*This travel gadgets post is a collaboration
Whether you’re on a tropical trip to the Philippines or exploring Triberg Waterfalls, it’s common to see travellers making use of technology to streamline their travel experience. The travel industry has transformed over the last decade thanks to technological advancements making everything – from booking your trip to packing your bag - that much easier. Depending on the speed of their adaptation to the changing market, some businesses have seen huge success. Whereas others have been nothing more than gimmicks, with some companies rarely coming back with a second instalment. It’s certainly a saturated space which, once again, is no different to looking at various other industries which have had a technological facelift.
A quick look at the movie genre demonstrates how technology has played a huge part in its new success thanks to streaming platforms such as Netflix and Amazon Prime. Then there are our smartphones, which have progressed far more than just sending texts and playing Snake on chunky old devices. Now, we’re able to send emails, access console creations like Fortnite and keep pushing the luck of the Irish slots, alongside a whole host of other innovations. Technology is booming; that much is clear. But here's a few innovative creations that could help transform your travels. Here’s a look at some of the best gadgets to take with you on your next adventure abroad.
Portable coffee maker
Perhaps you’re going on a camping trip in the Yorkshire Dales, or you’re visiting a country that doesn’t offer good coffee, making the appeal of a portable coffee maker a huge one for coffee lovers. A miniature coffee making machine is just five inches wide, it produces delicious coffee in just a few minutes thanks to its pods, alongside being able to brew any cup size from around six to 12 ounces. Once you’ve used the device, it’s easy to clean and refill, too.
Travel-Size Iron and Steamer
Having creased or wrinkled clothes is never really a good look, especially if you’re walking through a swanky resort. To avoid the problem, travellers have discovered the wonders of the OVO Travel-Size Iron and Steamer. It’s tiny and weighs just 1.6 lbs, therefore making it easy to pack into your luggage. It works as both an iron and steamer superbly well, too.
Digital Burrito Pouch
The modern traveller generally has a few wires, cables, chargers, pens and the like while they’re on their adventures, therefore making the need for creations like the Jansport digital burrito pouch a very real one. It looks like a burrito (cool, right?), it offers various pouches for you to store your things in, and then it folds neatly away into your backpack or your luggage.
Osmo Mobile 2 Handheld Smartphone Gimbal
Capture the most professional looking holiday snaps with a little help from the Osmo Mobile 2 Handheld Smartphone Gimbal. This clever little device stabilises your phone perfectly, enabling you to take the best snaps and capture the best footage of your trip.
Fosmon Digital Luggage Scale
Need to weigh your luggage before getting on a flight? Try the Fosmon Digital Luggage Scale. It’s cheap, it helps prevent overweight baggage fees, and it’s simple to use and easy to carry around.
Other travel gadgets worth checking out are Jetpack MiFi 8800L, Tile Mate with Replaceable Battery, Bose Frames Tenor audio sunglasses and PowerCore 20100 Power Bank.