10 Gadgets That'll Change the Way You Travel

It's time to up your travel tech game.

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Anker 5-Port Wall Charger

When you finally arrive at your Airbnb halfway across the world, unpack and kick off your shoes, the last thing you want to deal with is not having enough USB ports to charge your gadgets. Tech outfit Anker solves that problem with its five-port wall charger, which can juice up your Apple MacBook, Nexus 5X/6P, iPhone, iPad and more at breakneck speed. $49.99, Anker.com

Tile Mate

If you’re the type of person who’s able to misplace possessions in a 300-square-foot hotel room — no judgment, we’ve all been there — you might want to consider Tile Mate. Attach one to your keys, backpack, purse or anything else that always seems to be in the last place you look. Outfitted with Bluetooth tracking capability, the Tile Mate will ring when activated by your cell phone (which, hopefully, you haven’t also misplaced). 4-pack $40, TheTileApp.com

CGear Sand-Free Mat

Nothing ruins a beach day faster than sand where it’s not supposed to be. Limit the chance of pesky grains getting inside your beach cooler (or your sunscreen bottle or your reading material) with the CGear Sand-Free Mat. It's literally impossible to cover with sand: Originally developed as a landing pad for military helicopters — dust kicked up by whirring blades sinks straight through the surface — the mats are incredibly handy for civilian beachgoers, too. 6'x6' $59.99, CGear-SandFree.com

ThermaCell Patio Shield Mosquito Repeller

Covering every inch of skin with bug spray and lighting every citronella candle in existence only goes so far in protecting against mosquitos. For those of us particularly delicious to blood-sucking pests, there’s ThermaCell’s Patio Shield Mosquito Repeller, which creates a 15-by-15-foot zone of bug-free splendor. $24.99, Thermacell.com

Skyroam Solis

When abroad, figuring out your internet situation can be a stressful and time-consuming process. Cut down on the logistic misery with the Skyroam Solis, a portable Wi-Fi and power-charging tool designed for travelers who need to stay connected. With one touch, the orange puck delivers 4G LTE mobile Wi-Fi in 120 different countries. Never miss an Instagram update again. Approximately $178, de-shop.Skyroam.com

Bose QuietComfort 35 Wireless Headphones

Never again suffer through another flight whispering "serenity now" to yourself while an infant screams three rows over. Bose’s QuietComfort 35 wireless headphones cancel out all the annoying sounds around you, plus its glass-filled nylon and corrosion-resistant stainless steel construction means it’s built to last. $349.95, Bose.com

Wynd Air Purifier and Tracker

Humidity levels can vary from place to place (and hotel room to hotel room), which can wreak havoc on your sinuses. Nip the problem in the bud with Wynd, a portable air purifier that uses a medical-grade filter to clear allergens. It also tracks a room’s air quality and boasts eight hours of battery life, helping you breathe easier. $199, shop.HelloWynd.com

DataTraveler Bolt Duo

If you’re the type of shutterbug whose phone storage constantly fills up faster than expected, the DataTraveler Bolt Duo is here to help. This tiny lifesaver can store up to 8,000 photos, which means you can visually document your next vacay down to your third breakfast smoothie if you so choose. 32GB $59.99. KingstonGo.com

Fugoo Go

Music lovers with a sense of adventure best check out the Fugoo Go, a portable Bluetooth speaker that’s waterproof and packs 10 hours-worth of battery life, meaning your next once-in-a-lifetime trip will have a gnarly soundtrack to match. 2 for $69.99, Fugoo.com

Away Carry-On

Up your luggage game with Away’s Carry-On, which is kitted out with an unbreakable polycarbonate shell, wheels that swivel 360 degrees and a built-in compression pad that helps free up precious packing space. Best of all, the bag’s ejectable battery — which is TSA-approved, just in case you were worried — can charge your phone several times over. $225, AwayTravel.com

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