How to Enjoy a Long-Distance Thanksgiving with NexiGo!

By: Daniel Perry | November 21, 2022

With the holidays coming up, many of us are planning on traveling and seeing our friends and family. But for some people, travel may not be an option, due in part to pandemic-related travel restrictions and constantly-rising prices.

But that doesn’t mean the holidays are canceled! It might just require some creative problem-solving. Even if you aren’t able to travel this winter, you can still spend time with your friends and family through the internet — thanks to webcams, virtual reality, and other systems that are now readily available. That way, if you’re thousands of miles apart, you can still spend time with the ones you care about most.

In this article, we’re going to discuss different ways you can enjoy the holiday season even when you’re away from your family! 

Webcams are for more than just meetings…

While many people have already picked up a webcam at some point, they may not realize that webcams can do so much more than just help them to work from home. With a webcam, you can talk face-to-face with anyone in the world, no matter how far they may be — and that’s what’s going to solve this year’s holiday predicament.

Just use your webcam to call your loved ones — and as long as they have a phone or laptop handy, you can see them face-to-face. Have a chat, play a game, or even throw a dance party! Spend Thanksgiving dinner at the same dinner table, even if it’s only through a computer screen. Or if talking with them in real-time is not an option due to technical issues — yeah, we’re looking at you, grandma — you can record a video for them that they can then watch whenever they want.

While this may not be the ideal Thanksgiving experience, for many of us it’s the best we’re going to get this year, and it’s better than nothing. Until things get better, a webcam like the NexiGo N970P will get you as close to a real-life visit as possible. It’s on sale this Black Friday at the low, low price of $139.99, making it the best time of the year to add one to your collection.

Virtual Reality Makes Long-Distance Feel Shorter

Virtual reality headsets are one of the most groundbreaking innovations of the past few years — so much so that Mark Zuckerberg has put all of his recent efforts into establishing the Metaverse. While that vision of the future may still be a ways off, with the VR technology of today you can do so much that it almost feels real.

As long as you’ve got a VR headset, you can explore an entirely virtual world. Play solo with a game like Beat Saber and slice blocks with lightsabers to the rhythm of a techno song, satisfy your wanderlust with a walk through a virtual replica of the Pantheon or even Madison, Wisconsin, or just chat with friends in VR chat. With so many possibilities, VR is truly changing the game.

When it comes to the holidays, VR helps you stay connected with features like virtual chat so you can talk with your friends and family like they’re in the room with you. With all of the games and experiences available on the Oculus Quest 2, you’ll never run out of ways to spend your time. And with the NexiGo S20, you can ensure that your headset and controllers are fully charged and ready to go when it’s time to step into the virtual world. On sale over the holiday weekend at $59.99, you won’t find a better price for the rest of the year.

Have a Hybrid Holiday!

These are just a couple of ideas on how you can spend time with your friends and family, but the options are limitless. And while we aren’t able to shorten the distance between you and your loved ones, we can at least help you make the most of the time you do have with them.

If you’re curious about all the other deals we’re having this Black Friday, check out NexiGo's Black Friday & Cyber Monday Sale for more information. Otherwise, have a happy Thanksgiving from all of us here at NexiGo!

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