Tech gadgets you need for spring break – CBS News

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If you haven’t booked your spring break trip, get on it. For those who already have their confirmation number ready, the next item on the to-do list should be figuring out what to bring. Whether you spend your holiday skiing in the mountains, wandering around a national park, exploring Disneyland or Walt Disney World or lounging on the beach with a book, packing the right tech gadgets can make all the difference. 

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We have recommendations on in-air entertainment essentials, like iPads, Samsung tablets, mounts for your smartphone and portable charging stations. But don’t forget mini versions of fans, hair tools or speakers to improve your quality of life while staying in your hotel or rental.  

Apple AirTag (4 pack)


Traveling with young ones? Worried about losing your luggage? Apple AirTags help keep track of your kids and your belongings should they get lost at any point during your trip. 

Apple AirTag (4 pack), $99

Apple AirPods Pro


Unless listening to a crying baby or the snoring person in the seat next to you tickles your fancy, a pair of noise-canceling headphones or earbuds should be your top travel tech investment. Apple AirPods Pro, with active noise cancellation technology, sweat and splash resistance, and 24 hours of battery charge with the MagSafe Charging Case, are great for the plane, beach or poolside.

Apple AirPods Pro, $197 (reduced from $249)

Bose QuietComfort 45 noise-cancelling wireless headphones


For those who prefer superior sound quality paired with over-the-ear comfort, try these wireless, Bluetooth-enabled and noise-cancelling headphones from Bose. The QuietComfort 45 offers 24 hours of battery life per charge and dual modes, aware and quiet, to suit your situation.

Bose QuietComfort 45 noise-cancelling wireless headphones, $279 (reduced from $329)

Panasonic wet/dry compact electric razor


You can’t bring a traditional razor in your carry on, so anyone who plans on shaving during travel should invest in a portable electric version. This Panasonic version weighs just 5.4 ounces and requires no charger. AA batteries are not included. 

Panasonic wet/dry compact electric razor, $25

iPad Mini 6


The new iPad Mini 6 features an edge-to-edge liquid Retina display, Apple Pencil support, a USB-C port and 5G connectivity, making it the perfect compact travel companion. It also features Center Stage, a camera that will stay trained on you even if you move around during your FaceTime sessions with family. 

iPad mini, $474 (reduced from $500)

Samsung Tab A7 Lite




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