September 27 is internationally recognised as World Tourism Day. With tourist activity being restored to normalcy after intense worldwide lockdowns due to Covid, an increasing amount of travellers are looking to plan their next vacation. Planning a vacation also comes with its share of stress. Luckily, there are a large number of handy gadgets that will make your life simpler while travelling. In this article, we bring you the 10 best gadgets to carry along on your vacation.
iPhone 14 Pro
Carrying a smartphone to your vacation is a no-brainer. A smartphone camera is a decent alternative to a DSLR, so you’re cutting down on one additional device. But what does the iPhone offer that other smartphones don’t? With the iPhone 14 Pro, you get satellite connectivity, which means you can send out SOS messages in an emergency even when you don’t have cellular reception. You can read about iPhone 14 Pro’s satellite connectivity feature in detail here. It’s one feature we hope you never have to use, but it doesn’t hurt to have it in your smartphone.
Styleys Gadget Organiser
One of our biggest pet peeves is charging cables and headphones getting tangled with the luggage while travelling. Most travel bags do not have specialised pockets for your electronic devices and accessories. Styleys Gadget Organiser solves this particular issue, offering an organised solution to keeping your electronic gadgets and cords in one place. This portable pouch will fit in comfortably with your luggage and you can pull it out easily without having to rummage through your luggage.
Why carry a book while travelling when you can store an entire library on your Kindle? With Kindle Unlimited you get access to over 2 million titles. While having access to an endless number of books is a big plus, what makes the Kindle Paperwhite perfect for travelling is its thin, lightweight design. It barely occupies any space and its glare-free paperwhite display lets you read the text in any lighting condition. Certainly a must-have travel gadget for readers.
rts Dual USB Universal Travel Adapter
Nothing less than a necessity when travelling internationally, a universal travel adapter will make your life much easier while dealing with different power outlets. The rts Dual USB Universal Travel Adapter is compatible with 4 different international sockets (Australia, US, UK, Europe) and its compact design barely takes up any space in your luggage. The 4 power outlet plug-ins are enough to cover most places on the planet. You also get 2 USB ports with the rts travel adapter, that can be used to directly charge your smartphone, camera, mp3 player, or Kindle.
Mi Power Bank 3i
When travelling long distances, you won’t always get the chance to charge your electronic devices. Smartphones can run out of battery even when they’re on standby mode, as background activities like GPS, mobile data, and background apps can consume a fair amount of power. The Mi Power Bank 3i comes with an impressive 20000 mAh of battery backup, which is more than enough to fully charge multiple smartphones. You can plug in up to three devices at once, and enjoy the luxury of 18W fast charging while on the go.
Sony SRS-XB32 Portable Bluetooth Speaker
Take the party with you wherever you go. The Sony SRS-XB32 is one of the best portable speakers around. The XB32 offers a brilliant audio output which can further be taken to another level by turning on the live mode. Its portable design makes it convenient to carry around while travelling, and you can set it up wherever you like. With a battery that lasts up to 24 hours, you don’t have to worry about plugging it in to charge every few hours. The LED lights around the speaker can be controlled with the Sony app, bringing all the more fun to the party. Read our detailed review of the Sony SRS-XB32 here.
Ozomax Sleek Travel Iron
Travelling on a budget? Save up on unnecessary ironing costs by carrying your own portable travel iron. The Ozomax Sleek Travel Iron has dimensions of 15.8 x 11 x 4.8cm, and you’ll have no difficulty fitting it in with your luggage. The foldable handle adds to the portability and the temperature control knob will help you adjust the iron for different fabrics. This device becomes a lifesaver when you’re travelling to attend a function and need to iron your clothes at the last minute.
Oppo Enco Air2 Pro
Every traveller is aware of the tedium that comes with travelling long distances. With a pair of wireless headsets, you can combat boredom on the road by listening to music, podcasts, or audiobooks. But why go for wireless headsets when a pair of wired headphones will also do the job? Well, the Oppo Enco Air2 Pro offer Active Noise Cancellation, which will easily tune out the background noise of the road, train tracks, or airplane engine, helping you relax and get some quality rest. Constant exposure to noise is one of the major reasons behind travel fatigue. With a good noise cancelling headset you will be able to get quality sleep on the go. Read our review here.
Dyson Airwrap Multi-Styler
Grooming your hair becomes an easy task with the Dyson Airwrap Multi-Styler. The new Dyson Airwrap offers reengineered attachments that dry, smooth, and hide flyaways. The intelligent heat control ensures that your hair doesn’t get damaged due to excessive heat. The Dyson-designed storage case neatly packs all the accessories and makes it easier to travel around with.
GoPro Hero 11
Trying out adventure activities on your vacation? Don’t miss a single detail by recording it with the GoPro Hero 11. Specially designed for vloggers and adventure enthusiasts, the GoPro Hero 11 is a rugged little device that can withstand any challenging condition, be it shooting underwater or taking a fall with the camera mounted on your helmet. The GoPro Hero 11 can also record videos in 5.3k resolution and offers HyperSmooth Stabilization when you’re shooting while in motion.
These are our picks for the best gadgets to carry along while on vacation. These devices cover all your travel needs, be it safety, convenience, or entertainment. If you think we missed out on any essential travel gadget, let us know in the comments!