Summer’s just about to make its way to Seattle (we hope), and our heads are buzzing with ideas for road trips and getaways—and ideas for travel-friendly tech. And we’re not the only ones who plan to stay wired (well… wireless) when we travel. In a recent survey, 75% of respondents said they travel with a laptop, and 70% said they’ll be taking a smartphone*. But what about the other accessories that help you get the most out of your trip?
Take photos and videos, for example. It’s been said that the best camera is the one that’s with you. Nothing makes it easier to have a camera with you at all times than a great smartphone, and we recommend the Nokia Lumia 900. It comes with an 8-megapixel camera with a Zeiss lens—among the best optics made—along with full 30 fps 720p video. This means you can capture amazing photos and videos, and share them with the folks at home right away. And the Lumia 900 is super slim, which makes it easy to slip into your pocket and carry around.
If you’ll be traveling with your laptop in tow, we know a mouse you should meet. The Arc Touch Mouse is our most portable to date. To turn it on, pop it up into a comfortable curve. Then, when you’re ready to pack it away, fold it flat. It’s built to stand repeated use, so you can take it on as many trips as you like. It’s also wireless and equipped with BlueTrack Technology, so you can use it almost anywhere* without getting wrapped up in a cord.
*BlueTrack Technology does not work on clear glass or mirrored surfaces.
For those of you planning to pack a bit lighter and leave your laptop at home, the Fujitsu STYLISTIC Q550 Slate is a perfect lightweight alternative. The battery lasts up to 8 hours, which means you can watch a movie or two during your flight and still have some juice left to check your email when you land. It also comes with a built-in webcam, so you can stay connected while you’re away.
Which gadgets go with you everywhere? We’d love to hear it in the comments.
*Source: Windows Team Blog
- Hardware Team