8 Must-Have Travel Gadgets

Toothbrush, extra socks, comfortable shoes, travel itinerary what’s your suitcase missing? These days you’re not fully packed until you’ve included some of the most innovative recent travel apps and devices. From the travel planning to the packing, there’s much to do before you head out for your next trip, whether for business or pleasure. Make your travels easier and more enjoyable by adding one or more of these handy travel gadgets to your luggage.

1. Trakdot Luggage Tracker

Your luggage won’t be lost again with the Trakdot luggage tracker! The Trakdot allows you to locate your luggage when you arrive at your destination. To do so, the Trakdot needs to be linked to an app on your phone, and the cities or areas that your luggage has passed through will show up on the screen. When the Trakdot is out of airplane or sleep mode, a text message or email will be sent to you to tell you if your luggage has arrived when you land.

TrackDot Luggage Tracker Gadget

The Trakdot is low-maintenance and requires AA batteries to operate. It is compatible with most smartphones and offers a couple of different pricing options. All customers are charged a $49.99 sign-up fee. One of Trakdot’s pricing plans, which is perfect for frequent travelers, costs $12.99 per year. The other service price is a one-time activation cost, which is $8.99, and is a great option for users who want to test if Trakdot is right for them.

2. Bose QuietComfort 15 Headphones

Watch your favorite movies and shows at the airport or on the plane without the background noise of the terminal’s hustle and bustle with the Bose QuietComfort 15 Headphones. The Bose QuietComfort 15 includes a noise reduction feature that allows you to enjoy your music or movies on the go. With the technology advancement in the Bose QuietComfort 15 headphones, you’ll be able to hear even the most subtle sound in any audio.

Bose QC 15 Headphones
QuietComfort® 15 Acoustic Noise Cancelling® headphones

These innovative headphones come with extra features and accessories, including one cable cord for listening, one Apple-compatible cable cord for making calls, headphone case, and an airline adapter for watching movies on the plane. Bose QuietComfort 15 allows you to choose from 46 vibrant colors and design your own headphones to fit your style.

3. Innergie PocketCell

Portable and miniature, the Innergie PocketCell is a rechargeable battery bank that you can take with you anywhere you go. You can charge all of your USB-powered gadgets, from smartphones to music players, with the Innergie PocketCell.

Innergie PocketCell Rechargeable Battery Bank
PocketCell – Rechargeable Battery Bank

All you need to do is charge the battery bank fully by using the 3-in-1 Magic Cable Trio cord, which is a cable with a variety of USB cords that comes with the PocketCell. You can charge the battery bank through your laptop, wall outlet or car charger. After charging, the Innergie PocketCell is ready to use on the go.

4. Fitbug

There’s no need to binge on food or skip out on exercising while you’re away from home – maintain your health while on vacation or on a business trip with the Fitbug tool.

Fitbug personal health and wellbeing coach

With the Fitbug, you’re able to track your daily activities and send the results via bluetooth to your desktop, tablet or cell phone with Fitbug Air. The wireless data transfer allows you to conveniently load your progress onto any device. You can also plug in a USB cable to transfer your data to another device. Once your information is loaded online, Fitbug helps you visualize your progress with various charts. With Fitbug’s easy-to-use charts, you can make personal goals for weight loss or maintain your health while you’re traveling.

5. SpareOne Plus Mobile Phone

Perfect for emergency situations or when you don’t want to risk your phone being stolen, take the SpareOne Plus mobile phone with you on your travels. Powered with an AA battery, the SpareOne Plus has a span of 15 years and allows you to talk on the phone for up to 10 hours.

SpareOne Plus Emergency Phone
SpareOne Plus Emergency Phone

As an advancement from the original SpareOne phone, SpareOne Plus offers extra, helpful features that make this phone great for emergencies. For one, the SOS torch light feature on the SpareOne flashes a bright light in Morse code to indicate you need help. Another excellent feature is the panic siren, which allows you to attract attention to any dangerous situation you’re in. Other helpful features include a waterproof case, audio feedback, and more.

6. Samsung Smart Camera MV900F

Get every angle in photos and videos you never got before with the Samsung Smart Camera MV900F. This camera’s flip-out screen rotates up to 180 degrees to give you views of every angle.

SMART CAMERA MV900F with 180° Flip-out Display

You can take self-portrait pictures and other media and upload them directly on social media sites with the camera’s Smart Link feature and WiFi connectivity. With the camera’s touchscreen feature, you’re able to easily navigate through your pictures and camera options. The camera’s vivid colors make your pictures pop and displays them beautifully on the camera’s widescreen.

7. Geneva Sound System Model XS

Enjoy your music in your hotel room without headphones with the Geneva Sound System Model XS. This innovative and portable sound system provides you with Hi-Fi sounds that regular speakers and amplifiers offer without the weight and bulk.

Geneva Sound System Model XS / Red

With its compact size, the Model XS is a fabulous travel companion, not just for its music producing capabilities, but also its built-in alarm clock; you won’t be late again for a meeting or guided tour when you have the Geneva Sound System. You can connect music players with the cable cord provided or use the Bluetooth-integrated feature to get your music playing. Match the Model XS to your luggage or personal style by choosing a version in red, white or black.

8. Microsoft Surface Tablet PC

Microsoft’s Surface eliminates the need to carry a heavy laptop around. The tablet-PC duo offers most of the features you’d expect from a laptop along with the convenience of a portable tablet.

With multiple ports and a microSD card slot, you can easily upload the pictures you take on your travels and share them with friends and family. You can also import documents of any type and take care of important tasks using its various Office apps.

For improved ease of typing, you can click in a pressure-sensitive keyboard that’s provided with this gadget. Choose your favorite keyboard color to add a personal touch to this tablet. With both the tablet and keyboard being lightweight, you can carry Surface anywhere you go.

Giving your travel experience a digital boost is sure to result in trips that are more fun and less stressful. No matter your reason for traveling, the perfect travel tech device will be a welcome addition to all of your future excursions.

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