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Top Three Hottest Gadgets for 2012 useful on luxury yacht charter vacations

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GADGETS AND YACHTS

Anyone who follows our daily nautical blogs knows we love two things.  Specifically, the world’s largest yachts, and gadgets.  We especially like gadgets that can be utilized and enjoyed during a luxury yacht charter vacation.

 

CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW

The 2012 Consumer Electronics Show is underway in Las Vegas.  It is time to pick our favorite new gadgets for 2012.  Here are our top three new gadgets of CES 2012.

 

FIRST, GRIFFIN TWENTY

Megayachts like LADY BRITT and DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER feature iPod docking stations integrated into their audio systems.   Then there are yachts without centralized audio systems. The Griffin Twenty is a popular addition to onboard entertainment options. 

The Griffin Twenty streaming audio device turns any Apple AirPort Express into a full stereo system.

 

HOW DOES IT WORK?

The device has a simple, elegant design, just a plug for the AirPort Express and a large dial for volume. As its name implies, the Twenty has an internal 20-watt amp and outputs for left and right stereo speakers, plus a kickin’ subwoofer. The concept is simple – the dial controls the volume, while the rest of the interface is taken care of through your iPhone, iPad or computer.


SECOND, ROKU STREAMING STICK

Many Caribbean yacht charter vessels offer satellite TV as well as WiFi while dockside.  What’s often missing is the charter guests favorite online content.

Using the new HDMI MHL standard, the Roku Streaming Stick plugs into a port on newer TVs. The stick instantly gives any compatible set access to all of Roku’s online content, from providers such as MLB, Netflix, and Pandora. The stick requires no dedicated power, features built-in WiFi, and is set to  launch in 2012 for under $100.


THIRD, GO PRO Wi-Fi BACPAC

You can enjoy a bareboat charter or a vacation on a fully-crewed yacht.  Waterproof cameras are a must when yachting.  YouTube is saturated with amateur vids of adrenaline junkies riding waverunners, bananas, and zipping along with underwater scooters.

The Go Pro name has become synonymous with adventure/sports photography, and the Wi-Fi BacPac and remote combo kit will users even more control over their favorite cameras.  Just snap the BacPac onto an HD Hero2 and you can control the camera from a durable, waterproof wrist-ready remote.  Using the Go Pro app, you can also control the camera from a smartphone, tablet, or computer via a peer-to-peer Wi-Fi connection. 

The BacPac also lets you stream a live view from the camera to your mobile devices, making sure you’re getting just the right shot.

 

LASTLY, WHAT ARE YOUR MUST-HAVE GADGETS?

In conclusion, contact the 1-800 Yacht Charters tech geeks athttps://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ with your favorite new gadgets and apps, and we’ll share your comments with our readers.

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