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6 of the best travel gadgets of 2017

Once you've got your cheap flights from Skyscanner, you'll have a little more to spend on a travel accessory or two. In this guide we look at the latest travel accessories for men and women, travel supplies and best travel gadgets to help you make the best of your next trip.

1. goTenna Off-Grid Text and GPS

Use your Smartphone to send texts & GPS locations even when there’s no mobile phone coverage or WiFi available. Sold in pairs, you can stay connected with at least one friend (and anyone else using goTenna). These glorified walkie-talkies will allow you to keep in touch especially on your most adventurous trips (or if you decide to embark on Glastonbury this year!). goTenna is only available in the US at present for around £150 ($200) for a pair of two.

goTenna comes in pairs for you to keep in touch with a friend or others using goTenna

2. Master Lock

No need for keys once you invest in one of these secure Master Lock 4401EURDLH Connected Padlocks. At just under £70 it is cheaper than buying a Bluetooth suitcase and will give you that added security when travelling through multiple airports and destinations.

The Master Lock 4401EURDLH Connected Padlock is Bluetooth capable for modern luggage security


You know the drill, charge your tech up all night the day before a long haul trip and then try to avoid overuse so they last the duration on their stored power supply. But with the ENERGI 10K portable battery charger you no longer need to limit your in-flight entertainment or in-travel communication. The huge internal battery will fully charge your smart phone four times over. Perfect for traveling families, the three USB ports can charge three devices simultaneously. At just under £30 with free UK delivery this travel accessory will definitely serve you well come your next trip.

ENERGI 10K has potential to provide days of power on the go

4. Betron speaker

This Wireless Betron Portable Travel Bluetooth Speaker is the perfect travel accessory for men or women as it is stylish yet incredibly small (it weighs 200 grams). It won’t take up any space, perfect for those music lovers that enjoy sharing their tunes on getaways. It’s a steal at £13.95 with free UK delivery!

The Betron KBS08 Wireless Portable Travel Bluetooth Speaker is Titanium

5. Luggage scale

The Luggage Scale FREETOO Portable Digital Scale is so nifty and super cheap at £6.99 with free UK delivery. Now you can banish those dramatic moments before your flight as you throw things out your suitcase to avoid going over your baggage allowance. Small enough to travel with you can keep this in your suitcase to make sure you’re never overweight again. Definitely one to add to your travel supplies.

Luggage Scale FREETOO Portable Digital Scale

6. Travel-friendly luggage

Can’t get enough of all cabin luggage and hand luggage? Take a look at Suitcase must die which reviews the best luggage where 8 suitcases are tested to destruction. Or review our Cabin luggage: a guide to hand baggage sizes and weight restrictions which gives you all the info you need on cabin luggage dimensions and weight allowances on major European airlines for short-haul flights to Europe with major airlines including BA, Ryanair, easyJet and Lufthansa.

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*Published August 2017. Prices correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change and/or availability.

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