Whether you are frequently traveling or occasionally planning a trip, it is essential to be well equipped. In the age of telework and low-cost travel, more and more people are choosing to take their work everywhere with them, all over the world. Having understood this development, many brands are offering more and more gadgets of all kinds to allow you to travel serenely. Is there the perfect panoply of the traveler? Certainly not since everyone has different needs and budgets. However, today, we offer a selection of 10 Tech gadgets that we believe (more or less) essential to travel with peace of mind.
Cell phone + laptop + tablet
Nowadays, it is almost unthinkable to go out without your mobile phone for the majority of us! Even more when it comes to going on vacation. In addition to allowing us to stay in touch with our loved ones, it alone brings together many features (photo / video, internet, GPS, clock, etc.)
A laptop is more than a tech gadget. In the case of travel for professional reasons, it will even be essential. You will be able to transport all your current tasks and all your useful documents in a single device. You will also be able to check your emails and useful websites while traveling.
If it does not replace a laptop, a tablet allows you to transport and consult your documents in light and small-format device. It also has a camera function which can also be useful. If you don’t want to take your laptop, the tablet will at least allow you to consult and reply to your emails or consult your favorite websites.
White Noise Machine
An ultra-compact design, different colors from the soberest to the tangiest, a very appreciable sound quality, the white noise machine will allow you to listen to your music wherever you are. Most often working with a Bluetooth connection, the white noise machine can be recharged via USB and have an autonomy of 6 to 10 hours depending on the model. In order to lighten your bag as much as possible, it is better to opt for a fairly light white noise machine. Ideally, the lightest models, and therefore the most practical to transport, weigh between 400 and 700 grams.
An external travel charger
We do not always have an electrical outlet at hand. An external charger can then be of great help. Almost essential when traveling, a suitable external charger will maintain or even recharge the battery of your phone or any electronic device with a USB port. In addition, these chargers generally have several ports that allow you to connect several devices simultaneously. Depending on the type of trip you are planning, there are three particularly interesting models: a light 10 Ah battery, a more powerful 20 Ah battery or a 12 Ah solar charger. The capacity of your portable battery will be adapted according to your needs.
Be sure to adapt your battery power to each of your trips. If you stay in the “adventurer” mode, it is better to opt for a solar charger. This is to ensure that you can recharge your devices in all circumstances. The number of available ports can also be important, especially if you can have several devices to charge simultaneously. Most external chargers have four USB ports.
A USB travel socket
When you are traveling, you usually stay in a hotel. And, it is clear that certain hotel rooms are not very well stocked in terms of sockets. As a result, USB travel multi-socket saves time and space. Thanks to its multiple USB ports, you can simultaneously charge several electronic devices on a single socket. In addition, these multiple sockets keep a relatively fast charge (2 to 3 hours, depending on the device). They are also compatible with the majority of devices, including those of the famous Apple brand.
The USB travel multiple sockets have 2 to 6 ports depending on the model. You will, therefore, have the choice to adapt your power strip to the number of devices that you will need to charge.
A virtual laser keyboards
It is now possible to do many tasks from your single phone or even your tablet. However, in the case of text to be typed, touch keypads may prove impractical. However, when traveling, it is almost unthinkable to leave with your keyboard! Some brands have therefore developed virtual laser keyboards. Operating thanks to a laser box connected by USB, this Tech gadget projects a virtual keyboard by laser in front of it. Its major advantage: it is compatible with most operating systems and available in several languages.
The majority of virtual laser keyboards still need to be improved. Their main flaw lies in their sometimes slow reactivity. So, if you want a very functional and responsive keyboard, it is better to turn to hybrid PCs or Ultrabook. Halfway between the laptop and the tablet, they have a removable or foldable tablet to save time and space.
An electronic luggage scales
When traveling, there are two essential rules to know about your luggage. First of all, the weight limit for each piece of baggage not to be exceeded on pain of paying excess costs. But also, the 15% rule for backpacks: the weight of a backpack must weigh a maximum of 15% of the weight of the person carrying it.
To meet these two conditions, the easiest way is to turn to a luggage scale. Rechargeable in USB and / or on sector according to the models, they are composed of a dial and a hook. Most electronic luggage scales can support up to 40 kg. Space-saving, inexpensive and very easy to use, this little Tech gadget will be useful for everyone, regardless of the number of trips made in the year.
There are different models of electronic luggage scales, some mechanical, some digital. For the most precise result possible, we advise you to turn to digital models.
A universal adapter
When we travel, we quickly find ourselves faced with a problem: the catch. You may, therefore, find yourself faced with an impossibility of recharging your devices on the mains. It allows you to charge several devices simultaneously via several USB ports; a universal adapter will be useful, if not essential, in several foreign countries.
Some models may be more difficult than others to use. So be sure to read the adapter manual before first use and do not hesitate to give it a try before going on a trip.
A cover for electronic accessories
Tired of having tangled cables at the bottom of your backpack? This cover is made for you! Existing in different formats and colors, it will allow you to store and compartmentalize all your chargers, cables, memory cards, sockets, adapters or other electronic accessories. You can also store your papers, your phone or even your tablet for older children models. Several brands offer covers for electronic accessories, but the budget remains fairly similar: between 10 to 30 euros depending on the size of the cover chosen.
This type of cover is very practical since everything is gathered in the same place and organized. However, it also means that if you lose it, you will lose all your accessories, cables and more in one go! So make sure that it is always safe, safe from any risk of theft or loss of your equipment.
A travel reader
Generally lighter and more compact than a conventional tablet, the reader will allow you to take your novels everywhere in single support, weighing less than 500 grams. Some e-readers offer additional functions which can be very useful: vocabulary search, adjustable brightness, bookmark, etc.). It is obviously possible to combine everything on a single tablet. However, it can be nice to separate your work equipment from your leisure equipment.
Again, there are many models of reading tablets. Opt for the reader, which will have a memory adapted to your needs (number of books, autonomy, etc.). Also, pay attention to the formats readable on your tablet. Some brands do not allow all e-book formats.
An on-board camera
Also called “Action Cam”, the on-board camera is better known under the name of “Go Pro” from the name of the leading brand in the field. Especially appreciated by sportsmen to film their exploits, the on-board camera is a Tech gadget more and more appreciated for filming any type of stay, even without extreme sports activity. Prices vary widely depending on the make and model (resolution, memory, etc.).
Pay particular attention to the frequency with which you plan to use your on-board camera and its resolution — no need to buy the most expensive models if you use your on-board camera once a year. In the same way, the models to be favored will not be the same if you want to make indoor videos or outdoor videos.
With these gadgets, you’re good to go onboard and enjoy your trips with the peace of mind. Here is a list of travel gadgets that are too cool to resist. Did you find the list interesting? Let us know if you have more of the essentials in your mind.