The Ultimate Gadget Pack For Travellers

24 April 2015

Travel can broaden your horizons, but it can also leave you stressed out, disconnected and uncomfortable, even when things are going well.

Now that most airlines have lifted restrictions on in-flight electronics it’s easier than ever to pack gadgets to make your trip a bit more enjoyable, whether it’s capturing moments, staying in touch, or simply keeping you productive or entertained in-flight or at your destination.
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1. iPad Air 2

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In terms of sheer entertainment, it’s hard to overlook Apple’s iPad line. The latest iPad Air 2 offers a faster processor, TouchID for faster unlocking in-flight and an even thinner and lighter body.
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2. Plantronics Backbeat Pro

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 Plantronics Backbeat Pro noise-cancelling headphones

These quality noise-cancelling headphones run for up to 24 hours, become regular headphones when power runs out, and switch themselves off when you drop them around your neck.
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3. WD MyPassport Wireless

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 WD My Passport Wireless

Your tablet or smartphone is crammed full of photos, apps and videos, and you can’t add more storage – or can you? Yes, with WD’s wirelessly connected drive that adds up to 2TB of storage as well as an SD card slot.
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4. Telstra Wi-Fi 4G Advanced II

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 Telstra Wi-Fi 4G Advanced II

Travelling around Australia and want to keep everyone online as you go? Telstra’s newest hotspot supports up to 10 Wi-Fi devices for up to 11 hours between charges.
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5. Jawbone UP3

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 Jawbone UP3 activity tracker

Planning a more active holiday? Jawbone’s wrist-worn UP3 activity tracker includes multiple sensors that track not only your steps, but also your heart rate, and ambient temperature over multiple days. So while you trek around, you can keep an eye on your overall health and fitness even though the gym is far away.
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6. STM Annex Drifter

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 STM Annex Drifter

Looking for more tech packing space? STM’s Annex Drifter has dedicated pockets for your laptop or tablet, pockets for drinks and even a rain jacket to keep the bag dry if the weather turns on you.


More great travel gifts: Last-Minute Christmas Gift Ideas For Travellers

2015 travel technology: 7 Pieces Of Travel Technology You Need For 2015


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7. Lifeproof Nuud Case

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 Lifeproof Nuud Case for Samsung and Apple

There’s nothing worse at the start of a holiday than dropping that phone just as you frame the first snap. Lifeproof’s Nuud case delivers quality shock and waterproofing to Samsung and Apple phones in a case that’s light on bulk and travel-friendly.
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8. Go Pro HERO4 Black

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 Go Pro HERO4 in black

Part of the fun of holidays is taking shots of your adventures to share with the folks back home. GoPro’s latest HERO action camera is tiny, making it easy to take on any high-energy trip. It can shoot video at up to 4K resolution, so you don’t miss any detail at all.
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9. Logitech Bluetooth Illuminated Keyboard K810

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 Logitech Bluetooth Illuminated Keyboard

Have to travel but don’t want to take a full laptop with you? Logitech’s K810 keyboard pairs via Bluetooth to iPhones, iPads, Android and Windows laptops. It’s compact, but manages to deliver a superior and comfortable keyboard experience with plenty of space between keys.
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10. Kensington Portable Combination Laptop Lock

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 Kensington Portable Combination Laptop Lock

Travel has its theft risks, but you can head off some problems. This combination lock lets you easily secure a laptop in your hotel room or anywhere with a fixed surface.
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11. Energizer Powerbank

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There’s nothing worse than having your gadgets run out of power when there’s no power point to hand. Energizer’s compact Powerbank delivers plenty of on-the-go juice with dual USB charging points delivering power to phones, tablets or even portable games machines.
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12. Surface Pro 3

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 Surface Pro 3

Want the entertainment of a tablet with the flexibility of a full Windows laptop? Enter the powerful Surface Pro 3. With a foldaway keyboard and touchscreen, it sits neatly on in-flight tray tables, and with full Windows 8.1 on board you are limited only by the software you drop on it.
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Visit your local Flight Centre store or call 131 600 for more travel advice and the latest travel deals.

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Alex Kidman

Alex Kidman is a multi-award-winning consumer technology journalist based in Sydney, a former editor of Gizmodo Australia and first editor of CNET.com.au.