If you happened to have read my first post about vacation apps (which can be found here), then you know I’m in favor of bringing technology on vacation. While some people believe leaving your smart devices at home while traveling is the best way to enjoy your vacation. I believe your smart devices can only help you get the most out of your time abroad. If you’re one of these people as well, here’s a list of gadgets that you’re sure to love.
Top 5 Most Useful Travel Gadgets
Have you ever had the misfortune of losing your suitcase at the airport? Or have you had to pay additional fees for bringing an overweight suitcase with you? If so, a smart suitcase is just the gadget you need for your next vacation. These suitcases come standard with GPS tracking, an internal scale, remote locking and a charging station that’s powerful enough for even laptops. There’s also a smartphone app so you can easily monitor these features.
Universal Plug Adapter
If you’re like me then you’re sure to have have brought a few electronic devices with you on your vacation. And sooner or later you’re going to need to charge those devices. Unfortunately, not every countries outlets are the same. Lucky for us there are inexpensive gadgets that will make charging your electronics a snap. A universal plug adapter allows you to easily select the country you’re staying in, giving you the correct plug for that country’s outlet.
Have you ever been on a long flight with a crying baby right behind you, or a loud snorer in the seat next to yours? Even if you haven’t, I cannot overstate just how important a good pair of noise-cancelling headphones are for traveling. Whether you’re an avid music listener or you just want some peace and quiet in a loud environment, noise-cancelling headphones are a must have.
If you’re thinking of spending some time on the beach or poolside during your vacation, then some quality wireless speakers is sure to be a necessary gadget for you. With so many options to choose from, it’s hard to give a recommendation that suits everyone’s needs. My best advice would be to figure out where you’ll be bringing the speaker. If you’re going to be outdoors make sure it’s rugged and waterproof. If you’re going to be staying in then you can focus more on sound quality.
Portable Battery Charger
If your planning on spending most of your time outside the hotel, then bringing a portable battery with you is a necessity. You don’t want to be left without your GPS or smartphone while you’re in a foreign country. Once again there are many different options to choose from. Choose the one that best fits your vacation plans.