What do all our favorite gadgets have in common? They need power! This list of gadgets will be especially interesting to you if you’re traveling to a place that might not have reliable power or any power at all, during some portions of your journey. When we’re traveling, it’s hard to feel at home without our gadgets. It could be something as simple as a reading light, a flashlight to help us find our way in the dark, or a charger to keep our most critical gadget, our cell phone, from dying on us. Having the right gadget while traveling can add to the enjoyment of our trip and depending on where we are in the world, can even keep us safe. After you’ve seen this list, we bet you’ll want to share the Energy Starved Travelers Survival Guide: Best Hacks and Gadgets with all your traveling friends…
Power to the Traveler
Unless you are driving in a caravan, you’re limited to the amount of items that you can bring with you, especially if you’re traveling by plane or backpacking in a foreign country. However, there are some great items that can make an energy dependent traveler feel like they never left their gadget-filled nest at home. They’re easy to carry in a small bag or even in your pockets, and are easy to power, too. Some will even provide you with power to keep your other gadgets running. These items will make your trip feel – just a little more comfortable and safe.
Read by the Light of the Moon or this book light…
Mighty Bright’s Xtra Flex2 is the book light that clips to your reading material and gives you some mighty illumination for its tiny size. With individual light controls, this durable light lasts 100,000 hours and is powered by three AAA batteries. Great for late night work or reading your favorite book.
The Sun never runs out of power, but you do.
When you need some power on the road, turn to the sun. Nexcon has this really cool, rain resistant and shockproof solar charger with dual USB ports. This charger is good for cell phones and tablets when you need some free sun power. ..You’re really going to like using this device.
It’s so small and so cheap.
When you can’t see in the dark there is nothing like a high powered flashlight to illuminate the situation. UltraFire has the perfect solution, the seven watt SK-68 Flashlight with adjustable focus. This handy portable has three modes, including a strobe light for emergency situations. Uses one AA battery and it is very energy efficient. It’s so small and so cheap, at less than $5 bucks. Only rookies travel without a flashlight.
You can’t use that selfie stick with a dead cell phone!
Extra power for your phone on long trips can sometimes be a hassle, but not with the Tranium iPhone 6S battery case. The battery is built into the case for a slim look and no messy wires to deal with while recharging. This unit adds 14 hours of useable power to your phone for talking and 10 hours for surfing the Internet.
It’s got your back…
This item is a travel hack for those of you that find yourself traveling in places, that, let’s say are off the beaten path. Want a little bit of extra security, while traveling in certain foreign countries, then 1Byone has a wireless, battery powered safety driveway alarm that will let you know if anyone is paying you a visit. This alarm includes a battery powered receiver and motion sensing unit that can be set up to 300 feet apart. You can program the device to emit a variety of sounds to alert you when the motion sensor is activated. We think this is an ingenious way to stay safe on the road!
The story isn’t as good, if you break your foot walking to the bathroom…
Need something to light the way in a strange room? Try Mr. Beams Stick Anywhere Battery Powered Wireless Motion Sensor LED Night Lights. This motion activated light can keep you from stubbing your toes and help you find your way around hotel rooms, guest houses, hostiles or anywhere that’s unfamiliar to you in the dark. It senses movement up to 15 feet and has auto shutoff if no motion is detected in 30 seconds. We love Mr. Beam’s! They’re an innovative company with lots of super energy efficient, wireless LED lighting options that make life easier. Check out our article on one of our all time favorite products: Mr. Beams Wireless LED Motion Sensing Night Light.
You ALWAYS need more power.
When you need more power, the RAV Power Deluxe External Battery Power Bank has iSmart technology that will give more power to devices that need it, decreasing the charge time. The RAV recharges fully in 10 hours. Whether you’re trying to find your way in a foreign country with your cell phone’s mapping app or just playing a game while your waiting for your next flight, you’re going to need more power. You’ll be glad you had this RAV Power Deluxe Battery Bank, tucked in your bag.
Traveling can be such a great experience when you can use your gadgets and electronic devices to enhance your trip and maintain your safety. When you’re in a strange place, it can become challenging or almost impossible to keep your gadgets powered up. Out in the sticks, or even in a large city, standards are sometimes just suggestions when it comes to a simple power outlet that we take for granted in our own homes. This Energy Starved Travelers Survival Guide: Best Hacks and Gadgets will help you make your home wherever you hang your hat with devices that will turn you into an energy independent road warrior.
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