Traveling is a brilliant way to broaden your horizons. The spontaneity of it is second to none, and your globetrotting can be made easier by the plethora of travel gadgets and technology now on the market. To make sure your holiday goes without a hitch here are the best travel gadgets to pick up for 2018 and take with you around the world.
A waterproof smartphone case
It’s more than likely that you’ve taken your smartphone or tablet with you on your travels and it’s also likely that you’re concerned about its working condition, particularly if it’s an iPhone or iPad.
As great as the iOS products are, those before the iPhone 7 aren’t waterproof. But to save your worries, Overboard has produced waterproof cases which means not only is your phone safe from any mishaps but you can also take pictures underwater or watch a movie, listen to music, FaceTime your loved ones and send texts in the wettest of environments.
The Overboard cases survive in water up to 6 meters deep and come with lanyards so if you’re taking a dip in the sea or pool, you don’t have to worry about holiday onto it.
A battery pack
Another frustration of traveling with a smartphone is battery life. If you’re one those who can’t be without their smartphone throughout the day then the MacallyBattery pack is definitely worth investing in.
Light in weight, the smart rechargeable battery is perfect for on the go and comes with a lightning/micro USB cable to for your device, though conveniently, the cables are built into the body so your journey will be free from any irritating tangles.
The 3000 mAh capacity will allow 2-3 full charges of most smartphones before itself needs charging again.
A versatile tripod
Like the TM2515 DSLR Camera Tripod 60-inch 5-Sections by K&F. Made of aluminum and quite lightweight and compact, so that lovers of photography can take it on their travels, it is not only a tripod but also a monopod! One of its legs is detachable and becomes a monopod to meet the needs of videographers and photographers with large lenses. Genius.
A WiFi SD card
Of course, when traveling, no matter where you are or what you’re doing, then you’re sure to want to take a lot of photos. When it comes to memory cards, cameras, smartphones, and laptops then transferring the photos from one device to the other can prove awfully frustrating, particularly when you could be out sightseeing or sunbathing if you’re lucky enough to be in a warm climate.
To prevent this, invest in a Mobi Eyefi SD card which comes with built-in wifi, use the card and its respective app to transfer pictures from your camera to your other devices. If the card is already paired with your smartphone, tablet, or computer, then the pictures will appear as soon as you snap them.
A digital luggage scale
Away from smartphones and cameras and onto the bare essentials of traveling; luggage. How many times have you found yourself frantically trying to free your case of weight and move items around to ensure that you don’t have any nasty surprises when you go to the check-in desk?
Samsonite has released some must-have digital luggage scales that track any added weight and in doing so, prevent you from facing any nasty extra luggage fees. The scales are well designed and come with additional tools that you never know you might need when on the go, such as an integrated torch and an 80cm tape measure.
A Portable WiFi Device
Such as Tep Wireless’ pocket-sized personal WiFi hotspot, a device that keeps smartphones, laptops, and tablets connected in over 100 countries, with unlimited internet.
If you’re a frequent traveler who wants hassle-free unlimited wifi on your journey, this one is a no-brainer! Affordable and easy to use, it will go with you on every journey!