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10 Tech Gadgets No One Should Travel Without

By Joyce Chow

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One of the challenges in travelling is you can't take your home or office with you but you need to function without much baggage.  Travel necessities besides your cell phone, tablet or laptop that once discovered you can't live without.

 

Batteries

Not typically thought of as a tech object but without it nothing works.  Minimally 1 extra battery per device even if you don't think you need it. 

 

Universal Battery Charger

You have a separate battery charger for each of your electronic devices, but one always seems to get left behind.   Universal battery chargers are your backup and are there when you forget to pack your device chargers.

 

Monster Outlets To Go™ Power Strip

This is my most important gadget for hotel rooms or wherever you need more outlets.  It has 4 AC outlets in a compact FlatProfile™ with a FlatWrap™ Cord. I take one everywhere I go. www.monstercable.com  Price: $24.95.

 

Powermat Travel Mat with Universal Powercube & power! Dual 1200 Rechargeable Backup Battery

Wirelessly charge 3 devices simultaneously and a backup battery for power on the go complete with a travel case. www.powermat.com  Price:  $69.99

 

iTwin USB Drive

Forget the cloud and hard drives yet connect simply to digital content between 2 computers anywhere in the world.  www.itwin.com  Price:  $99

 

Soundmatters foxLv2 Bluetooth Platinum Edition

Created by a rocket scientist, Bluetooth connected pocket-sized speakers for audio purists.  www.soundmatters.com  Price:  $279

 

Audio-Technica QuietPoint® Active Noise-cancelling Headphones

Over the ear active noise-cancelling headphones when you want to be in your own world. It reduces background noise, comfortable fitting and functions without a battery. It folds flat and has an airline adapter.  www.audio-technica.com  Price:  $199.95

 

Monster iSport Immersion In-Ear Headphones

It is sweat proof and washable for on the road workouts. With a Sport Clip design and Pro Sound Isolating Eartips for a comfort with audio privacy.  www.monstercable.com  Price starting at $179.95

 

Nikon COOLPIX S1200pj

Backup or your only projector in a pocket camera, maximum projection 60 inches diagonally and when connected to iPhones and iPads. Pics are 14.1 megapixels, 5x zoom and 720p HD videos.  www.nikonusa.com  Price:  $429.95

Sony Cyber-shot TX10

 

Sony Cyber-shot TX10

Point and shoot pocket camera for any situation that is waterproof, dustproof, shockproof and freeze-proof.  Photos are 16.2 megapixels photos, 4x zoom, Full HD 1080/60i video, 3.0" touch screen and iSweep Panorama Mode.  www.sony.com  Price:  $309.99

 

All prices and info is from product websites and current as of the date this article is written.

Published on Dec 08, 2011

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