For any gadget lover travelling away from your gadget fuelled home can bring you out in a cold sweat. Having to leave your beloved gadgets behind can be hard, so if you can take some with you make sure that you take to right ones. Here is my list of the top five travel gadgets available and why I think you need to have them by your side when jetting off on holiday.
Top Five Travel Gadgets
Travelling budget airlines these day often has a hidden costs associated to it; luggage. Getting caught out at the airport with baggage that goes over the weight limitations can really hurt your wallet. So you need to take steps to ensure that if you take any gadgets that they don’t take you over the weight restrictions. There are plenty of scales available, I would simply look on Amazon and see what is on offer. You should expect to pay around £5-10.
My worry about long flights is that my tech gadget is not going to last the distance. Most gadgets just devour batteries and on 13 hours flight you don’t want to burn through your gadgets powers in the first few hours. Believe me this is not good. On one particular flight my poor old iPod gave up after just 3 hours so I was forced to watch the in-flight movie selection, which was awful. So get a power booster which will enable you extend your viewing or listening pleasure for much longer. My choice would be for one of the ‘free loader’ range which enables you to charge you tech for free using solar power. If you would rather use standard methods then the power monkey range is excellent.
Times have changed and the way to read books on holiday has had a makeover. A few years ago I would have stocked up on books before going on holiday. Carrying around a few big books is a pain, so when the e-reader revolution came about I jumped on board straight way. I am a Kindle man myself and I absolutely love it and take it with me pretty much everywhere. The battery lasts for ages and the ability to carry around enough reading material for the whole holiday is great.
Just because I am way from my home doesn’t mean that I have to sit in silence. This is especially nice if you have to spend an evening in your hotel room. Sometimes you need to hear music out load and not just through headphones. I love the Logitech range that offers a rechargeable battery to enable you to take your music anywhere, plus they sound awesome!
Smartphone / Tablet
Taking your smartphone with you enables you to take a selection of music, video and maps with you on holiday. Ideally you will want an Android device as they offer more flexibility with audio and video formats but the reliable iPhone will still handle most things as long as you go through iTunes. If you have a tablet, then even better as it really does give that extra video pleasure that you will not get from a smartphone small screen. Plus you could even use a tablet as an e-reader.
This guest post is written on behalf of Potters Holidays – Short Breaks