Travel tune-up



Travel experts know high-quality tech can prevent stressful mishaps and allow for smooth experiences from takeoff to landing. Upgrade your travel gear with the following items to make your next trip a breeze.

Pack Smart

The basic black carry-on will likely be a thing of the past when you buy G-Ro’s innovative carry-on luggage, priced at $445. The TSA-approved 9.3-pound bag is made with ultradurable carbon-fiber and aviation-approved aluminum, recognizable by its large, side-mounted wheels that can handle any terrain.

The smart G-Ro includes two USB ports for device charging, as well as a removable power bank and external pockets designed for laptops, tablets, and travel documents. The carry-on comes with a Tile Slim Bluetooth luggage locator, too.

Stay Tuned-In

Crying babies, loud chatter, and engine noise can make flying a headache, but Sony’s WH 1000xm3 noise-canceling headphones give users the peace and quiet needed to focus on the audio entertainment of their choosing. Priced at $350, these wireless headphones with Bluetooth capability fit over the ears and come equipped with Alexa-enabled voice controls to provide instant access to music, podcasts, and information.

The 1000xm3 model automatically adjusts for high altitudes to maintain optimal sound quality while in the air, as well as changing the levels of ambient sound to cut out background noise. Its superior technology provides three hours of battery life and touch controls that adjust volume, switch tracks, and receive phone calls.

Track Your Adventure

The active, adventurous traveler will be reluctant to leave home without a Garmin Fenix 5X Plus watch strapped to their wrist to track outdoor activities, no matter how rugged or remote. For $750, this upgraded multisport GPS smartwatch monitors your estimated heart rate, checks your blood-oxygen saturation levels for high altitudes, and provides color topography maps to keep on the right trail.

The Fenix 5X Plus includes an altimeter, barometer, and compass for navigation purposes and has a superior battery life, up to 20 days in smartwatch mode or 13 in GPS mode. Garmin Pay allows you to leave your wallet in your luggage along with your phone, as the watch stores up to 500 songs and connects to Bluetooth headphones. It pairs with compatible devices to receive texts, alerts, and emails.

The Garmin Fenix 5X Plus watch
The Garmin Fenix 5X Plus watch.

Connect on the Go

No matter how far your travels may take you, being able to connect your cellphone, laptop, or tablet to a reliable Wi-Fi source without paying exorbitant roaming charges is crucial for those needing to call home or work from the road.

The Skyroam Solis is a 4G LTE mobile hotspot and power bank that can charge up to five devices at once. At only 6.5 ounces, the device won’t weigh you down, but its 16-hour battery life will keep you connected wherever the day may take you. The Skyroam device costs $149 with $9 daily plans, or a $99 monthly subscription fee for frequent travelers, providing access to unlimited data in more than 130 countries.

The Skyroam Solis mobile hotspot.
The Skyroam Solis mobile hotspot

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