5 Interesting Gadgets to Take on Your Winter Vacation

There is a cold front moving through as the winter months settle in, and you are anticipating that long awaited holiday winter vacation. Knocking back a warm cup of herbal tea, you begin to take a mental note of what sorts of things will be necessary to take with you on your trip: warm clothes, personal items and maybe even a few interesting gadgets. As you motivate yourself to start packing, you assess which cool gadgets you will be bringing with you to make the exciting events more fun as well as aiding you through any lengthy periods of rest and relaxation. Here are the five winter vacation gadgets that made the top of your list.

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5 Interesting Winter Vacation Gadgets

The goTenna

The goTenna is a portable antenna and two-way radio device. If you get stuck in a remote area where there is no cellular service, the goTenna allows Android and iOS device users to still maintain cellular connectivity over a range of up to 50-miles. This is, of course, assuming ideal conditions. Made from sturdy materials, this pocket sized device makes it possible to transmit your location and other pertinent information to help ensure you are not completely cut off from civilization during an emergency while vacationing.

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GoTenna. Flickr: DopiesLife.com / CC BY-NC 2.0

The Portable Suitcase Stereo System

Living it up in your hotel room just got a whole lot more fun with the portable BoomCase stereo system. Fully charged, the on-board lithium battery will provide your relaxing afternoon or wild party with 10-hours of raw musical excitement. Equipped with a 40-watt amplifier, this portable stereo system has the power to pump your favorite tunes to a decent volume. Add two 6.5-inch woofers and two dome tweeters and you simply can’t go wrong as you rock the night away.

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Boomcase. Flickr: Doctor Popular / CC BY-NC 2.0

The Maarno Folding Sled

What would winter vacation be without a fun filled sled ride or two? The Maarno folding sled comes with a durable Swiss design, and it is built to make your sledding experience both exciting and convenient. Born from the genius of Max Frommeld & Arno Mathies, the Maarno folding sled is constructed from a composite of ashwood and and environmentally friendly, recyclable, engineering-grade plastic. This compact folding sled is easy to store when not in use and works great for racing or less competitive sledding purposes. This is definitely one of the best family winter vacation gadgets to bring with you.

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Sleepphones

It may be the dead of winter outside, but you are tossing and turning in your bed at the resort. Finding it difficult to relax in a strange place far from home, you slip your Sleepphones out of your bag and proceed to relax to an enchanting playlist of soothing bedtime music. Soft to the touch, the Sleepphone headband is the perfect wireless audio device for any relaxing application. Utilizing Bluetooth technology to make connectivity with other audio and smart devices a breeze, you simply would not leave home without your Sleepphones. They are compatible with a wide variety of devices: including, but not limited to, iPhones, other smartphones, CD-players, radios, bedside televisions, tablets and other electronic devices that support Bluetooth connections.

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The DJI Phantom 4 Drone

A gadget you cannot wait to unpack and utilize is the new DJI Phantom 4 drone recently purchased with the on-board camera. Whether you will be getting streaming video of you snowboarding or grabbing pictures from far above while you chance the steep slopes, your new drone is one of the coolest gadgets you own. Built to be lighter than its predecessor, the magnesium skeleton of the Phantom 4 provides this drone with an amazing 25-percent increase in sustainable flight time that maxes out around 28-minutes. With the newly designed lens, the overall picture clarity with this drone has been significantly improved as well.

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DJI Phantom 4 drone. Flickr: Andri Koolme / CC BY 2.0

The persistent chill of the winter air brings a sobering awareness to your vapid senses as you zip up your jacket. After you lock the door to your home, you check the status of your smart-security system with your phone, smiling to yourself as you think about the wonderful time you are going to have over the next couple of weeks. With all your winter vacation gadgets and bags packed tightly into the car, you are finally ready to get your long awaited winter vacation under way.

About Philip P.

What started as a simple job on a cruise ship ended up with me getting hooked up on traveling and visiting dozens of places in Europe, Caribbean and South America. I love to share my experiences with others and help travelers have a safe and enjoyable adventures.

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