We are all about technology and travel. From laptops to phones, cameras to Kindles, tablets to software. When space in your bag is limited, travel gear really has to work hard to justify its place on your packing list. They also need to be small, light, and genuinely useful. Something you’ll use frequently and that noticeably improves your trip in some way.
1. A Great Pair Of Bluetooth Earphones
Bluetooth earphones come in a variety of price bands, but what sort of product can you get for not very much money? iClever is one of the best budget brands for supplying very affordable audio accessories. The sound is really good and the build-quality is far better than you’d expect at this price. As a backup pair of wireless earphones or for keeping in your gym bag, they’re a real bargain.
2. DJI Mavic Pro
Are you itching to jump head-first into the world of quadcopters and aerial photography? Piloting a drone, even a small one, can often be perplexing for beginners. Enter DJI’s new Mavic Pro drone, which has the potential to make flying a drone easier than ever—as easy as touching a screen. The Mavic Pro is a folding drone with autonomous capabilities that are designed to be flown at speeds up to 40 miles per hour and travel as far as 4.3 miles. It can be piloted using either its own new controller or a smartphone. And thanks to its folding design, the new drone can be reduced down to the size of a water bottle.
3. App Maps.me
The best free offline maps for traveling: Maps.me is created exactly for what people are using it for: walking around a city. The search function comes complete with suggestions. And that’s particularly helpful when attempting to spell in a foreign language. You could navigate without a hitch or freeze, zooming in and out and rotating the map while still satisfyingly seeing your little blue presence, the cardinal direction indicated. It also helps that Maps.me is available seemingly in every corner of the globe. In fact, users commented about using it on hiking trails and the webpage claims to have even the “tiniest island” mapped. For more independent travelers who know in general terms where they want to go and want a detailed map that works extremely well, this is a dutiful companion.
4. Lightning And Micro USB cables
Everyone can use a spare charging cable, but with so many out there it can be hard to find one that works. Lumsing ones come in multiple colors and lengths from 1 foot to 10 foot. Regardless, Lumsing backs all of its products (including cables) with a 12-month warranty. If something happens, just E-mail us (firstname.lastname@example.org) and sort it out.
5. A Multi-Port USB Charger
If you’ve ever fought over who gets to use the phone charger, then this multi-port hub from Lumsing will solve that problem forever. Lastly, when I get to my hotel room I have to plug in a lot of gear to charge and I want to charge it all at the same time. I can plug in up to 5 devices and use a single outlet in my room. Each port can charge at full speed. This means that multiple tablets, smartphones or cameras are not a problem.
Having the ability to charge your phone and tablet simultaneously makes the night before trips significantly less stressful. If you live with roommates or have a family, then sticking one of these in the kitchen will be a game-changer.
6. Powerbank Large or Small
If you asked almost any smartphone owner what they want more of, it’s battery life. Because for the smaller devices with built-in batteries I need to be able to charge them when we are not near an outlet. Thankfully, smartphone battery life has gotten better over the years, and Android and iOS now have built-in low-power modes. That said, it’s still anxiety-producing to see your battery at 20% halfway through a transatlantic flight.
This external battery by Lumsing, Glory P2, has enough juice to charge your iPhone or Android phone multiple times before needing to be recharged itself. It’s even got enough juice to be able to recharge a 9.7-inch iPad. The inclusion of two USB ports for simultaneous charging is a nice touch. If you won’t need that much battery and you are looking for something more pocket-friendly, then Lumsing Lipstick Powerbank 3350mAhwill be your best choice.
7. World Smaller Universal Travel Adapter
MICRO solves the most annoying thing about travel adapters. It’s super small and can fit all kinds of plugs from the Americas, Australia, Europe, and the U.K. The world’s smallest universal travel adapter with surge protection, compatible in over 150 countries on all 7 continents. Micro makes your travel experience easier. Much sleeker and a lot cooler-looking, Micro is hands-down the world’s smallest and the best-designed travel adapter you’ll ever own. MICRO has surge protection, keeping your devices safe, thanks to the built-in fuse.
8. Car Charger
When we travel we often use ride share services like Uber or rent cars. Therefore we want to be able to charge while we are riding/driving. Lumsing car charger is ideal for almost any vehicle, once connected to the cigarette lighter port, you can simultaneously power four devices – including two tablets – thanks to the combined 4.8A output.
9. ‘ili’ Translator
Ili is a wearable translator that will make international travel a lot easier, is a wearable translator that translate your words instantly without internet connection.It’ss smart processor and a massive library can translate up to 50,000 words. Simply press a button to speak into the device and release to listen to the translation.
Budget – Motorola Moto G 5 Plus. Motorola has been making good, inexpensive smartphones for several years, and the Moto G 5 Plus continues the trend. For around $230, you’ll have a phone that does all the basics well. It’s also water resistant. The battery should last all but the longest travel days, and there’s a “TurboCharger” that gives six hours more use in just 15 minutes and you can even stick in a micro-SD card so you’ll never run out of storage space. It’s easily my top budget pick right now.
Mid-Range – OnePlus 3T. OnePlus keeps turning out mid-priced phones with high-end specs, and the 3T is the best so far. For under $500, you’ll get a smartphone with more storage, RAM, and raw performance than devices costing far more. It has dual SIM slots, so you can easily switch between your home SIM and a money-saving local SIM card; all-day battery life; and a fast charger that takes it from 0 to 60% in half an hour.
High-end – Apple iPhone 7 or Samsung Galaxy S8. Android owners with big bank accounts should pick up the Samsung Galaxy S8. It’s the sexiest smartphone on the market, with a curved “Infinity” display that makes every other phone look old and boring. The S8 crams a larger screen into a smaller space than the competition, and it has plenty of storage and RAM plus a micro-SD slot for ensuring that you never run out of space. Along with its great performance, it is water and dust resistant and has one of the best cameras you’ll find on any phone. For Apple lovers, the iPhone 7 gets almost everything right, with exceptional performance and build quality, a fantastic camera, and of course, access to everything in the App Store.
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