If you find yourself travelling a lot, then you will no doubt be used to certain annoyances when you stay at some places such as rip-off Internet usage rates for broadband connectivity that appears to be no faster than 56k dial-up technology, or a lack of Wi-Fi which means that you and your laptop or tablet are tethered to an uncomfortable desk with a short Ethernet cable.
So to make your stay at any temporary accommodation establishments more bearable and less stressful, we’ve come up with a selection of 7 must-have travel gadgets that you need to be taking with you on your travels!
Apple AirPort Express
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If you have an iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, MacBook Pro (or even just a standard Windows laptop) then you need to get yourself one of these ultra cool gadgets!
The AirPort Express is a gadget that plugs into a power socket and acts as a Wi-Fi base station, so using an Ethernet cable you can connect it to your hotel room’s RJ45 port and enjoy wireless Internet from the relative comfort of your bed (or wherever else you are in your hotel room).
Apple MacBook Air
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A perfect accompaniment to the AirPort Express that we talked about above, the MacBook Air is a very light (but very powerful) laptop from Apple. Available in 11-inch or 13-inch sizes, it features lightning speed performance thanks to its solid-state drive, latest generation Intel processor, and intuitive operating system – Mac OS X.
If Windows is your thing, it offers you the option to boot into a Windows environment using the Boot Camp software bundled within the operating system. Now you don’t have to lug around that chunky and heavy laptop any more!
ECTACO Partner Lux
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For those that travel to foreign countries regularly, this handy Android powered language translation gadget is small enough to fit on the palm of your hand and weighs just 10.8 ounces.
The ECTACO Partner Lux contains some unique features such as the ability to translate free speech (spoken or typed), and USB and Wi-Fi connectivity.
SteriPEN Ultra – Portable UV Water Purifier
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When you are travelling to some exotic, far-flung corners of the Earth, the last thing you want to do is become ill because of drinking the local water. To combat and help prevent this problem from happening, you need a SteriPEN Ultra in your life.
It is one of the most advanced and portable ultraviolet water purifiers in the world. The Ultra is good for up to 8,000 litres of water purification, and will deliver up to 50 litres of UV purification before needing a recharge (which you can do via USB).
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This clever little gadget is an essential item to take with you on your travels! Especially useful in places where there is no reliable electricity supply, or perhaps your travels take you to some remote area, the Pebble Smartstick is a mobile phone, digital camera and portable games console charger.
When you’re done using it to give some much-needed juice to your portable device, you can simply recharge it from any USB port.
Ultimo Micro Digital Luggage Scales
Sometimes when you’re travelling abroad, you might have to take some extra items in your baggage and potentially go over any weight limits your airline has prescribed for its passengers.
To avoid having to pay hefty excess baggage fees (or opening your suitcase up at the airport and chucking away some of its contents!) you can simply use the Ultimo scales to check how heavy your bags are.
The Only One Travel Adapter with USB Port
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A travel adapter is a vital piece of kit any seasoned or occasional traveller must take with them.
This product is great because it works in about 150 different countries, has a USB port for charging your mobile or other USB devices, and it also contains 2 separate fuses to protect your equipment from any power surges – a welcome feature when you are visiting any areas with a widely fluctuating power supply.
Micro Elite Travel Nebulizer
A must have for anyone who struggles with there breathing. This travel nebuliser gadget is a bit more of a health conscious gadget compared to the ones we have just looked at, non the less a very worthwhile one. This is probably one of the smallest travel nebulisers on the market which makes it perfect for travelling. It fits easy into the palm of your hand and is extremely easy to use.