Traveling is more affordable than ever. With all the seat sales and inexpensive hotel and BnB rates, all that’s left to do is book that ticket, pack your bags and you’re all set to go.
Of course, you’ll also need some gadgets to make your trip simple, convenient and ultimately more memorable. Aside from your cellphone (because no one ever leaves home without it), these are our top 5 travel gadget essentials:
#1 Sony RX100 Mk V
Traveling with a huge camera can be tough. The Sony RX100 Mk V is extremely pocketable for men and conveniently slips into the tiny handbags of the ladies. Sony’s monster compact has a fast hybrid AF system with the world’s fastest AF acquisition and the world’s highest number of AF points on sensor with 315 points that you can use to track subjects as you continually shoot at 24 frames per second. Simply put, you can capture every special moment of your vacation without any problems. The RX100 Mk V takes great videos at 4K or at 1080p at 60fps. With its awesome AF system, you are on your way to becoming a travel vlogger.
#2 Joby Gorilla Pod
This is the perfect companion for the Sony RX100 Mk V. Wrap it around a tree branch, place it on the floor, use it like a selfie stick – there are just so many things that you can do with a gorilla pod. It can be extra helpful when you are traveling alone or don’t have anyone to take photos and videos of you. We recommend the Joby brand. It may be a bit pricey but if you already have an RX100 Mk V or a mirrorless camera, you might as well invest in a gorilla pod that you can trust.
You never know when you’ll need some extra juice so it’s better to always have a powerbank with you. Try to get one that’s at least 10,000mAh because you may need to charge more than just your cellphone when you travel. With all the photos and videos that you’ll surely be taking during your trip, you can expect some of your gadgets to run low on power. Never have to worry about missing a moment when you have a trusty powerbank.
#4 Digital Travel Scale
Because excess baggage is very, very, very expensive. Never have to worry if that additional shopping bag will cause you to go over your allowed weight with this handy but extremely helpful device.
#5 Travel Wifi
We all love to share our experiences in real time and a travel wifi allows you to do just that. Get immediate access to Google Maps if you’re feeling a little lost, search for things to do where you are, find places to eat and connect with family and friends back home any time. The Smart Travel WiFi is available in over 100 countries from the Americas, Europe, Asia, South Pacific, Africa and the Middle East. Wherever you are, its got you covered.
Bonus: DJI Spark
Although not really a must, it would be great to travel with the DJI Spark and see the view from the top. It is DJI’s smallest drone to date and is perfect for first-time owners. While it is not on the level of the Mavic Pro, it is capable of taking photos with its 12-megapixel camera, which has a 1/2.3” CMOS sensor. The DJI Spark is capable of taking Full HD videos at 30 frames per second and stabilizing the footage is a 2-axis gimbal.