Stay Connected and Productive on the Go: What to Pack for Your Next Trip

Technology has become an integral part of our daily lives, especially when we travel. Whether you’re going on a business trip or a vacation, having the right tech gear can make your journey more enjoyable and productive. This blog post will discuss some of the essential technology items to bring with you on your next trip!

Everyone carries a smartphone so this goes without saying; but what are some good uses or why is your smartphone such a good companion? Most notable are the many devices it rolls into one. It can act serve as your camera, your GPS, your flashlight, and your entertainment device! Depending on your adventure you can also download various apps to help make the most of your trip.

Other carry-along items that will help ensure your travels or even daily outings go smoothly include:

Portable Charger or Power Bank: A dead phone battery can be a real hassle, especially when you’re on the go. A portable charger or power bank will ensure that you always have a way to charge your phone, tablet, or other devices.

Laptop or Tablet: If you need to work while you’re away, a laptop or tablet is a must-have. Tablets are great for quick tasks, but sometimes a laptop may be required depending on your work. I’m usually able to get away with using a tablet and a Bluetooth keyboard; this combo also takes up less room in my bag. Another pro for a tablet is the battery life when I’m using it for entertainment, such as watching movies or playing games.

Noise-Canceling Headphones: Noise-canceling headphones are, in my opinion, a must for travel! They are a great way to block out the noise of airplanes, trains, or buses, so you can get some rest or listen to music or podcasts without interruption.

Multiport USB wall charger: With multiple USB ports, you can charge multiple devices at once, saving space by eliminating the need for multiple chargers, and creating convenience since you can now charge multiple devices at one time.

A water-resistant case for phones/tablets: Accidents happen, and your phone or tablet might get wet, a water-resistant case will protect your device from water damage. Or grab a nice dry sack, osprey has a very light, durable yet thin option available that can live in your pack of choice until it’s needed; at which time it will be able to fit a laptop, phone, and tablet.

Universal Adapter: Having the ability to charge your devices in different countries is crucial, a universal adapter will solve this problem.

VPN: For security and privacy purposes, I always recommend using a VPN when using devices outside of your home. This prevents potential attackers from stealing your information and data. I recommend using NordVPN because of their speeds, privacy policy, and coverage. My second choice is ProtonVPN, my third is Mullvad, and my fourth is PIA. I have given each a trial, and tested various features and I keep returning to NordVPN. Check out my review of NordVPN here.

Travel router: Provides security and convenience. Using a travel router while on public Wi-Fi creates a firewall that isolates your devices from the rest of the network preventing unwanted access. The convenience of using a travel router is you can connect multiple devices to it and only need to set them up to the travel router once. Then when you are working at a coffee shop or hotel you only need to connect the travel router to the network and all devices will gain internet access. The travel router I use personally are the TP-Link AC750 and the GL.iNet SFT1200. The TP-Link is very simple to set up and I have had stable connections from all my devices. I like using the GL.iNet when I’m traveling and plan to stay for longer periods of time because I can configure my NordVPN onto the router, this ensures every device connected has an encrypted VPN connection.

Backpack or Slingpack: When looking for a pack to carry all of your tech essentials, you want one that is both spacious and well-organized; also comfortable. Everyone has their preference as to a single strap, sling, or backpack. But you not only need to be able to carry all your gear but also make sure you can find it when you need it.

Two great choices include the Incase Icon Backpack and the Osprey Tropos 32 Laptop Backpack! The Incase Icon backpack is specifically designed for carrying tech gear, with a padded laptop compartment and multiple organizational pockets for other devices and accessories. The Osprey Tropos 32 Laptop Backpack is a great option for those who use their packs for more than just carrying electronics; such as hiking. Osprey also offers a lifetime warranty on all of their products!

There are so many tech essentials you may want to bring on your next trip. Having the right tech while traveling can make a big difference in your trip experience. Whether it’s a multi-port USB wall charger, a travel router, or a well-designed backpack to carry all your gear, these tools can help you stay connected, productive, and organized while on the go. It’s important to consider your specific needs and travel plans when selecting tech companions for your trip, but with the right gear, you’ll be able to enjoy your journey to the fullest. Happy travels!

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