Ready to hop on a plane and start your life as a digital nomad? Well, hold on a second because we’ve got a couple of things to make your experience a heck of a lot better. Traveling abroad and living out of a backpack means you won’t have access to all the things you had at home.
So, for your convenience, we put together a list of the best travel gadgets that every digital nomad needs. Having these electronics will ensure you’re prepared for any scenario in any location. Whether you’re on a plane, deep in the jungle, or on a pristine beach, these travel gadgets are a no-brainer!
Bouncing from country to country means you’re going to run into different types of outlets. There’s nothing more inconvenient than trying to charge your laptop only to find out you have the wrong plug– ugh. But don’t worry! If you pack the NEWVANGA Universal Travel Adapter, you’ll be ready for every type of outlet imaginable. The best aspects of this gadget are that it’s ultra-lightweight, takes up minimal space in your luggage, and comes with dual
2. Charmast Portable Charger (Built-In Cords)
During your travels, you won’t always have nearby outlets. So, how are you supposed to charge your devices when you’re taking a night bus across Colombia or staying in a remote part of Vietnam? That’s where the Charmast Portable Charger comes in to save the day. In addition to the USB and USB-C ports, the charger also has four built-in cables that cover you for nearly every type of device. So, if you forget to pack a cord, you’ll still be able to charge up. Convenient, right?
Wireless headphones are a traveler’s best friend, except on a plane when you don’t have an audio plug to listen to the in-flight entertainment. But with the Twelve South AirFly, a small audio transmitter, that’s no longer an issue. Just plug it into any audio jack, including TVs and gym equipment, and you can connect your headphones via Bluetooth. The device can transmit audio up to 33 feet (10 meters) away, so you’ll be free to move around without interrupting the connection. So, instead of packing corded headphones, just bring along the AirFly!
Sure, you could use your laptop or tablet to stream movies and videos, but why not bring along a Roku Streaming Stick and be able to watch your favorite shows and movies as you would back home? The Roku is as compact as a flash drive, so there’s no reason not to pack one. All you need is a TV with an HDMI hookup, and–voilà!–suddenly, you can sign in to Netflix, Hulu, HBO MAX, or any other streaming application. It’s a wonderful little travel gadget to have with you, especially if you’re staying in hotel rooms and Airbnbs.
A portable speaker is a travel essential! But the speaker you choose needs to be up for all the bumps and bruises that inevitably happen while traveling. That’s what makes the Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM Portable Speaker the perfect option. It’s waterproof, dustproof, and floatable! If you’re still not convinced, well, it also provides 360-degree sounds, has a range of 131 feet, and is about the size of a baseball. The audio quality is top-notch, and you won’t have to worry about damaging it outdoors. What else could you ask for?
6. Tile Pro
Where in the world did I pack my passport? Losing items is easy for a traveler or digital nomad. As you’re constantly packing and unpacking, things get moved around all over the place. Having a Tile Pro or two will make sure you keep track of your important belongings. It can fit in a wallet or attach to a set of keys. When you‘re checking a piece of luggage, put it inside so that you can easily find your suitcase at baggage claims. The Tile Pro will also notify you of its last location if it is outside of the 400-foot range. Never lose an important item again, and pack one of these trackers for your trip!
Being a digital nomad means you’ll be working in cafes and coworking spaces and various hotels and hostels. One of the best pieces of travel gear you can bring is the MOFT laptop stand. No matter where you are in the world, this stand will give you a comfortable workspace and keep your laptop safe from spills. So, do yourself and your laptop a favor, and add the stand to your travel gear collection.
Don’t let a moment pass you by with the Go Pro Hero 12. The world is full of great, epic adventures, such as Ometepe Island in Nicaragua, and having a high-quality, compact camera is the best way to capture it all. You may have relied on your phone’s camera in the past, but there are some adventures where you need something a bit more resilient. The Go Pro Hero 12 is waterproof and durable. So, whether you’re snowboarding, kayaking, or skydiving, this camera will be able to shoot incredible 5.3K videos and crystal-clear photos.
When your bag is over a certain weight, the airline is going to charge you an extra fee–no thanks! Packing the Longang Luggage Scale will allow you to easily weigh your bags before arriving at the airport. If you notice your luggage is past the limit, you can move some things around or leave items behind. Additional fees make travel days even more expensive than they already are, but having a luggage scale is a great proactive strategy to keep costs down. The scale costs about $10, but it will save you a lot more than that!
Having the right travel gadgets is the difference between a smooth trip and a herky-jerky experience. Just packing a few of these items is going to ensure your time on the road is much more comfortable, so why not make things a bit easier on yourself? We hope you found a few new gadgets to add to your collection and that you have a wonderful adventure!