Seasoned travelers know that the key to an excellent trip is having the right item at the right time—a game-changer that can single-handedly turn around any situation.
These days technology often comes to the rescue (perhaps more often than we’d like to admit), and toting along gadgets with real-world utility is practically essential.
Nearly everyone has faced a dead phone battery, an iffy WiFi connection or a cacophonous flight. Granted, these instances are fairly mild on the travel-emergency continuum. But it is comforting to know that high-tech yet simple gadgetry exists to help.
The portable Mophie Powerstation Duo, for example, can charge two devices at once. The Kanex mySpot transforms an Ethernet connection into a secure wireless network, and the Bose QuietComfort in-ear noise-canceling headphones work acoustic miracles amid any din.
From an ultra-light camera that acts like a more-advanced version of itself to an iPad keyboard cover you never thought you needed, here are our favorite pieces that make life on the road that much more enjoyable.