Satellite phones have been the communication tool of choice for world travelers for decades. That may soon be changing thanks to the SatSleeve ($102) from Thuraya, which transforms your Apple or Android smartphone into a sat phone that can be used in more than 140 countries.
With full walk-and-talk capabilities, the simple plug-in device also allows you to surf the Web and access social media. The case also acts as a portable charger, and an emergency call button allows you to dial a preset number without having your phone docked.
Airtime can be pre-purchased online with plans ranging from $13.50 to $525 a year. Thuraya, +882 16 100 100
Check out the video below to see all of the features available with the Thuraya SatSleeve.