Preparing for a long vacation is fun, but it's important to be practical, too. Ensure a smooth trip by including the right technology on your packing list.
With gadgets such as wireless speakers, headphones, wall chargers and more, you can optimize your devices for use while you’re away. These six accessories, which are all available from Verizon, are ideal for keeping you connected (when you want to be) while on vacation.
Rapid Wall Charger and On-the-Go mophie powerstation
You never know where you might be when the power on your smartphone or tablet starts to run low. Ideal for use in a beach house, log cabin or other vacation retreat, the Rapid Wall Charger with 6 ft Cable for Micro USB will have your phone’s power supply restored in no time. The charger works with most devices, smartphones and tablets (additional cable may be required) and fits with LifeProof, OtterBox and most other cases. And the long 6 ft. charge and sync cable gives you plenty of length to plug it in to even those hard-to-reach places and still keep your phone nearby.
Already out for the day and notice your phone’s power is dwindling? If the mophie powerstation plus 3x with Micro USB Connector is stowed in your bag or backpack, there’s no cause for alarm. The portable power pack’s integrated input and output cables are all you need to charge and sync your devices – no additional cables needed. It can also deliver up to 3x extra battery so you’ll have plenty of power to stream your favorite tunes wirelessly or snap plenty of pictures to look back on when you return home.
Ultimate Ears UE MEGABOOM
Everything’s better with a musical backdrop, so throw the Ultimate Ears UE MEGABOOM portable wireless speaker in your bag and head out the door. It has an IPX7 waterproof rating so it’s at home on the beach or poolside. A true party starter, this cutting-edge speaker will have your music playing all around you as it blasts amazing 360-degree sound with deep, heart-pounding bass.
QuietComfort® 25 Acoustic Noise-Cancelling® headphones by Bose®
Take time to tune out the world and relax with the Bose QuietComfort® 25 Acoustic Noise-Cancelling® headphones. They’re great while in flight to your vacation retreat to eradicate the disruptive drone of the plane’s engines. Or, use them to enjoy your favorite tracks with plenty of crisp, powerful sound --and quiet that lets you hear your music better.
Beats Powerbeats2 Wireless Earphones
A vacation from everyday life doesn’t mean you need to give up your exercise routine. The lightweight and sweat-resistant Beats Powerbeats2 Wireless earphones can help you get lost in your music as you jog down the trail or do pushups in your hotel room. Dual drivers separate bass and treble for audio that’s accurate and powerful, while bendable ear hooks help keep Powerbeats2 in place during your workout.
GoPro® HERO4 (Silver)
Whether you’re traveling to new locations or familiar haunts, you’ll want to record your experiences. Enter the GoPro® HERO4 (Silver), an extremely durable and wearable Wi-Fi–enabled video camera with a housing that’s waterproof up to 131 feet (40m). With this action-ready camera, you’ll be prepared to capture stunning video in resolutions up to 1080p60 as you go zip-lining in Maui. Or shoot still pictures at up to 30 frames per second with the 12 megapixel camera while you snowmobile in Yellowstone -- and all without carrying heavy equipment.
For easy camera control, access the built-in touch display to frame shots, adjust settings and more, or use the GoPro App (available for separate download) on your smartphone or tablet. Either way, you’ve got yourself a true partner for your outdoor adventures.
Whether taking a quick weekend away or opting for a week or longer away from home, taking along some key technologies can enhance your experiences while you’re gone.