The best travel gadgets for your 2019 adventures

Thinking of seeing the world in 2019? Whether you enjoy walking through the mountains or spending a night on the town, these travel gadgets should improve your vacation.

The best travel gadgets for your 2019 adventures
  • What are the best destinations to visit in 2019? Admire the architecture of Puebla, Mexico; find spiritual enlightenment in Agra, India; or explore the rugged South Atlantic island of St. Helena.
  • How useful are translation apps? Apps like Google translate will usually get the message across, but they sometimes make confusing errors. Specialist translation devices perform at a similar level, but you don’t need an Internet connection to use them.
  • What is smart luggage? Any suitcase or carry-on bag with digital features, such as Bluetooth tracking or built-in charging ports. Some also provide specialist storage space for your gadgets and smart locking features for better travel anywhere you go.

In the dark days of January, your vacation might seem like a world away. But before you know it, the sun will arrive and last-minute packing will begin. In other words, now is the time to start preparing.

To help you make the most of your adventures this year, here are some of the best travel gadgets that money can buy.

Genius Pack Supercharged Carry-On Luggage

When it comes to traveling, it’s all about what you bring and how you carry it. The Genius Pack Supercharged combines loads of convenient features including compartmentalized packing, a highly durable exterior shell, a built-in packing list, and a removable 10,00mAh power bank. Even with all this, the bag has plenty of space, is super light, and still complies with airline requirements.

DJI Osmo Pocket Compact Smart Camera

This tiny camera helps you capture your adventures at 4K resolution and 60 frames per second. You can operate Osmo with one hand, and the built-in gimbal keeps your footage looking silky smooth.

ili Instant Offline Translation Device

Even where there isn’t cell coverage, ili can help you make yourself understood. This pocket-sized device translates English into Spanish, Mandarin (Chinese), and Japanese at the touch of a button.

Power Practical Pronto Large Portable Battery

When you’re trying to navigate somewhere new, it’s easy to drain your smartphone dry. This seven-ounce battery provides back-up power when you need it, without filling up your bag.

TwelveSouth PlugBug Duo MacBook Travel Adapter

MacBook owners will love this little travel adapter. The PlugBug lets you use your power brick in 160 countries around the world. In addition, it adds two USB ports for charging mobile devices.

Yuneec Mantis Q Foldable 4K Travel Drone

Put the selfie stick away. With the Mantis Q drone in your backpack, you can take epic travel shots from the air. This intelligent drone weighs just 16.9 ounces, but it offers facial recognition and voice control.

CORI Customizable Travel Pillow

Sleeping on planes and trains is never comfortable. But at least with the CORI pillow, you won’t wake up with neck ache. This super-soft travel pillow adjusts to your sleeping style and rolls up small for storage.

Gruv Gear Elite Traveler Backpack

This amazing backpack is packed with great storage options for your gadgets. It’s also lightweight and secure, with quick access doors and removable shelves inside.

Garmin inReach Mini Compact Satellite Communicator

Going somewhere remote? This mini communicator from Garmin lets you stay in contact with your loved ones or call for help, even when your phone has no signal. What’s more, the device offers 20 days of battery life on standby.

Vifa Reykjavik Powerful Bluetooth Speaker

For audiophiles on the move, the Vifa Reykjavik speaker is a must-have item. This portable speaker delivers incredible 360-degree sound from a stylish case made from aluminum and wool.

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Where are you headed this year? Have you already been on an adventure? We would love to hear about your travel plans in the comments!

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Meet Mark Myerson

Mark is best known for writing about apps, but he also loves the tactile, hardware side of technology. Being a professional photographer, he's pretty handy with a camera, and he's a self-confessed tweetaholic.

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