Apr 25, 2017

15 Smart Communication Gadgets for Travelers.

When traveling, one of the concerns is being in touch with your family and friends. While the other one is keeping the cost of communication - roaming fee, and the bills under control. To keep you in touch with your family and friends while keeping the roaming fee reasonable, we have these gadgets for you.

SIMpro: Simpro is a smart device that simplifies the way you connect anytime, anywhere and lets you control multiple SIM cards, smart phones and data connection, so that you don't need to switch SIM cards or phones again. This credit card portable device cases a Dual-SIM adaptor with data connection that can manage two active numbers via its iOS App. It uses Bluetooth to connect to your iPod or iPad and turn them into a smartphone. All you need to do is simply put your second SIM card into SIMpro, connect it to your device via Bluetooth and you are ready to use two numbers at once. It supports phone call recording, provides private data connection connecting via encrypted Bluetooth, and lasts up to 5 days and averages 4 hours with constant use. Pre-order: From $79.


GeeFi: If you had enough of data restrictions, unreliable connections, high roaming fees, multiple SIM cards, and more, then GeeFi is for you. GeeFi is a pocket-sized device that gives you unlimited worldwide 4G Wi-Fi with no roaming fees; no sim cards, in 100+ countries and connects up to 10 devices. When you power it on, it automatically searches for the strongest, fastest signal tower and provides high-speed 4G Wi-Fi to your devices wherever you are in the world. It also doubles as a 5000maH powerbank for any USB rechargeable device. Pre-order: $199.99.


Airphone: Its always better to buy a local SIM of the country you are traveling to keep the cost low, but the issue is you don't want to part with your favorite smartphone - iPhone. How do you get over with it? How about a dual-card iPhone? Doesn't seem to be a reality anytime soon! This is where Airphone comes in the picture; it lets you use your favorite iPhone while turning it into a dual SIM mobile device. It turns your iPhone into a dual SIM device, is a protective phone case and also a power bank at the same time. At present, it supports iPhone 6/6S, 6 Plus/6S Plus and iPhone 7/7 Plus. Pre-order: $49.


Eye Smart iPhone 7 Case: The Eye Smart iPhone 7 Case gives you these cool features that take the things to next level. The Eye uses 5" FHD Amoled display and 1920x1080 that makes all colors much more vibrant on the screen. You can expand your storage up to 256GB with the SD cardslot. It gives 2800mAh of power that doubles your present batterylife and supports Qi wirelesse recharging. It also features 2 extra SIM cardslots that means you can have up to 3 numbers; one inside your iPhone and two inside smart case. The smart case runs on Android 7.1 Nougat OS and lets you enjoy both iOS and Android. The Android gives you features such as: native call recording, real file explorer, recognition of unknown numbers (with apps like Truecaller), multitasking, Android exclusive apps and much more. Eye gives you high-quality selfies and vlogging; it mirrors the display of your camera app to its screen and lets you take a photo or video of yourself correctly in focus. Eye comes with DAC, plays music in high quality and lets you use wired headphones. It also features NFC, Always on display that lets you see notifications, time and more, Infraredblaster and receiver that lets you control IR devices like: air conditioners, TVs, set-top boxes, Apple TV, streamers, stereo systems, Blu-rays/DVDs, and more. It also features a thin metal tag that will stick to a magnetic car holder and tightly holds your iPhone. This multi-functional and smart case comes in four models for iPhone 7/7 Plus and iPhone 6/6 Plus. Pre-order: From $125.

Eye Smart iPhone 7 Case

VoxEra: High roaming fees is one of our concerns while traveling; VoxEra takes care of it. All you need to do is simply put your SIM card into the device, connect it to the Internet, power it on and leave it at your home. Now install its app on your smartphone, and using its app over Wi-Fi or data you will be able to make calls. It uses a standard GSM network and not VoIP service. And if you don't have an Internet connection in the country you are traveling to, you can forward incoming calls to your number. Pre-order: $130.


Strone Roam: The Strone Roam is a smart device that lets you keep your mobile number while you are traveling internationally, without incurring global roaming charges. It lets you make and receive calls and messages on your phone in another country while eliminating roaming charges. All you need to do is download its app on your iOS or Android smartphone, connect the device to your home network, takeout the Sim from your smartphone and insert it into the device and while away, calls and messages will find you on its smartphone app. Buy Now.

Strone Roam

Sim 360: Sim 360 gives you worldwide unlimited text messages for only $9.99 per year and freeincoming calls in more than 135 countries. More info.

Sim 360

GlocalMe: GlocalMe is a 4G global Wi-Fi hotspot that features Cloudsim technology, lets you connect your smart devices and laptops to the best network no matter where you are. It keeps you online wherever you are without roaming cost. Its app lets you manage your data usage smartly and effectively. It gives you access to different operators' networks, coverage to more than 100 countries in the world without worrying about signals. Buy Now: $154.99.


ChatSim: ChatSim lets you stay in touch with the world; it connects your ChatApps like WhatsApp, Telegram, Facebook, Messenger, WeChat, Skype, Viber, LINE, Hangouts, iMessage, QQ and all other Instant Messaging apps around the world. You can send and receive photos, videos, voice messages, your location and contacts in every corner of the planet and tell everyone where you are when you are traveling. It connects to more than 400 service providers in about 150 countries and automatically searches for the best provider for best coverage and signal right where you are. Buy Now.


Piece: Piece is the future of Dual Sim technology; it's a credit card sized device that holds any GSM, EGSM or PCS card and allows you to addon an extra number to your existing smart device via Bluetooth. Which means you can have two numbers active at the same time in a smartphone. It provides up to 150 hours stand by time and is compatible with almost all iOS devices. Pre-order: $69.

Piece Dual Sim technology

inReach Explorer®+ Satellite Communicator: The inReach Explorer®+ Satellite Communicator is a handheld satellite communicators with GPS navigation, that lets you send 2-way text messaging from anywhere (100% global Iridium satellite coverage), track and more, off grid. It lasts for up to 100 hours on a recharge. It also connects to your smartphone or smart device over Bluetooth and gives you more features. Buy Now: $ 449.99.

inReach Explorer®+ Satellite Communicator

Smartkase for iPhone 7: The Smartkase makes your iPhone dual Sim capable, doubles its batterylife by adding 2000mAh, and expands its storage by an additional 256Gb (memory card). Its just 4 mm thick so won't increase the bulk of your smart phone. More info.

Smartkase for iPhone 7
Thuraya SatSleeve Hotspot: This portable WiFi hotspot makes sure you stay connected from anywhere in the world. You can make calls, use email, send messages, or enjoy your favorite social media apps. You can place the satellite unit outside and facing the satellite and use your smartphone indoors. It's compatible with iOS and Android devices. Buy Now.

Thuraya SatSleeve Hotspot portable WiFi hotspot

Krimston Two: Krimston Two is a dual Sim case for iPhone that gives you two GSM lines, keeps your contacts synced with the simcards, hotspot (using the 3G of the SIM in cover) and provides the juice when your phone is running low. Pre-order.

Krimston Two
goTenna Mesh: goTenna Mesh turns your iPhone or Android into an off-grid communicator. It creates people-powered connectivity absolutely anytime, anywhere without using towers, Wi-Fi and satellites. It lets you send text messages and share GPS locations on offline maps with others. Apart from these you can even chat privately in 1-to-1 or group conversations, or broadcast to any other goTenna Mesh device up to several miles or kilometers away. It connects to your smartphone via Bluetooth-LE and uses UHF radio waves to send text messages and GPS location information to other goTenna Mesh devices in the area. Pre-order: $ 149.

goTenna Mesh off-grid communicator

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