Top 10 Gadgets that would make Travelling Easier

18 July 2018 | MJ Mendoza

Technology has changed the way we travel. From using our mobile phones to find our way around tourist spots to booking our flights online, travelling is now made easier thanks to these gadgets. Admittedly, mobile gadgets have made our travels easier, keeping us informed on what’s going on within the vicinity. Besides your smartphone, there are other gadgets you can use that would make travelling easier.

Powerbank

If you’re a heavy mobile phone user, it is imperative that you also bring a powerbank. Besides phones, you can use powerbanks to charge other gadgets like tablets, smartwatches, cameras, and a whole lot more. Powerbanks are the answer to a shortage of electric plugs or if your other gadgets need to charge.

Automated Travel Vacuum

Sometimes, we get too excited when we travel and we tend to pack a lot. This gadget will help you save space in your luggage, helping you make room for more. In a sealed bag, you’re going to put all your clothes in and this gadget will suck all the air out. So, if you tend to shop while you travel, you can save a lot of space for souvenirs!

Action Camera

Whether it’s a GoPro or a Xiaomi Yi, action cameras are helpful especially if you’re going for a splash. Most action cameras today are waterproof or has a waterproof case that you can take when you swim or experience watersports. Action cameras are also compact and can be stored easily in your carry-on.

GoPro HERO5 Black ₱ 6,801.89 GoPro HERO5 Black, 4K Ultra HD, 12 MP, 240 fps, GPS (satellite), Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
GoPro 7 HERO Black ₱ 7,167.00
GoPro HERO4 ₱ 27,960.00 GoPro HERO4, Full HD, 12 MP, 240 fps, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 1160 mAh
GoPro HERO6 ₱ 18,903.00
Xiaomi Yi Action Camera ₱ 2,899.00 Xiaomi Yi, Full HD, CMOS, 16 MP, 240 fps, Wi-Fi, 1010 mAh
GoPro HERO3 Plus ₱ 18,046.00 GoPro HERO3+, Full HD, 10 MP, 120 fps, Wi-Fi, 1180 mAh, 136 g
DJI Osmo Action ₱ 19,990.00 DJI Osmo Action, 4K Ultra HD, CMOS, 12 MP, 240 fps, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
SJCAM SJ4000 ₱ 2,799.00 SJCAM SJ4000, Full HD, CMOS, 12 MP, 60 fps, 900 mAh, 58 g
GoPro HERO Plus ₱ 23,179.00 GoPro HERO+, Full HD, 8 MP, 60 fps, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 1160 mAh
SJCAM SJ4000 Wifi ₱ 2,998.00 SJCAM SJ4000 WiFi, Full HD, CMOS, 12 MP, 60 fps, Wi-Fi, 900 mAh
SJCAM SJ7 Star ₱ 6,426.00
GoPro HERO4 Session ₱ 20,311.00 GoPro HERO4, Full HD, 12 MP, 240 fps, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 1160 mAh
Samsung Gear 360 (2017) ₱ 7,052.00 Samsung Gear 360 (2017), 4K Ultra HD, CMOS, 15 MP, 30 fps, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
GoPro 7 HERO White ₱ 8,745.43
SJCAM SJ6 Legend ₱ 5,869.00

Drone

If you’re looking for something fancier, a drone camera would definitely help you take amazing travel photos. One of the best travel drones out there is the DJI Mavic Pro which has intelligent gesture features, and can fly as high as 4.3 miles, and can shoot videos at 4K/30fps or 1080p/96fps. Drones are a little bit expensive but if you’re an avid traveller, it’s definitely worth the buy.

DJI Mavic Mini ₱ 19,980.00
DJI Phantom 4 ₱ 42,182.00 DJI Phantom 4, 4 rotors, 12.4 MP, 4096 x 2160 pixels, 20 m/s, 5350 mAh, White
DJI Mavic Pro Fly More Combo ₱ 97,079.66
DJI Phantom 4 Pro ₱ 77,692.88 DJI Phantom 4 Pro, 4 rotors, 20 MP, 4096 x 2160 pixels, 20 m/s, 5870 mAh, White
DJI Inspire 2 ₱ 103,576.00 DJI Inspire 2, 4 rotors, 26 m/s, 7000 m, 4280 mAh, Black, Gray
DJI Spark Fly More Combo ₱ 26,675.04
DJI Phantom 3 ₱ 33,963.30 DJI Phantom 3 Standard, 4 rotors, 12 MP, 2704 x 1520 pixels, 16 m/s, 4480 mAh, Red,White
DJI Phantom 3 Advanced ₱ 75,608.00
DJI Inspire 1 Pro ₱ 190,181.00 DJI Inspire 1 Pro, 4 rotors, 16 MP, 4096 x 2160 pixels, 18 m/s, 4500 mAh, Black,White
DJI Phantom 4 Pro Plus ₱ 123,851.87
DJI MAVIC PRO PLATINUM ₱ 53,398.67
DJI Phantom 4 Advanced ₱ 90,593.00
DJI Spark Fly More Combo Alpine White ₱ 26,675.04
DJI Phantom 3 4K ₱ 47,864.00 DJI Phantom 4, 4 rotors, 12 MP, 4096 x 2160 pixels, 20 m/s, 5350 mAh, White
DJI Phantom 3 SE ₱ 13,265.00

Bluetooth Speakers

If you know you’re going to have some alone time, Bluetooth speakers would make your travels even better. Bluetooth speakers are portable and are wireless so you don’t have to scramble for the aux cord or where to plug it in.

Pro tip: don’t play your music through your Bluetooth speakers in public places like the airport, museums or temples that you’re planning to visit. You might like the music but others might not so be considerate.

Headphones

Whether it’s wired or not, headphones are a necessity when you travel. To keep you entertained while travelling, headphones enable you to enjoy your favorite videos or music while transiting towards your destination. Even if you don’t use it often, just bring it just in case you get bored.

Apple AirPods ₱ 2,771.00 Apple AirPods, Headset, In-ear, White, Binaural, Wireless, Intraaural
Apple AirPods Pro ₱ 9,085.06
SteelSeries Arctis 7 Gaming Headset ₱ 7,287.78
Bose QuietComfort 35 II ₱ 17,999.00
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus ₱ 5,799.00 Samsung Galaxy Buds+, Headset, In-ear, Calls & Music, White, Binaural, Multi-key
Huawei Freebuds 3 ₱ 5,830.12 Huawei FreeBuds 3 Red Edition, Headset, In-ear, Calls & Music, Red, Binaural, Touch
inPods 12 ₱ 250.00
SteelSeries Arctis 5 Gaming Headset ₱ 5,653.26
Jabra Evolve 20 ₱ 2,350.00 Jabra Evolve 20 MS Mono, Headset, Head-band, Office/Call center, Black, Monaural, Microsoft
Logitech H111 ₱ 586.00 Logitech H111, Headset, Head-band, Gaming, Grey, Binaural, 1.8 m
Plantronics .Audio 628 ₱ 1,950.00 POLY Audio 628, Headset, Head-band, Office/Call center, Black, Binaural, 2 m
SteelSeries Arctis 3 Gaming Headset ₱ 4,967.00
HyperX Cloud II ₱ 4,799.00
Jabra Elite Active 75t ₱ 10,999.00
Sony MDR-XB450AP ₱ 115.00 Sony MDR-XB450AP, Headset, Head-band, Calls & Music, Black, Binaural, 1.2 m

Kindle

If you’re a big book reader, a Kindle is definitely something you should have while travelling. Instead of carrying heavy books and sacrificing luggage space, why not just have a Kindle on your carry-on? It’s compact, easy to carry, and convenient. Like with your headphones, a Kindle keeps you entertained and is the perfect opportunity to finally start that book you’ve been meaning to read.

Kindle Paperwhite ₱ 6,988.00 Amazon Kindle Paperwhite, 15.2 cm (6"), AZW,DOC,DOCX,HTML,MOBI,PDF,PRC,TXT, GIF,JPG,PNG, 2 GB, USB 2.0, 802.11b,802.11g,Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
Kindle Oasis ₱ 20,942.00
Kindle Paperwhite 32GB Black ₱ 8,592.00
Kindle Paperwhite 32GB White ₱ 7,999.00

Universal Adapter

This gadget is important especially if you’re going to be travelling overseas. Not all countries follow the same sockets as the one in your home country so make sure you bring a universal adapter to help you charge your electronics. There are a lot of options when it comes to adapters but we recommend those that have multiple options so that you can reuse them in your future travels.

Multiple-port Chargers

With the number of gadgets you’re carrying for your trip, it’s only reasonable that you have a multiple-port charger. It comes in handy in emergency situations where you only have one electrical plug available. Eventually, you would need to charge your gadgets at least two at the same time and a multiple-port charger would definitely help you out.

Portable Extension Cord

Like with the multiple-port charger, portable extension cords are a helpful tool while travelling. It can help you charge your gadgets even if you only have one plug at the hotel or the airport. Don’t worry, extension cords are allowed in carry-ons so feel free to pack one for your upcoming trip!

Traveling is food for the soul. As a millenial, take the time to travel as often as possible. Which gadgets are you bringing on your next adventure? Let us know on the comments and tell us what you think!

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