Are you feeling the itch to travel? If you’ve been struck with wanderlust, it’s worth getting a few gadgets to make your travels easier. Staying in touch with your friends, getting directions, staying healthy, and making memories will all be easier with our favorite five MUST HAVE travel gadgets 2019 below.
Must-Have Travel Gadgets 2019 – Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot and Power Bank
It can be overwhelming to sort out phones and data while you’re traveling. You often need to pay costly roaming charges, or use public wi-fi, which is dangerous. If you are carrying your own wi-fi hotspot, though, you don’t have to worry about foreign SIM cards or roaming charges. Instead, you’re able to look up directions or make a hostel reservation no matter how remote or improvised your route.
The Skyroam Solis offers unlimited 4G LTE service in over 130 countries around the world without a SIM card. You can also connect up to 5 devices. On top of that, the hotspot works as a power bank, so you’ll never be stranded with a dead phone or tablet. A day pass is $9, and the WiFi has 16+ hours of battery life.
Must-Have Travel Gadgets 2019 – goTenna Mesh
This device is especially useful for outdoor enthusiasts who want to travel off-grid. If you’re hiking in back country with friends, there may not be cell service. The goTenna is a device that pairs with your smartphone and can keep your group connected, allowing you to send texts and GPS locations without cell service or wifi.
The innovative gadget uses Bluetooth-LE to enable users to share messages and location info instantly within a range of up to 4 miles in open areas. The handy backcountry communications tool fits on a keychain and works with any iOS or Android phone. Great for groups skiing, hiking, and traveling in remote areas.
Must-Have Travel Gadgets 2019 – Video Recording Sunglasses
This gadget really feels like it’s from the future. The Spectacles V2 look like a typical, stylish pair of sunglasses, but they are much more. The spectacles allow you to record snaps of your day and sync them to Snapchat Memories. All you have to do is press the button on the glasses– no more fumbling out your phone or trying to juggle your camera.
You can take photos and 10-second video clips in DH, and you can even record a few feet underwater! The sunglasses come in black, ruby red, and sapphire blue, and come in a bright yellow case which doubles as a portable battery charger.
Must-Have Travel Gadgets 2019 – Water Purifier Bottle
One of the most common health problems that ambitious travelers face is contaminated water. Having a portable water purification system solves this problem. A purifier is especially useful if you’re venturing to areas in Asia, Africa, or Central America where you aren’t used to the microbes in the water.
The SurviMate filtered water bottle stands out because it does not only filter your water, it has four different types of filters to ensure you’re safe and hydrated. This includes a medical-grade hollow fiber UF membrane filter, a coconut shell activated carbon filter, antibacterial beads, and a medical-grade cotton filter. Therefore it is designed to get rid of not just bacteria, but also heavy metals and harmful chemicals. The filter lasts for about 8 months, and the bottle is BPA-free.
Must-Have Travel Gadgets 2019 – Solar-powered light
Having a handy portable light is crucial if you’re traveling and camping. The trick is finding one that is easy to charge, produces enough light, is waterproof, and weighs little.
The PackLite Max is a solar inflatable lantern that packs flat. It provides over 150 lumens of bright LED light, and can run for up to 50 hours. You can recharge it via solar power in 14 hours of sunlight, or by USB in just one or two hours. On top of that, it includes a phone charging port. This is a great gadget for lighting up your campsite.