9 On-the-Go Gadgets Every Traveler NeedsShare open/close
Summer is upon us and as the temperatures begin to rise, the air will thicken with the familiar excitement of imminent vacation. And whether you’re jet-setting across the world, taking a cross-country road trip or hitting the local beaches, no trip is complete without electronic gadgets. For the tech-savvy traveler, Samsung has skillfully designed a number of products to make yours more convenient and enjoyable without weighing down your luggage.
Smartphones, in all their advanced technological glory, have evolved to be able to possess the features of many gadgets on this list, and the S6 is currently reigning as the king of the market. In addition to being able to keep in touch, photograph favorite travel memories, and stay oriented with maps, there are a slew of bonus apps and built-in features you can utilize to enhance you travels.
For one, Galaxy Gifts gives users access to a number of travel guides; GeoNews, which sends out alerts regarding severe weather conditions; and Scrapbook, a fun tool to organize all your favorite travel memories. Additionally, the S Translator allows you to communicate in more than 11 languages via voice-to-text and text-to-text translation, along with a set of pre-translated phrases, so you can communicate no matter where you are in the world.
Galaxy Tab S 10.5
A long flight can feel like an eternity, but with the help of the Galaxy Tab S 10.5, you’ll never be bored. The Galaxy Tab S’ microSD card slot allows you to easily transfer files and expand the tablet’s memory, while the open Android platform lets you play all kinds of media. Its screen, however, is undoubtedly one of its greatest features; a glistening Super AMOLED panel makes your movies, TV shows and games pop like dynamite, which will undoubtedly turn you into the envy of the guy in 33B.
Samsung Level On Wireless Headphones and Level Link
Add a bit of background music to your summer vacation with the Level On Wireless Headphones. High-definition 40mm drivers combine with Active Noise Cancelation, a feature that accurately maps surrounding sounds, to produce a remarkably clear, uninterrupted audio experience so you can enjoy your favorite on-the-road soundtrack to the fullest. The headphones’ smart-touch button-free controls and wireless Bluetooth connection ensure that your hands are free to do more important things— like snack on exotic street food or snap photos of stunning scenery. And with a folding design, they can easily be packed away in a day bag or backpack.
With the Level Link, you can simply connect the in-flight entertainment screen and Bluetooth™-enabled headphones and enjoy movies, games and TVs during the flight.
Samsung NX Mini Compact Digital Camera
Some travel moments are meant to be experienced with the eyes rather than through a lens. But for all the other times, the light-weight, user-friendly NX Mini Compact Digital Camera is the perfect device to capture memories that will last a lifetime.
The interchangeable lens captures both wide-angle and telephoto images with clarity and the Selfie Mode makes it easy for solo travelers to be perfectly framed in self-taken shots. The camera is easy to point and shoot, but also offers the option for users to take control of settings such as ISO, aperture and shutter speed to best capture the feel and atmosphere of their travel experiences. And no worries about being out and about all day; the camera battery allows for about 650 shots in a single charge.
Galaxy Tab A 8.0 with Pen
Taking your family on vacation? Then save yourself the headache and put the Galaxy Tab A 8.0 at the top of your packing list. Thanks to its Multi-User feature, families can create up to six profiles on one device so that everyone, from Grandpa Joe to Little Suzie, can enjoy the tablet with their own personalized experience. A 4:3 screen ratio makes the screen appear larger (which is great for movie-watching) while the Reading Mode adjusts color and brightness to prevent eye fatigue. And with Kids Mode allowing for safer access to kid-friendly content, the only thing Mom and Dad have to stress about is that age-old question: “Are we there yet?”
Samsung Gear S
Vacations are for overeating, so the Gear S’ calorie log, heart rate monitor and activity-tracker might not be of much use to you on your trip. The Gear S’s built-in GPS tracker, however, is a bit handier, as it provides step-by-step walking directions anywhere you want to go. Out at the beach all day? The UV sensor lets users know when it’s time to get out of the sun so you won’t have to suffer from any dreaded sunburns.
Animal Edition Battery Pack
With so many places to see and things to do, the last thing you want to think about during your vacation is keeping your travel gadgets charged up. The Animal Edition Battery Pack promises up to three to four times the capacity of the Galaxy S6, depending on the size, and can charge the Galaxy Note 4 more than twice. And if the super-charging features weren’t great enough, the designs are absolutely adorable; images of cuddly animals aim to raise awareness of endangered species and will certainly be a conversation piece during your travels.
Samsung SmartCam HD Pro
Speaking of safety, the SmartCam HD Pro makes it simpler than ever to keep an eye on your home while you’re away. See what your SmartCam sees via your phone, and set up motion and audio alerts to notify you when the camera’s advanced detection recognizes true motion.