Preparing for a period of travelling can feel arduous; there can be so much to pack, and you could easily fret that you have forgotten one or two vital things. However, bring these gadgets with you, and a more stress-free vacation can await.

LifeStraw Personal Water Filter

If you ever become stranded, without any stores offering thirst-quenching drinks in sight, you could still get some water from a more natural water source. Couldn't that water be contaminated? Yes, but you could filter as many as 1,000 liters of it through this highly acclaimed vessel.

It can remove at least 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria and a minimum of 99.9% of waterborne protozoan parasites. You can also store it in a sealed bag that it comes packaged with.

Trakdot Luggage Tracker

When you need to let go of your luggage to let it be checked, you could be understandably nervous. After all, stories of lost luggage are hardly unheard-of. You can give yourself more peace of mind, however, by using such a luggage monitor as this Trackdot offering.

This tracker can, in real time, indicate your luggage's location no matter where that location is worldwide. Your phone can also receive notifications once checked-in baggage has safely arrived.

Satechi Smart Travel Router

Two devices can be charged at the same time with this delightful little thing, thanks to its 2.1A USB port and AC power point. It can convert power prongs - though, we should emphasize, not the current and voltage of electrical output - to prevent you having to go without charging.

It is called, of course, a router - and, indeed, it can be put towards enhancing and extending Internet access. iPhones, iPads, Samsung Galaxy phones and more are compatible with this router.

AeroPress Coffee and Espresso Maker with Tote Bag

If you routinely drink so much coffee that you reckon you are probably single-handedly keeping coffee bean farmers in business, you can help ensure an uninterrupted supply of that beverage by packing this great piece of kit, with which American-style coffee can be made.

AeroPress have also thrown in a travel bag; they obviously haven't underestimated how caffeine-addicted plenty of travelers can be. Coffee made with this product can taste truly succulent, too.


A tablet can prove hugely useful during your travelling. The large variety of tablets on the market can feel bewildering, but we would recommend that you opt specifically for an iPad.

Years after it was first released, it remains the gold standard for tablets, with thousands of tablet-optimized apps. Whether you want to track flights, see how the time differs between countries or translate some text, this and much more is possible with apps on a delightfully light iPad.

Colgate MaxFresh Wisp Disposable Travel Toothbrush

Brushing your teeth regularly is obviously crucial for maintaining your dental hygiene, but keeping up with that responsibility can be trickier when you are on the move.

Thankfully, Colgate have made it easier with this single use toothbrush which is specifically designed for travelling. A bead on this toothbrush will release mouth-freshening liquid during brushing, thus ensuring that separate toothpaste or water is not needed.

This means that you can easily brush those teeth even during a lengthy airplane flight.

Scrubba Portable Laundry System Wash Bag

This is advertised as the world's lightest and smallest washing machine - and, given how well this 5-ounce bag uses space, it's easy to believe.

It isn't difficult to keep in a backpack - it can even be folded to pocket size - and works much like a twenty-first century washboard. Inside the bag, hundreds of Scrubba nodules are rubbed together to, in just minutes, wash clothes as effectively as a more traditional washing machine.

iOttie Easy One Touch 2 Car Mount Holder

While Google Maps or Apple Maps on your phone can obviously be a great source of turn-by-turn directions for a long trip in the car, regularly looking at that handset while driving can be dangerous.

Thankfully, you can keep that phone's display in your line of vision when you secure the device in this mount. It is compatible with various iPhone and Samsung phone models. It can be firmly attached to most surfaces through use of a highly sticky gel pad.

Spy Tec STI GL300 Vehicle GPS Tracker

Of course, there are sensible steps that you can take to reduce the likelihood of your vehicle being stolen. However, you still can't completely rule out the possibility of it happening - and this sheds light on the wisdom of buying a GPS tracker like this one.

This particular tracker can be connected to your smartphone, with which you can always see where your vehicle is. You can also, with the use of geo-fencing technology, be informed when that vehicle leaves a particular area.

Carchet TPMS Tire Pressure Monitoring System

It would obviously be inconvenient if you set off on a car journey only for the tires to quickly become flat. Therefore, it can pay to keep a close eye on the health of those tires - and you can do that with the use of this system for monitoring tire pressure.

The temperature of those tires can also be checked with this system, which includes four sensors - each of which can be attached to a tire - plus, for plugging into the vehicle's cigarette lighter, a monitoring display.

Resqme Seatbelt Cutter and Window Glass Breaker

A car accident is something else that would clearly be desirable to avoid during a trip away. However, if an accident does happen, it can be vital for you to act quickly - and this device can ease cutting seatbelts and breaking car windows to release someone who has become trapped in a car.

It's light and compact, and can be kept on a keychain for finding easily when you need it.

Verizon Jetpack 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot - AC791L

On your travels, you might bring tablets and laptops that can use only Wi-Fi for accessing the Internet. You could, rather than tether those devices to your phone's Internet connection, keep the strain off that device by using this mobile hotspot, a portal for Verizon's 4G LTE network.

This device can also be used for replenishing a smartphone's battery juice should it run perilously low while you are on the road.

CGear Sand-Free Mat

It can be fun to put down, on the beach, a mat for having a picnic or simply lying across. However, it isn't so fun when sand is often blown onto the fabric, requiring you to keep brushing off those particles. Fortunately, with this mat, any sand that does end up on it would quickly disappear.

This is because the sand would just fall through the mat's unique, double layer weave - leaving the surface delightfully bereft of the stuff.

Camry Luggage Scale with Temperature Sensor

You might have experienced the irritation of bringing baggage that you deemed sensible in weight, only to realize that it necessitates the payment of overweight baggage fees.

One way of preventing running into that problem is using this scale, with which luggage can be weighed ultra-precisely. It's also a mere 3.2 ounces - so, if you chose to bring this digital scale along, it would itself add little to the luggage weight. A digital thermometer is also built into this device.

Apple Watch

The Apple Watch has come a long way since Apple first released it in April 2015. While you might enjoy the convenience of taking phone calls and receiving messages on it, an Apple Watch could really come into its own for assisting your fitness drive.

It can, for example, count your steps and monitor your heartbeats. Furthermore, Apple gave the Apple Watch Series 2 water resistance that makes it suitable for tracking swimming efforts. So, you can keep it on as you take a dip in that enticing outdoor swimming pool while on vacation.

Your entire vacation, in fact, could go swimmingly - sorry, we couldn't resist - with assistance from these goodies. The wonders of technology have made the world both more accessible and easier to enjoy than ever before.