Gadget's Geek Guide to Traveling

By Gadget Geek

<p>This final stretch of winter weather has us checking travel sites for last minute deals more often than usual. <br></p>

This final stretch of winter weather has us checking travel sites for last minute deals more often than usual. While flying the coop last-minute may not be achievable, it is a good time to start preparing for your next vacation. Here are the four gadgets you need to ensure you get the best out of your trip.

MophieJuice Pack Helium for iPhone 5

Since we all now use our phones as miniature computers, chances are the battery life on your device isn’t as long as you wish it would be, especially if you’re depending on it in a foreign land. Protect and prolong your phone with the mophie juice pack helium for the iPhone 5. Not only is this one of the thinnest battery cases for the phone on the market, it also offers users 6 hours of talk time, 30 hours of audio and 7 hours of video playback, browsing on the web or talk time. It’s the perfect sidekick for any kind of traveler and will most likely become a permanent fixture in your life.


Not enough of a hardcore gamer to dish out a grand for a Razer Edge tablet? Then the Wikipad is the tablet for you! What’s great about the Wikipad is that you can play any game from PlayStation Mobile as well as games in the Android Store. While this pad is made for gaming, you’re also able to fully immerse yourself in your work through Google Play’s business apps, web browsing and more. It has a camera too! While the original price was 500 bucks, the smaller screen has slashed that down to $250. Are you getting one? Let me know by tweeting @GamerNextDoor.

Trakdot Luggage

Unveiled at CES 2013, this gadget had a lot of jetsetters frothing at the mouth. Trakdot Luggage is one company’s answer to the age-old traveler’s horror story of lost luggage. We’ve spent one too many times staring intently at the luggage carousel, hoping for our bags to  materialize when in reality they were sitting halfway across the globe in Tuscany. Slip the small-sized tracker into your luggage and connect it to your phone. Once it’s in the air, the tracker will shut off and will turn back on after the plane is going less than 100 miles an hour. Once it’s landed, it will notify you via e-mail at what address it can be found.


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