Travel Gadgets You Can’t Leave Home Without
Being away from home and all your creature comforts is one of the biggest drawbacks of travelling. So check out these essential travel gadgets to make help make life that little bit easier when you are on the road.
Bose QuietComfort 25 Noise Cancelling Headphones
If you’re a frequent flyer, a pair of high quality noise cancelling headphones could change your life. Hushing out ambient sound, you can listen to music, or your inflight movie without all of the distractions of the cabin around you. The Bose QuietComfort 25 version are the undisputed heavyweight world champions when it comes to noise cancelling headphones – so go on, treat yourself – you deserve it.
Anker Astro Mini Portable Charger
We all rely on our smartphones when travelling these days, but they’re not much good to us when the battery runs out. For this reason, a portable charger is an essential addition to your luggage when you’re travelling. The tiny Anker Astro Mini 3200mAh external battery can easily slip into your pocket, and looks pretty cool too.
Wacaco Minipresso Espresso Maker
Not being able to get a decent cup of coffee in the morning is the bane of many a traveller’s life. Well now you can – with a portable espresso maker small enough to fit in your hand luggage. Less than 18cm long and weighing just 360g, this is the travelling coffee lovers dream come true. Two models are available – the Minipresso GR uses ground coffee, while the Minipresso CA uses Caffitaly and Tchibo capsules.
Trakdot Luggage Tracker
Never lose your luggage again with the Trakdot Luggage Tracker. Toss the tracker into your suitcase and then, on landing, the Trakdot will SMS or email you its location to your cell phone, making it easier to retrieve your luggage if it mistakenly ends up in a different airport from you.
Frieq Universal Waterproof Case
This waterproof carry case will keep your smartphone free from water, sand and dust, while maintaining full touch-screen capability. Great for taking your phone to the beach, hanging out by the pool or going out on a boat for the day. It will even allow you to take photos underwater – and it floats. Ideal.
Freelance writer Marianne has been an expat all her life, having lived in such diverse places as Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea and Costa Rica. Becoming a mum to two active children hasn’t dampened her wanderlust – but instead of trekking up the Himalayas or white water rafting in Peru, these days she’s more likely to relish the opportunity to kick back on a Hong Kong Junk with a glass of wine in hand. She writes for a range of magazines and websites and edits the family travel blog Mum on the Move.