Traveling comes with plenty of privileges and conveniences. And unless you’re Christopher Columbus embarking on a journey to the new world, there’s absolutely no reason for you to rough it out when there are plenty of useful travel gadgets to choose from to make your journey a whole lot better.
We know you’re spoilt for choice, that’s why we’ve picked out some of the best travel gadgets that you simply can’t do without.
Pocket-Size Selfie Drone
Forget selfie sticks, this 5-megapixel video camera drone comes with self-generated Wi-Fi and 3-minute flying time. It’s perfect for when you’re hiking up a mountain alone and need to take flawless aerial selfies or when you need to get that perfect shot of you and your friends without missing the scenery.
It connects to your smartphone via a free iOS/Android app and comes with an especially designed iPhone/Android case that doubles as charger. Your images and videos will be stored to a 4GB MicroSD card, but you can also sync them to your phone’s photo library or share via the app.
Jet Lag-curing Glasses
You saved up for that dream vacation and hopped on a red-eye flight to Cuba. You get there unable to beat the urge to nap and you just can’t bring yourself up to shake off that darn jet lag for days, sounds familiar?
The Luminette looks like something out of a sci-fi movie and does wonders for jet lag, by exposing your eyes to a special light that helps regulate your body clock. The price is a little steep but would you rather lose the battle to jet lag and ruin your dream vacation?
A Travel Wallet with an RFID Blocker
You could get a bi-fold, a trifold, or a clutch. More pockets, fewer pockets; leather or synthetic. But when traveling, you need something functional that helps you stash away cash for emergencies and actually protects your Credit card info from being spoofed by wireless readers. Our search for the perfect wallet ended with this. This Phone Wallet from Gecko Travel Tech is a godsend.
This thing does it all. It holds your cards, your cash, another country’s cash, hotel room card key, or a boarding pass. It can even hold chapstick, or some small cosmetics to look and feel good on a long flight. It has a seperate RFID blocking sleeve that you can put two credit cards in to make sure you don’t get wirelessly spoofed, this way you don’t see random charges on your card from Bali to Timbuktu. We can recommend no other wallet. This is the one. Get one for yourself, or two.
Laundry On The Go
Whether you are backpacking through Europe, going on an African safari, or traveling on a budget in South Asia, you are going to love the Scrubba Wash Bag.
Equipped with a flexible washboard, this lightweight, pocket-size wash bag cleans clothes to the same standard as a washing machine in as little as 30 seconds when you're on the go.
Look Ma, No Hands!
With Spectacles from Snapchat, you can capture and share first person videos all without using your hands. But you can keep your hand in the shot instead to remind people that you’re there, and have them live through you.
They force you to showcase things in 10-second snaps, which is actually plenty of time by Snapchat’s standards. It also lets you take consecutive snaps. Add filters, take selfies, and have fun making every second count!
goTenna - Your Own Cell Network
Getting lost on purpose – good, getting lost by accident – meh, not so much.
goTenna is inspired by rescue operations during hurricane Sandy, and it’s exceptionally useful when you’re venturing off in places with bad cell reception. It’s sold in pairs and allows users to set up their own network to send messages and location info between each other instantly within a range of up to 50 miles.
A Luggage Lock
You’ll never worry about losing your keys again! Introducing the suitcase lock that opens with a swipe of your PHONE – The AirBOLT (TSA approved)
It has a built-in location tracker, so when airlines give you the runaround after losing your luggage, you’ll know where to look.
Headphones from Shure
Huge padded headphones take up plenty of space in your luggage, plus are probably ones you can’t afford to lose.
Headphones from Shure offer great noise isolation, come with replaceable cables and they’re small enough so you can sleep with them on. Not to mention great warranty and excellent service.
The Most Portable Charger Yet – No, This One Won’t Die on You.
The Ankler power core (5000mAh) is small, like really small, about the size of lipstick in fact. It’s durable and has all the right markings to make it past security. And it last two days without needing a power outlet.
Water Purifier Bottle
Risky tap water can pull the plug on your travel plans. This is what makes a portable water purifier a must when you’re roving abroad. Portable water purifiers usually come with carbon filtering, but can't remove the pathogens swimming around in the water you're guzzling in the backcountry.
All-Clear from Camelbak is the first portable bottle filter with ultraviolet light to wipe out 99.99 percent of bacteria and viruses. Just fill the bottle and fire up the 60-second filtering cycle. And you can drink up when the LCD screen signals that the water is ready. One light can last 10 years.
Overall, this is an outstanding way to save money on bottled water and get safe drinking water while on the go.
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