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Best Gadgets And Apps To Simplify Your Weekend Travel

Traveling on the go can be cumbersome if you’re not prepared. Travel interrupts our naturally scheduled programming and is an easy scapegoat for not maintaining a healthy lifestyle as well as being out of touch with our friends, families and jobs. Don’t let a change of scenery spoil your New Year’s resolutions – gear up for 2014 with these 10 apps and gadgets to help make your travel experiences exciting and productive.

 

 

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1)  Tile your passport

Tile, one of Kickstarter’s hottest projects of the year, is a matchbook-sized, thin, white plastic square.  This self-adhesive device, equipped with GPS, allows any item to be tracked using the owners smartphone app and Tile’s low-Bluetooth technology.  Can’t find your passport?  If prepared and equipped with a Tile affixed to the passport’s back or case, the owner can located the passport on a map and remotely send the device a signal to emit a sound, hopefully putting an end to the search-and-rescue.  This simple device is the “find my iPhone,” for all physical items.  Tile, which does not require battery changes or charging, can be pre-ordered for summer 2014 delivery.  Tile for travel could keep your passport and checked-luggage always in your pocket.  ($19.95 for one Tile, $59.85 for four Tiles, thetileapp.com)

 

 

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2)    Rove hands-free, with your automated travel diary

This free app is an automated timeline, which tracks users’ movements through GPS, estimates the method of travel, and inserts pictures, maps and locations into a timeline.  The result is a beautiful visual travel journal– no inputs required.  Next time relatives ask to hear all about the trip?  Just “Share” from the app and Rove will email a link to the trip’s timeline- allowing the traveler to enjoy the moment and not spend time recording it.   Want to keep Rove personal?  The app is 100% private unless users choose to share.  (Free in the iTunes store)

Best Gadgets And Apps To Simplify Your Weekend Travel

3)    Viber App + (friend with) Viber App = Free Calls

 

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The Viber app allows users to make free phone calls, video calls or send text messages, over 4G or WiFi, anywhere in the world, free of charge (as long as both users are connecting through the Viber application).  The app is available on all mobile devices and with 200 million active global users, has become one of the largest disruptors in the online global communication space. (Free; runs on: Android, BlackBerry, iOS, Windows Phone)

 

Best Gadgets And Apps To Simplify Your Weekend Travel

 

4)    Caught with a dying phone? Bring extra juice

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There are many options on the market to pack power for on-the-go charging.  Dark Reservoir’s sleekly designed device is on the higher end of the price rage, but the pocket-sized device will provide up to five charges for an iPhone, 1.5 charges for an iPad mini and will charge anything with a micro-USB charger ($129, mydarkenergy.com).  Innergie has a wide range of prices and products for back-up batteries, including laptops.  (Prices start at $54.99,myinnergie.com/store)

 

 

 

 

Best Gadgets And Apps To Simplify Your Weekend Travel

 What are some of your favorite gadgets and apps that simplify your travel?  Feel free to share your favorites below.

 

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