Five new travel gadgets for 2021

You might like to travel light, but some gadgets will make your trip much more comfortable when borders reopen later this year. Here are five items you should check out.

Sony WH-1000XM4 wireless noise cancelling headphones
If you haven’t used noise-cancelling headphones on a long-haul flight, you won’t know yourself. These new headphones from Sony are the top of the line and don’t come cheap at just under $500, but boy are they worth it. Dual noise sensor technology, featuring two microphones on each earcup, captures ambient noise and passes the data to the HD noise cancelling processor. Using a new algorithm, it then applies noise cancelling processing in real time to a range of acoustic environments. Of course, it isn’t just flying, but if you are taking public transport or are on any loud sightseeing buses and just want to take in the view, these headphones are also a must.

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Overboard waterproof phone cases
Whether you are travelling to a beachside resort, or are just staying somewhere with a pool, you will be surprised at how convenient you will find it to have a case that allows you to use your phone in all situations. Each variety of waterproof phone pouch the company offers, including the waterproof iPhone case, has been designed so you can make or take calls while your phone is safely sealed. The cases feature a transparent front to view your phone screen, and the back has a LENZFLEX window which allows you to capture crystal clear photos and videos while remaining bone dry.

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Mobile hotspots
I use this frequently when I travel and would be lost without it. These devices can save you a fortune on international plans and data charges. The devices broadcast a secure, dependable wifi signal that you can use wherever you are and means that you don’t have to rely on dangerous public wifi or using the signal from your own phone.

Insect repellent clothing
Did you know that mosquitos are responsible for killing more humans than any other animal? Depending on where you travel, being bitten by a mosquito can be much more than an annoyance. Many companies offer shirts, pants, socks and pants embedded with technology to offer protection from insects. While this clothing might not exactly be a gadget, it could be a worthwhile investment.

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Echo Auto
If you are going on a road trip you can add Alexa to your car to make things easier with this handy Echo Auto adaptor. The adaptor connects to the Alexa app on your phone and plays through your car’s speakers via auxiliary input or your smartphone’s Bluetooth connection. With eight microphones and far-field technology, Echo Auto can hear you over music, aircon, and road noise. It sells for around $79 and can make your road trips a breeze.

What gadgets are you buying ahead of your travel this year?

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Written by Ben



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