The best gadgets for travelers
We are well into the summer season, where we all take the opportunity to travel both thanks to the good weather or because the famous summer vacations coincide. Today I’ll show you the best selection of gadgets that will help you have everything under control in your adventure, and many of them will even make our lives easier.
It may seem an obvious option, but it is not. If you like reading and for some reason you don’t have a tablet at hand or prefer a reading experience closer to paper, e-readers will be your best friends. They support multiple formats, electronic ink makes us forget that we are reading on an electronic device and we can have hundreds of books stored in the same device. All that without forgetting the benefit of long battery life, a common feature in these devices, whose duration extends to weeks with daily use. Endless bus trips will no longer be the same!
If you are going to check luggage or carry a suitcase, we know that you have to meet a certain weight limit, allowed in each bag that you will check and / or carry on the plane. This is why it is convenient to know how much our suitcase weighs, both on the way out and on the way back. It is easier when going, because we usually have a scale at home, and we can weigh it before we leave. But on the way back, with everything that we will surely have bought at our destination, we need to check that we do not exceed the allowed weight. This is complicated because in hotels it is not usual to have a scale, but everything is much easier with a portable suitcase scale. It weighs little, works with batteries, and tells us the weight in several units. What else can we ask for?
The non-electronic gadget par excellence. Whether we go on a trip to the mountain or if we go to grandma’s house in the city, this small tool the size of a credit card can save us the trip. With bottle openers, screwdrivers, Allen wrenches, centimeters and inches meter, fruit peeler and much more, it will be the most useful tool we can carry in our wallet. And we can carry it in hand luggage, since it has no edge. Checked!
Another essential, especially if we go on a trip to a country outside Europe (not counting UK). Not having an adapter from the first moment can make us lose a day and not be able to charge our devices, a bad matter if we depend on Google Maps during the trip. The best option is a universal adapter with multiple males and females, so that we can use it on all trips regardless of the type of plug there is.
Power banks or portable batteries can also save us from the failure to carry the appropriate plug adapter, or if we do not have access to electricity on long-distance trips. We have several capacities to choose from, and we will have to take into account the weight and dimensions of the battery will depend on its capacity: More capacity means it will be bigger and heavier. The average would be a device of 10,000 or 12,000 mAh, enough battery to charge our smartphone or tablet a couple of days. Additionally, it does not take up too much space or weigh much.