Whether you’re a seasoned business traveller or just recently started globetrotting, having the right gadgets can make your trip more manageable – and enjoyable. We’ve narrowed down some great gadgets to consider for upcoming trips.
OneAdaptr Twist Plus+
If you’re going to different regions, you will need multiple adaptors – or just a single one. The successful, Kickstarter-funded OneAdaptr is designed to fit into any MacBook’s Magsafe power adapter (although you can technically use it without a MacBook for the USB ports only). What’s great about it is the twisting mechanism, and multiple plug points for anywhere you need to go in the world (it’s compatible in over 150 countries).
When not in use, all pins fold into the adapter. In addition, it has four USB speed ports so you can charge your MacBook and three other gadgets, at any given time. This compact little adaptor also cuts down on unnecessary invertors and plugs when packing.
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Xiaomi 5000mAh Power Bank
A power bank is essential for any traveller, particularly when it comes to powering through emails and keeping in touch with family and friends. If these usage patterns sound familiar, your battery is probably going to be flat by lunchtime. The Xiaomi 5000mAh battery pack is a fairly decent size to get a number of gadgets charged in a day, or could last over a couple of days for a single device. This super slim model is only 9.9mm thin, which is great for portability. The 2.1-amp output means a faster charge than normal.
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Knomad Tech Organiser
To help organize cables, devices, your passport, stationery and travel cards, a simple solution is ideal. Look no further than the Knomad Tech Organiser. The 13-inch organiser has multiple slots and holders, such as a front pocket with RFID blocking that can fit your cards and passport, and a padded section that’s designed to fit tablets or Macbook Airs and Pros that measure up to 13 inches.
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Plantronics BackBeat PRO 2 Wireless Headphones
To survive noise in the airport or crying babies on the plane, noise-cancelling headphones are must-haves. The Plantronics BackBeat PRO 2 Wireless Headphones go one step further with a wireless offering – fewer cables are always better. It has up to 24 hours of continuous use and works with devices within a 100m range. Get through lengthy flights with your favourite tunes (and no crying babies). Wireless and noise cancelling headphones come at a price, so consider it an investment.
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Kindle Paperwhite WiFi
Let’s be honest, when it comes to e-readers, there is clearly one winner: Amazon’s Kindle. Paperwhite offers the most realistic e-reading experience with no screen glare – even in bright sunlight. The ultra light device can be held in one hand, has a built-in adjustable light for reading without straining your eyes, even in an airplane cabin.
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Stay connected the smart way
Lastly, one of the cheapest ways to keep in touch with friends and family is with multi-platform supported apps, such as Telegram and Facebook Messenger. These allow you to pick up from where you left off while on the web or portable devices. And with wireless internet being so prevalent, you can keep connected as often as you like.