The Best Electronics for a Country Person

A cell phone spy app can help parents out in the country keep track of their kids.

It goes without saying that city folk and country people have very different lifestyles, but some electronics appeal to both of them. For example, Apple’s smartphones and laptops are popular in both urban and rural areas. Not only are they easy to use, but it only takes a few minutes to install a cell phone spy app on an iPhone. But, if you’re a country person, you probably also appreciate other electronics that city people have no need for. These include satellite phones, fishing radars, and even trail cams that track where deer are feeding on your property.

Top Electronics When You’re From the Country

iPhone

Contrary to popular belief, country people love their smartphones, too. If you need a phone to send texts, make calls, and use the Internet, the iPhone is a fantastic option. Parents can also install a cell phone spy on their child’s phone to supervise them. Many people don’t know what living in the country is actually like; a smartphone with these features can be incredibly handy when you’re surrounded by tons of land. Plus, a cell phone spy program lets you know where your kid is, even if they’re miles away.

Trail Cam

If hunting is your favorite pastime, then a good trail cam is an invaluable device on any ranch or deer lease. It’ll enable you to see what kinds of animals are out there, including that buck you’ve been trying to catch. Trail cams are great because there’s only so much that you can do at night, when there isn’t enough light to see and hunting is illegal for most animals. You’ll still be able to see what animals are around.

 

GoPro

Use a GoPro to record your outdoor activities and pastimes.
A GoPro is the best device for capturing footage while you’re on the move.

A GoPro is an exciting electronic device that’s not only great for hunting and fishing, but much more. You can use it for snowboarding, skiing, riding dirt bikes, and pretty much any other outdoor activity. Plus, these electronics are waterproof, so you can take them underwater to record incredible footage. This makes them perfect for scuba diving and spearfishing, too.

Fishing Sonar

Instead of radar, the more appropriate term for this is “fishing sonar.” Similar to a submarine, sonar installed on a fishing boat will let you know where the fish are down below in the depths. This is one of the best tools (besides the fishing pole itself) for fishing down by the lake. If you have a boat without fishing sonar, you’ve been missing out.

 

In short, country and city life are very different from each other. Some popular hobbies and pastimes in the country just can’t be done in the city. If you live in the country, these helpful electronic devices will help you make the most of your outdoor activities. They’re also convenient gadgets to use while you’re on the go.

3 Ways To Check In At Home While You’re On Vacation

A phony spy app can help you watch your house while you're on vacation.

Continuing my series on how technology can actually enhance your vacation, I’ll show you how to monitor what’s going on at home while you’re thousands of miles away so accurately that you’ll know if something as minor as a garage door spring moves. The newest technological advancements make it easier than ever to stay connected at all times, whether it’s with texting, calling, a phone spy app, or remote video surveillance. It’s time to consider how some of these tools can make your vacation truly worry-free.

Home Security Camera

Many new home security cameras allow you to connect to them via your computer or smartphone. So, no matter where you are, you can check up on your home, family, pets, and even plants. You’ll never have to wake up in the middle of the night again, wondering how your loved ones are doing while you’re away. Instead, you’ll have instant peace of mind, allowing you to continue enjoying your vacation without any unnecessary stress.

Phone Spy App

When you’re away from your kids, no matter how short or long the duration is, it’s only natural to worry about them. One of the best ways to keep track of what they’re doing and making sure they’re not getting into any trouble is with a phone spy app. This type of program will keep track of what your child does on their phone, allowing you to read their texts and follow their GPS location. You’ll be able to quickly see that they’re safe and sound.

Smart Home Technology

These smartphone apps are essential to give you peace of mind during vacation.
You can use your smartphone for much more than taking pictures while you’re on vacation.

Did you forget to turn off the thermostat? What about locking the front door? In the rush of leaving for vacation, it can be easy to neglect something that may raise your energy bill, or worse, leave your house unsecured. With a smart home automation system connected to your smartphone, you can control the lighting, temperature, locks, and much more from another state or even continent. Not only will this keep your home safe and comfortable, but you’ll also give any on-lookers the impression that you’re still home.

The Must Have Travel Apps For Your Smartphone

Smartphone apps

While you can use your smartphone for just about anything nowadays, having that same functionality while traveling abroad might be a different story.  To help get the most out of your time abroad, try out some of these smartphone apps.

Smartphone apps for travelers.
Stay safe no matter where you travel with these smartphone apps.

Whatsapp:

There’s no doubt that Smartphones are revolutionizing the way in which we communicate to one another.  “Whatsapp” is definitely part of that revolution. This app allows you to keep in touch with friends and loved ones, while avoiding those costly SMS roaming fees that most carriers charge while you’re abroad.  Features include text, group chat, photo and video sharing, voice and video calls and file transfers.

Google Translate:  

While planning a trip to a foreign country, the local language is something that must be taken into consideration.  Especially if  your plans include some non-touristy locations.  If this sounds like your travel plans then the Google Translate app is definitely for you.  The app comes with the ability to translate 103 different languages (52 languages in offline mode).  This can help you interact with the locals, decipher a menu at dinner or learn a few common phrases.

XE Currency:  

Planning out the expenses for an overseas trip can be difficult.  Even more so if the currency differs from your own.  XE Currency helps make this issue less of a nightmare by providing the most up-to-date conversion rates for just about every world currency.  Even if you happen to be stuck without WiFi or service, XE Currency will save the last most recent rates which can be accessed offline so you’re never in the dark about finances.

DDI Utilities:

Taking some vacation time to visit a new country is an amazing experience for the whole family.  That being said, parents tend to worry far more about their children while they are traveling.  Young children can easily get lost in a crowd, while teenagers might want to venture out by themselves without their parents watching over them.  So how can parents know their family is safe without having to stand over them the entire trip?  The answer?  Installing a monitoring app on their child’s smartphone.  This allows parents to remotely monitor their children’s smartphone activity.  Everything is accessible, from texts and calls (even deleted ones) to their exact GPS location.  This app really gives parents the piece of mind they need while on vacation.

Circa:

Designed for the business professional (or anyone who finds themselves traveling between multiple time-zones in a short amount of time).  Circa allows you to keep track of the time in different areas of the world.  You can even display multiple locations at the same time too, so you always know when it’s appropriate for you to call that family member or business partner while overseas.

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