Hello and welcome! Are you looking for some life changing tech devices for yourself or maybe for your loved ones as a gift? I am here to help! I put together this list of the best tech gadgets for travelers to get you some inspiration and to show you the things that I wouldn’t like to live without!
When traveling, I like to keep it quite simple and minimal, so this list does not come with a million gadgets to own, but only those who are essential for me and that I bring on basically every single trip. Also this list also contains a lot of great gift ideas for travelers, in case you might be looking for something for a loved one.
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Noise Cancelling Headphones
Isn’t it funny how you always end up sitting next to the screaming toddler on a plane? Even if you don’t end up with a crying baby next to you, being in a plane can be incredible loud. Using noise cancelling headphones can be a true relief, especially if you want to sleep or need to focus. There are various models and brands and I haven’t yet find my personal favorite but in my experience you can’t go wrong with those from Bose!
Powerbank by Kreafunk
I am a proud owner of the iPhone 8. Some say it is outdated but I am still holding onto it. Nevertheless it is a little trouble coming with it: the battery of it dies insanely fast. What I urgently needed for travel days was a powerbank. And as I am focusing on functionality and aesthetics equally, I simply had to go for the Kreafunk Powerbank. It almost looks like a small pebble and has enough power to charge devices 1 – 2 times.
An Action Camera for Epic Shots
It is a funny thing, that you need an Action Camera every single time that you left it at home and when you brought it, there is nothing to film! To be extra safe, I carry mine on body, every time I leave the house…just joking ok ok.
But indeed all of the action cameras I owned are responsible for some of my favorite shots of all time. Nothing compares to seeing you swimming with a turtle being caught on film for you to remember it forever.
A Portable Speaker
Disclaimer: I do NOT support putting on loud music when you are disturbing someone else by playing it. Not everyone wants to listen to your music so play it only when you are for yourself. Places where you shouldn’t put on loud music are: every single piece of public transport, beaches and city spaces.
Phone music is awful, we got it for now. If you get the chance by sky rocking your music’s quality by a little device that fits into every backpack then why shouldn’t you do so? Portable speakers come in every size, color and form and are just so so useful!
Something that I forget every single time when I am packing. It is not something that I think about everyday, but it is definitley worth to think about: in this world we are divided by one major thing: unmachting Steckdosen.
Each time I travel somewhere with different ones, I will forget it and add another converter to my evergrowing collection. I bet by the time I am old, I can link each converter to another airport that I bought it at!
Tech Pouch by Peak Design
Well well well, you also need something to hold all of your gear. The Tech Pouch by Peak Design is something that is on the top of my wishlist! It is made to hold all of your cables and items while keeping it clear and organized. On top of that it looks super stylish and comes with much more space than usual pouches.
kohar1 year ago
Great tips! I always forget to bring a portable speaker. I should add it to my hard copy checklist. thanks for sharing this amazing article.
Kay3 years ago
I need some noise cancelling headphones! Thanks for the reminder! They would definitely help on long flights!
Farrah3 years ago
Great picks! I’ve been thinking about investing in a set of noise-cancelling headphones! I’ve been meaning to get a portable speaker for the longest time too, but haven’t gotten around to doing that yet.
The Spicy Travel Girl3 years ago
Thanks for the tips! Never heard of an action camera before, sounds like something I should definitely invest in next time!
Rosh Patel3 years ago
I would also add a power bank to this list! Something I always need
Krystianna3 years ago
Great post! The powerbank and converter are two that I definitely agree with from personal experience. Those were some of my best purchases for my semester abroad! Thanks for sharing. 🙂
maria.estefanyb3 years ago
Great tips! I always forget to bring a portable speaker. I should add it on my hard copy checklist.
sarah de gheselle3 years ago
Oh yes, these are so important. Thank you for sharing these tips!
Helga3 years ago
Great tips!!! I have a somehow similar story with the convertors. I have a beautiful collection kept in a box, and I’m always forgetting to open the box when I’m packing, obviously. However the sticker on my laptop saying “converter” 5 days before a trip really helps haha.
Jasmine3 years ago
Yes, all of these are a must have! I never go anywhere on holiday without my portable charger haha!
The Discovery Nut3 years ago
Love your photos and good advice in this article 🙂
Emma3 years ago
I really do need to get myself some noise cancelling headphones. I feel like I must be the last person in the world who doesn’t have them. Ok maybe not, but I have tried other people’s and they are good. I just need to bite the bullet and buy them