Nowadays, it’s pretty easy for people to become obsessed with gadgets. With technology and innovation, so many gadgets can make our everyday lives more enjoyable and organized. The world of travel didn’t miss out when it comes to gadgets. Adding to that, new and innovative travel gadgets being created every day. These travel accessories help make travelling a whole lot easier and more manageable. To introduce you to the world of travel gadgets, here are 11 must-have gadgets to have when travelling!
Portable Wi-Fi hotspot
If staying connected to the world wide web is essential for you when travelling, definitely don’t miss out on investing in a portable Wi-Fi hotspot. Having your own personal Wi-Fi hotspot makes sure that your phone is always connected to the Internet, which is super helpful when you’re lost in the middle of nowhere. It’s best to be prepared for the worst scenarios, that’s why it’s worth investing in a portable Wi-Fi hotspot.
Having a portable charger around is a must whenever you’re travelling. It’s time to say goodbye to the stress of having a dead phone during your trip because a portable charger can give hours of battery charge anytime you need. Portable chargers come with different USP ports, so you can charge various devices using only one portable charger. For instance, the high-capacity power bank can charge your iPad, GoPros, and even your cameras!
Portable espresso makers
Making a barista-worthy cup of espresso while hitting the road is not impossible anymore. With a portable espresso machine, you can now have a hot sip of coffee whenever you want to. The compact design, lightweight but solid construction of the machine makes it super convenient to pack. There are tons of different types of portable espresso machines out there, along with different prices, so feel free to choose the best one for yourself.
Unless you’re lucky enough to be flying first class, there’s no easy way to get a good night’s (or morning’s or afternoon’s) sleep on an airplane. That’s why a travel pillow is necessary for you to have a good sleep while on the road. There are tons of different kinds of travel pillows for you to choose from, such as neck pillows, memory foam pillows, inflatable pillows and ergonomic pillows.
If you’re going on a work trip or having to work during your vacation, then bringing a laptop stand is not a bad idea. Hunching over hotel desks or sitting on hotel beds is definitely not a healthy and productive workspace, and that’s when a laptop stand comes to the rescue.
By elevating your device, this innovative travel gadget helps position your lightweight laptop to your eye level, allowing you to sit upright without feeling comfortable. With your laptop, a notebook, and a laptop stand, you can now create a great remote workspace perfect for travel.
Some people are good at packing light. And others? Well, they tend to struggle a bit more. That’s where a portable luggage scale can be put to good use. It certainly can’t help you pack, but weighing your luggage can help you avoid over-packing and narrow down your packing list. Also, a luggage scale can help you avoid having to deal with those hefty baggage fees.
Compression packing cubes
Packing cubes can change the way you travel. Organizing your luggage helps save space and keeps things organized, but it can be tiring at times trying to organize your suitcase over and over again. However, compression packing cubes take organization to the next level.
They’re like those regular packing cubes, except they have compression zippers. Once zipped, the cubes draw out air and compress themselves to a much smaller size, giving you more luggage space than regular packing cubes. Now, you don’t have to worry about packing for your next vacation.
Travel document organizer
Your travel documents are the most important items that you travel with. Therefore, they should travel with you safely. That’s when a document organizer comes in handy. It will keep all your travel documents, credit cards, visas, and plane tickets in one place.
Some organizers even have RFID blocking technology, stopping thieves and criminals from scanning your passport and credit card information. Document organizers also come in a range of different designs, so feel free to choose your favorite and invest in one.
You must be bringing tons of electronics and technological gadgets with you while traveling and dealing with those adapters and charging cables can give you a hard time. That being said, investing in electronic and cable organizers is ideal for keeping your electronics and charging equipment organized.
You can put your smartwatch charger, adapters, camera charging cables, and other cables in one place without worrying that they might disappear. Now you can travel in peace knowing that your electronics are safe and organized.
Do you feel annoyed when travelers distract other people with their music but still want to enjoy your music while traveling? If that’s your case, then a Bluetooth speaker is the perfect solution for you! Bluetooth speakers connect seamlessly to your phone, allowing you to enjoy your favorite tunes while tanning on the beach or being lazy by the pool. Moreover, most Bluetooth speakers have a compact design and are waterproof. If a Bluetooth speaker isn’t a good idea for you, you can always switch to noise-canceling, wireless headphones.
Water purifying bottle
Whether you’re exploring the great outdoors or visiting a foreign country, having access to clean drinking water should always be the top priority. A water purifying bottle can help you do that. It allows you to drink clean and filtered water from a range of sources. Plus, purifier bottles are easy to carry, simple to use, and they’re reusable. This travel item will wipe away your worries when you’re not too sure about tap water or fresh water while hiking and camping.
More and more innovative and essential gadgets are changing the way we travel. These cool travel gadgets can help eliminate many of the hassles we face while traveling, making it a more enjoyable and memorable experience. Do you have a favorite travel item that you recommend? Please let me know in the comments, because I’m always in the search for the best travel accessories to try out!
Ferdz Decena is an award-winning travel photographer, writer and blogger. His works has found print in publications such as Singapore Airlines’s Silver Kris, Philippine Airlines’ Mabuhay, Cebu Pacific’s Smile and Seair InFlight. He has also lent his expertise to various organizations like the Oceana Philippines, Lopez Group Foundation, Save the Children and World Vision, contributing quality images for their marketing materials.