Travelling can be a very fun experience for many people. There’s the thrill of seeing different cultures and people, and an opportunity to view life from many new angles. The quality of the trip can be improved greatly by the tech gadgets that you decide to take along with you.
Instead of staring out of the window for scores of miles, or getting annoyed because of crying babies and very little leg room, you can engross yourself in your favourite movie, show or book. Below, we have put together a list of 5 essential tech gadgets that everyone must pack for their next trip.
1. Portable Charger
This device will ensure your smartphone or tablet remain charged on very long trips. Although many airlines now offer a charging port near or around your seat, a power bank will supply all your devices with the extra battery power. Many of the power banks on the market today carry multiple USB ports which allow you to charge multiple devices all at once. Portable chargers will make low batteries a thing of the past.
2. Noise Cancelling Headphones
Whether it’s to listen to your favourite audiobook, podcast or playlist, headphones are probably one of the most important items for travellers. Noise canceling headphones take an extra step towards blocking out the outside world, by using active noise control to mute all external sounds. These headphones make it possible to listen to audio without raising the volume excessively. Noise canceling headphones are perfect for passengers wishing to sleep in a noisy vehicle or plane.
3. Headphone Splitter
Headphone splitters are the perfect device to have if you’re travelling with company. Enjoy your favourite Netflix show together without the need for separate headphones. Although the quality of the audio may be compromised, the right headphone splitter coupled with good quality headphones will make the experience the same.
4. Universal Travel Adapter
It’s a pain to carry the charger for your devices only to discover that the ends don’t fit into any available outlets. Thankfully, universal travel adapters allow devices to be plugged into any wall outlets regardless of design. Travel adapters on the market today go beyond standard conversion, they provide USB inputs for mobile charging and separate AC power into various streams. Some also offer built-in surge protection to protect all connected devices.
Forget the 5-hour flight by immersing yourself in your favourite Netflix shows and movies. Many airlines now offer access to Wi-Fi when in the air. This is perfect for travelers who prefer to skip the in-flight movie offerings. Instead, they can connect and browse the internet to find entertainment. If you’re a book junkie, then an E-reader is the device for you. A non-glare screen for easy reading, long lasting battery life, and a built-in backlight will make your reading experience a great one.
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