Whether you’re an avid traveler or just prepping for your next summer holiday, staying connected whilst abroad is essential. Exotic locations, untamed landscapes, and pure adventure just aren’t the same when you don’t have any wifi to send pictures to your mom, can’t share your location with your travel buddies, or don’t have a speaker to turn up those tunes.
That’s why I’ve come up with a list of the best bluetooth travel accessories that will help you explore new places with all the home comforts you could wish for and more!
Portable Wifi Hotspot
If you’re planning on traveling to other countries, you’ll need a portable wifi hotspot that allows you to stay connected without paying for expensive data roaming charges. This is especially important for travelers in countries where it might be difficult to find an internet connection.
The hotspot will serve as a wifi router, which means you can connect it to devices such as laptops, smartphones, tablets, and gaming consoles to access the internet. Many of these portable hotspots are designed to be compact and lightweight, so you can easily pack or attach them to your suitcase or backpack. So no matter where you are, you’ll always be able to contact family and friends or stay up to date with those pesky work emails.
When traveling, staying safe is non-negotiable.
If you’re planning to venture out alone, then it’s essential that whoever you’re traveling with knows your location. Bluetooth devices such as the goTenna Mesh can be paired with a smartphone, allowing you to communicate without cellular service.
You can send messages or share your location with anyone in a 4-mile range, ensuring that someone will always know where you are and you never end up isolated and in danger.
The new macOS update: macOS Ventura, has a few incredible bluetooth features that are perfect for anyone on the go. Taking a FaceTime call while you’re traveling can be really inconvenient. However, the new update allows for ‘Handoff FaceTime’; the calls will seamlessly move from your Mac to your iPhone, ensuring that your bluetooth headset stays connected at all times.
As well as this, other features of macOS Ventura such as scheduled sending of emails, addition of new language to the Safari web page translation, and the sharing of iCloud photo libraries with up to five other people are all perfect for the avid traveler. As I’m sure we’ve all experienced, technology isn’t always smooth sailing. But don’t fear!
Another bonus of the masOS Ventura update is that any problems, especially those related to bluetooth connection, can be easily fixed whilst on the move.
If you buy one thing recommended in this article, get yourself some noise-canceling headphones. Perfect for long journeys, outdoor hikes, and busy cities, a pair of noise-canceling headphones not only look cool but are also incredibly practical.
Consider downloading a few podcasts or even curating your very own travel playlist as entertainment for the journey there and back. The great thing about headphones is that they’re fully personalizable: over or in-ear, what color they are, their weight and size… it’s up to you!
There’s only so much you can do with a camera. Even if you travel by plane, you have a few minutes to desperately try and capture an overhead shot of the landscape before landing. But with a drone, the world is your oyster.
Connect the drone to your phone using bluetooth and you're bound to have Instagram photos and videos that’ll make absolutely everyone wish they could be living your life! When buying a drone, it's important to consider your specific needs.
Drones span across a wide range of sizes, skill levels and prices, so we recommend writing down a list of all the features you’d want a drone to have and your budget before looking online or asking in-store. In addition to this, before you fly a drone, please check the rules and regulations of the area you’re in. Multiple places such as coastal beauty spots have placed a ban on drones as they can cause harm to birds and pose a danger to visitors.
It should be clear by now that bluetooth devices are essential to the suitcase of any traveler. They make a holiday more enjoyable, safer, and increase practicality. With so many pieces of technology tailored to travelers on the market at the moment, all you need to do now is get researching!