9 Must-Have Travel Gadgets
What products should you consider taking with you on your travels? We've been looking for the best and most useful travel gadgets to make your holiday just a little more pleasant. After doing some research, these are some of the holiday gadgets we liked the best:
1. Luggage Scale
You may think, what do I need scales for? But it can come in handy! Of course, you can weigh your suitcase at home before your travels, but it can be difficult to do so on the way back. A luggage scale is light, small and can be bought for less than £7. With your portable scale, you won't get any unpleasant surprises at the airport and have to wonder whether your souvenirs are too heavy. You can buy your very own luggage scale here.
2. Laundry Bag
A laundry bag is a godsend if you go on holiday for a longer period of time without access to a washing machine. The most famous laundry bag on the market is the Scrubba. When rolled up, the bag only weighs 145 grams. You can easily wash a number of clothing items within 5 minutes, and your clothes will be fresh again.
3. Mini Clothes Steamer
You're going to have a chic dinner on vacation and you want to wear your favorite blouse. But when you take it out of your suitcase, it has wrinkles that won't come out. At times like these, a travel clothes steamer is ideal. You can iron your clothes without an iron, and it easily fits with the rest of your luggage. Garment steamers come in all shapes and sizes, but of course during your travels you would want the smallest option, like this portable steamer.
4. Headphone Splitter
Maybe the children want to watch a movie on the plane, but the tablet only has one connection for the headphones. Or maybe you want to save your battery by listening to music on one phone with all your friends. In these situations, an audio splitter is extremely handy. The cheapest splitters mostly have 2 connections, but you can also find ones that have 3, 4 or even 5 connections. This allows several people to watch the same video or listen to music without noise pollution.
5. Sand-free Beach Mat
You're enjoying a lovely day at the beach, but the sand is everywhere; your hands, your clothes, and all over your bag. However, with a sand-free beach mat, the sand will run down through the mat, but not back up. With this handy gadget, you'll no longer suffer from getting sand all over the place.
6. Waterproof Bag
It's a common problem: you're having a nice day at the beach and want to go for a swim, but there's no one to look after your valuables. The solution? A waterproof bag that you can bring with you into the water. No more worrying about whether or not your valuables are safe, you can put everything into this handy little bag and take it with you.
7. Wallet Ninja
The Wallet Ninja is an extremely useful travel gadget. You just put it in your wallet as you would any normal card, but it can be used to do a variety of things. The card contains 18 tools including a can opener, a letter opener, a ruler, various screwdrivers, a peeler, a mobile phone stand and much more. It's kind of like a Swiss army knife in the shape of a card! Get your own Wallet Ninja here.
8. Mobile Phone Tripod
Since selfie sticks are banned in many places, these mobile phone tripods are the next best thing. With a mobile phone tripod, taking a picture of the whole group in front of the Eiffel Tower has never been easier. Take the best pictures of you and your friends having the time of your life, all over the world with a portable mobile phone tripod.
9. Water Filter Bottle
Although at home, you can drink water from most public taps, in other countries this is not always the case. A water purifier bottle is therefore an ideal gadget to have while travelling. We recommend the Bobble purifying water bottle as it is affordable and has a nice design.
These were our top 9 must-have gadgets for your upcoming travels. Hopefully we've introduced you to some handy products that will solve some of the issues you come across while travelling. Make sure to give some of these gadgets a try on your next trip!
Now that you know what to pack for your next trip, make sure to read our step-by-step trip planning guide, where we help you plan out all the logistics and practicalities of travelling during a pandemic. For more information, read our post-COVID travel checklist, where we answer all your questions about safe travel. You can find these articles and more in our Travel Tips and COVID Updates columns.