Top 10 Tech Hotel Gadgets
While we brought some of the stupidest travel accessories to your attention, this list of the Top 10 Tech Hotel Gadgets is way cooler. Featured on Worldmate Travelog, it highlights what we geek-friendly amenities we could be seeing in hotels once upon a time in the future.
Cell-phone-operated door locks and retinal scans – Step 1 of any hotel visit is actually getting into your room. RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) is all the rage these days. Doors you can open with your cell phone? Or, retinal scans? As in, the door just looks you in the eye and lets you in? Amazing.
Bike for food – The Crowne Plaza Hotel in Denmark offers meal vouchers to guests who spend approximately 15 minutes on an exercise bike—that powers the hotel. Apparently, your brief workout can generate about 10 watt hours of electricity, and that’s good enough for the hotel to give you $36 worth of food.
Camcorders – This one makes perfect sense! Several Rosewood Hotels boast Flip UltraHD Camcorders in the rooms, and they’ll even upload your stuff for you when you leave. No need for your to buy, or lug your own.