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17 Useful Gadgets To Enhance Your Travel Experience

Your traveling experience, upgraded.

When it comes down to traveling it is nothing short of a set of rituals that one follows through to prepare for the pressing, and sometimes, exhausting experience that is traveling. There are simply so, so many things that are, for lack of a better word, broken about today’s traveling experience.

But to be fair, at least you are not boarding a ship for months towards destinations unknown with a scant survivability rate hanging over your head. You are the envy of past’s people. Still, traveling costs you so it better be worth it. It can become worthier of you and your peace of mind by adding a few cool gadgets that improve and enhance your whole travel experience, check them out.

#1 TomTom’s Rider 550 GPS

Alert Labs Flowie & Floodie Water Leak Detector Kit
Alert Labs Flowie & Floodie Water Leak Detector Kit

The TomTom Rider 550 was designed for performance, ease of use and the ability to connect with the devices and apps that we use when traveling.

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#2 Alert Labs Flowie & Floodie Water Leak Detector Kit

Luno Life Signature Air Mattress
Luno Life Signature Air Mattress

When people travel, they worry about water damage in their homes. Flowie monitors all water use at a property and sends alerts to your phone for temperature, power outages, leaks, floods and humidity. Floodie detects water and also sends alerts. Sumpie montiors water level in sump pits. Flowie Floodie and Sumpie give peace of mind while travelling.

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#3 Luno Life Signature Air Mattress

TomTom's Rider 550 GPS
TomTom’s Rider 550 GPS

Luno Life is a new brand that creates gear for vehicles that allows people to car camp more comfortably (especially when raining, snowing, or maybe around an area where dangerous wildlife is common). We’re not trying to cancel out tents but rather offer a solution for people who enjoy traveling in their vehicle OR maybe it’s their first time in the outdoors and they’d like to approach an adventure in a more safe matter- whether you’re a weekend warrior or a true dirtbag. The bottom line is that it makes camping easier and more comfortable – whether you’re just camping, road tripping, or attending a music festival. The Signature Air Mattress can fit inside of any carry-on bag, and can be set up in under 2 minutes – leaving so much more time to enjoy your travels.

Learn more or buy here.

#4 Wacaco Minipresso Portable Espresso Machine

Wacaco Minipresso Portable Espresso Machine
Wacaco Minipresso Portable Espresso Machine

There’s no good reason in today’s day and age to sacrifice good coffee for the sake of travel. This is where the Wacaco Minipresso comes in to save the day. The Minipresso is the smallest and most versatile handheld espresso machine on the market that can transform your travel experience. All you need is water and your favorite coffee beans and you’ve got one damn good cup of coffee.

Learn more or buy here.

#5 Universal Travel Adapter

Universal Travel Adapter
Universal Travel Adapter

Get yourself a nifty little gadget like this and you won’t have to worry about which country has which kind of plug connection for your electronics.

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#6 Philips Sonicare Electric Toothbrush

Philips Sonicare Electric Toothbrush
Philips Sonicare Electric Toothbrush

I use this at home and while traveling. The protective case keeps it clean and it holds enough of a charge to last about a week.

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#7 SB SOX Compression Socks

SB SOX Compression Socks
SB SOX Compression Socks

Socks are not cool and not a gadget BUT
 most travel gadgets won’t bring you comfort and potentially save your life on long flights! I wear my compression socks to improve blood flow and reduce swelling in my legs while cramped in coach for 3+ hours.

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#8 Halton Commuter Bag

Halton Commuter Bag
Halton Commuter Bag

The husband and wife team Bentley and Alexia Wilson designed the travel bag specifically for quick, 2-3 day travel. It features a patent-pending design that allows it to be worn like a traditional backpack, while it can also be unzipped so it can be fully laid out for easy packing and hung up to reveal an efficient internal system. Designed with a minimalism and stress-free travel in mind, it’s outfitted with separate and organized compartments so travelers can quickly access what they need such as keys, wallet, phone, or any other important items.

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#9 Vaya Preserve 17 oz Stainless Steel Portable Lunch Box

Vaya Preserve 17 oz Stainless Steel Portable Lunch Box
Vaya Preserve 17 oz Stainless Steel Portable Lunch Box

Vaya Preserve keeps your meals fresh, warm or cold for up to 6 hours! It’s a great way to take food with you on a cross-country flight without worrying that it won’t retain it’s correct temperature. It also features a leak-proof lid so that nothing will spill out should you run into any turbulence.

Learn more or buy here.

#10 Travel Power Strip / USB Surge Protector

Travel Power Strip / USB Surge Protector
Travel Power Strip / USB Surge Protector

Whether we are at home or on the go most of us always have at least two or three electronic devices we need to keep charged and running. Whether in an airport terminal, theme park or dining and working at a coffee shop, it can be hard to find enough power on the go. Power strips are the perfect solution but they are often big and bulky. This travel power strip allows you to power up to six devices on one outlet. Best of all it fits easily into a carry-on, laptop bag or purse when travelling. It is one of those cool gadgets you should consider bringing with you when you travel!

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#11 Nomader Collapsible Water Bottle

Nomader Collapsible Water Bottle
Nomader Collapsible Water Bottle

The uniquely portable Nomader¼ Collapsible Water Bottle makes it easy to stay hydrated while traveling. Designed with a flexible BPA-free silicone body, the travel-friendly Nomader¼ bottle can be folded-up or collapsed flat to save on space, yet it’s as comfortable to drink from as a hard-sided bottle. This innovative, eco-friendly travel water bottle features a patented leakproof cap, an ergonomic carry strap, and a wide mouth for easy cleaning.

Affordably priced at $24.95 and available in a variety of stylish colors, NomaderÂź bottles are the perfect gadget for travelers and tourists. As an added bonus, NomaderÂź water bottles are backed by a lifetime warranty.

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#12 The Scrubba Wash Bag – The World’s Smallest Washing Machine

The Scrubba Wash Bag - The World's Smallest Washing Machine
The Scrubba Wash Bag – The World’s Smallest Washing Machine

Invented in 2010 to make a Mt Kilimanjaro trek easier, the Scrubba wash bag is the world’s smallest washing machine and the ultimate travel and camping essential. This convenient, pocket-sized travel companion allows you to travel lighter and helps to save money, time and water. It’s the modern take on the old fashioned washboard, but a lot easier, quicker and way more hygienic than a dirty hotel sink!

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#13 loveBuds – Shared Earbuds Earphones Headphones

loveBuds - Shared Earbuds Earphones Headphones
loveBuds – Shared Earbuds Earphones Headphones

LoveBuds is a unique shared earbuds product for traveling couples, and it is the only like product in the world. Everyone loves the destination but dreads the long flight. loveBuds makes it easy and fun for traveling couples to make the flight go by fast by sharing their favorite movies and music together, and creating quality time while doing it.

loveBuds is designed for sharing, and features two sets of earbuds (Yours & Mine colors) built into one audio jack with individual volume controls. At the destination, traveling couples get closer together by using loveBuds to share audio guides while touring sites and museums. With loveBuds, traveling couples get closer and create more memorable moments together.

Apart from shared earbuds, you can also choose xFyro Wireless and waterproof earbuds. The award-winning engineers at xFyro audio created the most advanced pair of wireless bluetooth earbuds on the market, bringing next-generation technology today’s active listener.

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#14 MOGICS Universal Power Bagel

MOGICS Universal Power Bagel
MOGICS Universal Power Bagel

When travelling, you would want to pack light and compact without missing out anything essential. The MOGICS Power Bagel is a compact power strip that has 5 sockets and 2 USB ports for you and your travel companions to charge whatever you need with just one gadget.

Learn more or buy here.

#15 Serafim Keybo – World’s Most Advanced Projection Keyboard

Serafim Keybo - World's Most Advanced Projection Keyboard
Serafim Keybo – World’s Most Advanced Projection Keyboard

Turn any surface into a virtual keyboard or piano with Serafim Keybo. This portable laser keyboard allows you to allows you to create your music instantly with built-in music APP. In addition to its multiple functions, Serafim Keybo also serves as your cellphone stand. It can turn your mobile device into a computer within just seconds. This feature comes pretty handy when you are live streaming or video recording on the go.

Learn more or buy here.

#16 Hoodie to Neck Pillow Flight Fillow

Hoodie to Neck Pillow Flight Fillow
Hoodie to Neck Pillow Flight Fillow

Flight Fillow turns any sweater or hoodie into a travel or traditional pillow, giving you all of the benefits without any of the hassle. It fits in your pocket, is easy to wash and at $14.99- $17.99, it is a fraction of the price of the standard bulky pillow!

Learn more or buy here.

#17 Thero Magic Mug

Thero Magic Mug
Thero Magic Mug

Travel mug makes scalding hot drinks perfect in just 2 minutes and keeps them perfect for hours.

Learn more or buy here.

Contributors to this article
Christina Patracuolla from Ketchum

George Tsintzouras from Alert Labs

Michaela Rabinov from Luno Life

Samantha Morrison from Glacier Wellness

Scott Lieberman from Million Mile Secrets

Bentley Wilson from Halton Gear

Carly Martinetti from PressFriendly

April Lee from Mudpies and Tiaras

Bryan Sarlitt from Nomader, Inc.

Natalie Simpson from The Scrubba

Henry from loveBuds

Bernice Quek from Bumble Scoop

Anton Georgiev from We Are Pentagon

Rachel Gohlke from Flight Fillow

Michael Chmura from Babson

Written by Taegan Lion

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  1. What a great assortment. I’m going to recommend #2 to a friend of mine who travels often and has just had a few different plumbing issues at home. That will be great to give him peace of mind!

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