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The 10 Best Gadgets to Travel With on Your Next Trip

Everyone needs a break once in a while from their toiled lives and run off to some remote place. Yet traveling has its own cons; it also means freedom from all the luxurious amenities of your city lives. Technology and innovations have helped a lot to overcome these problems and now you can enjoy your time in the remotest places on earth with these inventions.  Here is a list of the 10 best gadgets to travel with on your next adveture filled with wanderlust!


Best Gadgets to Travel With


Smart Luggage


Sometimes it takes days to reach our holiday destination but fret not; smart suitcases have us covered while we travel. Smart luggage has changed the whole traveling scenario by taking care of all our luggage related anxieties. You don’t have to worry about losing your suitcase or be concerned about the weight of your luggage as they have built-in GPS trackers and scales. You also need not worry about someone opening up your bag as they have smartlock that will alert you on your mobile phone every time the bag opens. You can charge all your devices as they have USB ports and large batteries to support your needs.  There are even smart backpacks now!


Pocket-sized washing machine


You don’t have to worry about getting your clothes dirty while having fun on your vacation thanks to this pocket-sized washing machine. The Scrubba wash bag is the world’s smallest washing machine that takes care of your washing needs in less than 5 minutes. This is the ultimate travel companion and a must-have camping essential. It is a modern take on the old-time washing boards. It is much more convenient and hygienic than washing clothes in a hotel sink. You can do your laundry anywhere with only two to four liters of water and a small amount of washing liquid.


World Travel Adapter


If you’re a frequent traveler you may have come across the troubles of having a different charger plug than the wall socket. Just like humans, there are different races of plugs and sockets all around the globe. As of today, there are approx. 20 different types in use around the world and if you happen to stay at an older building you may find a total obsolete one too. Well, to overcome this problem there are a number of offerings available in the market that have multiple plugs that can convert to your standards. This is really handy if you’re traveling abroad. If there is a king of best gadgets to travel with, a travel adapter is it!


Vacuum bags


Whenever packing for a long trip, we all face the problem of fitting our clothes in the suitcases. Even if we fit them in the bags in the first place, then there’s no space left for souvenirs to bring back home. There is an incredible trick to overcome this problem. You can use a large Ziploc bag and a vacuum to seal tight the clothes so they won’t take any more space. Or you can buy a product like Vago luggage compressor that can save up to 50% of the space by automatically compressing the bag.  


Luggage Safety Packing Bags


Just like the problem of having more clothes than we can handle, there’s an opposite but related problem. Sometimes we don’t pack much stuff so that we have enough space for souvenirs. Well, to solve this problem there are different products like PaQ luggage companion that work as a filler for the luggage so the stuff inside won’t move freely and break.  


Clip-On lenses


Travel these days is much more about digital memories than the ones in our heads. Every digital travel diary is filled with amazing and bewildering pictures of places. Well, not all landscapes are so stunning. Sometimes we need to use photography tools to bring the best of an environment. One of these tools is the clip on lenses for mobile phones. They are cheap and they are available with different filters and configurations.




Are you planning to wander away to a remote place with more nature and less civilization? Well if you are, then don’t go alone. Take goTenna with you. It is a device that pairs up with your phone (Android or iOS) to create a mesh network so you can relay text and GPS messages even without cellular service. It is a pocket-sized two-way radio and antenna that uses Bluetooth-LE to connect with your smartphone.  


Wireless Portable Speaker


Well, this one is a necessity in today’s times. How can one go on holidays without taking their portable speakers with them? The best ones available in the market offer great battery time and sound quality so you can listen to your favorite Avicii soundtrack while watching the sun go down.




Tablets are a great companion for your next trip. You can kill time while onboard a flight by watching movies or reading a book. You can also use your tablet to keep in touch with everyone on your social media so you don’t drain the battery of your cell phone. If you’re a gamer, then we know you’re taking your tablet with you so you can defend your castle from a raid or raise your farm animals, whichever floats your boat. Tablet is a must-have gaming gadget when traveling with kids so you can relax and enjoy the view while your kids throw angry birds over to kill the pigs.


Video Recording Sunglasses


You know you need them for your next trip. These are a great way to record all the picturesque landscapes that you visit and the fun-filled festivals that you attend.


A little tip for your next trip: Finally, when you achieve the hard-earned break, sometimes in the rush to get out of the imprisoned work life you forget and leave behind important items for your tour. To overcome those mistakes made in the excitement-filled moments of the rush; make a list of the stuff you need and pack them beforehand. This way you wouldn’t have to worry about the feeling that you’re forgetting something. We wish you the best of luck with your next trip. And make sure you don’t forget our list best gadgets to travel with while you pack.


Nia McKenna

Nia is an Associate Editor at The Fairytale Traveler and self diagnosed travel junkie. Having traveled to 5 of the 7 continents, her love of good food and culture is a force to be reckoned with. When she isn't off adventuring with her husband, which she writes about on her blog CircaWanderlust, she can be found with a good cup of tea cuddling her pups and taking pictures of her food. She loves black and white movies and could listen to Elvis on repeat.

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