devices, portable media, and social technology than in the entire twentieth century.

If you’re a traveler or into travel tech, here are a few high-tech travel devices worth taking a look at:


1. Google’s Project Glass – True High-Tech Travel Devices

No list of drool-worthy travel gadgets would be complete without mentioning Google’s latest stunning piece of innovation, Project Glass. The idea is to create a pair of regular eyeglasses with a heads-up display built-in. Various bits of metadata are processed and relayed to the wearer’s line of sight via augmented reality software.

This data includes location-specific information, social-network updates, email notifications, weather, and so on. Despite the fact that the concept is not new, the project has garnered significant support from Google. Therefore, it’s reasonably certain that a well-developed variation of this notion will significantly alter how we travel.


2. Transformer Jacket by SCOTTEVEST – High-Tech Wearable

SCOTTEVEST is the company that sets the benchmark for clever, innovative, high-tech gear. Their most recent Transformer Jacket is a combination travel jacket and vest. It uses twelve magnets implanted in the shoulder seam to allow for quick transitions from jacket to vest and back.

More importantly, it is wearable carry-on luggage. The jacket’s sleek lines show nothing on the outside, making it appear to be any other travel jacket. 20 pockets on the interior allow for keeping your phone, wallet, keys, passport, water bottle, sleeves, and even an iPad.

MacGyver would love it.


3. Arrivalguides to Go – Mobile Travel App

Arrivalguides to Go is a mobile travel app developed by Intel. It gives you access to 400 destination guides. Each is jam-packed with restaurants, maps, attractions, interesting bars, cozy cafés, sights, clubs, events, and more!

All instructions are updated on a regular basis. In addition, the app will automatically update your guidelines to the most recent version whenever you are online. Intel’s AppUp Center offers a free download.


4. Vuzix Wrap 1200 Video Eyewear System – A High-Tech Theater

This collection of high-end video eyewear is just what you need for watching videos. Suppose watching a full-length movie on your iPad or even your iPhone’s tiny screen isn’t enough for you. This system raises the mark with a 16:9 widescreen 75-inch display that can be seen from 10 feet away.

In addition, it has support for 2D and 3D content and the ability to connect to nearly any media source. The system includes an abundance of user-customizable features. Focus, viewing angle, and eye separation are just a few of the other capabilities.

It’s like having your own personal big-screen entertainment theater.


5. Rugged Portable Hard Drives from ioSafe

ioSafe creates these awesome external hard drives. They offer protection for even the harshest climates on the planet and feature crush protection up to 5,000 lbs. Additionally, the hard drives have drop protection up to 20′ and immersion protection up to 30′ for 3 days.

They also have USB 3.0 SuperSpeed capabilities, lightning fast Intel Solid-State Drives, and PC/Mac compatibility. These are all features of their Rugged Portable SSD line.

In addition, ioSafe provides the best hard disk warranty in the world – basically, whatever it takes, no questions asked. If things really go wrong, they’ll even provide data recovery services worth up to $5,000. Without a doubt, these are high-tech travel devices for the serious traveler with serious data.

There is no other option for travelers who value their data and backup solutions.


6: Phiaton PS 210 BTNC Noise-Canceling Bluetooth Headphones

These are high-end headphones for audiophiles that value sound quality, comfort, and mobility. Of course, Bluetooth headphones aren’t new. However, the PS 210 BTNC is unique in that it combines Bluetooth 3.0 with noise-cancellation in a half-in-ear headset.

These headphones make it easy to connect the audio connection to skip the wireless mode and battery operation when necessary. For the traveler who values the highest audio quality without sacrificing portability, your headphones have arrived.


7. Looxcie Personal Video Broadcast System

Personal Video Broadcast System is a fancy, technical way of describing a tiny video camera that attaches to your ear. Looxcie allows constant hands-free recording of… well, every moment of your life if you like. It’s for the true over-sharer or social media addict.

You can live broadcast your travels and happenings to friends and family on your personal “LOOK AT ME!” web channel. All you need is access to Wi-Fi or another Internet connection.


8. Fujitsu Arrows Waterproof Tablet

This device debuted at this year’s CES. Sure, it’s high-tech, and it might be valuable to a small group of smartphone users. However, truly, who is this device for?

Could it be for divers who need to post their sea cucumber photos to Facebook right now? Or could it be for housewives who don’t want to wait twenty minutes for their Words with Friends fix? Whatever the case may be, spending a few hundred dollars more for a waterproof tablet seems a bit excessive.

A smart alternative: simply place a Lifeproof case on your iPad and you’re done.


Image Credit: Oliver Sjöström; Pexels; Thank you!

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