14 Best Travel Gadgets You Need!
Some of them are just too fun to miss, others add extra convenience to our experiences, yet others open up new realms in the world of technology. You’ve guessed it: we’re talking about travel gadgets!
These smart tools that have forever changed the way we experience the world are life-savers for today’s travelers. They solve some of the most annoying travel problems, keep our stuff organized on the go, and make the best gifts for travelers.
Here are 14 cool travel gadgets ready to make your trips safer, easier, or simply more enjoyable.
1. World’s Smallest Travel Steam Iron
Steamfast Sf-717 Home-and-away Mini Steam Iron New
Featuring a 420-watt motor and three fabric heating levels, this mini travel steam iron is the smallest of its kind in the world. The compact device is about the size of a computer mouse and can be extremely useful for business travelers who are on the road and need to remove the inevitable wrinkles from packed clothing.
2. Smart Carry-On Suitcase
Samsara Natural Silver Aluminium Smart Carry-On Suitcase
Finding the best carry-on luggage for your next vacation depends on a number of factors, including your personal style, design preferences, and needs. For those who want to look and feel like James Bond, Samsara is for you!
Made of lightweight aluminum alloy, this futurist carry-on is sleek, compact, and loaded with tech features. A built-in LED light illuminates when the bag is opened in dim light, the flat top allows you to use it as a portable working surface while traveling, and its removable power bank with a USB-C connection can power a mobile device up to 10 times. On top of that, the suitcase is fireproof, recyclable, and comes with a smart tracking app that lets you know its location at all times, and when and where the bag is opened in your absence.
3. Action Camera
The sleek, aerodynamic design along with its innovative software, state-of-the-art processors, and a myriad of accessories to choose from make OCLU the perfect travel companion for the adventure inclined.
Aside from delivering high-quality photos and videos in any situation (films in 4k at 30fps or 1080p at 120fps), the award-winning 4K action camera is IPX7 water-resistant and comes with GPS functionality, electronic image stabilization, and a standard tripod screw, which makes it universally compatible. Another cool feature is LiveCut, a unique editing function that lets you delete unwanted content on-the-fly.
4. Pocket-Size Washing Machine
Scrubba Wash Bag
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 will not only help you do your laundry anywhere on the road, but also save you money and time.
With only 2-4 liters of water and a bit of washing liquid, you’ll have your clothes fresh and clean in less than 3 minutes. So yeah, we think it’s pretty safe to say it’s one of the best travel gadgets for campers, backpackers, and anyone venturing off the beaten path.
5. Sandless Beach Mat
C-Gear Original Sand-Free Mat
Calling all beach lovers! The C-Gear Original Sand-Free Mat is a revolutionary beach accessory that’s literally impossible to cover with sand. Initially intended for military uses, this clever sand-free ground sheet is perfect for a fun and stress-free beach outing.
Finally, no more annoyingly sticky sand! Now you can make the most of your seaside experience while lounging in the warm sunshine, reading a book, or spreading out a picnic. Use the code TRAVELAWAY10 at checkout and you will get a 10% discount.
6. Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot & Power Bank
With Skyroam Solis, you don’t have to worry about foreign SIM cards or roaming charges when traveling the world.
One of the best mobile Wi-Fi hotspots on the market, this ingenious connectivity gadget offers unlimited 4G LTE service in over 130 countries around the globe. Each device can support up to 5 connections and also works as a portable charger for your phone or tablet while on the move, thanks to its integrated 6000 mAh power bank. A day pass is $9 and gives you unlimited internet access for 24 hours.
7. Best Travel Drone
DJI’s upgraded Mavic Pro 2
With its new 4K Hasselblad camera, intuitive smartphone control, and a staggering 31 minutes of flying time, DJI’s upgraded Mavic Pro 2 is no doubt one of the best travel drones out there. The compact, foldable device is packed with intelligent features and can fly as far as 4.3 miles away, allowing you to capture the beauty of your surroundings in flawless HD video at 4K/30fps or 1080p/120fps, as well as photographs in 20MP RAW or JPG format.
Perfect for travelers always eager to immortalize and share their adventures on the go, this sleek & silent high-tech flying camera comes with GPS, 10 optical sensors that help it avoid obstacles, as well as copious flight modes, including tripod and selfie settings.
8. Smartphone Gimbal
FUNSNAP Capture 2 3-Axis
A gimbal is one of the best smartphone accessories you can take along on a trip, and this 3-axis handheld stabilizer from Funsnap does its job exemplary. Designed to reduce shaking when shooting moving footage, Capture 2 takes your vacation photos and videos to the next level with features like auto face tracking, an intelligent zooming wheel, and a variety of time-lapse modes (slow-motion, motion lapse, and hyper-lapse).
The ergonomic handle provides a comfortable grip, which, along with the gimbal’s portability and ease of use, makes it a game-changing travel gadget for vloggers and YouTubers who spend a lot of time shooting. Capture 2 is powered by a 4000mAh built-in battery that promises to run for 12 hours in a row, and also supports action cameras like GoPro.
9. Smallest Automated Travel Vacuum
Small, smart, and stylish, VAGO is the ultimate travel packing gadget. Equipped with a pressure detecting sensor, this automatic vacuum pump removes all the air inside your suitcase, condensing the clothes to half their size, thus leaving plenty of room for souvenirs and other things you may buy on your trip.
It’s an essential travel tool, especially if you’re adding a bit of shopping to your trip, or traveling somewhere cold and need to bring along some heavy winter wear.
10. Ultraportable Bluetooth Speaker
Bang & Olufsen’s Beoplay P2
Allowing people to listen to music anytime, anywhere, a portable speaker is a must-have for any traveler who wants to make the most of the outdoors without compromising on any of the luxuries of the indoors. At only 14 x 8 x 2.8cm, Bang & Olufsen’s Beoplay P2 is one of the smallest on the market, but don’t let its minuscule size fool you, as sound quality is nothing short of grand.
Smart features such as gesture or voice controls, along with a sleek, minimalist design that’s also dust and splash resistant, plus up to 10 hours of playtime per charge make this easy-to-use portable Bluetooth speaker a reliable travel companion.
11. Best Tree Tent
Tentsile Connect Tree Tent
Experience the wilderness like a pro with the Tentsile Connect Tree Tent, a dangling two-person shelter combining the comfort and versatility of a hammock with the security of a tent. Designed for the ultimate arboreal camping experience, this awesome piece of travel gear comes with fold-away doors and a removable rain fly, and can also be attached to other Connects to create one suspended super-camp.
The unique design and sturdy, high-quality materials make this portable treehouse ideal for year-round outdoor adventures.
12. Video Recording Sunglasses
Snapchat’s fans will fall in love with the company’s second generation of video recording glasses. Just like their first product, Spectacles V2 is not just cool and good looking, but it actually protects your eyes from the sun, too. Its main function, however, is to record snaps of your day and sync them to your Snapchat Memories, which makes it a fun travel accessory, whether you’re playing tourist in your own city or heading overseas.
The new camera-enabled eyewear is slimmer, classier, and lets users take photos, in addition to 10-second video clips. Both photos and videos are now in high definition, and you can also record a few feet underwater. Download speeds are three to four times faster, colors are more down-to-earth (onyx black, ruby red, and sapphire blue), and audio quality has been improved thanks to a second microphone. The glasses’ bright yellow case, which doubles as a portable battery charger, is now less bulky and splash-proof.
13. Wine Bag
Menu Baggy Winecoat
Designed by Jakob Wagner, the Menu Baggy Winecoat is a stylish and practical wine bag ideal for picnics, romantic beach dinners, and other alfresco occasions that require meals away from home.
Despite being easily portable, this hard-wearing, adjustable wine tote is quite fancy, and if you want your wine chilled on the go, there’s also room for an ice pack. This could make an ideal gift for a wine lover, too.
14. Best GPS Watch
Garmin Fenix 5
Combine style and adventure with the new Garmin Fenix 5, one of the best multisport outdoor watches on the market.
Complete with a wide range of tracking capabilities, plus built-in GPS and smart notifications, this versatile, lightweight device has you covered whether you’re skiing in the Alps, swimming in the Med, of hiking off the beaten path in Nepal. Available in multiple models, with a selection of QuickFit interchangeable bands (in premium leather, metal, or silicone) to choose from.
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