Looking to go on an exotic vacation soon? ...maybe going cliff-diving in Peru, or exploring the Australian Outback, or animal-watching on an African Safari. But, you want to stay connected to family and friends, or even, (shudder) work. You don't have one of those expensive satellite-based phones and service... what to do? Spot Connect has you covered. This cool device doesn't allow voice calls, but it facilitates Twitter, Facebook, email and SMS messages from locations without cell service!
It does use an app so it requires a smartphone, and, for now, only Android has it. It definitely seems like a pretty nifty safety device for extremists who need to stay connected. It starts at $170 bucks, and it does require a minimum $100 dollar per/year subscription, which is still cheaper than a satellite phone with service.
It could save your life, which is pretty priceless... or... at least you can Tweet to your Mom while you're being eaten by that Bengal Tiger. Ahhh... what a cute kitty!