Whether it’s your boss, parents, neighbors, or kids, we all know someone who has been bit by the travel bug (or whose work just requires a frequent flier number). To help streamline travel and salvage bag real estate, here are six tech gift ideas for the travelers in your life this holiday season.
This year’s hottest “ridable” is… a piece of carry-on luggage? That’s right, Modobag is the world’s first motorized, connected carry-on bag. It combines the convenience of a traditional suitcase with personal transportation. Throw in a USB charger and a companion smartphone app and you’ve got a smart carry-on. Your favorite traveler will be cruising to the terminal in no time.
Why settle for an external battery with a limited reserve, when (for the same size and portability) you could have your own solar charger? Sunslice is just that – a portable charger that regenerates via solar power. It’s small enough stow away in your wallet, but powerful enough to recharge an iPhone. It makes a great stocking stuffer for the adventurer in your life.
Price: $198.99Give the gift of peace of mind this holiday season with a Ring Video Doorbell. No matter where in the world you are, you’ll receive a notification anytime Ring’s camera senses you’ve got a guest. With its integrated microphone and high definition video camera, you’ll be able to see, hear, and speak with anyone at your door. It’s great for the frequent traveler because they’ll be able to answer their door from wherever they are.
Price: $89.95A portable speaker is a great gift for anyone who likes to travel the globe or maybe just to their backyard. JBL’s Charge 3 speaker is small but mighty. It’s lightweight and compact enough to pack yet holds a charge for 20 hours. Plus it’s waterproof, so it’s great to lug around on a beach or boating vacation.
Though many of us like to travel to meet new people, sometimes there’s nothing better than a little quiet time – especially when traveling by train or plane. Bose’s QuietComfort 35 headphones are an indulgent gift for a friend or family member who is always traveling. It pairs with your smartphone, tablet, or computer and cancels out an astonishing amount of noise. If silence is golden, the QuietComforts are invaluable.
While you might enjoy walls full of your favorite books, most travelers prefer something scaled down. Kindle is an e-reader that allows you to have all your books loaded onto a slim, lightweight tablet. It’s great for frequent fliers because it packs down so small yet still allows them to purchase, download, and read books on the go.