07.05.2013Personal Tech

Verizon Must Haves for Summer Travel


Families across the Midwest are hitting the road this summer–whether it's a long weekend at the beach or a cross-country adventure. In fact, according to a survey by Huntington Bank, three in four Midwesterners plan vacations away from home in 2013, up from 63 percent in 2012.

Every member of the family can enjoy the trip and stay connected thanks to some great mobile devices and accessories. These must haves for summer travel include:

Jabra Freeway – Enjoy hands-free calls and surround sound music. It’s one of the first Bluetooth® in-car speakerphones to have three speakers coupled with Virtual Surround Sound. All of the background noises, honking cars, roadwork and bumps on the road disappear with FREEWAY's dual-mic technology, which filters out everything but your voice.

Mophie Juice Pack Powerstation™ – Whether you’re at the beach or on your bike, plug the Powerstation into your phone and forget about running out of battery life. It is the easiest way to charge your phone on the go, with complete access to your phone while it charges. The powerstation can switch between 500 mAh, 1 amp, or 2.1 amps, which makes it compatible with virtually any USB-charged device in the world.

Samsung Galaxy Note® 10.1 – Tablets aren’t just for reading and playing games. Mom, dad and the kids can stay connected with the Galaxy Note 10.1. At less than a half–inch thick, just over 7 inches high and a super–lean 20.8 ounces, this Samsung tablet won’t weigh you down or slow you down. And, you can save time and effort with Air View. Preview emails, find photos, scan videos for specific scenes, search for notes and preview calendar events–without actually having to open them completely.

Moga™ Mobile Gaming System – Play games anywhere with the best mobile gaming solution for Android™ smartphones and tablets. The Moga Gaming System includes a state-of-the-art, portable controller and a huge library of games. It works with Bluetooth-enabled Android 2.3+ smartphones and tablets.

Slingbox 500 – You won’t need to miss your favorite shows while basking in the sun with the Slingbox 500. This nifty device turns your new high-resolution tablet or smartphone into a TV.

Samsung Galaxy Camera™Preserve your favorite vacation moments and share the video or photos immediately using Verizon’s 4G LTE network or Wi-Fi. Shoot16-megapixel images and 1080p HD video and use the HD Super Clear LCD touch screen and built-in editing tools to help put the finishing touches on your media.

Whether your vacation plans take you to the Windy City’s Millennium Park, the American Jazz Museum in Kansas City, Michigan’s Mackinac Island or just about anywhere in the U.S., these devices and accessories can help you get the most out of your experience.

For more Verizon Wireless news, subscribe via RSS feeds in the right rail.