x

Minneapolis St. Paul News, Weather, Traffic, Sports | Minneapolis, Minnesota | kare11.com

Tech for spring staycation

Cool ideas to stay connected whether you leave home or stay put.

GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. — With so much uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 coronavirus, many people will be staying close to home for spring breaks and vacations.

Verizon tech expert Steve Van Dinter joined us to with some cool ideas to stay connected whether you leave home or stay put.. 

Go to hot spots you haven’t visited with a hot pick 5G-powered phone. The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G features five cameras, including the front-facing selfie camera, as well as the ability to record video at up to 8K/30fps resolution. With 100x zoon, you can capture hi-res images at an incredible distance. Snap photos from far off with stellar quality or magnify the details of nearby surroundings in stunning clarity. This has the power of a laptop with a new Snapdragon 865 processor and 12 GB LPDDR5 RAM make everything incredibly fast and efficient. Store your favorite photos, videos and apps with 128 GB or 512 GB of internal memory. 

Get outdoors and make it memorable. Impress your friends with a foldable Moto razr with two displays that will rock your travel and fit into your pocket. For the bonfire nights on the beach enjoy features like night vision and built-in artificial intelligence to make it easy to get your most memorable shots. Spot color mode lets the artist in you shine with one-color image enhancing (like the best starfish) lit up against a black-and-white background. And cinemagraph mode keeps a portion of your pic in motion while freezing everything else. 

Stop worrying and avoid the routine. The Google Nest Hub Max will keep you connected at home. If you’re busy planning fun in just one location, you can split up your views in separate rooms of the house since the Hub’s built-in Chromecast allows you to stream remotely. The noisy ones can blow up and talk to the screen in one room – while you’re soaking in the tub with some candles and pinot in your quiet place.  

Be prepared. Want to be the staycation host with the most? Then don’t just offer veggie dip and guacamole. Include a quick power charge for your guests. You can let people wirelessly charge their compatible phones with the 5K mAh Portable Power Pack with wireless charging. There are scores of current and older phones that are a match for this powerhouse and make it a win for your family and friends.

Stay tuned in. The Samsung Galaxy Buds keep your music going for 6 hours per charge and allows you take a call with a touch. Buds automatically pause your music. They’re also splash resistant and can take exposure to rain, sweat or spills when you’re out and about. The fast-charging case gets you back to speed in 15 minutes so you can handle those quick calls to coordinate group pickups for teams of kids

RELATED: Starkey unveils new technology to help caregivers

RELATED: Using tech to achieve fitness and life goals