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10 Gadgets You Shouldn’t Travel Without

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In this day and age, everything is about convenience. Thanks to technology, you don’t have to worry about much anymore. A lot of us are unaware about the latest gadgets that make life easier – especially when you’re on a go, be it for a work trip or a weekend away trekking or such like. If you’re packing for a trip sometime soon, Hauterfly’s list of some cool gadgets will make life super convenient. Check it out!

 

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1. Lumos unPlug Solar Backpack (Rs 4,999)

Imagine a backpack that uses solar energy to charge all your USB-powered devices. It has enough space to store a 15-inch laptop, a tablet, smaller pockets for your iPod and phone, AND a spare set of clothes and shoes. A water resistant bag, it also has a reflective outline to keep you safe in the dark. What’s best is that it comes with a fluorescent green cover for when it rains, making it perfect for a trek or a weekend getaway. A kick-ass backpack, we think it’s the most convenient way to charge all your gadgets on the go.

 

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2. GoPro Hero+LCD Action Camera (Rs 24,000)

How is a GoPro different from any other camera? Firstly, it’s waterproof (up to 40 metres), so go take a dive without thinking twice! It also has built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, which helps you connect to the GoPro app on your phone and preview your pictures, and… wait for it… share them instantly on social media! If you thought that was all, here’s the best part: The camera weighs only 127 gms, making it super portable compared to bulky DSLRs.

 

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3. MPOWERD Luci Inflatable Solar Lantern (Rs 1,190)

This inflatable lantern is extremely useful if you’re going for a trek or to areas with little light. Most of us carry a torch for emergencies, but with this solar-powered lantern in hand, you won’t need anything else. Just keep the lantern in a place where it gets enough sunlight, either on the dashboard of your car or on your backpack. Once it is fully charged, you can fill it with air and use it to your heart’s content. The Luci Lantern has a button right between the solar panels, which when pressed multiple times gives you a light beam, full beam and a blinking beam, which you can use when you need to be spotted from a distance. It occupies very little space and is thinner than a book!

 

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4. Zync Car Jump Starter (Rs 4,999)

This emergency car jump starter kit contains a car power bank, which can be used to start your car in case of an emergency, and also has a battery charger with 2 USB ports. The Zync Jump Starter comes with an over-charge protection feature that automatically shuts off when your device is completely charged. It also turns into an LED flashlight when you’re in the dark, has a strobe light to attract attention and an SOS signal flash on full beam in case of emergencies. Easy to carry, this gadget can fit easily inside your pocket.

 

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5. SMILEDRIVE Mobile Tripod (Rs 399)

Most of us struggle with getting clear pictures on the go, because image stabilisation isn’t a common feature on most smartphones. This tripod is compatible with almost every phone, is shockproof and easy to adjust. You can also have your own photo shoot, thanks to the mini tripod, which fits in the tiniest of places so it won’t take up space in your backpack.

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6.  Enivid Sales Travel Weighing Scale (Rs 590)

For people who travel regularly and often go from one place to the other, a digital weighing scale is a must, just so you know you’re not going overboard with your luggage! Those times when you’re made to open your bags, dispose off things you don’t need or pay an extra sum… #sigh. Save yourself the trouble and invest in this travel weighing scale. It’s very handy: there’s an LCD display that tells you when you’re overloaded. What more do you want?

 

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7. Victorinox Swiss Army Knife (Rs 4,290)

Why does this army knife make it to this list? For a change, this Swiss knife doesn’t have a blade, making it super easy for you to get through airport security without issues. Also, it has several multi-purpose features we love. It works as a bottle opener, a cap lifter and a wire stripper. And like that wasn’t cool enough, it also provides you with a toothpick, magnetic screwdriver tip, a key ring, tweezers and SCISSORS! All these features in a tiny thing. Wow!

 

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8. Olloclip 4-in-1 Pocket-Sized Lens Kit (Rs 10,149)

This pocket-sized lens kit comes with wide-angle, 10x macro, 15x macro and fisheye lenses. It works perfectly well on both front as well as back-facing cameras, making sure your selfies are as good as other photos. You can clip it on and off your iPhone easily. The Olloclip only works with the iPhone6/ 6Plus and is compatible with almost all video and photo apps. You can take extreme close-ups with the macro lens without any trouble at all.

 

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 9. Eureka Forbes Aquaguard Personal Purifier (Rs 497)

This Aquaguard removes almost 99.9% virus and bacteria present in impure water. It’s a soft squeeze bottle powered by a 100% chemical free, space nano technology cartridge that lasts about a year. Kitanu magnet technology helps remove dirt and bacteria in the water. No more water-purifying pills or bottled water needed!

 

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10. Sony Noise Cancelling Headphones (Rs 2,691)

Music is such an important part of our lives when we’re travelling, so a good pair of headphones is an absolute must-have. These noise-cancelling headphones reduce surround sound by about 95%. Easy to carry in a backpack as they’re foldable, these headphones have an 80-hour battery life and work even when the battery is really low.

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