Friday, January 18, 2013
5 Best New Travel Gadgets for Your 2013 Timeshare Vacation
The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is a major technology-related trade show, one of the biggest in the world, held each January in Las Vegas. The 2013 show, which ran from January 8-11, was the largest ever, with over 20,000 new electronic gadgets launched by over 3250 exhibitors.
Among the many television, computer, and cell phone innovations were a number of exciting gadgets just for the traveler. CNN Travel chose their Top 5 picks:
1. Y-Cam Home Monitor (see top photo) – Leave home without it. From Y-cam Solutions Ltd comes the Home Monitor security system. Connect the camera to your home network via Wi-Fi or cable, create an account, then start viewing.
Once you’re set up, you can head away on vacation without fear of leaving your property empty. There’s a function to record short clips when people near your front door. Users can check in via mobile, tablet, computer or TV so there’s no need to feel disconnected or homesick anymore.
There’s no need to keep your travel bragging for your return from vacation. Photo sharing apps allow you to upload your pics to social media without delay via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth.
Especially useful when you use your timeshare resort fitness facilities, another interesting function for travelers is the sleep tracker, which records body movement overnight to analyze your sleep and times of wakefulness. Users can then draw links between sleeplessness and sugar binges, for example, then work toward personalized healthy living targets.
All it needs is one AA battery and a local SIM card to make and receive calls without astronomical fees. The one-touch emergency services button is hard to miss.
They're Bluetooth-enabled and operate on both Apple’s iOS and Android platforms. All that voice-powered cleverness and it still manages to look like an understated, even classy, timepiece.
The “Passport” model (left in photo) was announced as a finalist in the Best of CES Awards. In addition to the “Passport” and “Victory” models pictured, the "G2G" comes with a sporty-looking silicone strap in a choice of five colors.
Use these great travel gadgets on your next timeshare vacation when you enjoy a timeshare rental in many fascinating destinations all around the globe.
Photo Credits: travel.cnn.com
Source: CNN Travel