It’s a delightful feeling, stepping outside of your comfort zone, exploring someplace new, and not having a care in the world . . . until you realize that you can’t make your morning coffee at camp or your phone charger doesn’t fit into your hotel’s European outlet. Avoid some of travel’s most common problems with these 6 gadgets that will make your next vacation an absolute breeze, no matter what corner of the world you’re exploring.
Never face a battery crisis again with SublimeWare’s all-in-one, four-port power adapter plug.
This handy (and trendy) cube plug features four different plug types, capable of converting 220V of energy from over 150 countries around the world. Additionally, the front side has four USB ports, allowing you to charge up to four of your devices at once. The built-in pin locking mechanism ensures that the charging pins don’t sink back into the device when you press them into the outlet. But the release easily pops them back inside the convenient cube design for storage. The SublimeWare International Power Adapter comes in 6 fun colors, and is also available in packs of two.
2. Cheetah Mobile AI Instant Language Translator
If you’re facing a foreign vacation and don’t know the language, you can relax because the CM AI Instant Language Translator has you covered.
This Microsoft-based translator can process up to 42 languages for you, giving you the freedom to converse with locals all over the world. The powerful battery lasts for 180 days on standby and 2 weeks of full use, so you never have to worry that you’ll be stuck without it. All you have to do is download the CheetahTalk app and have a reliable Wi-Fi or 4G connection, and the CM AI will do the rest.
3. XROOL Portable Mini Steamer
Wrinkled clothes are never a problem with the XROOL portable mini steamer. With a 22-second heat-up time and 10 minutes of continuous steam, your creased luggage will be as good as new in minutes so you can hit the town in style.
The XROOL features powerful, no-spit steam technology that lets you steam from all angles without dripping hot water onto your clothes. And at less than 9 inches tall, the mini steamer fits comfortably into your hand and takes up minimal space. It also comes with a bonus detachable nozzle brush and a travel bag, so you’re ready for every clothing crisis, wherever you are.
4. Wacaco Nanopresso Portable Espresso Maker
Can’t live without your morning coffee? Then the Wacaco Nanopresso is here to save the day, even without electricity.
This portable espresso maker is handheld and compatible with Nespresso pods or your favorite ground coffee. Simply add your coffee, fill the tank with hot water, and pump the button a few times to have fresh espresso in seconds. Enjoy your steaming espresso from the detachable cup with heat-sink protection that keeps your coffee warm and your hands free of burns. The perfect choice for travelers and campers, the Nanopresso machine is battery and electricity-free and is highly portable at only 6.1 inches long and weighing in at less than a pound.
5. LifeStraw Personal Water Filter
When you’re camping in the great outdoors or visiting a country without proper filtration systems, the next clean water source isn’t always guaranteed. Make the most of what nature offers with the LifeStraw Personal Water Filter.
This ingenious filter purifies the water as you drink it, utilizing a series of microfilter membranes that trap bacteria and parasites to provide you with up to 1,000 gallons of clean water over its lifetime. It weighs less than 2 oz., making it the perfect addition to any emergency or camping kit. Plus, it never expires, so you can always drink confidently, knowing that LifeStraw is purifying your water every time.
6. Anker Nebula Capsule Projector
If you ever find yourself craving a cozy movie night while you’re on vacation, the Anker Nebula Capsule Projector makes it possible on a large scale.
This rechargeable, portable projector streams your favorite shows and movies from apps like Netflix and Hulu. It also displays your chosen content from your phone or tablet onto the surface of your choice. Even if you don’t have continuous power, you can enjoy up to 4 hours of video on a single charge! The 360-degree speakers offer premium sound quality, and the picture displays at up to 100-inches. It’s a great option for campers, glampers, and stays at hotels with sub-par cable. Just set up the soda-can sized projector to display on any blank wall, hung bedsheet, or portable screen, and you have your own personal movie theater ready to go!
These top travel gadgets 2020 will let you bravely face some of the most common traveler issues with ease, even in international territory! Stock up before your next trip so that you can travel with confidence, knowing that you’re prepared for whatever the adventure holds.
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