Essential Electronic Gear For Traveling

Travel Gear Tips – Electronics

There are many electronic gadgets you can use on your trips very well. These days, everything you can think you might need is available in some form or another. In fact, many electronic devices double up or have multi functions so that you can save space by getting one device to do a variety of things.

Cell phones

Cell phones these days are often very powerful and are mostly tiny computers. Not only can you make calls with them, but you can use them to write emails, browse the Internet, play a game to pass some time, listen to music, take notes, take photos, make videos, scan barcodes to record your purchases and many more.

Some good travel gear tips are to take a couple of accessories along with your cell phone when you go traveling – such as a carrying case that clips to your belt or backpack strap, a multi-country charging kit, a charging station if you’re going to be staying in a hotel, an environmentally friendly solar powered phone charger and even a small surge protector to keep your phone safe in case you’re going to a country with dodgy electrical outlets.


If you’re traveling for business, you should get a few essential travel gear items for your laptop. First off, you should get a carry case that you can take with you onto the plane. The smaller the better with security these days. The last thing you want is some angry airport worker throwing your laptop around in the belly of the plane, so it’s essential you get a good case that is small enough to go up on board with you. A small backpack is often a good idea, but be sure about measurements beforehand because airport security staff are not usually the most accommodating of people. In fact, the best place to buy travel gear that you want to take with you on board is at the airport itself, where you can test it out directly in the luggage measuring rack to see if they’ll let it on board or not.

Apart from a good case for your laptop, more travel gear tips are that you should get a good set of multi country chargers and adapters for your laptop, a USB light so you can work in a dark hotel room in case the power goes out, possibly a small webcam with a microphone if you don’t have one built in and even a surge protector.

iPods, GPS and other gizmos

Geocaching is a fun new hobby and is fun to get into if you’re traveling, so you could pick up a GPS while you’re stocking up on items from your travel gear tips list. There are different GPS devices available and you’ll need to buy a subscription for the countries you are going to in advance as paying for it on the fly can be expensive and require a credit card. For your iPod you can get headphones, volume controls, protective covers and many other items.