Travel Tech: 8 Must-Have Gadgets for Your Next Vacation
You already have your favorite headphones, camera, phone and laptop. Hopefully, you have all your chargers, as well. But before you head off on that dream trip you’ve been planning, you may want to consider adding some of these gadgets to your arsenal of travel tech.
Language no longer needs to be a barrier when traveling in foreign countries. The Pocketalk device, which comes with a complimentary two-year cellular data plan that provides coverage in over 130 countries, is the equivalent of having a full-time translator. With the touch of one button, you can have a conversation in 82 different languages, plus its camera will translate written text and signs.
Getting a good night’s rest after a long day of travel is essential, but you never know what type of unexpected noises will await you at your destination. Enter the LectroFan Micro2, an all-in-one sleep sound machine and portable Bluetooth speaker with 11 built-in sounds to help you get better sleep. Not only can you choose between five digital fan sounds, four variations of white, pink and brown noise, and two ocean surf sounds, but you can also rotate the speaker to customize the noise.
If your vacation is going to take you off the grid, you’ll definitely want to pack this nifty device. Sold in pairs, the goTenna Mesh allows you to send text messages and share your location with other users—without cell service or Wi-Fi. Sleek and lightweight, it’s the perfect travel companion for outdoor adventures, international travel and festivals.
For anyone who’s going to have to hop on a work Zoom while on vacation, a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot is a must-have, and the Skyroam Solis X is one of the best out there. With its flexible Wi-Fi plans, this device works in over 135 countries, offers an encrypted network with 4G LTE speeds and allows you to connect up to 10 devices.
Face masks have not only become a part of everyday life, but they’ve also become mandatory for travel. This mask combines Airpop’s lightest weight and most breathable mask with a Halo sensor. The discreet sensor connects to the Airpop app and automatically tracks and monitors your breathing data, air quality, wear time and air volume. See meaningful feedback about your breathing—and get alerts when it’s time to change your mask’s filter. Sounds like a smart mask to us.
Hand sanitizer is the ultimate travel accessory nowadays, so why not take your hand sanitizer game up a notch? With just the press of a button, the Go.C device will spray the optimal amount of sanitizer right into your palm, and the fastening system allows you to clip it to belts, pockets or bags.
It’s probably been a while since you’ve traveled abroad, which is why we’re here to remind you that different countries use different electrical outlets. With the Epicka Universal Travel Adaptor, you’ll get the most bang for your buck, fitting outlets in over 150 countries.
The MagicFogger releases a fine mist of FDA-approved HOCL Electrolyzed Water, known as MagicFog. Said to be 100 times stronger than bleach but 100 percent organic, the MagicFog mist immediately kills germs and viruses, and it’s completely safe for humans, animals and the environment. Unfortunately, you can’t buy it just yet; the MagicFogger is currently tracking for a July 21 release date.
For more stories from our recent travel issue, check out the digital magazine here.