TechBits: travel tech (05.08.13)

This week, the Tech Guy looks at products to keep you connected and protected on the road:

FreedomPop is keeping people running at 4G speeds when they're away from home with the Photon. {}It's a personal hot spot that can fit in a shirt pocket. {}If you don't use large amounts of data, you don't pay big bills.

Accell has the Home or Away Power Station. {}It's a surge protector that fits in your suitcase. {}In addition to the surge protection feature, it also has USB power for all the devices you take with you when you travel.

Pelican continues its tradition of making cases that can protect, with a new line of backpacks. {}They have plastic armor for the laptop compartment, and even panels that can protect a tablet in the front pocket.