The travel gadgets worth buying this year

Travelling around the world is a worthwhile experience for so many reasons, be it expanding your mind and exploring different cultures, checking out the top pilgrimages in Europe, or simply wanting to chill out and live it up in the sun. Everyone ventures abroad for their own reasons and more so than not, they’ll return home feeling better than when they left.

To make an adventure abroad go that tad more smoothly, more and more of us are turning to modern technology to assist us in any way it can. Much like in normal, everyday life, technological advancements are taking over as the vast majority of people rely on some form of technology daily, be it through a Fitbit watch, on your phone playing casino slots on, or ordering a taxi on an app. The options are endless, and that applies to the travel industry too, with numerous new creations entering the fore in recent years. Some pieces of tech have registered huge success, whereas others haven’t really hit the mark overall.

With numerous gadgets and tech to help travelling go that bit easier out already this year, here’s a look at some of the best of it.

PowerCore 20100 Power Bank

 When people go on their travels in the modern world, most of them take their mobile phone devices with them. Perhaps they’re keen to stay in touch with a friend who might be in town one day, or they need to stay online for work reasons, which is why making sure a mobile doesn’t run out of battery is vital. Thanks to the portable battery, PowerCore 20100 Power Bank, travellers aren’t having to worry about that potentially disastrous scenario as it’s easy to carry around, looks slick, comes with two USB ports, and – most importantly of all – it charges smartphones up quickly. Job done.

Osmo Mobile 2 Handheld Smartphone Gimbal

 Capturing professional-looking shots while on vacation isn’t always the easiest task to carry out, but with the Osmo Mobile 2 Handheld Smartphone Gimbal, you certainly stand more of a chance. Not only will it hold your phone steady because of its built-in rotating controls, but thanks to its sweeping motion you can get the best shots possible too, all without the worry of having a shaky hand or a blurred shot.


Jetpack MiFi 8800L

 Depending on where you’re going in the world, the internet signal can be a mixed bag. Where the Wi-Fi signal might be weak, people are taking devices like the Jetpack MiFi 8800L to avoid any issues. The device enables you to set up your own network which can take up to 15 devices; it offers a reliable and fast network, as well as having impressive battery life, plus working as a charger too. Clever, right?

SoundLink Bluetooth Speaker

 Made by Bose, the SoundLink Bluetooth Speaker is the ideal travel buddy if you’re keen to listen to music or stay up to date with your favourite podcast. Not only is the sound quality excellent, but the speaker is compact and solid, plus being water-resistant too, making it perfect for taking to the beach or by the pool.

Rohm Portable White Noise Sound Machine

Travelling with a baby can bring with it additional stresses, which is why many parents are turning to creations like the Rohm Portable White Noise Sound Machine to make their vacation go that bit more smoothly. The machine has three different sounds, all aiding your child in their (and yours!) quest for a good night’s sleep in what is a new and potentially unsettling location for them.