9 Best Travel Gadgets to Make Traveling Cooler Than Ever

There should be a rule for gadget lovers who travel a lot –

We still get to take cool gadgets traveling with us!

Although it’s not quite possible to lug around all our favorite tech when city hopping, we can take advantage of gadgets and accessories designed for the traveler in mind.

In this post I’ll share some of the best travel gadgets around that won’t only curb our tech cravings in flight but actually benefit our long and tiresome journeys too.

The Best Travel Gadgets to Own in 2018

Nite Ize Gear Tie Reusable Rubber Twist Tie to Organize Your Cables

Keep all your cables, USB chargers and headphones organized and free from damage, safely and neatly in your luggage.

The Gear Tie is made of rubber on the outside and a flexible bendable wire on the inside which you wrap around your loose cables giving you a tidier suitcase. Reuse them again and again instead of the single-use you get from cable ties. These quirky little cable organizers come in many different colors too so you can also arrange your electronic device cables by color.

Say goodbye to your power cables, headphones and mobile chargers from rattling around in your luggage and getting tangled up. These are perfect for keeping your cords and cables together when you’re at home too.

HaloVa Travel Gadget Organizer Travel Case for Small Electronics and Accessories

This miniature travel case organizer from HaloVa let’s you keep all your small gadget accessories in one place.

Store your small gadgets and gadget accessories together to give you quick access to your items when you’re in a hurry. Store anything you like, from USB flash drives, earphones, charger cables, USB plugs, toiletries or even makeup. It’s 4.7 inches square and 2.4 inches in depth so it’s surprising what you can fit inside.

Something else we like about this cute organizing pouch is that it’s made from environmentally friendly material, has no odors and is waterproof.

There’s two different colors to choose from too, dark and light blue.

Flight Flap Phone & Tablet Holder Designed for Air Travel

We all want to be entertained whilst in flight and the on-board movies aren’t for everyone. With this clever gadget designed for air travel, you’ll be able to keep your phone or tablet upright and hands free to enjoy your videos on or catch up with some work.

The Flight Flap Phone and Tablet Holder is made from a soft foam material on the outside to prevent scratching your devices and it has a thin sheet of aluminum on the inside. This metal core enables you bend it into a “Z type shape” to stand your phone or tablet upright whilst positioned on the tray in front of you. It can be packed away flat in your luggage or in your pocket for storage convenience and is approved for on-board travel.

The ability to bend it where you need makes this tool really versatile, especially if your device is on the larger size.

Another awesome feature is the ability to hook the holder over the back of the seat tray in front of you when the tray is in it’s upright position. This is great if you prefer to keep your tray up and out the way and to place your device slightly further away from your eyes.

Mossio Multifunctional Travel Organizer

Ever pack your suitcase and think, I could have packed that so much better… Let’s start again!

Even the most meticulous of us has trouble fitting everything in AND in a way that just, seems right. This is where a Compression Travel Luggage Organizer by Mossio can help.

It’s a selection of packing cubes and a shoe bag. The cubes are all different sizes designed to hold specific items that you’ll typically need for active lifestyles such as traveling or the occasional vacation. The cubes then fit neatly together inside your suitcase, separating your items to save space and give you optimal organization.

You get 7 packing cubes in small, medium and large sizes that you can use for anything such as backpacking, camping, gym, beach, or yoga. They come in 8 different colors to suit everyone’s taste.

Sleepy Ride Airplane Footrest

It’s not often we get to put our feet up whilst traveling. That’s probably because of that notorious “no leg room” most of us have to deal with.

Well, this ingenious product aptly named Sleepy Ride allows us to do just that. Providing optimal relaxation and comfort on any journey. Sleepy Ride promises to prevent swelling and aches and pains, giving you support to your legs and lower back.

It has memory foam inside and the straps simply wrap around the arms of the tray table. The memory foam gives your feet somewhere soft to place and they rest neatly under the seat in front of you. People often use these on long, 9 plus hour flights, making the journey super comfortable but they bring comfort to any trip, no matter how short.

One thing to note, this travel footrest is recommended for people 5′ 8″ and shorter. It will still work for the taller folk but may not give you the perfect support.

BEARZ Outdoor Beach Blanket/Compact Pocket Blanket

The BEARZ Outdoor Beach Blanket is no ordinary beach blanket. And it’s suitable for many other occasions than just the beach too.

It’s the perfect picnic mat for travelers, hikers, campers, festival goers and sports enthusiasts. The waterproof and sand proof material means no more sand in your food or lap and will keep you dry from a wet ground. There’s also convenient corner pockets to store things in like your phone or wallet, keeping your items out of direct sunlight.

It doesn’t stop there either. If your in need of some protection from the rain, it can be used as an improvised shelter. With loops on each corner to allow it to be tied up, it’s also puncture resistant so you’ll be safe on rough ground as well.

We really love the versatitlty of the BEARZ blanket and you can choose between 6 different colors too.

The Airhook Beverage & Universal Device Holder for Airline Travel

Earlier in this list we looked at the Flight Flap Phone and Tablet holder and this item although similar, has a couple other features.

The Airhook is a cell phone and tablet holder which can also hold your beverage and such items as headphones. It’s made from plastic which clips onto the tray table in the locked position.

It’ll hold devices up to 8.5 inches tall and the angle can be adjusted for when the seat in front is reclined. It can hold airline cups, cans and bottles up to 16 ounces without the need to lower your tray, giving you more knee room. It’s also compact and packs flat in the supplied bag.

MiniPresso Handheld Espresso Maker

If you’ve ever been out an about on your travels, waiting for transport etc and unable to get to a coffee shop then this mini handheld espresso maker is the perfect solution.

The MiniPresso makes espresso from ground coffee by placing it in the filter basket, adding hot water and pressing down on the pump. The semi-automatic piston controls the amount of coffee that gets extracted, creating a quality shot of espresso with a generous amount of crema.

All tools needed to enjoy espresso on the go are included. You get a scoop to measure out your coffee grounds and a cup to drink from. All you’ll need is some hot water which you can carry in a thermal flask. (See below for the perfect travel flask)

MalloMe Stainless Steel Coffee Travel Mug

If you loved the previous product and your travels requires espresso on tap, you’ll need access to hot water at all times. And the best way to carry hot water around with you is in a thermal travel flask.

Whether you need hot water for your handheld espresso gadget or something to carry around other hot beverages like coffee or tea, this vacuum insulated travel mug by MalloMe is the perfect companion. It holds up to 20 ounces of your favorite beverage keeping hot drinks hot for 6 hours and cold drinks cold for 24 hours. It’s triple walled and completely leak proof.

Made from stainless steel, this nifty travel accessory has a premium powder coated exterior and available in 7 different colors.

Final Thoughts

Let us know which of these travel essentials are your favorite. We’ll be adding some more soon and you can also share what cool gadgets you like to take on your travels and we’ll pick our favorites and add them to the list.

Happy travels!

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