So, you travel, but that does not mean you need to leave technology behind. Whether you are hiking nature or a big city, you want the best travel gadgets for 2018 handy for safety and convenience. Since I travel a lot, I compiled the top 10 travel gadgets for backpackers. These basically travel gadgets and otherwise useful travel accessories that will easily fit into your backpack.
1. Stealth Angel Compact 8-in-1 Survival Kit
This kit is a super compact, discreet, ultra-durable, waterproof and fits into an easy to carry case that is the size of a small book. Our kit is compact enough to throw in your backpack, your car, your office drawer or store in virtually any small handy space that you can access quickly!
With over 1000 uses combined, this expertly assembled kit is the smartest and most compact survival kit of it’s kind. Reduce the fear and anxiety that arise from the uncertainty of being prepared. Keep this kit near you and be confident that you can survive a multitude of situations by having access to simple, high-quality tools that have been thoughtfully assembled for you in one compact package.
The Stealth Angel Compact 8-in-1 Survival Kit includes a professional tact flashlight – 350 Lumen XML Q5, heavy-duty aircraft aluminum tactical pen, aluminum high-frequency whistle, a compass with the ruler, an ultra-bright keychain LED flashlight and a compact water-proof durable carrying case. The kit is super compact, discreet, ultra-durable, waterproof and comes in an easy to carry case that is the size of a small book. It is definitely compact enough to throw in your backpack, your car, your office drawer or store in virtually any small handy space that you can access quickly. This is the smartest and most compact survival kit of it’s kind. With this kit, rest assured you will be prepared for any kind of emergency.
2. Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones
The Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones is the best travel accessories provide the best sound by a well-respected name in headphones. you will look stylish and get great sound while traveling, working, exercising or just about anywhere. These headphones have roughly a 40-hour battery life.
Beats and Apple are changing the way you listen to music by including the Apple W1 technology. With the W1 chip you can put the music on repeat and remain unplugged for almost two straight days on a single charge.
The Fast Fuel charging allows you to charge while listening, and a few minutes charge will give you hours of play time. These are compact enough to easily fit into your backpack when you are not jamming.
3. Skyroam Solis: Mobile WiFi Hotspot
Don’t want to be disconnected from the world while trekking across the world? The Skyroam Solis: Mobile WiFi Hotspot provides the digital nomad or just the frequent international traveler with Internet in 100+ countries. Don’t get caught in another country without Internet. With Skyroam Solis’ Mobile wifi hotspot, you can get unlimited data anywhere around the globe for just $9 per day pass and only buy day passes only when you need them. It provides an encrypted connection for 5 devices. Keep your smartphone, tablet, laptop and reader online simultaneously.
4. Scrubba Wash Bag Portable Laundry System
The Scrubba Wash Bag Portable Laundry System is a portable laundry system for camping, hiking, backpacking and travel. You can now get machine quality wash whenever and wherever you want. It’s a modern take on the old fashioned washboard comprised of hundreds of internal Scrubba nodules efficiently clean clothes in minutes. It’s made of durable microbial- and hydrolysis-resistant polyether TPU and it doubles as a dry-bag. At only 5 oz, it’s the lightest and smallest washing machine in the world.
5. Wacù Space-saving Portable Vacuum Device
If you are like me, you pack light and can carry a lot in a little bit of space. Make that space smaller with the Wacù Space-saving Portable Vacuum Device. Put clothes in the bags, then vacuum out the air for a tighter fit in your suitcase or backpack. Take it everywhere with you for a perfect vacuum result in just minutes. Keep your home and suitcase in perfect order, with no fear of the return journey. Just plug it in and use it wherever you like.
Connect it to one of the space-saving bags by Wacù®. Wacù® vacuums out the air on its own, with no need for you to hold it in place during the process. Vacuum bags are sold separately, and they come with a double layer, extraordinary resistance and a smart, imaginative new way to bring some order into your life.
The device comes with an adapter for the Wacù® bag valve, a universal power supply device (EU,UK,US,AUS plugs) compliant with EMC regulations, and it’s compatible with 12V car cigarette lighter.
6. Amazon Fire HD 10 Tablet with Alexa
The Amazon Fire HD 10 Tablet is Alexa-enabled, has a 10.1″ 1080p Full HD screen with 32 GB storage. The screen has a brilliant 10.1″ 1080p full HD display (1920 x 1200), up to 1.8 GHZ quad-core processor, 2 GB RAM, and up to 10 hours of battery life. This is Amazon’s largest display, now with over 2 million pixels, stereo speakers, Dolby Audio, and dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi. It’s perfect for watching Full HD video, playing games, reading magazines, and streaming content seamlessly. As expected you can use Alexa hands-free mode to pause videos, play music, open apps, show sports scores, display the weather, and more—just ask. Browse the Internet or casually read books while traveling on the plane or relaxing while hiking. This product is also featured in our buyer’s guide: 5 Best Tablets for College Students on a Budget.
7. Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM Super Portable Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker
This is one of my favorite on the list. After having gone through a few portable speakers this one is the most compact and durable I’ve tested. I travel a lot, and I don’t like wearing earbuds and earphones when I don’t need to. I connect my phone or computer via Bluetooth to this speaker which gives excellent sound. it’s perfect for the digital nomad. it’s compact, durable, provides excellent sound and is easy to pack in a suitcase or backpack.
8. EVOTech Labs Stainless Steel 3- Port USB Portable Charger
The EVOTech Labs Stainless Steel 3- Port USB Portable Charger is the perfect rechargeable battery, and I never travel without a fully charged portable charger for my iPad and iPhone. You will never worry again about arriving with a dead battery. I just place the mobile charger in any pocket or bag and charge your device on the go. The sleek stainless-steel housing of the device gives it a rich feel and stylish look unlike most other external battery packs has 3 built-in USB ports. One of these ports is charged with 2.5 amps giving you the FASTEST possible recharge of any external battery device, recharging at speeds over 6x faster than your typical USB charging port. The battery can recharge iPhone 5s seven times, iPhone 6 between four to five times, and iPhone 7 around three full times.
9. Apple MacBook Air 11.6-Inch Laptop
Apple has long made one of the lightest and slickest laptops on the market. I’ve been a Mac fan for many years with the belief that if you own the hardware and OS you win. This is why a multi-billion $ industry for malware does not exist around Apple products. I personally carry the 13″, but this 11.6″ is small, light, and powerful for the traveler. Weighing in at only 2.6lbs and perfect for travel, it fits easily into small backpack or computer bag. It’s got a 1.4GHz Intel Core i5 Dual-Core up to 2.7GHz processor, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, an HD Camera, 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth, USB 3.0, Mac OS X).
10. ASUS Chromebook Flip C302
To be fair to those who don’t like Apple, I thought it would be important to put the best alternative. This ASUS Chromebook Flip isis your almost perfect Chromebook. This sleek nano gadget does almost all tasks perfectly. With a below $500 price tag, this Asus Chromebook flip C302 is a tablet/laptop that is worth every penny. With a smooth architectural body design that you would be so comfortable showing off, this is the best Chromebook Asus has released thus far. This new Chromebook flip C302 is about the best the best Chromebook you will find in the market right at $439 US as of the writing of this post. See more in our in-depth ASUS Chromebook Flip C302 Review of this product
The above are my top 10 choices of gadgets to make your travel more enjoyable, productive, safe and entertaining. As a frequent traveler staying in several countries on Airbnb, I always look to see what amenities are available. Several of these portable items open up a lot more opportunities or at least conveniences for us travelers.
Richard Webb is an entrepreneur, fitness author of Fat Burning Secrets (available on Amazon), bodybuilder, blogger of fitness & technology, and a digital nomad working mainly from Mexico and travels frequently to Texas and California. He has 25 years experience working in software technology, so he truly considers himself as an unusual combination of bodybuilder-tech nerd.