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New Tech Perfect for Traveling Kids

by Holly Riddle

Nov 21, 2019

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Today’s young travelers are more tech-savvy than ever. If the youngest traveler in your family needs some new gear (or you’re just looking for a great holiday gift for the traveling kid or parent in your life), consider one of these options.


Skyroam Solis X WiFi Smartspot

If there’s one thing that kids (and really everyone) on the go needs, it’s reliable WiFi. Stop any meltdowns from occurring when your kid’s streaming service suddenly stops in a foreign country or when they suddenly can’t access their favorite social media platform. With the Skyroam Solis X WiFi Smartspot, you have global, 4G LTE WiFi in more than 130 countries. The handy little device can connect to up to 10 devices at once, too, so the entire family can use it. Additionally, it comes with an outlet for charging anytime. And if that wasn’t enough, it also has a wide angle lens so you can use the device to live stream or record. It all comes in a small, pocket-sized disc you can take anywhere.


Kidoodle TV

A new streaming platform is available for families on the go who never want to worry about their child watching something they shouldn’t on one of the more traditional streaming platforms. Kidoodle offers kid-friendly, curated content perfect for children of any age. And the platform allows parents to control unique settings such as curfews and bedtimes, as well as look at analytics to monitor their child’s behavior. Additionally, parents can upload their own videos to the platform for kids to watch at any time. Better yet? The platform is free.


Mavic Pro 2

If you have an older traveler who can be trusted with more expensive types of tech, you may want to surprise them with the super-cool Mavic Pro 2 before your next trip. This drone is outfitted with smartphone controls and a 4-K camera for capturing 30 minutes of flying time over distances of four miles. It’s perfect for capturing amazing footage for social media or YouTube videos.


Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark 22

Similarly, teen travelers will love this stylishly designed and compact camera that produces high-quality photos and videos on the go. The camera is outfitted with a touchscreen and a tiny flash, but just because it’s small doesn’t mean it doesn’t have the latest tech capabilities. The camera can connect to other devices via WiFi and Bluetooth, so you can transfer all your great photos and videos to your phone for instant uploading to Instagram or Twitter.


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