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Essential Beach Gadgets: A Cellular Survival Kit

Essential Beach Gadgets: A Cellular Survival Kit

When you’re traveling, whether it’s a long trip or just a day at the beach, you’ll want to be prepared for using technology during a day in the sun. From portable power keeping you connected to tech that will enhance your travel experience, here’s our guide to surviving travel with tech.

Stay Charged All Day

When you’re traveling, even short distances, it can be tough finding places to charge your phone. Not only that, but since you’re away from home you may also have more occasion to use your phone, making adequate battery juice a necessity.

The first thing to look at is an external battery which can offer one or more extra charges for your device, whether in the form of a chargeable case like a mophie or an extra device altogether.

Practical Protection

Regardless of where you’re traveling, you will want to protect your device from drops and spills. Take a look at the protection from some of the most rugged cases around like Otterbox and Ballistic.

If you are particularly worried about your phone getting in the water, cases like the LifeProof series offer waterproof design and extra protection against things like sand and dust. These include a fully-enclosed case that keeps out moisture.

If you don’t need a waterproof case but still want some added protection for your screen, buying a screen protector in addition to your case can help keep your screen free of scratches and scuffs, as well as protect it from shattering in some cases.

Connection on the Road

If you’re headed to the beach, chances are you’ll be spending some time on the road.

Keep your phone charged while in the vehicle with a car charger adapter to make sure you’re arriving with a fully-charged battery for your full day of beach fun.

Use Find Trackers

If you want to keep your things extra-safe, whether from accidental misplacement or theft, attach Find Trackers so you can easily trace any of your devices if they go missing.

You can track your items from a Smartphone, Tablet or computer to see where they may have been left - or in the case of theft - where they were taken.

Just for Fun

Enhance your beach experience by bringing along wireless speakers to play your music. The UE Roll 2 Bluetooth Speaker is the perfect choice for a beach day. It is a portable, rugged speaker that is so waterproof you can bring it into the water with you for up to 30 minutes with its own UE floatie. With one charge you can enjoy up to 10 hours of your favorite music.

Thanks to modern speakers, adapters and other portable accessories for your cell phone, having a tech-enhanced day at the beach has never been so easy.

Melanie Hunter, a native New Yorker, is a social media enthusiast and lover of all things mobile tech. She is on a constant hunt for the best gadgets and apps that suit the lifestyle of the millennial on the go.

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