What would our world be without all those smart and helpful modern-day gadgets?? Well, we sure cannot imagine our life without our daily dose of gadgets.
Although sometimes we do get sick of them and decide to shun it from our lives, it still is an integral part of us as it has made our lives so much better. For travelers, gadgets play a vital role in connecting with our loved ones no matter where we are, capturing and sharing all our memories, pursuing other hobbies and so on. A lot of times we tend to consider these items too trivial to actually add them to our packing list, hence making a blunder of leaving them behind. So to make it easier for you guys to remember, here is a list of 10 gadgets that one must carry while traveling:
1. A good smartphone
We are pretty sure this is one item no one is going to forget before leaving their homes. Nevertheless, always do have an easy to carry, a well-working smartphone that has a good camera, 4G/3G service, and navigation features. Also, do not forget to download some very useful travel apps that will not only help organize your holidays but also reduces the hassle of carrying any other gadgets ;).
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2. GoPro Hero 4
GoPro Hero 4 is one of our latest acquisition and we are totally hooked to it. With its HD photo and video recording, built-in Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth connectivity and a user-friendly touchscreen, this is the must have a gadget for all the adventure lovers out there. Attach it to one of the many accessories and mounts like head and chest mounts, you can easily capture all the thrilling activities be it bungee jumping, scuba diving, skiing etc.
A decent camera with all the latest features available is a must have if you want to capture high-quality pictures. With so many new products being made available in the market, you might possibly have your head reeling and hence we would suggest you do your research well before investing in a good camera. As of now, our favorites are the Nikon D5200, Canon EOS 1200D among the SLRs and Fujifilm X100T in digital camera list.
4. Selfie stick and Tripod
Want to click a picture of yourself standing in front of your favorite monument or just want to pout and make silly faces with your girlfriends without having to stretch your arms like some elastic man/woman? Well, a selfie stick that is compatible with your smartphone or GoPro is the gadget you need to have with you to capture all your fun moments. In case, you want to take it a notch higher and wish to capture full shots of yourselves or click images under low light or in slow shutter speed one has to have a tripod along with them.
5. Hard disk/ SD card
If you have the habit of clicking every single moment of your trip and then end up consuming all the space in your memory card, do carry a spare set of SD card. We always carry our WD My Passport Ultra Hard Disk along with us so that we can keep all our images as a backup in them.
6. Portable power bank
Using smartphones continuously with several apps running drains away the battery very quickly. As we belong to the group of people who cannot live without their cellphones, we always make sure we have our Asus ZenPower Bank along with us. It is not only compact in size but also very lightweight and with a capacity of 10000mAh, it can easily charge your phone at least 3 times when the power bank is fully charged.
For all those travellers who find it hard to stay away from their laptops especially when you are travelling for a long duration, do invest in a good lightweight, compact laptop. Over the years, we have constantly tried and tested various laptop brands, finally settling down with MacBook Air as it is not only light in weight and fits in easily in most of our carry on handbags but also ticks off all over requirements.
On a long flight or train journeys, we prefer to keep ourselves occupied by watching movies, reading or catching up on our work. Having an IPad along with you is also a lifesaver if there is no good movie listed in the in-flight entertainment
9. International plug adaptor
One of the least remembered item by almost everyone while travelling is the travel adaptor. This has to be one of the most essential travel accessories to pack as you will sometimes find it difficult to charge your electronic devices if the plug types are different. Also, you will end up spending unnecessary money on an adaptor every time. Hence to avoid all the hassles always have a universal plug adaptor that can easily be used in various countries.
10. Noise canceling Headphones
Lastly, do carry a good pair of noise canceling headphones to listen to your favourite music and also to shut the external noises so that you can doze off happily without disturbances.
Well, these are the 10 gadgets we always carry along with us while travelling; do leave a comment below to let us know your choice of must have travelgadgets. 🙂