Must Have Tech Essentials for Summer Travel

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Must Have Tech Gadets for Summer Travel


Summer travel is getting ready to kick into high gear. Or for some of us, we have an idea of what we’re going to do but haven’t officially made the plans. Either way, the kids are out of school, it’s blazing hot outside and everyone is ready for a trip! Before you go, I want to share some of the latest tech gadgets that you’ll definitely want to have in tow. I was invited to a Tech and Travel event at the Willard Hotel where we got the scoop!

Washington, DC is one of the nation’s top places to visit. Experience free museums, year round events and so much more suited for the entire family. I recently visited the historic Willard Hotel to learn about their new family programs. Long are the days of just catering to those in the political arena, everyone is welcomed. I can’t go without expressing how beautiful the rooms are and the amazing views that many of them offer.  Down on the main level, we toured the bar, gift shop and only wished we could stay for Afternoon Tea. We were introduced to new programs which feature one of a kind services, making it easy to focus on the family and not on the details.

  • Ask for What You Want: That’s right, ask for you what you want! Diapers, chargers, child proofing, personalized birthday cards and treats, workout clothes, books, video games and more. Did I forget something? Yeah, they’ll get it for you.
  • Children’s Program: The new children’s program will be launching in July for kids up to the age of five. Kids will be able to go on adventures, learn about the hotel in various ways and even meet a new friend. Did I mention the complementary parking and cookies?Sweet Treats_ Travel and Tech
  • Sweet Treats: OMG!! The Willard knows how to please! Just look at this picture, kids will be in utter amazement! GO TO CAFÉ DU PARC!

After our tour of the hotel, I was anxious to check out the new gadgets. From solar power chargers to new software, I was in heaven. I don’t buy everything but you better believe that I do sneak off to the store to play. Now a little about some of the products:

HButler ORBIT– ORBIT is an anodized aluminum Bluetooth device, with an easy-to-use app that finds everyday items in seconds – like your keys, glasses and wallet. Using the free app, you can check the map for your ORBITS last known location and time. You can also find your phone with ORBIT. Press ORBIT to make your phone ring – even if it’s on silent!  $39.99

Knomo Elektronista– A first-of-its-kind concept, this crossover bag seamlessly incorporates technology into the constant juggle of work, leisure and travel. The Knomo Elektronista is a unique, stylish design, crafted around the technology that we use every day, and even includes a 3000mAh battery to keep devices charged on the go. This soft full-grain leather bag and all its bells and whistles come with the price tag of $295.

JVC Tinyphones HA-KD6 for the Kiddies- The JVC HA-KD6 headphones are an on-the-ear design, sized for kids, featuring a volume limiter to prevent hearing damage. They’re available in four different bright color combinations and come with stickers for decorating. $19.99

Waka Waka Power+ and Base 10 – The WakaWaka Base 10 is the next step in the evolution of portable solar: the ultimate all-in-one compact solar power bank.  It comes with a 10,000 mA battery and also comes with two portable LED flashlights for when the sun goes down and the lights go out. After a single day in the sun, the powerful Base 10 will charge up to 3 devices at once or provide up to 240 hours of LED light. $199 is America’s Leading On-Demand Roadside Assistance Service – With thousands of trusted service providers nationwide, Uber-like visibility and flat-rate, pay-per-use pricing, is the alternative to traditional roadside assistance clubs. On average, services range from $75 – $99.

I can’t wait to get our travel started and put some of these gadgets to use. Be sure to add them to your travel checklist!


Disclosure: I was invited to this event and received products or compensation for my attendance. All thoughts, comments and opinions are my own.