We all love to travel. To make traveling more fun and enjoyable I have listed the best travel gadgets of this year.
There are gadgets that save space, gadgets that make traveling more practical and gadgets that allow you to enjoy your trip just a little bit more.
In this article you will discover all the useful travel gadgets that will make your dream trip even better and that you probably didn't know existed. This makes these vacation gadgets also very nice and original to give as a gift.
1. Presso X | Small coffee maker for travel
We all know it. You are traveling and you long for a fresh cup of coffee. The only thing standing between you and that delicious cup of coffee is a coffee maker.
With this little travel coffee maker, you will never run out of coffee for a moment.
This device comes with 2 interchangeable adapters. As a result, this coffee maker works on ground coffee and Nespresso capsules (and B brands thereof). The rechargeable battery of this device is good for 4 hot cups, or 100 if you like hot water on hand.
The maintenance of this device is minimal and is going to give you little mess.
Should you need to clean it, you can simply hold the included adapters under the faucet for a moment and you're done.
This device has a diameter of 6 cm and a height of 22 cm. Very small, and will easily need to find a place in your luggage.
This small coffee maker for travel is available for $ 121.95.
2. Mini travel steam iron
After your clothes have had a long journey in your suitcase, chances are they will not come out as tight as you put them in. And that's not always a bad thing, unless you don't have an iron handy.
So then you have to go spend your entire vacation in those crumpled clothes, and no one is in the mood for that.
This is where a mini iron like this comes in handy. This 2000 watt iron only weighs 1.45 kg, so it is not only small but also light (for an iron).
This mini steam iron is available for $ 49.95.
3. Scrubba | Portable Washing Machine
Whether you're traveling to Asia, or Europe, this mini washing machine always comes in handy.
When traveling, getting your clothes clean can be a hassle. But what if you accidentally get a dirty stain on your favorite travel t-shirt?
That is a real horror story. Luckily, the portable Scrubba washing machine is here to help. This washing machine can help you with this.
This washing machine is supposed to offer the same quality cleaning as a usual washing machine, and it does so without electricity.
The Scrubba washing machine is 54 cm wide and 32 cm long, and weighs less than 200 grams. The washing machine is easy to use and a wash should take less than 3 minutes. You do need 2-4 liters of water, and a little detergent to make it work.
The Scrubba washing machine is available for $ 69.50.
4. Skyroam Solis | Wifi Power Bank
With the Skyroam Solis, you do not have to worry about SIM cards abroad or roaming charges when using mobile data. This handy travel gadget has one of the best mobile Wi-Fi hotspots on the market.
The Skyroam Solis offers unlimited 4G in over 130 different countries around the world. Each device supports up to 10 different connections.
In addition, this device is also a powerbank so you can also charge your phone while surfing the Internet.
Data costs about $ 6 for 1 GB. For $ 10 you get 24 hours of unlimited internet access. And for $ 97 you get a whole month of unlimited data access.
With the Skyroam Solis, you also do not need to use a SIM card, which for some is quite a relief.
A big advantage of this device is that you pay when you need WIFI, and not when you don't. It also has a camera and a wireless connection.
In addition, this device also has a camera, not the best, but it can come in handy.
The Skyroam Solis is available for $ 243.95.
5. Vago | Vacuum piston for travel
Do you often lack space in your suitcase? If so, this might be a handy travel gadget for you.
The Vago vacuum can save you up to 50% space in your luggage by sucking all the remaining air out of an airtight bag.
The device itself is only 7 inches long and weighs less than 90 grams.
In addition, this device also has its own pressure sensor and stops by itself.
The Vago starter kit is available for $ 38.50. For this you get a vacuum bag, the Vago vacuum itself and a USB cable.
6. Grayl Ultralight | Water Filter
Traveling is fun, but it can be a lot less fun if you suddenly get sick. It is therefore of great importance that we try to prevent this.
As you may already know, the water from the tap in certain countries is not as healthy as that in the Netherlands. These countries are mainly located in the Middle East, Asia, Africa and many more places.
The water purification system there is not as good as here in the Netherlands.
The water from these countries can contain a lot of bacteria that can make you sick.
Fortunately, there is a water purification bottle like this one that can save your vacation.
This filter can make your water virus free for 99.999% in just 15 seconds.
The bottle has a 0.5L capacity and a replaceable filter that lasts for 150L.
This bottle has a diameter of 8.4 cm and a height of 26.5 cm. Not the smallest bottle, but it would last well. The bottle also weighs 450 grams.
The Grayl Ultralight is available for $ 92.95.
7. ThermaCell - Warming Soles
Do you like to walk barefoot on a warm beach? If the answer is yes, then you should definitely check out these warming soles.
They are just as comfortable as normal soles, only they can be heated in 3 different settings. So you never have to spend another winter with cold or wet feet.
The heating soles are waterproof and can heat up to 60 degrees on the highest setting. You also don't have to worry about ordering the right size because you can simply cut them to the size of your shoe.
You operate the soles with a wireless remote control.
The heating soles from ThermaCell are available for $ 43.50.
8. Sand Imprint Slippers
Let people know you've been somewhere with the FlipSidez. These flip-flops can be fully personalized to your preferences. You can choose the color, the text on the bottom of the flip-flop, and the size (although this is usually the case with flip-flops).
With these flip-flops, you can leave a fun text or symbol in the sand. Personalized FlipSidez are a great gift to give someone.
FlipSidez flip-flops are available from $ 24.95 and up.
9. Ostrich Pillow
Do you know that feeling you get after a flight when your neck hurts? We certainly do. This pillow is meant for you after the flight to enjoy a good neck rest. But not only after a flight, but also on the plane, or during a long road trip this pillow can do a lot of good.
Apart from the funny design, the pillow is very soft inside, and you will not be distracted by light, sound or other things happening around you. Very handy for someone who loves total peace and quiet.
The Ostrich Pillow is available for $ 97.95.
10. CGear Sand-Free Mat
Does it also drive you crazy that all the sand on your towel constantly ends up on the beach? It does to us. The CGear sand-free mat was invented to prevent these annoying irritations.
Due to the special construction of this mat, no dirt, sand or other small particles can get through the mat.
In addition, the mat has special ring points, which can be attached to the ground so that you can attach the mat to the ground.
If you use this mat for picnics, for example, the grass under the mat will not die because the mat allows air to pass through.
The CGear sand-free mat is available for $ 61,95.
11. Universal Adapter (All in one)
You've probably experienced it before. You travel abroad and all your electronics are empty and you want to charge them. But then you suddenly come across these strange outlets so you can't charge anything.
Then you have to go back to looking for a suitable adapter that will allow you to charge your electronics anyway. This is not a good start of your dream vacation it seems to me. Therefore, this Universal adapter was invented.
With this adapter you can connect your electronics in more than 150 countries around the world. And even with 4 USB ports.
This universal adapter is available for $ 27.95.
12. Solar Powerbank
A powerbank that not only charges your mobile phone, but also itself.
The only thing this powerbank needs is a nice spot in the sun, and charging your mobile will never be a problem again.
This powerbank is perfect for when you're going on a long trip and you don't have much access to power outlets.
If the sun is not shining for a while, it is also possible to charge the powerbank with USB.
This Solar powerbank is available for $ 73.99.
13. Tile Mate
Over the years we lose a lot of stuff. Only we can all imagine how terrible it can be to lose your, for example, suitcase at the airport, a real horror story if I say so myself.
This is where the Tile Mate travel gadget comes in handy. With the Tile you can find anything within a minute.
This device works on bluetooth. The only thing you need to have handy is your mobile phone. Then you can find your suitcase, bag, wallet or keys through the Tile App.
You can also set off an alarm on the Tile so you can then search for it again.
It may happen that instead of losing your belongings, you lose your phone. In that case you can press a button on the Tile. This makes your mobile phone make a loud sound which is easy to detect.
The Tile Mate is available for $ 28,95.
14. Neck pillow Evolution S3
Okay, you probably know them by now, the neck pillows that they sell at every airport in every store. But believe me, this neck pillow is something more.
This neck pillow has an innovative seat strap. This can easily be attached to the headrest of the airplane seat. In addition, this neck pillow also has an adjustable front closure that ensures that this neck pillow stays securely around your neck.
With this neck pillow you can fall asleep without having to worry about your head falling forward or to the left. Which can also come in handy during a long road trip.
This neck pillow is available for $ 32.95.
15. LockJaww | Phone Holder
You're in an airplane and want to watch a downloaded movie on your mobile phone, you put your phone on the table, sounds good right? No, your mobile phone falls over time and again and the irritations mount.
This is why the handy Lockjaww phone holder was invented. This phone holder has been tested on all aircraft models and there is not a single model with which it does not fit.
The Lockjaww even ensures a good grip during unexpected turbulence.
This phone holder is easy to install, you flip open the claw to the size of your phone, snap the Lockjaww to the table in front of you, and you're done.
The Lockjaww is available for $ 36.95.
16. Anti Pickpocket Belt
As a tourist you are in many countries a prey for all pickpockets. Pickpockets are everywhere. And believe me, you don't want to be the one who suddenly lost all his vacation money or wallet with passport.
To avoid such cases, you can use handy travel gadgets like this one. A belt with a hidden compartment inside for all your money.
And don't worry, the belt is unisex, and looks very inconspicuous.
This anti pickpocket belt is available for $ 20.
17. Flask | Multitool
This bottle is a flashlight, drinking bottle and compass all in one. Now I have to say that this is more convenient for the campers and fishermen among us, but it can come in handy for the survivalists.
In addition to the bottle, flashlight and compass, this multi-tool also features 2 drinking cups hidden inside the bottle.
The bottle has a diameter of 5 cm and is 23 cm high and weighs less than 600 grams. Not the most compact travel gadget on this list, but one of the more useful ones.
This survival bottle is definitely an original gift for the adventurers among us.
The VSSL Flask is available for $ 109.99.
18. Akaso | Keychain Vlog Camera
With this mini vlog camera you film your entire trip, without any effort. The vlog camera is easy to mount on your shirt or bag and it will record everything you experience, so you can watch it back later with your family.
The Akaso mini-vlog camera films in 4k, which is very good for a small camera. And if you're already thinking: I'll get those movies where the camera bumps all the way up and down because I'm walking, then I must agree, but also not.
The mini camera has electronic image stabilization, which ensures that you can get some nice images out of it. You won't get blurry images while moving either because of the technology they use in the camera.
In addition, you can quickly edit, filter and watch back vlogs through the Akaso App.
The Akaso mini vlog camera is available for $ 114,95.
19. Orbitkey | Desk Organizer
Easily store all your daily essentials in the magnetic Orbitkey box.
With the included dividers, you easily separate all your belongings and arrange your own box so that everything you need to store always fits.
The Orbitkey box also features a wireless charger, which makes sure all your stuff stays charged while you're not doing anything with it.
The Orbitkey organizer measures 12 inches wide, 24 inches long and 4 inches high, and easily goes with your suitcase.
The Orbitkey organizer is available for $ 133,95.
20. Portable translator | Muama Enence
There you are in a foreign country, with nobody who understands you because they do not speak English, very annoying I can tell you. A portable translator like this can come in handy in certain countries.
With more than 137 languages in your possession, you can make yourself understood everywhere. And not only that, it can also translate your conversation partner.
The most common languages can be translated without a Wifi connection, the less common languages unfortunately do require a short Wifi connection.
The battery lasts about 5 hours of use, and this translator is so small that it easily fits in your pocket.
The Muama Enence translator is available for $ 145,95.
What do you think?
Which travel gadgets seem the best or most useful to you?
Or are you already thinking about ordering one?
Either way, let me know by leaving a comment.