7 must-have travel gadgets for your next vacation

Travelling in itself is always great - but there are generally a few things that can make or break a trip. Imagine having to deal with a crying baby on a 10 hour flight, finally reaching your destination to find your bags have been lost, and then on top of all of that - your iPhone just ran out of juice. Sounds horrific, doesn’t it? Well, there are a few things that can help you avoid being stuck in this situation (god forbid!). The gadgets on this list will help you drown out travel noise, keep your devices up and running, and will help you covered if you accidentally drop your phone while travelling (because it’s bound to happen, right?). Here are our 7 must-have travel gadgets you’ll need for your next overseas adventure.

1. Portable Power Bank
The one thing that can come between you and capturing your perfect insta shots while travelling? That dreaded dead phone battery. First on our gadget list is a portable charger. Trust us, it’s a lifesaver. If you really want big bang for your buck, consider purchasing a big 10,000 mAh charger that will last you for days. Or if bulky power banks aren’t your thing, sacrifice some milliamp hours for a smaller sized power bank that can fit seamlessly in your front pocket.

2. Noise Cancelling Headphones
We know how bothersome children screaming, chatty passengers, and engine noise can be when you’re just wanting to zone out and rest on a flight. Tuning them out can quite often be the difference between you arriving at your destination well rested or very annoyed. Block all of that noise with a good pair of noise-cancelling headphones. We hear Sony’s H.ear pair is powerful and effective.

3. Luggage Tracker
If you’ve ever been a victim to lost baggage, you’ll know how frustrating and nerve-racking it is trying to track it down while you’re sitting and praying your luggage isn’t lost forever. There are a number of luggage tracker’s out there that will give you some peace of mind if you do end up losing track of your baggage. Look into the likes of LugLoc. Most trackers have a GSM chip inside of them so that you can get up-to-date information on the whereabouts of your luggage.

4. Protective Phone Case
What’s better then having a good phone insurance plan? Not breaking it in the first place! One thing every traveller needs is a shock and water proof case that will protect that baby of yours. It can potentially save you hundreds of dollars when that inevitable drop occurs.

5. Selfie Stick
Who doesn’t travel with one these days? A selfie stick will become your best buddy whether you’re travelling alone or with a group. Capture those memorable moments of your trip without having to ask someone to take a photo for you - plus, it’ll make your photos look fit for the gram.

6. A waterproof Bluetooth speaker
Planning on hitting the beach for your vacation? It’s a good idea to bring along a waterproof Bluetooth speaker. You can jam to your favourite tunes, and have your own mini dance party on the beach. Getting a waterproof speaker means you won’t have to worry about it being caught in the waves or if gets left in the rain.

7. A power converter
This one goes without being said. You’re going to need a Universal Plug Adapter when travelling around the world. For more travel tips head to the SimCorner Blog.