If you have been on trips before and you are the kind of person who loves going on an adventure, you know that having an essential kit comprising of all the necessary items that you might need in a trip is absolutely mandatory. Earlier, this would mean that you are packing tins of food, maps, tools in case of emergencies and a backpack that can carry everything with place for more. In this technologically rich world that we live in nowadays, the essentials have changed.
The digital revolution has been very kind to the average tourist. From portable chargers that ensure you never run out of battery on your phones, tablets or laptops to e-books and speakers that provide you the entertainment that you need on the go.
Here are a few gadgets that are an absolute must-have if you are going to explore a new city or country.
Invest in a good pair of noise-cancelling headphones for a comfortable journey into the unknown. The headphones work well to block out any kind of irritating noise that might just ruin the experience for you. A lot of these headphones also come with a feature that lets you electronically listen to the outside noise while playing your music, which can be beneficial for you to be aware of your surroundings but also guarantees a spoil-free music experience.
Planning to look at those Sri Lanka photos you made at your Kandy rest house once more before uploading them? Never worry again with a handy little flash drive! The biggest advantage of a flash drive is that its size is inversely proportionate to its storage capacities. A few flash drives in the market can even give external hard drives a run for their money. Apart from storing your pictures and preserving your memories, you can also use them to carry important documents for your bookings or travel documentation.
In the era of always-on connectivity, a phone charger is as important as the phone itself. Ensuring that you have enough juice to click photos and look at directions together without running back into your Colombo or Ella accommodation to charge your phone’s battery, portable chargers are a travel staple. These small boxes can charge your phone multiple times over a few days and they can power up multiple devices together too!
Instead of carrying loads of books in your backpack for a relaxing hammock read, get an e-book reader that keeps your digital collection in one place so that you can access them whenever you want. E-books have been around for a few years, but the increase in storage and functionality has made them one of the most important gadgets to have in your backpack.
Other travel stapes such as electronic luggage scale, self-dry towel, jacket grippers, accessory organiser, Bluetooth speaker, etc. are increasingly becoming necessary among the travel community. Don’t forget to pack these essentials to make your travel easier and convenient.