The Best Travel Gadgets You Never Knew You Needed

Yes, traveling can be relaxing and fun, but it can also be stressful. Here are 7 super-smart travel gadgets to make your trip (or commute) run so much smoother.

  • The wireless headphones that won’t run out of charge

    Long train or plane rides are perfect for listening to podcasts and music. But traditional headphones get tangled, and wireless headphones run out of battery in the blink of an eye. Luckily, the Jaybird Freedom 2 Headphones fix those problems for you.


    With a 4-hour playtime plus a 4-hour built-in charging clip, these headphones let you listen to up to 8 hours of your favorite content. Plus, they’re South Florida-compliant—i.e. sweat-proof and water-resistant, so you don’t have to worry about bringing your headphones to the beach.

  • The packable neck pillow that really helps you sleep

    We’ve all experienced the discomfort of travel. You buy a neck pillow, hoping to get some rest, but instead wind up in pain because of poor support.


    The Trtl Travel Pillow is built to protect your head and neck while you sleep. Engineered with strengthened ribs inside a super-soft neck wrap, the Trtl is the strangest-looking pillow we’ve ever seen. But, as the 2,000 rave reviews on Amazon attest, it’s seriously comfortable.

  • The portable charger that runs on sunlight

    If you’re anything like most travelers, you have a slew of devices to bring along for your journey. But what happens when they run out of charge? Or—even worse—when the portable charger you brought along also runs out?


    With the Nekteck Solar Charger, all you need to charge your device is the sun. Better yet, the charger is water-resistant and built to last, so it can charge your devices on the road, on the beach and beyond.

  • The Tupperware for dress shirts

    Packing for a business trip means one of two things: A garment bag, or a suitcase full of wrinkled dress shirts. That is, unless you have the Shirt Shuttle.


    Simply fold your dress shirt using the folding board and pack it into Shirt Shuttle’s patented case. Once you arrive at your destination, your shirt will look fresh from the dry cleaner’s.

  • The beach mat that keeps you sand-free

    There’s nothing better than hitting the beach on your long-awaited vacation. But no one likes dealing with the sand that inevitably gets on your towel and into your belongings.


    The Sand-Free Beach Mat fixes that problem. Using military-grade technology, the mat filters out sand through tiny holes. And, thanks to its dual-layer design, sand can’t seep back onto the mat. Your beach vacation will never be the same—especially if you’re traveling with kids.

  • The phone charger that sanitizes your device

    You may be sanitizing your hands diligently while taking public transport, but when was the last time you cleaned your phone? As it turns out, your cell phone is 18 times dirtier than a public toilet. Yuck.


    Enter PhoneSoap, the phone charger that helps you avoid travel germs by sanitizing your device using UV light. The super-portable system works on any device and even amplifies phone volume, so you never miss a call or notification.

  • The steam iron that gives you crisp creases on the go

    There are some articles of clothing that just don’t pack well. If your favorite dress or suit pants get crumpled on the go, the Steamfast Travel Steam Iron can keep you looking sharp.


    Smaller than a shoe and guaranteed to last, the Steamfast Travel Steam Iron packs a big punch in a small gadget. It’s a lifesaver if you’re traveling for business.

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