Travel Gadgets

7 New Travel Gadgets Worth Thinking About

Packing the right travel gadgets can help make your travel easier as you might have to pack fewer items. And, you can simply prevent some of the nuisances that you might encounter when traveling. These new gadgets can enhance your travel experience and leave you wondering, “Why didn’t I have this sooner?” Plus, these travel gadgets will make good Holiday gifts.

Bestek Universal Travel Adapter


The Bestek Universal Travel Adapter is a fresh take on the traditional power adaptor. There are four USB power outlets that allow you to charge up to four devices ( two 2.0A and two 1.0A) via USB cable at once. It also has three AC outlets you can use to power your laptop and other AC-powered devices.

Since this travel gadget is compatible with electrical outlets in 150 countries, this handy device will easily fit in any carry-on and it might be the only adapter you need.

You can purchase the Bestek Travel Adapter on Amazon for under $40. This device is so small, it will fit in any carry-on!


The near-universal presence of wifi hotspots has made it possible to connect your smartphone to the internet or send text messages from anywhere in the world. Sometimes, you will be somewhere without any wifi, especially if you go hiking or camping. Some travelers even use it at a ski resort so they can let each other know their location at any time as they try different slopes.

Now, with the goTenna, you can create your own cell network anywhere on the planet! While you won’t be able to browse the internet, check your email, or make a phone call as those three activities require cell network coverage or internet wifi accessibility, the goTenna can let you send GPS coordinates and text messages to any iPhone or Android device or access free offline maps.

You might use this when you want to communicate with others in your group and you become separated or for emergency purposes. The goTenna has a battery life of over 24 hours. And, it can connect via Bluetooth to any mobile device within 0.5 miles for urban areas and up to 4 miles for rural areas, although, the current range record is 26 miles!

The goTenna retails for $169.99 on Amazon. It is sold in pairs so that you and your travel companion can each have a device, making it easy to communicate with each other regardless of where you travel.

Vi Ai Sandproof Beach Blanket

Sand Proof Beach Blanket

The perfect beach trip means spending a lot of time in the sand. What makes the trip not-so-perfect is having to brush every grain of sand off of you before you get back in the car or your hotel room. Originally designed for the military, the Sand Free Beach Mat is two layers of PVC mesh that makes it easy for sand and other fine objects to pass through instead of clinging to your clothing, towels, and handbags.

Amazon sells this mat for $16.99 in two different sizes, 79″x 57″ or 79″x 79.”

You might also consider adding the CGear Sand-Free Tote Bag to your cart as well. It uses the same double-layer PVC mesh to ensure the sand, dirt, and dust will quickly fall out so you don’t get your personal belongings and electronics dirty.

Altec Omni Jacket Mini

Bluetooth speakers come in many shapes, sizes, and colors. The Altec Omni Jacket Mini is one of the most durable that can be taken anywhere you go. And, it only costs $149.99!

Here’s why you need the Mini to be your portable speaker:

  • It floats!
  • IP67 Waterproof
  • 16 hours battery life
  • Power bank
  • Omni-directional speakers
  • Can pair with up to two devices
  • 50-foot wireless range

Now you can listen to your favorite tunes at the pool, beach, or even in your hotel room. You can’t go wrong with its durability or long battery life!

PurSteam Travel Steam Iron

PurSteam Travel Iron

Hotel room irons are notorious for being disgusting as previous guests got the iron too hot and a residue is left on the iron faceplate. I can’t think of how many times this residue transferred to my own clothes and I debated just going with the wrinkles so I would permanently ruin my favorite shirt or pair of pants. Now, you can bring your own travel-sized iron with you, so you never have to worry about those nasty hotel irons again.

The PurSteam Travel Steam is one of the smallest travel irons around and it sells for $19.99. It has a 6.5-foot cord that makes it easy to reach the wall outlet and be able to reach the entire ironing board. Its also travel adapter-friendly which means you can take it anywhere in the world and not worry about frying its electrical circuits.

Mryumi Travel Cubes

Do you constantly find yourself constantly packing too much or simply stuffing everything into a suitcase with no order? If so, you should invest in the Mryumi Travel Cubes that only cost $20.99 on Amazon. They come in three different colors:

  • Blue
  • Black
  • Grey (Pictured Above)

Despite the low price, these packing cubes have high ratings on Amazon and are made of quality materials like YKK zippers and all the bags are 100% polyester which makes them slightly waterproof.

For $20, you will receive seven different pieces:

  • Large packing cube
  • Medium packing cube
  • Small packing cube
  • Slim packing cube
  • Cosmetic bag
  • Sackpack
  • Laundry bag

DJI Mavic Pro Drone

DJI Mavic Pro Drone

If you enjoy recording every moment of your travels, the DJI Mavic Pro is one of the best drones around. This drone folds down to the size of a bottle of water which makes it extremely portable. And it can fly for up to 27 minutes and has an operating range of up to 4.3 miles. With the Mavic Pro, you can record true 4K video so you can explore the city and countryside like never before.

There are several different Mavic Pro drone kits available on Amazon. If you only want the drone (base package), it costs $927. With this base package, you will receive the drone, controller, battery, AC charger, and a 16GB memory card.


These seven new travel gadgets can surely be useful to you or anybody that else that thought they already had everything. As technology continues to improve, we can constantly get better travel accessories than even a few years ago. And, they are all very portable which means you don’t have to leave anything behind to pack any of these items. You might even find yourself pack less than before.

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