Ten Cool Travel Gadgets Every Traveler Needs
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Travelling can be a demanding hobby. But recent improvements in technology have revolutionized how people travel. People now only have to rely on their gadgets when only decades ago they had to do things manually. Here are ten cool travel gadgets that will be great for travelers:
Forget dogs (kidding). Smartphones are man’s best friends now. There is a reason a big portion of the world’s population has one. It has a variety of uses and it especially has tools that will be helpful in your travels. One of this, Google Maps, is especially useful in ensuring that you are going the right way to your destination. Don’t forget to buy the one with a good camera, it will make your life a lot more convenient.
We all had that moment: we see something worth a picture for your Instagram. You get ready to snap the smartphone camera and then… your phone dies. By bringing a power bank in your journey, you get extra protection against empty batteries. Power banks can give you an additional 2-6 hours of smartphone power for you to post your images to social media or to browse through Google Maps or Waze.
Decent data connection cannot be found everywhere. As a backup plan for cases when you cannot browse the web or any of your smartphone apps, a pocket WiFi should be the next tech investment for you. Not only will it be useful for your travels, it can also be used at home.
Sometimes, smartphones are not enough for the image quality you are aiming for. This is why a lot of them bring cameras, either Mirrorless Camera, DSLR or point and shoot models, to their travels.
WiFi SD Card
WiFi SD cards add a wireless function to cameras. This makes it easier for photos and videos to be copied or transferred from the camera’s storage to a portable device without having to use a cable or card reader.
Are you going to stay in a hotel or hostel and be bringing lots of devices with you. Chances are the outlets on your room will not be enough. This is why extension cables can be very useful for instances like this.
Traveling sometimes involves dabbling in extreme sports. GoPros are one of the best ways this can be documented through photo or video, which makes it really handy for extreme sports enthusiasts.
Universal Plug Adapter
If you have already gone somewhere overseas, you would know that some countries do not have the same plug adapters for outlets as the United States. Bringing a universal plug adapter is the best option to ensure that you can charge the gadgets that you will be taking.
Portable Hard Drive
HD pictures can occupy a lot of space on your phone or camera’s storage. Take a portable hard drive with you to relieve yourself of some space.
Travelers do not always have the chance to go to places with other people. So how will you be able to take a picture of yourself while traveling? The answer lies in selfie sticks. It will make it easier for you to take pictures using the front camera.
The gadgets above are especially useful for avid travelers, who like roaming around the city or roads aimlessly looking for the perfect travel wave.