Working Vacation: FlightHub’s Favourite New Tech For Working Abroad

While some people use a vacation as a means to disconnect from the modern world, some simply can’t unplug from their work. While many would suggest the best accessory for people like this is served in a glass or bottle, at the end of the day how you spend your vacation is up to you.

I spoke with FlightHub, an online travel agency, to get their opinion on the best new high tech travel accessories for those who live and breathe their work and cool tech, even when they are on that hard earned vacation.

Karma Go

This one is for the one who truly can’t disconnect. The Karma Go is a wireless network creator. Essentially you turn it on and it turns a cell signal into a shareable WiFi network. This pay as you go service is unique because sharing your network with other Karma users helps you save money, giving you a cut of their pay as you go fees. Think of it as a finders fee for WiFi. This comes in handy when you are trapped in a place with inferior WiFi or no WiFi at all.

Bluesmart Carry-On Luggage

Probably the most talked about accessory according to FlightHub’s review, the Bluesmart Carry-On is one smart piece of luggage. Using the Bluesmart app you can track your bag using Bluetooth. The app also provides you with proximity warnings if you leave your bag behind and also allows you to lock and unlock your bag remotely. This bag is made for those who love to worry about where their luggage is at all times and are looking for enhanced security while travelling.

Intel Compute Stick

Another well-regarded tool for those who love to take their work with them. The Intel Compute Stick is a computer the size of a typical jump drive. But how does it work? You simply plug it into the HDMI port on any TV and connect your Bluetooth mouse and keyboard. This gives you a fully functioning computer no matter where you are, provided you have access to a TV that supports HDMI connections. There are all kinds of models and configurations, allowing you to custom-build your own computing solution. Be careful though, these obviously aren’t the most powerful computers so FlightHub recommends maybe vouching for one of the higher performance models if you are considering the Intel Compute Stick. 

This is a guest post by Keith Holland.
Keith Holland is the Community Manager for Momentum Ventures in Montreal, Quebec and a President's Letter recipient at Humber College's School Of Journalism.

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