Amazing Gadgets and Apps for Travelers

December 27, 2018 0 0

If you’re a frequent traveler, you’re no doubt frequently on the hunt for the hottest new apps and gadgets that can make the traveling experience more comfortable and stress-free as well. Luckily, there’s no shortage of awesome options to pick from this year when it comes to helpful tagalongs. From custom-built, personalized travel kits to rollaway bags with built-in USB chargers, simply read on to discover several of the hottest new items you’ll want to cram into any low- or high-tech carry-on:

DxO One Camera

If you want to take quality travel photos, but don’t want to lug around an oversized device, just connect DxO’s creation to your iPhone or iPad (with WiFi options for remote camera controls) and start snapping gorgeous pictures. You can simply throw it in your bag to enjoy DSLR-quality pictures on-demand. $467

Pack Simply

Stress out just thinking about putting your carry-on together? Pack Simply takes the stress out by creating customized travel toiletry kits that comply with the latest TSA rules for easy travel. You can peruse and choose from hundreds of travel-size products shipped right to your door. $19.99 and up

Anker PowerCore+ Mini 3350

Pro trip for travelers: Never leave your apartment without a portable charger. Anker’s lipstick-sized tube is cheap, super portable, and will make sure you don’t get stranded away from home without a high-tech refill for all your favorite gadgets. $20

VSCO

A handy app that turns vacation snaps into true works of art. With VSCO, users can edit, filter, and alter photos in various clever ways to transform ordinary pictures into stunning shots ready for sharing on social media accounts. Free with in-app purchases

Bose QuietComfort 35 II

Tired of screaming toddlers and hearing about your seat-mates’ lousy day on the job? These helpful headphones tune out surrounding noise so you can relax on a plane, in a coffee shop, or anywhere on the go without worrying about background clatter. Built-in support for Google Assistant means you can play music, get texts, and more without ever even having to glance down at a mobile device. $349

Splitwise

Jetsetting can be expensive, and nothing puts a damper on a vacation like spending way too much time figuring out the tab. Happily though, with Splitwise, you and your travel companions can keep a running tab on who owes what, so the burden of splitting countless gelato shop and attraction ticket bills becomes much simpler. Added bonus: You can easily link it to your Venmo or PayPal accounts when you’re ready to settle up. Free

Hopper

How can you be sure you’re getting the best price on a flight? Just set up an alert, specify a destination and date, and this helpful app will monitor pricing, offering recommendations on when to purchase and when to wait, intel that’s almost as precious as your vacation time itself. Free

Away The Carry-On

This sleek, hard-shell carry-on rollaway looks good, is thoughtfully designed for smart travelers, and will keep your items safe against all sorts of travel bumps. The best part though, is its built-in battery that allows you to charge USB devices on the go. And don’t worry—the battery is completely TSA compliant. $225

Steamfast SF-717 Home-and-Away Mini Steam Iron

This is the little steamer that could. If you’re worried about having wrinkly clothes on the go, just stuff it into a carry-on or suitcase, and voila – problem solved. This handy device measures just about the size of your hand, but makes a lasting first impression. $20

ThermaCell Rechargeable Heated Insole

Avoid getting cold feet on the go with these nifty shoe inserts. Slip them into a pair of clodhoppers and you can control heat levels combat chill even if you’re headed to a freezing destination. Happy feet = happy vacation. $65 and up

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Want other ideas on where to find incredible travel gadgets and apps? Check out the following:

Travel Away — 27 Travel Gadgets That Are Too Cool to Resist

Business Insider — 16 of The Coolest Apps and Gadgets You Should Use the Next Time You Travel

Travel + Leisure — 17 Tech Gadget T+L Editors Never Travel Without

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Lauren Paley

Freelance writer Lauren Paley is an avid writer and traveler. She has lived in Morocco, France, Tel Aviv and Prague, and has traveled to over 25 countries. Her interests include banh mi sandwiches, Boo the dog, trying (and failing) at languages, and outdoor movie theaters.

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