Gadgets have taken over our world and how! Our everyday life sees the use of so many tech gizmos, that you lose count. However, each and every item helps streamline our life. In fact, with the usage of several gadgets, not only do we save a lot of time, but get our work done in a precise manner too. We even use gadgets for leisure and capturing memories. So, if you love to travel, you would want to carry several gadgets, not just to make the whole trip a better experience, but to preserve and enjoy every moment in the best possible way! We list down 16 gadgets that all globetrotters should absolutely have in their bags. And if you are tech-savvy, you’ll love this globetrotter’s techno-trip guide…
# Bluesmart Series 2
Price: Rs 50,000/-
First off, we start with the bag. But this is not just any bag! It is the most technologically advanced bag you can get! The benefits of the Bluesmart Series 2 bag are innumerable. First, it has an inbuilt Sim card and 3G, which enables you to track your luggage with ease. It is also connected with your phone, so you know its condition and location at every point in time. It is rigid and sturdy, making it one of the best suitcases available for the safety of your baggage.
The smart bag can also determine the weight of the luggage, and with that, you’ll never have to pay extra baggage charges. The 29-inch suitcase has a lot of space for all your stuff. And most importantly, it has a digital lock, which you can control from your phone. So, no one can get into your bag! If anyone does try to tamper with your suitcase, you’ll get to know immediately. Clearly, this will be your best travel gizmo!
Price: Rs 5,000/-
This tiny box is a very useful gadget. While your suitcase might be smart and can be tracked through your phone, if you are forgetful, you may forget your carry-on luggage or laptop/duffle bag during an outing. That’s when Trakdot comes in handy. You just have to keep this tiny box in your bag and it will track it with ease. You will get constant notifications via text, email and a pin on Google maps. So, you’ll never lose a bag on a trip, ever!
# Garmin Fenix 5
Price: Rs 50,000/-
The smart watch is one of the best wearable tech gadgets out there. Not only does it have one of the best GPS tracking ever, it is also really stylish. If you want to move around with ease while travelling, this is the watch to have. It is water-resistant, so swimming on your vacation is worry-free. It connects very easily with your phone too, so you can track your activities and set reminders and alarms with ease. For the fitness freaks, it can track your fitness routine and tell you when to work-out during your trip. It will even remind you to drink water, tell you to rest, and track your heartbeat and blood pressure. It also has several applications which come in handy while you travel the world.
# Steamfast Mini Travel Steam Iron
Price: Rs 2,500/-
For all those people who are finicky about wearing crease-free outfits, but don’t want to carry bulky and big irons in your bag, we have the ideal solution for you. The Steamfast Mini Travel Steam Iron is not only compact, but has a flat iron-pad for a crease-free experience. It also has a dual voltage configuration, so it can be used anywhere in the world with ease. It heats up quickly, so you don’t have to wait very long to use it. And it has a handy travel bag, that makes it easy to carry.
# Skyroam Solis
Price: Rs 10,000/-
This wireless, pocket dongle helps you stay connected 24 x 7, any place you go. Just take the Rs 1000/- pass (extra charges) when you travel to any country, and it enables you to connect to any available network in the region. The Skyroam Solis device connects with the network and acts as a hotspot. You can connect your phones, laptop and other devices to it and use it without any hiccups. Best part, the gadget also doubles up as a portable charger. So, if you run low on battery, it will help charge your devices too. A very handy device while you travel!
# B&O PLAY by Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A2
Price: Rs 80,000/-
No trip is complete without dance and music, right? But the best way to party in your room or villa, is with B&O PLAY by Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A2. This powerful, yet compact Bluetooth speaker cannot be beaten. Equipped with Bluetooth 4.0 for seamless musical transmission, you will be blown away by the sleek speaker’s bass and effects. It is colourful and durable, but the best part is that it has a 24-hour playback time. It is very easy to use and gives a true 360-degree sound experience. Something every party animal would want while travelling, especially abroad!
# Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
Price: Rs 90,000/-
Smartphones have made our life easier over the years. So, when the ultimate smartphone comes out, you know you need to have it, right? Well, the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus 512GB is the best travel smartphone out there! It is compact and light. It has the best camera configuration at the moment – three back shooters, which enable ultra wide pictures. Taking phenomenal pictures of landscapes has never been easier. Plus it is water-resistant, so taking underwater pictures and videos is a breeze. It has ample storage space and an amazing Dynamic AMOLED screen, which is the best yet. Seeing videos or performing tasks has never been so good. Better connectivity will also help you stay connected on the go! What else do you need?
# Epicka All-in-One Adapter
Price: Rs 2,000/-
The Epicka All-in-One Worldwide International Wall Charger AC Plug Adapter is the handiest device to keep all your gadgets charged while on a trip. You can go anywhere in the world without worrying about the kind of socket your room will have. It has all kind of configurations and options, so you can recharge your gadgets, as well as use other electronics with ease. It also has fast-charge and multiple-slot options. So, you can use several items at once.
# Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II
Price: Rs 25,000/-
While smartphone pictures turn out phenomenal these days, sometimes, the depth and colours that you want can only be captured by a professional camera. That’s where the Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II comes in! The compact camera can capture breath-taking visuals of picturesque locales. It also has a 3x optical zoom and can record videos in full HD. It can be connected to your phone via wifi, NFC or Bluetooth, allowing you the ease of sharing. All this will be useful while you travel. In fact, if you plan to vlog, this is the camera you want to have!
# Revl Arc 4K Smart Action Camera
Price: Rs 35,000/-
Some people love 4K videos, so, the Revl Arc 4K Smart Action Camera is the best option for them. Apart from recording some fantastic 4k videos, it also automatically edits it. Yes, the application that pairs your phone with your action camera has AI editing abilities, and provides you a fantastic video in minutes. It is also waterproof up to 33 ft, so you can record videos while you scuba dive! The dual stabilisation and fast-paced motion sensor helps capture crystal clear action vids when you travel across the globe. And if by chance, you misplace your cam, you can track it via GPS.
# Insta360 One X
Price: Rs 45,000/-
After 4k recording, the next-gen, latest recording technique is 360-degree format videos. Several people love recording in this format and if you globetrotters want the best 360-degree camera, we have the ultimate one for you. Meet Insta360 One X – the light, handy, and marvellous camera that records in 5.7K video format and takes 18MP pictures. It has flow-state stabilisation, which allows smooth 360-degree video recording. It also connects with your phone easily and has several modes like hyperlapse, slo-mo and so on. Awesome, right?
# DJI’s Mavic Pro 2
Price: Rs 2,00,000/-
Drones are becoming quite popular, and taking drone footage of scenic locations while you travel is the new-high! You might have several options to choose from, but the best is DJI’s Mavic Pro 2. The device with four-fold-out rotor arms and a fabulous camera slung up front, has a long battery life and is very easy to fly. The camera has a variable aperture and an ISO value up to 12800. This enables some fantastic videos that you can record in 4k 10-bit HDR format, with superb results. The improved gimbal system along with an improved range of five miles makes it the best in its class. It also takes some truly amazing low-light pictures and videos. And the best part is its navigation controller, which is very easy to use along with your phone.
# MeFoto Backpacker Air Travel Tripod
Price: Rs 7,500/-
This is the best, lightest, and most compact tripod in the market. For better stabilisation and taking selfies and pictures/videos wirelessly while keeping your camera at a distance, the MeFoto Backpacker Air Travel Tripod is the perfect solution. The hyperlock and sturdy legs of the lightweight tripod make it the most durable too. The Bluetooth remote and smartphone adapter are also very useful to click some memorable travel snaps!
# Macbook Air 256GB
Price: Rs 1,25,000/-
Carrying a laptop might not be your thing, but it is always handy, specially if it is the sleek and lightweight Macbook Air. Not only is it easy to carry and light, it also has a massive storage capacity. It will not only help store all your memories – pictures and videos, but you can also view them. You can write or do research work on the laptop too. If you are a vlogger, you can also edit your videos on the go. The best part is its great screen and fantastic battery life. So, you can entertain and treat yourself with movies and music for hours, if you decide to just chill in your hotel room.
# Seagate Seven
Price: Rs 15,000/-
The sleekest and travel-friendly external hard-disk, the Seagate Seven is your best travel buddy. You can dump all your data, be it pictures, videos or anything else in it after a long, crazy day of travel. Though it has just 500GB of storage, the fact that it is so thin and portable, you’ll never complain. The USB 3.0 slot enables fast and easy transfer. In fact, you might just buy three or four of these and roam around the world, with all your data at your fingertips.
# goTenna Mesh
Price: Rs 12,000/-
This small device is very useful if you are a hiker or if you are travelling to a remote location, where there is very sparse network. This is your go-to gadget then. Through goTenna, you can not only send your location or text people without any network, but you can also use it for navigation and emergency communications.