12 Smart Accessories That Will Solve Your Travel Problems

These travel add-ons will make life on the road much more comfortable.

It's an understatement to say that traveling comes with its little inconveniences—long, uncomfortable flights, baggage theft, unstable connections are just the half of it. Here are some innovative travel accessories that promise to rid you of these discomforts while you're on the fly.

BKR Naked Bottle

A favorite among A-listers, BKR’s glass bottles are stylish yet practical travel companions to take with you to every destination. They will give you a fine reason to say no to that plastic water bottle you are offered, hydrated skin is just a bonus.


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TEMPUR LumbarCushion

Even with fully-reclinable plane seats, back support is a jet-setter’s literal pain which the LumbarCushion seeks to address. It will give you the lower and middle back support that you’ll need during any long trip.


Samsara Smart Luggage

This piece of smart luggage definitely attests that we're living in a technologically advanced world. Not only does its flat surface allow the owner to use it as a table, but it also comes with an app that lets you know whether it’s been opened while you're away from it. If that isn’t efficient enough, it also has a built-in phone charger.  


Zendure Passport Global Travel Adapter

Upgrade your travel adaptor with this compact gizmo that just about does it all and comes with four USB cable ports so you can charge multiple gadgets at once. Its features also allow you to charge up in 150 countries with the slide of a button.



Alpamayo Shirt Carrier

One of the woes when unpacking after a flight is finding that all your ironed and pressed shirts have been wrinkled in your luggage. A shirt carrier lets you pack up to seven shirts to keep them crease-free in this folder-like bag. It’s also water-resistant.

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Steamfast Mini Travel Steamer

Compact and extremely portable, this steamer has the distinction of being the smallest in the world. It heats up in 15 seconds and works on various types of fabric. Its dual voltage cord makes it easier for you to use wherever you are. It also comes in a handy travel bag.


Skyroam Solis Mobile WiFi

With this gadget, you will no longer have to swap SIMs in every country you visit, as a touch of a button will connect up to five of your gadgets to fast speed WiFi in over 130 countries. What’s more is that it doubles as a 6000 mAh power bank and has a battery time of 16 hours a day. After initial costs, you’ll only have to shell out $9 a day for a solid internet connection.



Foreo Shimmer Freak Eye Perfector UFO Activated Mask

Why drink your coffee when you can just wear it? Skin device brand Foreo has introduced a brightening eye mask that harnesses the power of caffeine to get rid of tired eyes or dark circles. You’ll disembark from the plane with nary a sign of sleep deprivation.

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Tide to Go Stain Remover

Tide to Go remains in its place as the best and most affordable on-the-go stain solution in the market. It works best for simple stains and dries quickly, leaving no trace of the original spill.


Canon EOS-1D X Mark II

The features that make this Canon camera special is that it has all the speed of a point-and-shoot, which makes it ideal when you want to capture sudden Kodak moments, but with the high quality of a DSLR.


DJI Mavic Pro 2

You’ll find this drone topping almost every tech list for its versatility. In terms of specs, there’s a lot to unpack: It’s equipped with a Hasselblad L1D-20c camera, 31 minutes of flight time, features such as Hyperlapse, an adjustable aperture, and more. It also comes in a sleek design that can easily be packed away and stored.



GoTenna Mesh

If you’re headed to a location where cell signal isn’t guaranteed, this little device connects Android and iOS users regardless of cellular signal and lets them send messages to each other within a four-mile radius. Think of it as your modern walkie-talkie.

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