Top Tech Devices for those Summer Road Trips


As your summer spots are (kind of) re-opening – and we’re all being safe and smart – Verizon has some great tech devices to make your road trips the best in 2020.

Need a powerhouse smartphone to capture outdoor memories? The Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G has single take Artificial Intelligence for multiple stills and videos every time you snap a photo. It even determines the ideal lenses, special effects and filters curated for your specific outdoor environment, so you capture the best of every moment. If you’re social distancing, you can still take hi-res images at an incredible distance. Whether you want to zoom in from far away or magnify the details of close-up objects, the new 30x Space Zoom does so with impressive power and clarity. All social shares are ultra-fast using 5G. Low-light conditions are also a breeze – with Bright Night, you can capture crisp, high-quality photo and video in even in the darkest environments – no flash required.

Staying on top of your photo history and travel memories is also much easier now. With latest updates to Google Photos, you now get a map view of all your pics – leveraging EXIF camera data and Google Location History, Photos has a cool heat map effect and locates images as you scroll back in time. See where you’ve taken the most photos around your hometown or find that one photo from somewhere on your road trip across the country. Available for both iOs and Android devices.

For the little ones, you might try the JBL Kids Bluetooth over-the-ear headphones.  Kids will love the cool color design and included sticker set, perfect for personalizing their headphones with their own unique style. A soft-padded headband and ear cushions make the JR300BT comfortable to wear. A compact, foldable design makes it easy to pack. The headphones are Bluetooth-enabled and operate at a range of up to 15 meters from your connected device. Greatest feature for safe summers? JBL Safe Sound limits audio to under 85 decibels, ensuring a healthy volume for even the youngest of listeners.

And for home safety, the Nest Cam Indoor Security Camera has got you covered while you’re away. Take advantage of 24/7 live video streaming to your mobile device or tablet. Get alerts if something happens and watch footage live in super clear 1080p HD. Whether it’s identifying uninvited house guests or trying to figure out where the dog hid your shoe, this Nest security camera helps you capture it all. Any time, day or night, you can see what’s going on in your monitored space by pulling up the feed on your app. Using a 130-degree wide-angle view of the room, check that takes place via the secure stream to your phone, tablet or laptop in 1080p HD. You can even zoom in and enhance for a closer look.

To make sure the greenery survives on longer road trips, you can also try the Nest Thermostat E. Control the temperature of your home with a smart thermostat that saves energy and adapts to your schedule. You can even program it to recognize your phone’s location and automatically turn the temperature down when you leave the house. Manage your house’s temperature, regardless of whether you’re at work (finally in the office), on the beach or enjoying a movie on the couch. The Nest app gives you control of your thermostat from your phone, tablet or computer. You can even view your device’s history for a quick way to discover more opportunities to become energy efficient.

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