Best New Travel Gadgets for 2014
T+L’s tech correspondent rounds up the hot new finds from this year’s CES.
From wearable computers and cloud-connected cars to design-forward chargers—not to mention enough noise-canceling headphones and Bluetooth wireless speakers that’d make even the most ardent audiophile hit the mute button—the gadgets making their debuts at the 2014 International CES in Las Vegas last week promise to add extra levels of convenience and enjoyment to travelers in the coming months.
Like the ability for consumers to remotely view digital content as they travel—or at least easily bring it with them. Be it beamed from a Dish Network DVR or LaCie’s slick wireless Fuel drive, Samsung’s oversize new tablet offers a gorgeous way to watch. And thanks to a double-whammy product from Mophie, iPhone owners also have one less scourge of the information age to contend with: storage space. Curating playlists before a plane ride is 2013’s problem.
Travelers will also have even more vivid ways to document their next adventures, thanks to Sony, whether that’s with a near-21-megapixel smartphone that goes underwater or a handheld camcorder that shoots in extreme high-def (Ultra HD being another top trend this year). To show it all off, Korea’s Sekonix has a projector that fits on a key chain.
This year’s CES featured a record 3,500 exhibitors and 2 million square feet of convention space. After a week of scouring, we found the most promising new devices and technologies to take on your next trip.
Read on for some of the best new travel tech of 2014.