Every avid traveller knows that there are some tech gadgets that are essential for them to take along on their trip because they offer support and could save a lot when the chips are down.
These gadgetd not only makes our lives easy, but the technology allows us to work from the road to fund our lifestyles and it also protects our stuff so it can safely navigate the rough parking on a road trip, airport baggage claims, survive large crowds (and the pickpockets who infiltrate them) and make it out of hotel room safely.
With so many tech gadgets out there, how do you know what products are not just more crap to tote around? Here are a number of products every traveller should have handy somewhere in between.
There are a number of portable Wi-Fi devices that gives you unlimited global 4G Wi-Fi—and also allow you to only pay for what you use. In other words, no overage charges, no roaming charges and no SIM card changes.
The fact that it allows you to connect up to five devices is something that can come in handy for your traveller self
This one is essential for the regular traveller. Tile Mate is a simple Bluetooth tile that hooks onto your luggage and uses a corresponding app to track it in case it gets lost or stolen.
The app will show you a map of your luggage’s last known location. This device doesn’t require any charging or battery changing, and it’s been engineered to last a year without any maintenance. What makes this tech device even cooler is the fact that it doesn’t only track your luggage.
If you happen to lose your phone, you can simply press your Tile twice to make your phone ring even if it’s on silent. If you’ve lost everything, log into the Tile Mate website to use the map or make your phone ring from there.
Master Lock Bluetooth Padlock
This is one of the smartest tech devices any traveller can own. It can help you lock up your luggage in the airport, at a hostel or hotel or anywhere else. This Master Lock Bluetooth padlock is a solid option that features a wide metal body for durability.
It also has maximum resistance to cutting and sawing, which will make it difficult for anyone to break in. One good thing about it is that it is connected to the free Master Lock Vault eLocks app on your smartphone, which allows you to open it and share access for others to open it.
Wireless Charging Case
Even if you have a power bank, it is not a bad idea to put a charging case on your phone to keep it juiced. A number of phone brands such as iPhone, Samsung and Motorola have phone cases you can purchase at a reasonable price.
Charging cases are ideal for the traveler on the move who doesn’t have room to carry another separate power bank and doesn’t want to deal with tangled wires or different country adapters specific to wall sockets.
Wireless SD Memory Card
This Wi-Fi-enabled memory card makes transferring photos from your camera to your laptop that much easier, especially since many newer laptops lack SD card slots.
More so, the card has the ability to keep up with the higher data transfer rate requirements of video these days, and up to seven people can connect simultaneously, allowing for easy media sharing. It also allows you to share files directly via email, Twitter or Facebook.