Travelling can be both fun and hectic. There are a lot of people who love traveling but don’t know the bare essentials that need to be taken along with them. People like me especially, screw up something at the last minute and this leaves me scrambling. This list is for all the travel bugs who make last minute decisions. It is obvious that you need to take your passport, clothing and other accessories with you. These gadgets help you in making your travel experience a whole lot better. So buckle up and get yourself these 10 Must-Have Gadgets for Travel 2017.
Anker PowerCore 10000
A power bank is an indispensable gadget that must be included among your travel essentials. It is best to buy power banks from reputable brands as they are very sensitive to external factors like pressure, moisture, and temperature. Flights even have special restrictions on power banks. The Anker PowerCore 10000mAh power bank is the best seller on Amazon. This is largely due to its small size, large capacity and high speed charging technology.
Cambridge SoundWorks OontZ Angle 3
Music is what clears my mind of all the stress and it is the same for a lot of people. If you like loud music, then the Cambridge SoundWorks OontZ Angle 3 portable speaker is must-have travel gadget. With nearly 20,000 ratings on Amazon and an average rating of 4.5 stars, it is undoubtedly the bestselling portable speaker. It comes with an IPX5 rating and a huge 2,200mAh battery that will last for almost 12 hours at 2/3 the full volume.
Steamfast SF-717 Mini Steam Iron
I have this particular habit of trying to dress up perfectly whenever I go out and I need my clothes to be crisp. When traveling, this can be a bit of a task, but the Steamfast SF-717 Mini Steam Iron makes it a breeze. It supports dual voltage which is helpful when you’re traveling. The one-touch steam control and the non-stick soleplate makes it yet another must-have travel gadget.
Apple MacBook Pro
The next two travel gadgets come under the same category. I cannot live without a laptop if I step outside my house. The two major areas of concern when carrying a laptop while traveling is portability and performance. The Apple MacBook kicked off a revolution of good looking laptops that perform exceptionally well and are very easy to carry around. The latest MacBook Pro has a few tricks up its sleeve, like the TouchBar, but it is pretty much the same as the last generation. If you’re an Apple fanboy, this is must have gadget for you.
ASUS ZenBook UX303UB
The ZenBook from Asus looks a lot like the MacBook, but it is lighter and performs better. It comes with the latest and greatest of specs which include a 13.3-inch QHD+ display, i7-6500U processor, a mammoth 12 gigs of RAM and a 512GB SSD. It even has 2GB of Nvidia GeForce 940M integrated graphics for light gaming.
Poweradd 2-Outlet International Travel Charger Power AC Adapter
I was recently in Japan on an exchange program, but luckily I had managed to enquire a bit about the things that I should take with me. The first thing that most of the websites recommended was a travel adapter. Since I was from India, none of my chargers or appliances would work in Japan because they had a different power outlet. Thanks to the Poweradd 2-Outlet International Power adapter, I was able to charge my smartphone, camera, portable speaker and laptop without any issues.
Bose QuietComfort 35 Wireless Headphones
This is sort of a big investment when it comes to wireless headphones and there are hundreds of other options that come for way less money. But once you put the QuietComfort 35 over your ears, you’ll notice a world of difference. It’s an experience like never before. If you have long flights during your travel, this pair of wireless headphones from Bose will definitely make time fly.
GoPro HERO5 Black
If you’re a person who loves to film all your memorable experiences while traveling, then the GoPro HERO5 Black will be your strongest companion. This is the latest addition to the GoPro HERO lineup and it is by far the best GoPro out there. It can take some amazing visuals combined with some of their flagship accessories for the ultimate experience in capturing memories. It can shoot 4K videos at 30fps and the image stabilization is top notch. This is a must have gadget for travel without a doubt.
Bluesmart One Smart Suitcase
This is a highly recommended travel gadget by a lot of people. This product swept me off my feet with its features. Built-in 3G + GPS Tracking, 2 USB ports for charging devices, digital lock that can be set through your smartphone and also a weighing scale for getting the weight just right. You can now know where your suitcase is through the GPS tracker and even lock it right from your smartphone. The only downside is that it comes with a price tag of nearly $320.
iPhone 7 Plus
The iPhone 7 raised a few eyebrows as it didn’t have any path breaking innovation from the iPhone 6S. Yes, there is an improved camera, processor, re-designed antenna lines and better overall performance. But Apple enthusiasts were eagerly waiting for something innovative and breathtaking like an edge-to-edge display or an under screen TouchID. Nevertheless, the phone is an amazing buy and the matte black variant is just so good looking.
Samsung Galaxy S8+
I’ve said this before and I will say it again. This is the phone that every iPhone user would be envious about. The Infinite Display and the supreme build quality along with a set of compelling security features like the Iris Scanner and the fingerprint scanner, there is no better phone in the market right now. Don’t forget the Snapdragon 835 which ensures flawless performance throughout. If you don’t want the bigger screen on the S8+, you can go for the Samsung Galaxy S8 as well.
TravelMore Luggage Locks
This tiny little gadget is a must-have for travel and it is none other than the trusted luggage lock. These ensure complete protection for your luggage while they are being taken from one place to another on flights. I have heard my friends telling that their bags were found open after being taken out of the flight just because they didn’t have proper locks on them. You wouldn’t want to be one of them, do you? So get yourself these strong luggage locks from TravelMore.