5 gadgets every travel junkie needs


Vacations are fun but getting out from the comfort of your home can be hectic. From losing your luggage to frying your favourite gadgets, all can ruin your trip in no time.

Having the right accessories then is an essential part of a fun vacation and here is a list of 5 must-have gadgets that will help you out on all fronts during you trip.

1) A high-capacity battery pack

External battery packs have become quite popular as smartphone users juice up their devices to get past the day. However, battery packs used on a daily basis tend to be small in order to avoid the extra bulk and as such have a limited capacity to charge.

Travellers are therefore advised to get high capacity charging packs such as those offered by Anker, which can charge up to six smartphones in one session. Some of these battery packs also come with two ports to enable more than one smartphone to be charged at a time.

2) Noise-cancelling headphones

Noise cancelling headphone are an essential part of a vacation if you expect to spend a lot of time on a train, plane or bus. Luckily there are a lot of options to choose from, including those from high end brands such as Bose.

A good pair of headphones will not only sound great but will be sturdy and at the same time excellent in blocking noisy environments so you can enjoy your trip without any commotion.

3) A luggage tracker

Losing your luggage at the airport is perhaps the worst thing that can happen to you when you are travelling. Luckily we now have gadgets that can save you from going through the tedious and nerve-racking process of locating you luggage in the airport maze.

Gadgets such as Trakdot come with built in GSM chips that keep you updated on its newest location and even send alerts to your smartphone when it’s within a certain distance.

4) A streaming stick

A streaming stick will be your perfect companion if you expect to spend a few weeks in a hotel room. Streaming sticks such as Roku allow you to watch content from some of the most popular platforms such as Amazon and YouTube directly on TV. And the best part, streaming sticks don’t take much space and therefore wouldn’t add any extra bulk to you luggage.

5) A selfie stick

The recent proliferation of selfie sticks devalue its importance as a companion for travellers. A decent selfie stick that pairs with your phone via Bluetooth and allows for zoom in and out functionality is the perfect gadget that will help you capture some of the best moments of your trip on the go.

The Article First Appeared In The Express Tribune


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