It’s been a long winter, and a well deserved trip to the beach, islands, mountains or Europe sounds pretty good right now.
If you need to stay “connected” or maybe you just want to make your life easier with use of the latest technology in travel or relaxation, there are some great gadget and tech possibilities to bring along on Spring Break 2018. Stay safe and enjoy your Spring Break.
Our Scoop OTP “Tech Expert,” Rick Limpert, is here with his picks.
Snapper Rock Swimwear
Snapper Rock and SR is a line of UV50+ swimwear for babies, children, and also adults. Stay safe from the sun, but still have unlimited fun. There are some exciting new 2018 styles. Snapper Rock started making fresh and functional, protective gear for kids on the water. But it then grew to teens and adults with the SR line. Snapper Rock swimwear has the functionality that parents want – UV protection (blocking 98% of all harmful rays) lightweight, breathable and quick drying without compromising on style. Designed in New Zealand, where the ozone layer is very thin, they have the expertise in ways we can protect kids in the sun, without taking away their fun. They take pride in using the latest fabric technology, colors and designs to ensure Snapper Rock continues to lead this market segment.
Fend off any chance of a shark attack with a Shark Eyes decal. Shark Eyes is the world’s most affordable visual shark deterrent. Shark attacks have been a big problem around the world in recent years. This is a sticker for all water users who want to minimize their risk of a shark attack. Developed, and endorsed by watermen and professionals who routinely encounter sharks in the wild, the Shark Eyes decal on your surf board or SUP aims to fool the shark into thinking it’s been spotted, removing the element of surprise and deterring an attack. There are different sizes and prices start around $12. This is a simple idea and solution, but a no-brainer.
Ultimate Ears MEGABLAST Portable Wi‑Fi Bluetooth Speaker
Not just your everyday $250 Bluetooth Speaker.
Ultimate Sound: The most powerful speaker with 360° intensely rich sound, stunning clarity, and heart-pounding bass. With up to 12 hours of battery, it brings your music to life wherever you take it
With Amazon Alexa hands-free voice control: Just ask Alexa to blast tunes from Amazon Music, iHeart Radio or TuneIn, change tracks, check the weather – or try any of Alexa’s skills
Wi-Fi and Bluetooth enabled: Use the Alexa Voice Service at home or on the go whenever connected to Wi-Fi or a mobile hotspot or stream music via Bluetooth from your phone
Waterproof and virtually indestructible: Never worry about going easy on it, your music will always be on point. The speaker is IP67 rated and can be immersed in water up to 1 m for 30 minutes
Smarter over time: Update your speaker with the Ultimate Ears app as new features become available. Great sound and the perfect Bluetooth speaker for Spring Break.
Head off the, “We’re BORED!” on Spring Break mantra with Utter Nonsense! The Hilarious Accent Game-Family Edition, the ultimate in fun if it rains or you are looking to entertain the group or family while on the road.
Grab your kids, pull up a chair and get ready to laugh. Utter Nonsense is a hilarious card game that couples funny phrases with even funnier accents. You don’t have to be good at accents and the combinations don’t need to make sense, that’s where the fun comes in! Players combine silly accents with even sillier phrases to create sayings and actions that are just plain ridiculous. This family favorite is also an improv master’s dream! Chock full of family fun, you and your family will be rolling on the floor laughing in no time. With 50 accent and 450 phrase cards, encourage your child (or yourself) to get creative and make it their own.
With two editions: Family and Naughty, there’s something for EVERYONE and a guarantee of a roaring good time ahead. A great buy for $25.
Young entrepreneur does good! The story here is this beautiful swimwear line is designed, marketed and ran by an 18 year old. Kelsey Caputo graduated from high school early and is now designing and promoting her own swimwear line.
The pieces reflect a coastal living that is fresh, laid-back and stylish. Pieces range from $75 to $120, and are on sale at boutique stores dotting the Florida Keys and online at www.kadanswimwear.com.
The capsule collection offers five styles in calypso and baby blue. She envisioned beautiful women wearing her suits having fun and feeling confident when she conceived the idea and started designing.
“Every line tells a story,” explains Caputo, who graduated high school early to pursue her designing interests. “Mine says elegant coastal living for modern women.”
Wallaroo Hat Company
Serious sun protection with Wallaroo hats as they go far and beyond fashion-forward style — they are all specially designed around sun protection, in an effort to help eliminate the health threats of solar UV exposure. Also, with a Wallaroo hat you’re guaranteed long lasting and innovative protection and a secure fit thanks to an interior strap. Hats for men, women and they pack and fold easily for travel. Prices start around $30.
Under Armour Eyewear
If you are hitting the links this spring break, or you need some trendy eyewear to protect your eyes.
Under Armour® Eyewear – the worldwide leader in sport performance eyewear has launched their new UA Tuned™ Golf lenses. the launch highlights UA Eyewear’s commitment to offering leading sport-enhancing product in the golf space and all at affordable prices.
Inspired by Under Armour’s mission to make you better, UA Tuned Golf lenses feature light-filtering characteristics engineered to improve visual definition during peak performance on the course. Golfers benefit from a unique deep rose lens tint to better read greens, gauge depth perception, see terrain nuances and judge distances. The lens filtration profile offers just the right level of contrast enhancement to be comfortably worn all day on the course.
eniTAB360 easily attaches to your cell phone or tablet to make it stand upright on your lap when watching a movie in the car; on a folding tray table when flying; or on the coffee table while the family is relaxing on the couch.
It is tiny and lightweight: ½” thick and weighs under four ounces so it folds easily into a back pocket, backpack or carry on bag. It’s versatile and handy and honestly, the perfect gift for someone on the go. Once you reach your destination, you can take the accessory off your device or leave it on, fold it up, and throw it in the front pocket of your suitcase or the back pocket of your jeans.
eniTAB360 is a patented design that uses micro-suction technology to securely grip onto your tablet, cell phone or e-reader allowing you to stand your device at multiple positions and smoothly rotate 360 degrees.
The eniTAB360 is the perfect travel accessory, gift or tool to help you get right into spring mode.Parents will thank eniTAB360 when their kids are content with their favorite movie in front of them during hours spent en route to vacation. All for $19.99.
As with any trip or vacation, be safe and buckle up!