Let us enlighten you. To unplug on a vacation is the current trend and most of the people are highly inclined to follow it. But the question is how many of them are actually successful? Some tech gadgets are very helpful while traveling and enhance your traveling experience. Long gone are the days when travelers who would take along a film camera and a cassette player were considered the pro. Today, we have tons of amazing travel gadgets, which make our trips more fun and cherish–able. Thanks to my subscription to one of the Frontier Internet Plans, I found out some extensive lists of travel gadgets, which people have suggested online.
Often unsure about what they will need, travelers tend to overpack tech gear. After tons of globetrotting escapades, I’m able to figure out some essential travel gadgets which have always helped me. I’m going to mention five of them in this blog post.
External Battery Backups
Considering going on a vacay to a far–flung island? Don’t forget to keep some external battery backups because you won’t be finding charging sockets there. External batteries have become quite popular travel gadgets to pack along for a vacation. I would recommend investing in a slightly larger external battery. It will provide sufficient capacity for a good quality smartphone to be charged several times. Remember you can always get stuck at some nasty layover and have all your devices get drained of power. So, get your hands on a good quality external battery.
While on the go, you will listen to screaming and crying children, engine noise, snoring fellows, and chatty mates. They are the essential parts of a quintessential modern traveling experience. There are certain tech gadgets, which can help you, block all the noise around you and reach your destination in peace. If you have a really long flight, these distractions will not let you rest and can make you aggravated. Noise–canceling headphones have a clear role here. Invest in good quality noise–canceling, wireless headphones. The noise–canceling function is powerful and you can sleep while having them on. If you choose to listen to the music, you will not listen to anything else from the surroundings.
If you are a book lover and can’t live without reading even on a vacation, thank technology for providing you with some amazing E–book readers. Kindle is perhaps the most common one. It’s small, lightweight, and handy. It can store and download thousands of books and you can always get your share of daily reading with it. With the provision of an external battery source, you can charge it easily. Kindle also has a browser that can make you access to Facebook, email with the 3G connection. It’s battery time is actually measured in weeks instead of hours. The screen is equally amazing in the sunlight and I actually loved reading ‘The Catcher in the Rye’ on the beach during my last vacation to Mauritius.
A Nice Camera and a Selfie Stick
Even if you own an amazing smartphone, with a mind–blowing camera result, you still need to have a good quality camera on your vacation. The picture quality of a DSLR and a smartphone is beyond comparison. For your pictures to be more cherish–able and long lasting, get your hands on a nice Nikon or Canon camera. When it comes to photographing the travel experiences, selfie stick has become a consistent companion for travelers. The argument that whether it is for better or for worse is another story. When it comes to following the travel trends, then yes, selfie stick remains to be in trend. Get one with a good quality and grip. The selfies are perhaps the most memorable photo type currently.
A Streaming Stick
If your travel destination involves a long stay at your hotel room for a good couple of weeks or more, then a streaming stick will help you fight boredom. It is especially useful if you are traveling alone. One instance is the Roku. Its performance is quite consistent and you can watch tons of videos, provided that you have chosen to stay in a tech–forward hotel. Streaming sticks are lightweight and portable. Interestingly, I found out that not all streaming sticks require exceptional bandwidth. I called Cox Customer Service since I am their customer to find out the minimum speed on which a streaming stick works and it turned out to be just a few Mbps. Wi–Fi networks in good hotels provide sufficient speeds.
Alex Brian is an entrepreneur, marketer, and writer. He loves beaches and bathing in the sun. That’s where he finds his inspiration to author in-depth guides that teach E-commerce store owners ways to manage, grow and scale their business. In a former life, Alex co-founded a custom menswear company which generates 6-figures in annual revenue through its website and retail.