Holidays and Vacations are fun (hopefully), but getting to the destination and losing out on some of the creature comforts of home is kind of a drag. Then you have to try to keep yourself entertained, hope your bag doesn’t get lost, and make sure you don’t fry your favorite gadget when traveling overseas.
The accessories on this list will help you out on all those fronts. They’ll also help you drown out travel noise, keep your devices nice and charged, and help your phone survive a dunk in the water.
A High Capacity External Battery.
External battery chargers have become popular, but because they get bigger in size along with how much power they provide, many folks only have a small one. Do yourself a favor and invest in a slightly larger, but way-higher-capacity battery. There’s nothing worse than thinking you have enough power to get you through a trip, but getting stuck with a nasty layover or missed connection. You can get one that has two USB ports, so you can help out a friend if you’re traveling together.
A Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker.
If you’re going on a beach vacation, it’s a good idea to bring a waterproof Bluetooth speaker along. You can listen to your favorite tunes without worrying about it getting destroyed if a big wave comes or it gets left in the rain. You should get one that is also small enough to fit in a carry-on bag in transit, and a beach bag when it’s time to hang out by the water.
A selfie stick/ mini tripod.
Do you want to take pictures and videos without enlisting strangers for help? Or perhaps you want to blog your entire experience? For better or worse, selfie sticks have become a constant companion for many travelers and a mini tripod will achieve those pictures to show you off at your very best.
A waterproof phone case.
If you’re going to be around a lot of pools and beaches on your next trip, it’s important to make sure you’ve got a case on your phone that can stand getting wet. Get one that has a small profile and works as advertised: If your phone takes a dunk while in this case, you won’t have to run for the rice.
Noise Cancelling Headphones.
Engine noise, children screaming, and chatty row mates are all part of the modern traveling experience. Tuning them out can be the difference between arriving at your destination well rested or very aggravated, which is where noise-cancelling headphones come into play.
A Luggage Tracker.
If you’ve ever lost a bag while traveling, you know how tedious and nerve-racking it is trying to get it back. Plus there’s the thought that it might never be found and your stuff will just end up in a between-airport limbo.
Eliminate your frustration with a palm-sized luggage tracker with a GSM chip inside of it so you can be kept up to date on its newest destination (hopefully you’re at the same one.) When it’s within 30 feet of you, the tracker will send your iOS or Android phone an alert.
If you’re an avid reader and traveler, you owe it to yourself to pick up a Kindle. Nothing will ever replace a paperback or hardcover book, but the sheer convenience of being able to carry hundreds of books at a time is undeniable. This makes it easier on your eyes, and eliminates the need to use those all-too-bright overhead lights on the plane.
What other tech accessories do you carry with you when you travel? Let us know in the comment box below.