Certain people just can’t make it through a day without their precious gadgets, and we get that. We all live in an era that is powered by technology, and we have basically become addicted to it. However, problems occur when we have to go on a road trip, and there simply isn’t enough space to bring all of our favorite gizmos. Laptops, mobile phones and cameras are considered a necessity, so we won’t even mention those things.
Still, do not despair, as we bring you a list of the best small gadgets you can carry around, even when travelling light. Without further adieu, let’s begin:
- Standard’s Backpack Packing Cube
Right off the bat, we start off with a backpack. This might sound weird to some of you, as backpack isn’t considered a gadget, but bear with us for a second. In order to travel light, you will need to have a proper-sized bag that still has a lot of pockets for your needs. It is made from high-quality materials that allow it to be durable and lightweight at the same time. One of its best features includes reversible design, meaning it can go from a standard packing tube to a 8L backpack in a matter of seconds.
- Standard’s Packing Cubes
If you like to travel light, you know that there is nothing worse than a luggage with a lot of unused space. Standard’s Packing Cubes will allow you to use every inch of space to your advantage, and it is cleverly designed to fit perfectly with Standard’s Carry-on Backpack. Those mesh windows allow you to see the content of each cube, and interlocking strips can be hung together to create a personal dresser. Each packing cube also has a hanging loop.
- Wash Bag
Now that we got our luggage sorted out, we can get started with the gadgets. Even though you might have expected to see some of the latest gizmos here, we start off with something rather unusual. This device is called Scrubba Wash Bag, and it is something that every traveler needs to have. It is a very lightweight, small-sized wash bag, that will enable you to wash your clothes anytime and anyplace. All you need is 2-3 liters of water and some washing liquid, and in a couple of minutes, your clothes will be as good as new.
- Utility Knife Around Your Credit Card
Bet you never saw this coming. As every traveler knows, having an extra utility knife around is never a bad thing, and this credit card case can be used by both adventurers as a survival kit and casual tourists that might be masters in the kitchen. It is very lightweight because it’s made out of polypropylene, a modern material that is also quite strong. The best thing is that the whole case weighs only about 13 grams, so you will forget that it’s there, until it’s time to use it.
- Backup Battery Charger
In case you’ve read the text carefully, you saw that we consider phones, laptops and cameras as a must-have devices. Still, what is the one thing they all have in common? Unfortunately, it is low battery life. A lot of energy is needed to power those gadgets, so having a back-up battery charger is always a good idea. They are compatible with a lot of devices, and come in all shapes and sizes, so pick the one that suits your needs. Whether you’ll go for the rugged aluminium ones or a light-weight plastic one, it is totally up to you.
- Wireless USB Adapter
Having a good internet connection is vital for most digital nomads, and this little gadget can make a huge difference. Even though it is small in size, it is, generally speaking, a lot more powerful than a built-in adapter we find in most laptops. Besides the range, other benefits include greater speeds, up to three times faster than a conventional laptop. Unfortunately, not all routers support this device, as they only work with 802.11AC standard.
- Portable Speakers Or A Pair Of Good Heaphones
No matter where you go, you need to avoid boredom, and music is always the answer. Now, it all depends whether you are planing to share your beats with other people, or your plan is to enjoy it on your own, so select the one which suits you the most. There are a lot of options on the market; your only job is to find the ones that match your exact needs.