Are you planning a holiday this year? Are you wondering whether there’s any tech you need to pack in your suitcase? We live with tech all around us, so it makes perfect sense that there should be ways it can be used to enhance our holidays.
Summer is almost here, and people are making plans for their holidays. Read through the following list and you might find something you’ve forgotten to pack.
1. Underwater Camera
If you were looking at booking Balearic Islands villa holidays, then it is likely that you will want to spend a lot of time on the beach, in the pool and even in the sea exploring the local wildlife. An underwater camera is going to allow you to take photos of the scenery as well as your family splashing around in your villa’s swimming pool. It’s definitely not as high tech as some of the cameras out there because it uses old-fashioned film. However, that doesn’t detract from its usefulness as it can take photos up to 2 meters under the water. When you place all your snaps in your album, you will now be able to add some fabulous photos taken underwater for a really immersive way of remembering your holiday. What could be better? Get snapping!
If your summer holiday involves a flight, this lazy luggage makes traveling with young children fun. It quickly and easily converts from a suitcase into a vehicle for your little one to ride on. There are also versions of this luggage that are very kiddie friendly, coming as they do in bright, cheery colors and in different animal shapes. This will keep your children entertained and happy throughout the trip.
3. Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot and Power Bank
Traveling to a foreign country can be very costly if you want to keep in touch using your mobile device. Roaming charges or worrying about foreign SIM cards can be a nightmare. It’s possible to take your own Wi-Fi with you in the form of a mobile hotspot. A connectivity gadget like this offers unlimited 4G service over more than 100 different countries. Several connections can be supported with the tiny device and many of the versions available also act as a portable charger for phones or tablets while on the move.
Furthermore, if your kids enjoy playing games such as Pokemon Go on their phones, these bits of tech will be a complete lifesaver.
4. Travel Drone
There’s nothing quite like an aerial shot, and now the amateur photographer can capture professional images with the help of a drone. Not the most compact of gadgets, until a foldable one was developed. It can fly more than four miles away and lets you capture your surroundings in HD video as well as photographs in 20MP RAW or JPG format. If you’re looking for a way to remember this summer’s holiday you’ve got to get a high-tech flying camera.
5. Water Purifier Bottle
A big problem for travelers is drinking contaminated water, but if you carry your own water purification system with you, there’s no need to worry about buying bottled water and polluting the environment with even more plastic. Perfect for remote locations, but equally valuable if you’re worried about the quality of the water coming out of the tap. There are bottles that transform any tap or clear natural water into drinking water in under 20 seconds. They use replaceable purifier cartridges that generally last for around 150 liters. Drinking water in this way protects against viruses, bacteria, heavy metals, and some chemicals.
6. Universal Plug Adapter
How many times have you been caught out because you’ve brought the wrong plug adapter? As well as remembering to bring the right one there’s also the issue of needing an extender, not working the way they’re supposed to and those that are so poorly made they just fall apart after being plugged in just once. All-in-one adapters don’t seem to suffer from any of these issues and often come with a built-in extender on the European adapter plugs.
7. Noise-Cancelling Headphones
You’ll find these a worthwhile investment if you ever find yourself on a long-haul flight as they’re perfect for shutting out the din of a noisy aircraft. So much so that you’ll have no problem falling asleep for the flight and not getting woken up by chatting passengers or crying babies.
If you’re a hardcore reader, you’ll have to get a Kindle for your traveling adventures. They are so easy to read in bright light and you can carry hundreds of books with you without having to worry about them taking up space in your suitcase. There are a variety of models to choose from, all of which are much smaller and lighter than most tablets. Best of all, you can probably get away with charging your Kindle up at home before you travel, and there will still be enough battery left for your journey home.
9. Video Recording Sunglasses
These have been around for a while, but second-generation versions are far superior to what came before. As well as looking cool they protect your eyes from the sun, record snaps of your day and sync them to your Snapchat Memories. Whether you’re playing tourist in a cosmopolitan city, exploring in the mountains, lazing by the pool or building sandcastles with the kids you can take photos and videos in high definition.
Wherever your travels take you, there’s nothing wrong with taking a few gadgets along to make life easier. Very few people travel nowadays without carrying a smartphone, so where’s the harm in making room in your suitcase for a few more of your favorite gadgets. The 10 gadgets in this list are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to travel gadgets. Take a look around the airport lounge while you’re waiting for your flight and you’ll come across plenty more.