While traveling for work can be exhilarating, it’s also stressful. However, by adding some cool gadgets into the mix, you can make your trip less stressful and more efficient.
Check out our list of essential travel gadgets every business professional needs.
1. High-capacity external power bank
What’s better than noticing your battery is at 5% when you’re trying to find your hotel in a new city?
A lot, actually.
Avoid this anxiety and make sure you always have a power bank on hand. When you’re in a bind, these bad boys can give you the super-quick charge you need.
2. Noise-canceling headphones
When you’re taking a 48-hour trip to another state, it typically means you’ll spend a lot of time “trying” to sleep on the plane.
In this case, you need some high-quality, noise-canceling headphones. They’re absolutely essential to flying the friendly skies.
Especially if you find yourself in a middle seat surrounded by crying babies and first-time travelers.
3. A portable steamer
If you’re on an important business trip and you’re trying to impress clients, then you won’t want to get caught without a portable air-steamer.
These little guys will keep you looking your best no matter how little carry-on space you have. And what’s better … they’re easy to use and work fast.
4. Universal plug adapter
While this particular travel gadget caters specifically to business professionals who do a lot of international travel, it’s one of the most important items on this list.
If you travel pretty much anywhere outside of the US, you’ll need an adapter for your plugs because there are different outlet types and voltages in different countries.
It’s simplest to opt for a universal plug adapter that comes with multiple plugs for various countries. Just make sure you have enough for all your devices.
5. RFID protective sleeve
You know cyber criminals?
Over the course of the last decade or so, cyber criminals have picked up nifty ways to snatch your data – for example, RFID scanners. With these malicious tools, criminals can electronically scan your credit card and hack your data from across the room.
To avoid this movie-like scenario, protect your credit cards and passport with a radio-frequency identification security sleeve. These sleeves, which are small enough to fit into a normal-sized wallet, ensure that someone who is trying to scan and electronically steal your data cannot gain access to your information.
6. Wireless travel router
It’s important to have access to safe, secure mobile Wi-Fi wherever you travel. Global hotspots are available to rent or buy and travel plans start as low as $8/day.
Typically, travel routers can be turned on at will, for a specific amount of time, and for a specific device.
7. Smart luggage
As Forbes notes, “If you haven’t tried smart luggage yet, you’re missing out on the most revolutionary movement in carry-ons since wheels and telescoping handles.”
That’s quite a big statement, but airports are seeing more “smart” suitcases pass through their carousels. These types of carry-ons often allow you to do things like charge your phone and other devices.
Plus, they usually have a GPS locator that allows you to find your bag anywhere in the world – a necessity if you ask us!
Are you a business professional who loves everything tech but never has to travel for work? Check out our list of the 5 tech gadgets every business professional should own, regardless of whether you travel with them or not!