Is everyone ready to get their James Bond on? Seriously though, who doesn’t like really cool gadgets? If you are like us, you love any gadget or device that makes traveling easier. For that reason, we have compiled a list of our top 10 travel accessories for 2018.
Have some other cool travel accessories that you use? We would like to hear about them. Hey – If we can’t be James Bond, at least we can travel like him.
NOTE: We are not being compensated in any way for these reviews. This list is comprised entirely of products that we have used and enjoyed or heard good things about. All prices reflect the listed price at the time of this writing.
Sunbeam Travel Iron
If you have ever traveled on the cheap, and needed to spruce up for a more formal setting, you probably know how difficult it can be to find an iron. They aren’t something most hostels have lying around, and if they do, chances are you don’t want to use it. We haven’t used this portable travel iron, but we have heard some good things about it from people who have. And at $12.99 it is certainly worth the investment.
Fancii Cool Mist Personal Mini Humidifier
I was able to try this humidifier out while traveling last week and it is fantastic. I was having some issues with the winter dryness and someone loaned me this humidifier to use. I was thrilled with how this humidifier is designed and how well it works.
You just fill up a water bottle, plug it into the humidifier, and then turn the bottle upside down. There is a mechanism inside the humidifier that doesn’t let the water out of the bottle until it is in place. Sorry my explanation isn’t more technical. Remember, I want to be James Bond, not Q. I’ll stick to using the cool devices, not designing them.
The humidifier isn’t going to humidify a whole house, but placed next to your bed at night it will do your nose and sinuses a world of good.
O2COOL Portable USB or Electric Fan
If you have ever been in a sleeping arrangement on the road when it is hot, and there is no air conditioning available, then you are fully aware of how miserable of a night that can be. I spent a few sleepless nights in Tanzania (think surface of the sun hot) before I decided to seek out a fan. Ever since then, I don’t travel anywhere that is insanely hot without a travel fan.
What I really like about this fan is that it can be powered both by AC outlet or USB. So if you don’t have an electrical outlet near your bed, just plug it into your laptop and you are all set. And at $14.99 you can’t go wrong with this fan.
Travel Pillow with Neck Support
There are two things that really bother me when I take long flights. Not having neck support, and having knee issues. We’ll get to the remedy for the knee issues in a minute. If not having adequate neck support during a flight bothers you, then you should really check out this pillow.
Not only does it give you a comfy place to rest your head, but it also supports your neck. Just think, no more resting your head against a cold airplane window. Other travel pillows are alright, but this pillow really goes above and beyond in the comfort department.
BUBM Electronic Accessories Organizer
If you are a photographer, or just like to carry a lot of electronics with you when you travel, then you are going to love this product. I got one of these last year and it is already one of my favorite travel accessories.
Gone are the days of fishing cables out of bags and leaving cables on planes and in hotels. This is a great way to make sure that all of your cables, USB drives, memory cards, and other electronic accessories are stored away and organized.
Andyer Portable Travel Footrest
If you have issues with you knees when you fly, then this product will be a life-saver for you. I haven’t used this device personally, but plan to purchase one because I have a friend who swears by it. Simply attach the device to the tray table at your seat, and then slide your feet in and enjoy. It will do your knees a world of good on those really long flights. And at $9.99, you can’t go wrong.
MonTien Wine Bottle Protectors
These wine protectors really came in handy during our trip last year to Sonoma Valley. I really wish we had these when we visited both Italy and Spain. If you are tired of wrapping wine bottles in clothing inside your checked bags, then you will really enjoy these wine protectors. They are a bit on the pricier side at $13.95, but they are re-usable.
SwissGear Travel TSA Laptop Backpack
This is, without a doubt, my favorite product on this list. I have had this bag for a few years now, and I absolutely love it. Not only does it have ample storage for some carry-on clothes, books, and other gear you want to carry on with you, but the bag is an electronics lover’s savior.
The bag fits a full sized laptop, plus a tablet, in the back compartments. And if that isn’t great enough, there is a pocket inside to put your phone. It also includes an access point for your headphones to connect without having to leave the bag unzipped.
The two side pockets are great for items that you need easy access to, like your glasses case, charging cords, or other accessories you might need on the plane. And the front pocket has storage spots for pens, your passport and other documents, and a key chain strap to connect your keys so that you don’t lose them. Fantastic investment at just $59.99.
Master Lock Personal Safe
If you worry about your valuables when you travel, then you are going to love this personal travel safe. It’s light weight, shock absorbent, and water proof. Best of all, with a 4-number combination, it is also pretty secure. Just wrap the cable around something unmovable and lock in place.
Use it to store your phone, your keys, your passport, your wallet, or other small valuables you might be carrying when you travel. What I like best about this safe is that it is light weight and easy to pack at its size.
Why Stay Home Universal Travel Adapter
If you are tired of having to carry a travel power adapter kit that includes a handful of adapters, then you will love this adapter. Not only does it eliminate the need for a different adapter for each travel region, but it also includes 4 USB plug-ins as well.
Just switch the adapter to the region your are visiting, plug the adapter into the wall, and then start charging your devices. And with both AC plugs and ample USB charging ports, you can charge all of your devices at once.