• New gadgets help keep travelers safe and connected

    2010-03-10

    Traveling abroad can be one of the most fun and liberating experiences of a person's life, yet with the potential language barrier, unfamiliar laws and customs, or tourist-targeting street crime, it can also be quite harrowing. Fortunately for modern adventurers, a new wave of travel tech gadgets can help keep a person safe, in touch and enjoying their trip.

    When heading to the beach, many travelers worry about the fate of items in their pockets like credit cards, hotel keys or loose cash. Leaving them out in the open while one goes for a swim is ill advised even in the safest places. Fortunately, surfwear company Reef has introduced the Stash Sandals, a hollow yet structurally sound flip flop with a secret storage compartment hidden in the heel.

    For business travelers who don't want to break out their global cell phones every few minutes there is the ultra-sleek O.R.B. Bluetooth by Hybra Advance Technology. This tiny gadget appears as a stainless steel ring that can produce caller IDs, text messages and appointment info, and turns into a fully functional earpiece with a twist.

    Once one feels safe and connected, they'll probably want to start snapping photos, and thanks to the multi-functional Gorillapod positioning system, tourists will never have to ask a stranger to take a picture again.

Questions?
Call us at 1.800.826.4919

Non insurance services are provided by Travel Guard. 
This plan provides insurance coverage that only applies during the covered trip.
You may have coverage from other sources that provides you with similar benefits but may be subject to different restrictions depending upon your other coverages. You may wish to compare the terms of this policy with your existing life, health, home, and automobile insurance policies. If you have any questions about your current coverage, call your insurer or insurance agent or broker. Coverage is offered by Travel Guard Group, Inc (Travel Guard). California lic. no.0B93606, 3300 Business Park Drive, Stevens Point, WI 54482, www.travelguard.com. CA DOI toll free number: 800-927-HELP. This is only a brief description of the coverage(s) available. The Policy will contain reductions, limitations, exclusions and termination provisions. Insurance underwritten by National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, Pa., a Pennsylvania insurance company, with its principal place of business at 175 Water Street, 15th Floor, New York, NY 10038. It is currently authorized to transact business in all states and the District of Columbia. NAIC No. 19445. Coverage may not be available in all states. Your travel retailer may not be licensed to sell insurance, and cannot answer technical questions about the benefits, exclusions, and conditions of this insurance and cannot evaluate the adequacy of your existing insurance. The purchase of travel insurance is not required in order to purchase any other product or service from the Travel Retailer.