Must-Have Travel Gadgets For Your Holiday Vacation
When packing for your holiday vacation, you may already have a list of devices to bring: your phone, a tablet or laptop, and a smartwatch. But as more gadgets become smarter, this list will continue to grow.
Travel tech has come a long way from analogue to digital, with some becoming more portable like power banks, and cameras. So, whether you’re going on a road trip, flying to your dream destination, or just going to another city, there are plenty of travel devices that you can add to your list to make your holiday vacation a breeze.
From TSA-approved smart locks to smart luggages, here are the top must-have travel devices for your holiday vacation.
Skyroam Solis Lite
One of the biggest challenges when travelling abroad is getting decent WiFi. Sure, your hotel has one but if you’re roaming around, it’s not always available. If you use your own SIM card, you’ll incur expensive roaming charges. On the other hand, you can buy a foreign SIM card, but it’s just going to waste if you’re only using it for a couple of days. The solution? Skyroam Solis.
This mobile Wi-Fi hotspot offers unlimited 4G LTE service in over 130 countries around the globe and can connect to up to 10 devices. It also offers flexible internet plans, allowing you to buy Wi-Fi by day, month, or GB. The device is lightweight and can easily fit in your pocket, backpack, purse, or suitcase. On top of that, you can use it to charge your phone, thanks to its integrated 4700 mAh power bank.
Be connected wherever you are in the world with Skyroam Solis Lite. Get yours now for only S$189.00 at Lazada Singapore.
The Epic Vostok
Most travel-related health problems are caused by contaminated drinking water. Unfortunately, there’s no way for you to tell if the tap water is clean. This is why having a portable water purifier is a must when travelling abroad. The Epic Vostok is a double-walled insulated water bottle that has a built-in water filter that can remove 99.99% of tap water contaminants including heavy metals, pesticides, and perfluorinated compounds.
With this water bottle, you can now get safe drinking water on the go, while saving money on water bottles. Now, you don’t have to worry about getting sick from contaminated drinking water even if you’re travelling to far-flung places.
The Epic Vostock is available at Epic Water Filters online shop for only SGD$79.96.
Protecting your luggage should be a priority when travelling. While combination locks and key locks are secure enough, they can be problematic if you lose your key or forget the code. The eGeeTouch solves this problem. As the world’s first smart travel lock, it doesn’t require any key, digit-wheel dialing, or code-remembering, making it effortless to safeguard your luggage.
But how does eGeeTouch secure your bag? Simple. You can pair with an NFC (near-field communication)-enabled smartphone, a Bluetooth smartphone, a smartwatch, eGeeTouch NFC tags, or any NFC-enabled smart device. It also comes with proximity tracking that notifies you when your bag is getting far from your area. Now, you don’t have to worry about losing your luggage. It also has a TSA-approved key lock, so you can use it to secure your check-in baggage.
Travel with ease and peace of mind with the eGeeTouch. This TSA-approved lock is available at Amazon Singapore for only SGD$42.17 for 2 locks.
Anker 622 Magnetic Battery
When travelling, we tend to use our phones a lot to take photos and videos, or to keep us entertained when waiting. But this can easily drain your phone’s battery. While you can use a power bank to charge your phone, this device can be bulky and annoying to always carry around. The Anker 622 Magnetic Battery is an excellent solution. It is only 0.5 inches thin, which makes it easy to hold even if you're taking selfies or making a call.
Since it uses magnetic snaps to charge your phone, you don’t need to worry about hanging cords that might get tangled easily. It also has a built-in foldable kickstand, which is perfect for binge-watching during long waiting times. This magnetic battery is compatible with iPhone 12 and 13.
The Anker 622 Magnetic Battery is available for only SGD$79.95 at the Anker Singapore online store.
Insta360 One RS 1-Inch Edition
If you want to take the best holiday shots, the Insta360 One RS 1-Inch Edition is the camera for you. This is the premium version of the Insta360 One RS and is the first 360 camera that has dual 1 Inch sensors and 6K resolution video. This allows you to take high-quality shots that no smartphone can do.
This 360 camera is designed to eliminate the need to bring bulky cameras to shoot high-resolution photos and videos. It features two lenses that record in full panoramic 360. This means that you don’t have to worry about where the camera is pointed as it can capture all the action in one take. Once you have all the shots, all you have to do is reframe them to find the best angle. With this camera, you’ll always have a good shot!
Get your Insta360 One RS 1-Inch Edition at Challenger online store for only SGD$1,299.
Packing your luggage is a challenging task, especially if you can’t seem to choose which outfit you’d like to bring. This is also true with packing winter clothes. Coats and jackets are bulky and can take up a lot of space in your luggage.
Thankfully, Vago Vacuum is here to save the day. This small and stylish smart vacuum is equipped with a pressure-detecting sensor that can remove all the air inside your suitcase. This condenses the clothes to half of their size, leaving you room for other things you may need for your trip. This can also come in handy when you do a bit of shopping on your trip. With all the extra space you have in your luggage, there’s enough space for all the souvenirs you bought.
Save luggage space with the Vago Vacuum available at the Vago online store for only SGD$99.
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition
Do you always find yourself needing a book when you go on holiday? If so, the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition is a great travel device for you. This portable e-reader comes with 32 GB of storage, which allows you to save as many as 8,000 books in one device. This makes it easy for you to bring every book you’d like to read without taking up too much space in your luggage.
The Signature Edition comes with everything in the all-new Kindle plus more features like wireless charging and auto-adjusting front light. It also has a longer battery life, with a single charge that can last for 10 weeks.
Travel with your favourite books easily with the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition for only SGD$199.14 available at Amazon Singapore.
IKII The Carry On
Finding the perfect carry-on luggage for your holiday vacation depends on various factors such as style and functionality. In most cases, you can’t have both of them in one luggage. Well, until now. The IKIII The Carry On is a smart luggage that has a sleek and fashionable design. It comes in 6 colors and 2 limited edition colors, so you can choose which one perfectly matches your style.
So what makes this carry-on a smart luggage? The Carry On comes with an integrated scale, proximity alert, and Bluetooth locking mechanism, which can be controlled using the IKII app. The Smart Weighing feature allows you to check the weight of the luggage by simply lifting it. The Smart Lock lets you secure your bag without needing to use a key or passcode. Lastly, the Smart Alert feature is activated whenever you're away from your luggage.
Travel smart with the IKII The Carry On available at IKII online store for only SGD$255.
Wacaco Nanopresso Portable Coffee Machine
Coffee lovers, this smart travel device is for you. The Wacaco Nanopresso Portable Coffee Machine allows you to make espresso shots whenever you want. It’s compact and can easily fit in your bag or luggage. It doesn’t need electricity or a battery to operate. So, if you’re planning to camp this coming holiday, you can still make your favorite espresso.
Even though this machine is small, it’s powerful enough to reach a maximum of 18 bars (261 PSI) of pressure to extract all the flavors from your coffee grounds. To make an espresso, all you have to do is tamp the coffee grounds into the machine, fill it up with hot water, and press the pump.
The Wacaco Nanopresso Portable Coffee Machine is available at Lazada Singapore for only SGD$89.91.
Steamfast Mini Iron
If you don't like wearing wrinkled clothes, the Steamfast Mini Iron is a must-have for your holiday vacation. As the smallest steam iron, you can carry it around easily in your luggage without it taking up too much space. But don’t be fooled. Even though it’s only 5 inches long, it’s powerful enough for everyday use at home. This means that you can set crisp creases and remove wrinkles easily.
It features a quick 15-second heat-up time, three temperature settings, and a 1.4-ounce water tank. It also comes with dual voltage, perfect for when you travel abroad. With this mini steam iron, you’re sure to always have a picture-perfect outfit on your trip.
The Steamfast Mini Iron is available at Amazon Singapore for only SGD$33.86.
Kim is a freelance technology writer who is passionate about the environment. A writer by day and a reader at night, she takes pleasure in acquiring new knowledge.
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