3 travel gadgets you didn’t know you needed
Technology can be the best travel companion. Travel gadgets can greatly improve the comfort, easy and quality of your trip.
Here are three of our favorite travel gadgets that you didn’t know you needed, but you totally do.
1. A tripod for your phone:
File this under the category of “never knew I needed it until I got it, and now I can’t live without it.” Most travelers use their smartphones to capture photos and videos. Bring your photography to the next level (and make sure not to mess up an important shot) with the small Kenu Stance Compact Tripod.
It’s small enough that it’s no hassle to pack, and makes it easy to get quality video that’s not shaky and photos that aren’t blurry. Kenu Stance Compact Tripod, $24.99 (plus Cash Back), Target.com
2. A heart-rate monitor on your wrist:
People who have had a Fitbit know it’s true: Once you have one, it’s hard to not have one. While traveling, these practical and wearable gadgets can help you keep an eye on your health — and important part of a safe and enjoyable trip.
If you’re on a budget, check out the Polar heart rate monitor, which is much cheaper than a Fitbit, although it’s also much more basic. Polar F2 Heart Rate Monitor, $79.99 (plus Cash Back), Target.com
3. A luggage handle cover:
Hauling your luggage through the airport can be uncomfortable and rough on your hands. Cushion the work a little with a luggage handle cover. It will make you wonder why all luggage doesn’t come standard with soft grips. Find inexpensive covers in different colors at Kohl’s. Travelon 2-Piece Luggage Handle Wrap Set, $5.99 (plus Cash Back), Kohls.com