10 Essential Travel Gadgets and Accessories


Whether this is your first trip or you’re already a well seasoned globetrotter, it’s always helpful to to have a run down of what essentials you may need when travelling. If it’s just something to keep you occupied on public transport, to assist your travels or that no holiday can do without, gadgets are becoming more and more prevalent in the modern age where travel and communication become commonplace.

Whether you need a camera for those surf shots or a practical luggage organiser, this guide has all those fun summer essentials you’ll need and want! Some of them are just too fun to miss, others add extra convenience to our experiences, yet others open up new realms in the world of technology. These smart tools that have forever changed the way we experience the world are life-savers for today’s travelers.

  1. Power Bank

When you’re out and about in a foreign country there is nothing worse then your phone being out of battery. If you get lost, injured or have an emergency you need to be able to get on to your phone to find the best possible cause of action. That’s why it’s important to have a handy device such as the 8800mAh power bank on you to ensure you can charge your phone no matter where in the world you are.

This portable power banks gives your mobile phone an extra boost in times when there is no place to charge it. It has an output capacity of 8800mAh and could fully fully charge an iPhone 7 or Samsung s8 up to 5 times on one single charge. Travel around with peace of mind knowing you’ll always have your phone.

Available at Same Gadget just £33.84 £22.03

  1. Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones

Noise cancelling headphones will be the key to your sanity on long flights and cramped coach rides. Nothing can be more tiresome than a long hour flight or multiple connecting flights where you cannot sleep due to the noise around you. Whether it’s general chatter or a poor baby is unhappy on the plane, it can get just down right annoying.

That’s why these noise cancelling headphones are ideal to help you get a little piece and quiet. Not only that, they also double as bluetooth headphones, meaning you can connect them to your phone or tablet to listen to music or watch a movie. Your busy travels will suddenly be much more bearable thanks to a little more me time provided by these headphones.

Available at Amazon just £79.99 £69.99 

  1. Sandless Beach Mat

While this beach mat is something that you take with you on your travels, the benefits begin when you arrive home. Never again will you unpack from your holidays and find you’ve brought half the beach back with you. No longer will you be finding sand all over the carpets, in the washing machine and hiding in clothes that you’ve washed several times since getting back. The easy to carry and easy to fold mat is made from soft material for maximum comfort and consists of tiny holes and waterproof to ensure you and your belongings are fully protected from both sand and water.

Available at Amazon just £21.99 £14.95

  1. Selfie Stick 

The popularity of the selfie stick was widely accepted by teens across the globe, older generations however couldn’t understand the excitement surrounding them. We’re here to tell you that this is simply not the way it should be. Selfie sticks are for way more then getting a few saturday night pre drink snaps, in fact they are everything that is needed when trying to get the perfect holiday group photo.

No longer does someone in the group have to be excluded from photos and no longer do you have to give away your expensive phone to a complete stranger to take a picture. Integrated with a button which allows you to remotely take photos; The Click Stick needs no bluetooth, pairing or batteries! Simply plug your Smartphone into the headphone socket, strike a pose and click the stick!  

Available at Genie Gadgets just £6.45 £3.95 

  1. Tiny Travel Iron

Regardless of how tightly you roll up your clothes when you unpack you’ll usually find you’ll still end up with creased clothes. Unfortunately most hotels won’t come equipped with an iron and ironing board, so it’s usually a case of leaving them on a hanger in a bathroom hoping the steam from the shower will get the creases to fall out.

Thanks to its foldable handle and removable cable, this iron has remarkably small dimensions when folded. It weighs only 175 grams and therefore it is very useful on holidays and business trips. Iron soleplate has non-stick coating and it can operate on temperature from 150 to 200 degrees

Available at Amazon just £9.68 

  1. Handheld Mist Fan

If you’re heading off to a hot climate this is the gadget you’ll be glad you brought along. This handheld fan switches between three settings, fan, mist and fan with mist. It charges using a standard USB and each full charge should give you up to 1.5 hours of cooling. Blazing days around the pool, muggy coach rides and warm nights out on the veranda are all made more comfortable by this handheld mist fan. The Jago Steam Travel Iron is the ideal companion for your travels.

Available at Amazon just £28.79 £12.99 

  1. Portable Wireless Speakers

Speakers are ideal when on your holidays, for lazy days at the beach or chilling by the pool. You want something small and easily portable, so it can be easily carried around, while still being loud enough to ensure you can all hear the music. If you are looking for a portable speaker that doesn’t require a degree in Bluetooth technology or advanced networking solutions then we strongly recommend the Induction Speaker. Simply place your music device on top and hey presto! It really is that simple.

The Induction Speaker is ideal for sharing music on the go without any wires, connecting, mains plugs or docking. Place your phone on top of the speaker, and by using the latest in Near Field Audio technology you will receive a crystal clear sound emitting from the device. Even if you have a case or cover on your phone, you can still enjoy high clarity music on the go at a surprising volume.
Available at Red5 just £14.99 £4.99

  1. Ez Share Wifi Sd Memory Card

The Ez Share memory card is perfect for social media lovers. Just like any regular SD card it fits into most standard camera’s. ezShare is an advanced Wi-Fi SD card that allows you to download pictures using your Wi-Fi equipped smart devices (iPhone, iPad, Tablets, laptop, etc) directly from the camera, so you can upload your holiday snaps straight onto social media without having to wait to get home. That means pictures can be downloaded without having to take the SD card out from camera.

It also works with videos! Thus, we no longer need to transfer SD cards in and out of machines. The SD card works with most SDHC compatible cameras from your favorite brands, including Canon, Casio, HP, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Sanyo, Sony and more. It the ideal gadget for holiday makers that love to stay connected.

Available at Amazon just £36.88 £23.97 

  1. Universal Travel Adapter

A universal travel adapter is one of the most obvious, yet easily forgotten accessories for travellers. While some places you visit, may have english plug sockets or complimentary adapters, not all of them will so it’s better to be safe than sorry with this Universal Travel Adapter (with faux leather Pouch). All Pins for every country and region are built in, the device works in over 150 countries.

The adapter features a child protection safety shutter – to prevent electric shock if children inserts a finger or metal object into the holes and a dual USB port – so that you can charge 2 devices at the same time.

Available at Same Gadget just £17.99 £14.99

  1. ili Wifi Free Language Translator

So this gadget is one of the best we’ve seen. Perfect for frequent travellers and those who visit new and unique places each time they travel. Say goodbye to uncomfortable language barriers, with the incredible ili language translator. The device lets you translate up to 50,000 words and phrases without WiFi or mobile data, which could be handy if you’re stuck in the wilderness somewhere.

This really is the future! This pocket sized device allows you to break down the barriers that may stop you from really exploring and discovering new parts of our wonderful world. Unfortunately as it stands today the first batch of this incredible gadget has sold out, however you can sign up for the waitlist to ensure you’re one of the first to know when they’re back up for sale.

Find out more at I am ili

What’s your go to gadget when you’re traveling? Is it on our list or have we missed it? Let us know in the comments below.


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