When you spend a lot of time traveling, you have to be picky about which gadgets you want to take with you. To make life easy I have compiled a list of my favorite gadgets that I never leave home without.
Whether you’re a technophile trying to cut down or a technophobe trying new things, this is the ultimate guide to must-have travel gadgets. Now you’ll never be stuck with deciding which electronics to take traveling with you on the road.
The GoPro HERO5 Black is the latest edition to the extremely popular GoPro series. It’s super easy to use yet packed with so many cool features, it’s perfect to capture any moment. It’s compact, durable and waterproof meaning you can take it almost anywhere without worry. Check out their app which is a really simple and handy tool to edit your videos too and you’ll look like an expert in no time.
If your gadget budget can’t quite stretch as far as the flagship model, check out the GoPro session range which offers great value from just $149.
Whichever GoPro you choose your set wouldn’t be complete without some accessories, some of my personal favorites are:
All-in-one Worldwide Travel Charger
Every electronic gadget needs charging at some point, and it’s a hassle having to figure out which charger you need in each country. That’s why I seriously recommend getting a worldwide travel charger, wherever you’re from and wherever you’re going you’ll never be stuck without a compatible charger again. This model also benefits from 2 USB ports so you can charge up to 3 devices at once, so no more fighting over power sockets. You can save a lot of money by buying one before you set off to avoid paying premium prices at the airport.
Out of all my gadgets (and I admit I have a lot!), I think my iPad is the one I use the most. The versatility and long battery life mean’s it’s great for so many things. It’s super lightweight so I can take it anywhere, whether I take it to a coffee shop to work, watch Netflix on the go or play games to pass the time, my iPad has always been a handy gadget companion.
Sand Free Beach Mat
I love spending time at the beach, but we all know that sand seems to just get everywhere, which is why this beach mat is so handy. Sand just falls through it and it’s extra large size means it’s perfect for any beach trip. Fill up the anchor points with sand and you’ll never have to worry about it blowing away too.
BCOZZY Chin Supporting Travel Pillow
I used to think I was just one of those people that just couldn’t sleep on a plane. I tried inflatable travel pillows and they didn’t help, until a friend recommended to check out this one. It’s fully adjustable so you can sleep in any position, now it’s at the top of my bag for any long car, train or plane journey.
Bose QuietComfort 35 Wireless Headphones
I have never been more enamored with a pair of headphones than I have been with these ones from Bose. With fantastic noise canceling technology and up to 20 hours of wireless play time (or 40 hours wired) they are the perfect headphones for those long journeys.
These are definitely the personal highlight of my gadget gear, check them out here.
Anker PowerCore Power Bank
You never want to have a gadget’s battery die on you while on the go, which is why I always make sure I keep a battery pack on me, and my first choice is always Anker. They have a range of different sizes depending on what you need that carry anywhere between 1 to 10 charges of a typical phone. My personal favorites are the Powercore 20100 for charging 2 gadgets at once, and the Anker Astro E1 for being small enough to fit in my pocket. Look at their range and see which suits you best.
Samsung Galaxy S8
The Samsung Galaxy S8 was the first to tempt me away from the iPhones I had religiously stuck with since my 3GS, and I have not looked back since. The 12MP rear camera creates fantastic results for a quick snap on the go and expandable memory means I can keep all of my photos and music without worrying about space. Another highlight is the battery life, even though I rarely have my phone out of my hand it still manages to last all day!
Canon EOS Rebel T5 Digital SLR Camera
One of my favorite parts of traveling is coming home to show my friends and family photos of where I’ve been. I can’t think of a better gadget for that than a Digital SLR camera from Canon. Whether it’s a quick photo of the awesome burger shack you found using auto-mode or something more technical, the 18 Megapixel sensor means I always get incredible results to show off.
Anker SoundCore 2 Portable Bluetooth Speaker
Perfect for any music lover, the Anker SoundCore 2 is this year’s best gadget for music on the go. With a huge 24 hour playtime, you can listen all day and all night. The speakers create a rich, clear sound with great bass, and with a PX5 water-resistant rating and dust-proof engineering, you can enjoy your favorite tunes anywhere.
Leader Accessories PVC Waterproof Dry Bag
Last up on my favorite gadgets is something that has become essential on my travels now. Traveling with so many gadgets meant I wanted a way to keep them all safe from dirt, sand, and rain so I invested in a dry bag. I found a 10L bag was enough. It’s large enough to fit all my electronics so when I get caught in the rain I don’t need to worry. I seriously recommend getting one for your next trip.
Do you know of any other cool gadgets and accessories I should check out? I’d love to hear from you, so share them in the comments below!