In the wonderful world of tech gadgets, travellers are spoilt for choice. From portable sound systems to power adaptors and camera equipment, here’s a look at seven items that’ll add fun, and practicality, to your next journey.
In an industry that changes by the minute, you’re always just a click away from discovering a new gadget - especially for the tech-savvy traveller. Whether you’re going away for business or pleasure, stay connected, entertained and organised with these top seven picks.
1. Eyefi Mobi Pro
To make the most of your camera, the Eyefi Mobi Pro SDHC memory card is the tool you’re looking for. It’s available in 16 and 32GB capacity and includes built in WiFi to connect your camera to your other devices, via a mobile app. Best of all, apps allow you to edit photos on the spot, as well as organise them into albums and events.
2. Power Monkey Extreme
If you’re an intrepid traveller and love to get off the beaten path, the Power Monkey Extreme is the battery pack for you. It can charge mobiles, portable DVD devices, SLR camera batteries, tablets and more. You can recharge via a solar panel or USB and it’s even waterproof for 30 minutes.
3. Plantronics Back Beat Sense
For long plane or train trips, headphones are a must. Plantronics Back Beat Sense offers music-lovers 18 hours of non-stop audio playback, the ability to hook up two Bluetooth devices and, most importantly, they’re lightweight and comfortable.
4. Amazon Kindle
The latest Amazon Kindle is the perfect companion for those long, lazy days by the pool. The latest Paperwhite version has a charge capacity for up to six weeks, it’s lighter than a paperback, there’s no glare in bright sunlight and it has an adjustable light for night reading.
If you’re an iPhone user with a love of happy snaps, the Olloclip 4-in-1 lens will take your images to new heights. It gives you the capability of taking panoramic shots with The Fisheye and Wide-angle lenses and close-ups with Macro lenses, plus, it’s compact and easy to use.
6. The Selfie Stick
While the ‘Selfie Stick’ suffers from a daggy reputation, it truly does make capturing memories so much easier. Choose from a range of versions, from convertible tripods to heavy duty sticks for GoPro users.
7. Apple World Travel Adapter Kit
Do away with the hassle of looking for power adaptors in foreign countries, with The World Travel Adapter Kit. For iPods, iPhones and iPads, there’s seven AC plugs to fit different power points across the globe, including North America, Japan, China, the UK, Europe, Korea, Hong Kong and Brazil.
Make your next trip a tech-savvy one, but beware the danger of new travel gadgets – they can be highly addictive.
Nicole Leigh West
Nicole Leigh West is the author of fiction novel, 'The Gypsy Trail' and an internationally recognised travel and lifestyle writer.