Top 10 Travel Gadgets

By January 18, 2018

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Are you looking for gadgets that will increase your comfort while you travel?

There is a wide range of travel gadgets on the market all designed to make your journeys that little bit easier, while we can’t say to have reviewed and tried all of them, we have tried quite a few from different items from several key categories that matter to make travelling.

1. LockSmart Travel Lock

Get one of these trusty locks and you’ll never be securing your suitcase with a combination lock again! Dog & Bone’s LockSmart Travel Lock is a keyless lock for your luggage and is TSA-Approved. It has inbuilt technology which enables you to use your phone to unlock your suitcase. Another feature of this lock is that you can locate your luggage when it’s within Bluetooth range. This is great when it comes to checking if your suitcase boarded the plane when you did.

2. GoPro Hero Session – Waterproof CameraGoPro HERO 5 Session. GoPro makes the world's most versatile cameras. The camera is often used in extreme action video and photography.

You’ll discover that not only is this compact camera easy to handle but it’s very compatible with your adventurous lifestyle too! It only has a single button, waiting to be pressed and powered-on to commence your filming. Wearing the GoPro Hero Session on your head or chest is a convenient way of going about your exciting activities like swimming, scuba diving, hiking, or running. You won’t even feel its presence!

This GoPro model, unlike other models, comes with a waterproof feature; effective up to 33 feet deep which means there is no need for a special waterproof case.

The battery life of the GoPro Hero Session is around 2 hours, similar to that of the GoPro Hero 4 Silver. The resolution, however, of the Session is up to 1440p whereas that of the Silver being up to 4k. Even then, for those of you wanting to record the simple adventures of an active life, get the super portable GoPro Hero Session.

3.  Premium Extended Battery Case

A battery case is useful when it comes to powering and protecting your phone. The Anker’s premium extended battery case is very convenient, portable, and easy to pack. It’s better than travelling with an external pack. It may not, however, be the ideal choice for non-Android users as this battery case requires a micro USB cable for charging.

Find out more about the Samsung version here.

4. Tile – Luggage Tracker

Hate it when you lose luggage? Kiss losing luggage goodbye with this timely tool. Thanks to the Tile Luggage Tracker, you get to connect this tracker to your phone and track your luggage by enabling Bluetooth. Prompt Tile to ring when your phone is within a 100 feet range or, alternatively, press “e” which is the Tile logo and get your phone to ring instead. This highly handy travel gadget has a companion app recording your misplaced item’s last location. In addition, if your luggage is stolen and not within Bluetooth range, the Tile community has all Tile apps to expand the search.

5. Bose QuietComfort 25 – Comfort Headphones

The best way to avoid getting involved in unwanted squabbles with fellow travellers is to carry noise cancelling devices or headphones with you. Bose QuietComfort 25 Headphones are one of the best noise-cancelling headphones on the market. In addition, the headphones are not heavy at all, weighing in at just 6.9 ounces. They are also very portable as they can be easily folded into a carrying case promoting hassle-free travelling.

The comfort device requires a single AAA battery to be operated and battery replacement after a 35-hour duration period. In the event of the battery running out, a wired connection will enable you to listen to music but will not execute noise cancelling.

6. eBags Pack it Flat – Toiletry Kit

If you consider your packing skills to be utterly catastrophic, then be sure to purchase one of these eBags Pack It Flat Toiletry Kits as they will help keep your small essentials in order. Carry as many items as you like with very little effort. You won’t have to crack your head trying to figure out what should go where. The side pockets are convenient spill-proof compartments for storing any liquids that you may need.

7. Vapur – Water Bottle

If you’re the kind of person who understands the benefits of staying hydrated, then be confident about spending your money on this collapsible Vapur water bottle. Yes, when it’s empty, it won’t require much space. It has a carabiner which easily attaches to your pack’s exterior.

8. The Bucky Eye Mask

If having your sleep interrupted or disturbed is something that frustrates you, then you’ll adore these Bucky Eye Masks. Bucky’s eye masks not only block out unwanted light and glare from electronic screens but also sends a message to attendants to stay away. With the mask’s contoured shade, you don’t feel any pressure in your eyes and don’t need to worry about ruining your makeup. You can easily fold the Bucky Eye mask in half and put it safely away in your pocket or purse.

9. LifeStraw Personal Water Filter

If you love being outdoors but struggle with drinking unfiltered water, then this nifty gadget may be just what you’re looking for. The LifeStraw  Personal Water Filter is perfect for removing 99.99% of waterborne bacteria.  It’s also a great buy because it doesn’t require chlorine, iodine or any other harsh chemicals to eliminate harmful microbes. How’s that for eco-friendly?

10. Travelrest Travel Blanket

Looking for a way to make your long journey as comfortable as possible? Say hello to the Travelrest Travel Blanket. The blanket is worn like a poncho as it has an opening for the head. It covers from head to toe and is made from the ultra-plush velvety-soft material. The blanket has been designed in such a way that it rests elegantly over the passenger, covering your shoulders without any fear of it slipping down while you’re having a snooze. It doesn’t even require a carrying case as it conveniently folds into itself!

Key Things To Remember

When deciding on buying a travel gadget, here are a few points to take into consideration:

  • Do you really feel like having it with you on your next trip?
  • Will the gadget significantly make your life easier?
  • Is it worth the price and will it increase travel comfort?

If your answer to each of these questions is ‘yes’, then go ahead with your purchase!

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