My 8 Favorite Tech Gadgets For Travel – One Mile at a Time

January 8, 2022 by No Comments

We all have our routines when it comes to travel, and things we don’t leave home without. After well over a decade of heavy travel, I figured I’d share some of the travel tech gadgets I won’t travel without.

Let me add the caveat that I’m a pretty low-tech guy, so you won’t find anything cutting edge. However, everything in my bag serves a purpose, so let me share the tech accessories that I value most. In no particular order…

A universal travel adapter

Having some sort of a travel adapter is essential for international travel, but not all adapters are created equal. Personally I have the EPICKA universal travel adapter. Why this one? It had one AC power port, four USB-A ports, and one USB-C port. It’s rare to find such a compact adapter that has so many USB ports, and also even has a USB-C port.

The EPICKA universal travel adapter is essential for international travel

A compact power strip

I feel like one of the biggest challenges of traveling is keeping all your electronics charged, given how reliant we are on gadgets nowadays. All too many hotels, airports, lounges, etc., have a shortage of power outlets. That’s why having a compact power strip is so useful, so that you can charge many electronics with just one outlet.

There are lots of options for these, but again, I’m looking for something with AC, USB-A, and USB-C ports. I’m a fan of Anker’s power strip, featuring three AC ports, two USB-A ports, and one USB-C port.

An Anker portable power strip is useful for travel

A portable charger

Charging when traveling really is important, eh? While I have gadgets that help me charge when I have access to plugs, sometimes you don’t have access to plugs for an extended period of time. Lots of airlines still don’t have outlets onboard, and that can be tricky.

So I always travel with a portable charger, and in my case I use the Anker portable charger with a 10,000mAh battery pack. It charges my iPhone quickly, and I found the battery pack to be compact and lightweight.

The Anker portable charger has saved me many times

Apple AirPods Pro

I realize I’m way behind the curve here, because I only picked up my first pair of Apple AirPods Pro in 2021 (read my review here). I’m a huge fan of these, and use them constantly. They’re incredibly versatile, as I can use them at the gym, and I can also use them to watch a show on my iPad.

For me, they’re good enough to the point that I no longer travel with my Bose headphones. Sure, the sound quality is a bit better on Bose headphones, but to me it’s just not worth lugging them around, given how bulky they are.

Apple AirPods Pro are delightfully versatile

AirFly (wireless transmitter & receiver)

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