Coachella is underway and with two maxed-out weekends of music (Beach House, Tegan and Sara, Phoenix, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, 2 Chainz, Theophilus London, to name a few), it’s important that every concert goer amplify their experience. Sure—the throngs of people, 100 degree Indio heat and porta-potty lines can’t be avoided but there are tools that are sure to enhance and boost your festival experience. If you’re looking to live it up to the fullest, check out these killer tech and festival related gadgets that were made for your mm-bop-ing pleasure.
Google Glass is an elite, hands-free, titanium device that allows the wearer to take pictures, record video, email, share media and get directions to the location of their choice. With simple audio commands such as “okay glass, take a picture”, this new fangled design makes living and sharing the Coachella experience easier than ever before. Forget a detailed text or hasty iPhone pic—this futuristic device allows you to actually give your friends and family a piece of the action. (You can apply for Google Glass here: http://www.google.com/glass/start/how-to-get-one/)
The Lowdi hails from France and makes for an excellent camping/dance party experience. This wireless bluetooth speaker is compatible with your smartphone, tablet and audio-connected device with all the perks of premium media. It features built-in 3 watt speakers, scratch resistance and a rechargeable battery with 8 hours of power (when fully juiced). Bring your new festival friends together and dance it up after the last act with Lowdi; this little guy even comes with a travel pouch for easy use. (You can purchase Lowdi here: https://lowdi.com/store?)
Keep your wine at the perfect temperature with this clever “wine coat.” The opening fits all standard taps and it is easy to lift and carry by the broad, soft rubber belt. The size can be adjusted by rolling or folding the belt and the Winecoat stands on a non-slip rubber base. And if the wine is to be served chilled, there is room for an ice pack. This piece is ideal for travel and makes for easy picnicking and shared meals. (You can purchase the Baggy Wine Coat here: http://www.amazon.com/Menu-Red-Baggy-Winecoat/dp/B0043FYT3W/ref=rec_dp_2)
The Orbit is the new standard in premium protection and photography for your iPhone 5. This item is made of intensely durable aircraft aluminum and has three interchangeable lenses and patented Peripheral Motion Lock Technology (PMLT) that allows you to hone your photography skills like never before. The Orbit comes with a protective sleeve, microfiber cleaning cloth and wrist lanyard for mobility and ease. Ditch the disposable camera and use your iPhone to the best of its ability with this clever device. (You can purchase the Orbit here: http://shop.izzigadgets.com/)
Coachella is outfitted with cellphone charging stations but who wants to miss their favorite show for endless lines? Use your downtime for other errands (beer runs, perhaps?) and get charged up with Mophie’s Juice Pack. This durable case fits on your iPhone 4/4S and houses a rechargeable battery that practically doubles your battery life. Record the show, talk to your friends at other stages and instagram the action with this awesome, ultra thin protector. (You can purchase Mophie’s Juice Pack here: http://www.mophie.com/product-p/2250_jph-ip5-mblk.htm)