12 Best Travel Gadgets For 2018
Microsoft Surface Go
Microsoft’s brand new 10-inch tablet is all about portability! It’s the smallest and lightest of the Surface models, weighing barely over a pound, but this doesn’t come at the cost of performance or battery life. You can get up to nine hours of unplugged use out of a single charge. It’s also got all the features you’ve come to expect from a top-of-the-line tablet: an intuitive touchscreen, crisp, bright resolution, and an adjustable kickstand for your tray-table binge-watching pleasure. We recommend getting the Type Cover, a brilliant keyboard/display protector hybrid, too.
Fitbit has officially evolved beyond fitness trackers into full-on smartwatch territory, and especially so with the Versa. It brings all the most loved health features — like heart rate tracking, step counting, and detailed sleep analysis — to a stylish, customizable face and adds so much more functionality than its predecessors. For example, it’s capable of storing hundreds of songs for phone-free Bluetooth listening. A left swipe from the main screen will access apps for weather forecasts, countdown timers, video workouts, and even Uber requests or flight status updates from select airlines. And special editions even have an NFC chip for credit card use. With the four-day battery life, we might even dare say it’s a worthy (and more affordable) alternative to the Apple Watch.
Amazon Fire TV Stick With Alexa Voice Remote
If your ideal relaxation session involves a healthy dose of catch-up on your favorite series, add the Amazon Fire TV Stick to your packing list. There’s a reason this streaming stick has more than 100,000 rave reviews. Plug it into any HDTV and you’ll be able to access hundreds of thousands of channels, movies, and TV episodes from your accounts on Netflix, Prime Video, Hulu, HBO, etc. all in one place. What’s more: it’s voice-enabled, so you can say, “Alexa, play Game of Thrones,” and she’ll pick up right where you left off. How’s that for vacation?
Ring Wi-Fi Enabled Video Doorbell
This smart doorbell has a motion-activated camera that’ll detect (and deter) intruders, thieves, and any other unwanted guests. It connects to your phone via an app, so you can watch over your home from anywhere — whether it be a vacation house across the world or just your couch in the back living room. When someone rings or it senses movement within your designated zone, you’ll be able to see, hear, and speak to visitors with the device’s two-way audio feature. And unlike similar security systems, you don’t have to pay a monthly subscription fee unless you want to be able to record. All this makes protecting your home, vetting visitors, and, not to mention, finding out what really happened to your package that was “left at the door” so much easier.
Samsung Gear 360 (2017 Edition) Real 360° 4K VR Camera (US Version with Warranty)
Tell the whole story with the 360° camera that captures every angle in 4K brilliance and share instantly
Capture life as it happens in stunning 4K video and 15MP photos thanks to dual 180° lenses
Gear 360 is easy to hold and take with you, and has an IP53 water-resistant rating*
Preview and edit your videos with an easy-to-use app, or share them straight to social** or Samsung VR with your Galaxy S8 or S8+ ***
Upload your photos or videos to Samsung VR to experience your moments in virtual reality “
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DJI – Mavic Pro Quadcopter with Remote Controller
If you’ve been considering getting into the world of drone photography for a while now, the DJI Mavic is the drone for you. It’s easy to control, very packable, and takes stunning images for its size.
Bose Noise-Masking Sleepbuds
Unlike many of the multi-functional gadgets in our lineup, Bose’s new noise-masking Sleepbuds are designed to do one thing exceedingly well: help you fall and stay asleep. They don’t stream music or connect to anything other than the accompanying app, but they do fit so comfortably in your ear that you can barely feel them, even when laying on your side. Once you’ve fitted the correct size ear tip into the center curve of your ear, it softens a bit of the surrounding noise by fully sealing the ear canal. The rest of the work is done using 10 pre-loaded “sleeptracks” that use frequency mirroring technology to render snores, city streets, or the bachelorette party in the hotel room beside you inaudible so you can drift off in peace. And when it’s time to get up? The alarm will wake only you — a feature that’s especially useful when no one else you’re staying with plans to join your hike up to the ridgeline for the best view of the sunrise.
Beats Pill+ Speaker
This sleek speaker offers the same powerful audio quality as your favorite pair of Beats headphones. Keep track of how much battery you have left with the help of a fuel gauge and if need be, get a quick charge in just three hours. The multifunctional “b” button serves to play, pause, and skip tracks, and can take phone calls.
SteriPEN Ultra is proven to be safe and effective, eliminating over 99.9% of bacteria, viruses, and protozoa that cause water-borne illness. Featuring a user-friendly OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diodes) display Ultra is rechargeable via a computer, outlet or portable solar panel. Ultra’s UV lamp treats up to 8,000 one-liter treatments.
Beats Studio 2.0 Wireless Over-the-Ear Headphones Gold