Top 5 Cool Things in the World of Tech This Week- Essential Apps and Gadgets any Festival-Goer Should Know About


Summer has arrived and so has festival season. With the endless advancements in tech today, dessert dwelling festival­-goers have a bucket of options for apps and gadgets that will enhance their wild adventures.


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  1. Walkie Talkie Watches­ When you are in a crowd of hundreds of thousands of people, separated from your best friend, and service is spotty, the walkie talkie watch becomes your helping hand. It's a lightweight, compact two-way communication device that can be used to stay connected in large crowds when Wi-Fi is obsolete. With an impressive 7km range, the walkie talkie watch comes with headphones, feature an LED display, and of course not forgetting can be used as a watch. A helpful device when attending a festival with a partner or friend.


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  1. FireChat App­ But what about if you brought the whole crew to the festival? Staying connected when separated becomes even more crucial. FireChat is an amazing Android app that uses wireless mesh networking to enable smartphones to connect via Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, or Apple's Multipeer Connectivity Framework without an internet connection. Meaning you can send messages to friends without Wi-Fi. You just need to make sure everyone is connected to the FireChat Bluetooth. And voila!


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  1. Huawei Prime­ The Huawei Prime is a mobile Wi-Fi device that you can easily carry around with you from dance floor to campground. The device is 45% more slender than the standard mobile Wi-Fi device, at only 58 mm wide. This makes it easily stored in your backpack, fanny pack, purse or pocket. The Hisilicon A9 dual­core chipset provides high speed and performance. The Prime’s battery packs 1900 mAh of power and runs for 8 hours on continuous use and over 380 hours on standby, so no need to worry about running out of battery while off the grid. If you are venturing out to hot climates, the heat can be damaging on most mobile devices, but the aluminum cover of the Prime provides a cooling function. Perfect for those dessert festival destinations.


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  1. Wunderlist­ Trying to manage who is playing when and at what stage can be a tedious task whilst at a festival. Wunderlist is a fabulous scheduling app that makes sure you don't miss a thing. This app lets groups of friends manage schedules and cross bands off their to-see lists.


5.  Evo Endurance Case- The Evo Endurance case from tech21 gives you that extra charge you need when having those long festival days and sleepless nights. The 1800mAh Lithium Ceramic battery provides 60% extra charge at the touch of a button. The Evo Endurance is the world’s slimmest and thinnest charging case, and it also provides ultra-protection with its unbeatable Flexshock material. This case lets you stay connected for longer while out and about, whilst protecting your phone from those carefree moments when caution is thrown to the wind!