Traveling is all about living in the now and experiencing the world with your own two eyes. But that doesn’t mean technology doesn’t play an important role in the world of wandering. Without it, capturing your stunning experiences wouldn’t be possible. Now, more than ever, there are so many wonderful travel gadgets out there that can make your traveling experience a whole lot better. Plus, most of them are incredibly easy and fun to use!
Next time you head out on an adventure, make sure you have these five must-have travel gadgets packed safely in your carry-on bag. Here we go!
Possibly the most important piece of technology for any traveler is a camera. Travel photography is the absolute best way to capture memories from your exploits. From the landscapes and places you visit, the activities you do and the people you meet. A trip is incomplete without capturing these memories!
You really don’t need a big, bulky, expensive camera these days. Smaller point-and-shoot cameras have become fairly advanced, taking photos that look nearly as good as those with professional DSLRs. The DSLR, however, offers a lot of versatility, with interchangeable lenses and additional ways to customize your pictures. Consider what kind of traveler and photographer you want to be and choose what is best for you from there. Just because your friends or travelers you meet along the way have the biggest and most expensive camera, doesn’t mean that you have to too. Check out tips to choose a best camera.
Chances are your mobile phone also has a camera. Though it may not be as high quality as a separate DSLR or point-and-shoot, cameras on mobile phones offer additional options, like the ability to take selfies or panoramic photos. It’s also so easy to carry around, look at and share your photos. Easy!
Smartphones have a lot of other benefits as well. As app technology becomes increasingly more popular, it’s easy to do everything from finding directions and hailing an Uber to ordering food and purchasing tickets for museums and other attractions.
Smartphones can also serve as mobile hotspots so you can stay connected with friends and family or work online while traveling. Plus they are a great tool for passing time on planes and trains, with games and puzzles to keep your mind busy along the way.
Another must-have tool that can be incredibly handy for wanderers is a mobile charger. When you’re traveling and using your gadgets non-stop for everything from directions and communication to photos and music, your battery drains extremely quickly.
A mobile charger can easily keep your devices accessible long after they should have died. However, travelers may want to take it a step further and purchase a wireless mobile charger like the Bezalel Prelude wireless charger. Without cords and cables getting all tangled up, it’s easier to charge your gadgets on the go—just set them on top of the wireless charger and wait for it to work its magic. There’s nothing worse than not having the right plug or cable on you when you need them the most. Wireless is the way to go!
Especially for those who work on the road, the USB On-the-Go, or USB OTG, is an incredibly useful must-have gadget that can make tech problems ever so simple.
While standard USB runs on a master-slave relationship, USB OTG erases that issue, allowing devices that usually serve as the slave—like a mobile phone—to attach to another device that also typically acts as a slave, like a printer. This enhances the way travelers can use technology across the world.
USB OTG can work with most devices, like flash drives, tablets, laptops, cameras, keyboards, printers and even mice. It can make your life so much easier. If you’re nomadic and you have clients to reach, you won’t be slipping up with the help of this gadget.
Headphones are one of the more classic items on our list, serving as a great tool for both listening to music and working on the road.
Get a pair of noise-cancelling headphones to block out travel sounds and help you fall asleep to relaxing music while you’re traveling. These can be beneficial for planes, trains, and buses but also for hotels or hostels if you’re staying in a bustling city center. Ever had a snoring traveler in your hostel? Beat them with a pair of headphones!
Travelers can also carry a pair of headphones or earbuds that have a speaker attached to making calls from the road—everyone around you won’t have to hear your conversation, but you can still keep your hands free while chatting. Perfect for when you carry your luggage, riding your bike and generally having the time of your life!
The above mentioned are the top 5 essential Travel Gadgets that every traveler needs to carry. These gadgets can make your traveling experience a whole lot better. Do check out Kate’s tips on Travel Gadgets for Tech Savvy Travellers.
What must-have gadgets do you recommend for traveling? Pop your tips in the comments box below!
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