technology for travelers

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Who doesn’t spend at least a little time during a family vacation working on the road? The key to a successful work-and-fun family vacation is having the right tech—technology for travelers that makes it possible to work efficiently and can double as entertainment for the kids.

A quick walk around the Lenovo showroom at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January 2015 was all it took or me to find three get tech products that would make like easier for travelers.

8″ Yoga Tablet 2 with Windows

We all love tablets but keeping track of a stylus or pen can be a challenge. That’s the coolest thing abou the Lenovo Any Pen Technology on the  Yoga Tablet 2. Get this:You can use any pen or pencil and it will function like the stylus.  Talk about an amazing feature for families with young children!


The Yoga Tablet 2 is a convenient 8 inch size and features a full HD display with two front facing speakers. This means you can watch movies or Skype with family and hear everything with ease. The kickstand gives it a nice boost to make viewing easy, too. It comes with Windows 8.1 and Office 365 so you can easily sync it with all of your other devices.

VIBE Pro Selfie Flash

technology for travelers

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The photos captured during travel are some of the most cherished ones we all have and that includes selfies. Lenovo has a Selfie Flash that is a must have for traveling families. It allows you to show yourself in your best light with some nice added bonus features.

Just plug the Lenovo Vibe Pro Selfie Flash into your phone to enable the preset user preferences. Do you want a 5 second countdown for selfies or do you prefer a certain camera setting? The Vibe Pro Selfie Flash remembers your desires and makes capturing those life moments even easier. With a retail price of less than $35, the Vibe Pro is an affordable travel accessory and makes a great gift as well.

technology for travelers

Photo credit: Kim Orlando / Traveling Mom

13″ Yoga Tablet 2 Pro

The Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Pro is a 13 inch version of Lenovo’s Yoga line of products. The Yoga Tablet 2 Pro earns special mention on TravelingMom because its built-in projector allows you to project onto a 50 inch screen with incredible clarity. This feature alone makes the Yoga Tablet 2 Pro a must have for travel…simply project onto a large wall or pack up a white sheet and a few clothespins to create your own outdoor move night between two trees while you travel.

The Yoga Tablet 2 Pro also features a clever hinge that functions as a kickstand AND a hanger. Simply hang it around your headrest for car travel to bring movies to life. When the kids are finished watching a movie, take it down and pop the hinge into kickstand mode to use as a tablet.

What kind of travel tech makes your life as a traveler easier?