Digital Travel News: Resources for the Road
Published: November 2010
The latest on-the-go digital travel innovations.
Skip your hotel’s pricey Internet connection. The slim MiFi 2200 Mobile Hotspot ($150; virginmobile.com) delivers a Wi-Fi signal to up to five devices—laptops, smart phones, and cameras among them.
Plug in the Tumi Mobile Power Pack ($135; tumi.com) and take it with you on the road to give your battery-draining smart phones (that means you, iPhone!) up to five recharges—ensuring they never lose their juice.
On the hunt for the perfect meal? The Foodspotting website and app (free; iPhone/iPod Touch, iPad, Android) offers crowdsourced photos of the most delicious dishes in your vicinity, along with user-generated destination guides.
Franklin’s compact, modular Roadie Amp’d Portable Speaker System ($100; franklin.com), compatible with smart phones, MP3 players, and computers, uses any flat surface to amplify its excellent sound.