We all carry our gadgets and gizmos with us – everywhere, it seems. Even when we’re traveling, travel gadgets – when we’re on “vacation”. My advice may be to actually engrossed in your vacation and relaxation is to ditch the laptop, the phone, and even the camera or camcorder. But that’s another article for another time.
We all have our cravings (and occasional absolute need for) technology. But if you’re a traveler looking for your peace and quiet in your digital world – there are some things as a traveler that you’re definitely going to want.
A lot of people travel – and that means you’re going to have a lot of noise and movement around you, no matter where you go. But however you want to lose yourself, technologically or otherwise, you should be able to – so what follows here is a list of travel gadgets that every tech-lover should have.
1. External Battery Charger
If you’re living digitally through your phone, you’re probably going to lose charge on your battery pretty fast, especially if you’re loading a lot of apps. And we all know what a tragedy it can be if your phone dies in the middle of a day in an unfamiliar place (and you were depending on your phone for directions). Or even worse, you have to figure out what plug adapter you need to buy…all in all, it’s just a massive hassle when your phone dies on you.
And as you all know, there are remedies out there to that problem – cases that double as battery chargers or battery life extenders. If you know you’re going to be using your phone constantly when you travel, an external battery charger (cum case) is absolutely necessary.
2. Noise Canceling Headphones
This seems to be a no-brainer, but it’s amazing how many travelers haven’t invested in noise-canceling headphones. Yes, they may be a bit pricey, but noise-canceling headphones could be the difference between actually getting some sleep in the dorm room that you share with the guy who sounds like a gorilla when he snores or staring at the ceiling all night.
3. The Really Tiny Booklight
Yes, that is what this is actually called – “the really tiny booklight.” But for those gadget lovers who are also bibliophiles (and prone to staying up until they can no longer read the words on the page) the really tiny booklight is a great addition to their travel arsenal.
This is also handy to have around for a few other reasons – it’s small, so it won’t take up too much space in your bag – and it’s also handy to use as a flashlight as well. The best things that you can buy as someone who travels frequently are those items that have multiple uses.
Of course, if you’re more techy and prefer your books digital, a tablet is a great investment (though please get a case) – and a tabelet is usually backlit, so the only thing you would have to worry about would be not waking up your roomates with the light.
4. Mobile Hotspot
You’re traveling, and you need to get online to check your email, for whatever reason – but there isn’t a coffee shop nearby, and all the wireless networks that your phone (or laptop or tablet) can find. You don’t want to be that guy who knocks on someones door asking for their wireless password because you’re desperate for internet access – so bring your own!
Investing in a mobile hotspot, again, is not necessarily cheap, but it all depends on how important being always connected is to you. If it’s of utmost importance, then being the owner of a mobile hotspot should be your first purchase before you travel – if not, well, then…you probably don’t need it.
Do you know more Travel Gadgets which are useful ?