In previous generations, travellers were often forced to cut themselves off from home as they were limited in terms of the technology that they could use to maintain contact with loved ones. The same principle applied to travelling businessmen, who were generally forced to use long-distance telephone communication as a way of interacting with their employees back home.
This is no longer the case, however, as there is now a vast range of mobile travel gadgets and applications that enables us to connect with loved ones, manage important business tasks and enjoy our favourite online past-times regardless of where we are in the world.
With this and a keen focus on mobile tools in mind, let’s take a look at three of the best and most innovative travel gadgets for 2014.
The Overboard Waterproof Case for the iPhone
Starting with practical concerns, trips across water are always daunting due to the increased risk of losing expensive gadgetry overboard. You can at least negate the risk of long-term damage being caused to your mobile device by investing in an Overboard Waterproof case that has been designed for the new iPhone 6. Accounting for the lack on in-built water protection in Apple’s devices, this smart and functional gadget will enable users to take images and send messages underwater and in depths of up-to six metres. With a new product being released for the iPad, you can source protection for your device for as little as £16 through Amazon.
SteelSeries Stratus Wireless Gaming Controller
Mobile gaming represents huge business at present, whether you enjoy playing a series of comic-themed Canadian casino games by Royal Vegas or fully immersing in the latest level of Angry Birds. As a result of this trend, tablet gaming is now highly popular and new devices such as the Nvidia Shield have been specifically designed to deliver an immersive gaming experience. The SteelSeries Stratus Wireless Gaming Controller also has the capacity to turn any tablet into a makeshift console, which replicates the feel and touch of a traditional video game experience in the online space. Although this is a little more expensive at £60, it is must for any fan of mobile or tablet gaming.
The OlloClip 4-in-1 Detachable Lens for the iPhone
While the camera capabilities of Smartphone’s have evolved considerably during the last decade, it is hard to beat the quality imagery produced by high quality digital cameras. Apple has sought to replicate this experience on behalf of its users, however, by releasing the innovative OlloClip 4-in-1 Detachable Lens for the iPhone 6. It is essentially an easy to use and dual purpose lens that is extremely fun, while it also includes wide angle shooting capacity and either 10x or 15x macro lenses for taking quick and outstanding snapshots. For the picture lovers among you, this is a must have gadget that will afford you hours of spontaneous fun and enjoyment.