Spring Travel Gadgets

Preparing to head out on a spring break vacation? Here are a few tech tools to ensure your iPhone, tablet and gaming devices stay powered up, propped up, and on point.

New Nintendo 3DS XL (www.Nintendo.com) – $199.99

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credit Nintendo

During spring break, countless kids across the country will gear up for long trips whether by land, air or sea. This year, turn an average getaway into an entertainment experience with the New Nintendo 3DS XL. Nintendo’s latest handheld system presents on-the-go fun with a variety of entertainment offerings including Netflix and Hulu, a built-in video/photo camera and microphone, plus new features including super stable 3D, and of course, hours of gameplay. It also has built-in “amiibo” support allowing users to get bonus items and content, customize their character and more when you use amiibo figures (like Mario!) with amiibo-compatible games. Players can also check out some of Nintendo’s latest games that are compatible with this device, including The

Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, and Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire.

Boostcase Power Case (www.BoostCase.com) – Starting at $79.95

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Courtesy Boostcase

Staying true to its celebrated patented, two-piece design, Boostcase’s Power Cases for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus feature a slim-fitting perforated snap case offering lightweight everyday protection as well as a modular battery sleeve that can be attached in a single click to provide additional power when needed (or removed when not). These Power Cases incorporate a number of other notable features, including an elegantly polished curved body, a simultaneous sync and charge function, a dedicated on/off switch, and a modern touch-activated LED light strip that meticulously expands or contracts to reflect changes in battery level. Additionally, Boostcase’s iPhone 6/6 Plus collection features the first-ever clear case so the elegance of the iPhone 6 can shine through.

Spider Monkey (www.Octa.com) – $79.99

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Courtesy Octa

Octa’s Spider Monkey is an extremely flexible and versatile tablet stand. It wraps, curls, and tucks in place for hands-free use on a tray or other table, on the couch, and in bed among other locales. It provides comfortable eye-level viewing that reduces neck strain, and can also help improve posture. The tablet stand is adjustable and rotates 360° for easy screen adjustment and also holds any iPad, tablet or e-reader from 7″ to 10″. It’s also compatible with most cases. When done with the Spider Monkey, users can fold and separate the components for easy travel or storage.

***Some or all of the item(s) detailed above were provided and/or sponsored to accommodate this review, but all opinions expressed are entirely those of Mason Kern and have not been influenced in any way.***

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