“Travelling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta.
Smart tools have become an essential part of who we are. They enhance our lives and empower us to become better at what we do. So it goes without saying that the right gadgets will help us enjoy our travels, and come back with memories that last a lifetime. If travel is on your mind look at the seven must-have gadgets that will go a long way in enriching your travel experience.
First on our travel tech list undoubtedly is the trusted Smartphone. Something to keep in mind is that your phone needs to have an IP67 rating or above, which means it’s waterproof and dust resistant. Look for options that are lightweight, robust, have a long life battery and a great camera. Our recommendation is the Moto G4 Plus, a mid-range phone that ranks well above its peers in its classification. It has everything you need to make a perfect travel companion.
You could go with the Kindle reader or a tablet that has the Kindle app, therefore serving the same purpose. But then again there is not much your tablet can do that your Moto G4 Plus cannot. So just for its sheer ability to last longer than a tablet, we recommend the 6” Kindle e-reader. It’s thin, its light has better battery life and can hold thousands of books.
You never know when you might want to get rid of that facial fuzz in a hurry. After all the beauty of travel is the unexpected surprises it stirs up. So, if at any time during your travel, you need to get rid of your facial fuzz, we’ve got you covered with the ultimate grooming tool. The Gillette Styler is a 3 in 1 tool trims, shaves and has an edging blade to define your facial hair style perfectly. Engineered by Braun, the Styler is waterproof and can be taken into the shower without damaging it. The multi-purpose Styler can be yours for around Rs 1,500.
You have a couple of options here. If you choose the budget route, you could get the Apexel 4 in 1 Smartphone camera lens kit. It contains an 8x optical zoom lens, a wide angle, a fisheye and a macro lens. The kit will cost you less than Rs 1,600/. However, you are the kind that needs a full-fledged camera you can do no better than the Sony Cybershot HX 90v. It has been called the ultimate travel camera. It is light, has 30x optical zoom, a pop-up LCD screen that tilts 180 degrees for shooting outdoors on sunny days and even has a built-in GPS so you can put your location coordinates directly on your image. At a little over Rs 25,000, you won’t need to break the bank to buy one.
You need two products to complete your sound accessories. First, you will need noise cancellation headphones for moments when you want to be alone in a crowd. Second a Bluetooth speaker for when you want to share your music. For the noise cancellation headphones, we recommend the Bose Quiet Comfort 20. Yes, they are a bit steep but they are travel-friendly and long-lasting. For Bluetooth speakers look no further than the UE Roll. They are waterproof and shockproof and are a treat to the eyes and ears. Reasonably priced, you can get one of these for around Rs 7,000/-
There are two absolute essentials here. One is a power bank. You can’t leave home without it. Our recommendation is the MI Powerbank. It is sleek, powerful and good value for money at a little over Rs 2,000. How powerful? It can charge your Smartphone five or six times before it needs to be plugged in. The second absolute essential is a universal power adapter.
Another must-have is a luggage tracker. This tag costs you less than Rs 200 and allows anyone who finds your misplaced r luggage to contact you easily.
This is our short list of the absolute must-have travel gadgets. Now pack your bags and head out for an adventure of a lifetime.
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Updated Date: Jun 27, 2017 14:04:59 IST