Whether you journey like a boss in a fancy private jet or rather in cramped economy class like most ordinary mortals, there are a few gadgets you should always take along, regardless of your trip being for business, pleasure, or a combination of the two (we call it a workation, others call it “bleisure” travel). To guide you on your next shopping spree for all gadgets needed for seamless travel, we’ve put together a guide of 8 essential tech gadgets, which come highly recommended by some of the tech-savvy people we’ve been speaking to lately.
1. Wiyo Portable Internet
Connecting to the internet when you’re in Cambodia doesn’t have to be an issue anymore, thanks to Wiyo. This is a pocket wi-fi rental service that gives you mobile internet access anytime, anywhere, on one flat daily rate (“up to 64% cheaper and 10 times more data allowance when compared to the normal Roaming DayPass of mobile operators”). Plus, you can connect up to 10 devices at the same time (business idea here folks!).
2. LOOP World Travel Adapter with USB Charging Ports
A universal power plug adapter (100-250V AC) that can charge up to 3 devices simultaneously, LOOP is made from fire-resistant PC materials, it has a low-intensity LED light, safety shutters, 6.0 amp fuse + built-in spare, and comes with an 18-month warranty. ($12 – Buy)
3. Amazon’s Kindle Voyage
Physical books have their charm, but they should stay at home (where they are bound to be safer). For traveling, grab a Voyage – the most advanced Kindle yet, with 4GB of storage (that means thousands of books), a 6″ high-resolution display (300 ppi) with adaptive built-in light, pagepress sensors, Wi-Fi, and a battery that lasts for up to six weeks and charges in 3 hours. ($200 – Buy)
4. Powerbeats 2 Wireless Headphones
Inspired and backed by the King himself, LeBron James, these in-ear headphones are great for running & working out, going around the city, or drowning out that crying baby on your flight. They feature a sweat & water resistant construction, dual-driver acoustics delivering premium sound, a 6 hour rechargeable battery, and Bluetooth connectivity with a 30 foot range. ($130 – Buy)
5. Dell XPS 13 Laptop
The smallest 13-inch on the planet with the world’s first infinity display, the Dell XPS 13 ($740) is also one of the most travel-friendly notebooks on the market. The thin, lightweight (2.8 lbs) machine is superfast (5th Generation Core Intel processor), features premium materials, has an IPS Gorilla Glass screen with wide viewing angles, and a surprisingly powerful sound for such a little guy. The battery life (11 hours for the touch screen version) is not too shabby either. We’ve been using the XPS 13 to build MensGear for over a year now, and it’s just awesome (read our review).
6. Skiva Lightning + micro USB 2-in-1 cable
Great for pairing with a battery pack (below), for fast-charging and rapid sync for all kinds of smartphones & tablets (Android, Windows & Apple) this short cable is a must-have for travellers. Comes in a pack of 2. ($20 – Buy)
7. RAVPower 20100mAh Portable Charger
This thing is a beast! It has huge capacity, rapid recharge technology (Quick Charge 3.0), and a USB-C port, to juice up an iPhone 6S & 6 almost 8 times, a Galaxy S6 almost 5 times, an iPad Air more than once, and can even charge a USB-C Macbook. The RAVPower 20100mAh portable battery has a smooth ebony varnish with 4-LED level indicator, a 100% safe circuit protection, and recharges in only 4.5 hours. ($56 –Buy)
8. Tigernu Business Laptop Backpack
Okay this is technically not a gadget, but we figured you needed something to carry all the fine gear we just mentioned. This stylish backpack is just the thing. Versatile and functional, the Tigernu has a million pockets both inside & out, including a compartment for 14″-17″ laptops. It’s constructed of a durable nylon fabric (holds up to 88 lbs) that is both lightweight & rain-proof, has a breathable ergonomic back panel and thick inside padding to protect your gadgets, and it’s guaranteed to make you look sharp. ($45 – Buy)
This post was written in collaboration and sponsored by Air Charter Service USA