Technology can be a real life saver when travelling. In the old days, “travel tech” was pretty much limited to voltage converters and a handheld video game. Today, though, technology knows virtually no bounds and if you choose your devices correctly, your next trip can really be enhanced. Here are some of the top travel tech gadgets you should consider before your next vacation.
Solar Powered Device Charger
First and foremost, you’re going to need to keep all of the devices on this list up and running while you’re out on the beach for ten to twelve hours. There are plenty of models on the market to choose from so you should take into consideration which features are most important to you before making a decision. Once you’ve got your wish list together you should have no problem finding options for just about every budget.
Smart Sleep Mask
Sleep masks aren’t exactly anything new when it comes to the arsenals of avid travelers. What is new is a sleep mask that has the ability to sync to your phone, mimic natural sunrises and sunsets and help you get to sleep fast. Technology like that found in countless brands of smart sleep masks can help to virtually eliminate jet lag and the effects of traveling through multiple time zones.
Additional Lenses For Your Smartphone
Most people don’t bother with taking along a camera when they vacation anymore (unless they’re professional photographers). For the most part, today’s smartphones are capable of taking some pretty epic photos, but there are a few things they can’t do that higher-end cameras can. By throwing a couple of extra lenses specially designed for smartphones in your luggage, you can really step up your travel photography without having to invest in and lug around a dedicated digital camera.
If you’re the adventurous kind of traveler who prefers to hike into areas far away from civilization, there’s a good chance you go long periods without any kind of internet connectivity. Many people are just fine with this—give them a good book to take along and they’re perfectly content to leave the Wi-Fi back at the hotel. If you’re one of those kinds of people, feel free to skip this one. However, if you’d prefer to have access to the internet, well, just about anywhere in the world, a good mobile hotspot device is a must-have. There are several on the market to choose from and most carriers will offer a multitude of plans that allow you to pay daily, weekly, monthly or even annually, and most devices can be programmed to work just about anywhere in the world.