Last Updated on August 1, 2018
Whether you’re travelling for business or leisure, there’s no doubt that some travel accessories just make travelling… easier. Here’s our pick of the travel gadgets we think are worth the investment.
1. Electronic luggage scale
Know that feeling of dread when you step up to the check-in desk to have your bags weighed that may-or-may-not be over the limit? Minimise any stress that comes with potential overweight luggage by purchasing an electronic luggage scale and accurately weighing your bags before you leave home. By knowing exactly how much your luggage weighs, you reduce the risk of unwelcome baggage fees when you check in at the airport.
We like: The Kogan Portable Digital Luggage Scale
2. Anti-crease shirt transporter
Wrinkled shirts, the enemy of every business traveller. Not anymore thanks to the invention of anti-crease shirt transporters. Invest in one of these lightweight and waterproof carriers and say goodbye to disheveled shirts and hello to looking sharp for that business meeting.
We like: This IAMRUNBOX Garment Carrier
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3. Universal travel adapter
Travelling overseas and not sure which adapter you need? Or maybe you’re traversing through different countries and need different adapters for each. Simple solution – buy a universal travel adapter. That way, no matter where you go, you’ll still be able to plug in and charge your devices without bringing multiple adapters.
We like: BESTEK Universal Travel Adapter 220V to 110V Voltage Converter
4. White noise sound machine
This is for anyone who’s ever had trouble falling asleep while they’re travelling. This machine encourages relaxation by creating white noise, which drowns out other sounds and makes it easier to fall asleep in a new hotel room with unfamiliar noises.
We like: The Avantek, which also has nature sounds to soothe you to sleep.
Don’t want to carry an extra gadget while travelling? You can also download a white noise app on your phone to help you drift off to sleep. Check out the TM White Noise app.
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5. Packing cubes
If you’re not already using packing cubes, what are you waiting for? Packing cubes keep your clothing and accessories organised and separated, making packing, unpacking and trying to find certain items while you’re away a total breeze. They’re made of lightweight fabrics so they won’t weigh you down, and are a great way to separate clean from dirty laundry in your suitcase.
We like: These colourful packing cube sets from Kathmandu
6. Silk travel sheets
For a bit of extra luxury while travelling, invest in some silk travel sheets. They’ll add warmth and softness, and you can use them either as a sleeping bag liner or as an extra layer in bed. They’re especially welcome when staying at budget-friendly hotels or hostels, but also add a touch of luxury to anywhere you’re staying.
We like: These 100% Silk Liners
7. Lumbar pillow
When we think of travel pillows, it’s usually the neck pillow that comes to mind. But don’t forget about lower back pillows, which help maintain a good posture while travelling, especially on a long flight, and reduce lower back strain. Plus, you don’t just need to keep them for a flight – use them for long car trips or train journeys, too.
We like: These memory foam lumbar travel pillows on Go Travel
8. Travel laundry kit
Washing clothes on the go allows you to pack lighter, but also solves the problem of clean clothes if laundry services aren’t cheap or readily available where you’re travelling. A travel laundry kit makes washing clothes while on the road a total breeze. All you need is water, some laundry detergent and voilá – whether you’re camping, hiking, on a long business trip, want to travel with carry-on luggage only, on a cruise, or simply on the road for a while, clean clothes are easily accessible.
We like: The Scrubba
9. Silk eye mask
Eye masks are deemed a travel necessity by most frequent travellers, especially those who crave some shut-eye on a long flight. But whether they’re effective or not depends on the quality of the mask. For a soft, comfortable, light-weight eye mask that blocks out light and helps you catch those zzz’s, opt for a high-quality silk eye mask.
We like: These luxurious Slip silk eye masks
10. Portable WiFi hotspot
Connect to WiFi anywhere in the world with a portable WiFi hotspot. Simply purchase or rent a portable hotspot and gain access to the Internet all over the world. That way, you don’t have to rely on the (sometimes slow) hotel WiFi or worry about data roaming charges in order to stay connected.
We like: The Skyroam Hotspot
We love these travel accessories because they make travelling as easy as possible. What else makes travelling stress-free? Getting to and from the airport with ease. Pre-book an airport transfer on Jayride.com to ensure a smooth and seamless journey.