Get techy with it in 2019 with these travel gadgets

2019’s techiest travel accessories you need to own. Source: Shutterstock.

THERE are two types of travelers.

Those who only take a toothbrush and one spare pair of socks, and those who indulge in travel gadgets to make their trip easier.

Both types are totally acceptable but traveling with the help of guaranteed internet connection and pocket translators sound a whole lot more enticing than slumming it in a dirty pair of socks.

If you’re someone who likes to have the latest travel gadgets, then read ahead to discover what 2019 has in store for travelers:


Language barriers could be a thing of the past in 2019, thanks to some awesome leaps in technology that have given us portable translators.

Instead of trying to master a new language before a vacation or carrying about a pocket dictionary, get a Pulomi TT to translate conversations for you.

The Pulomi TT works without an internet connection and can translate 52 different languages including Japanese, German, Arabic, Hindi, Russian, Filipino, Nepali, Swahili, and Tamil.

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The Pulomi TT works using a sensitive microphone controlled by one button. The user speaks into this then the device translates and verbally conveys what you’ve said to the other party.

Before you use it though, you need to download the “TT fayuo” app from the Google Play Store or the App Store. Once you’ve done this, connect the device to your phone via Bluetooth and select the language you wish to translate.

It’s genius!

Price: US$99.99.

Hair dryer

While a hair dryer might not be considered a fleet of modern engineering, a whopping 79 percent of the female population used these styling machines daily in 2017.

Many people can’t live without them, not even when they’re on vacation, and sometimes the hotel hairdryer just doesn’t cut it. That’s why getting a good travel hairdryer can keep you looking and feeling your best no matter where you are in the world.

The MHD Professional Travel Size 1000W Hair Dryer proves size really doesn’t matter when it comes to taming a mane.

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The dual temperature and cool button allow you to blow your hair in comfort, while the detachable tourmaline air outlet distributes heat evenly giving a sleek, yet voluminous texture to your hair.

This dinky hair dryer has been described as “shockingly small” but also “powerful” with some reviewers claiming they’ve swapped out their normal size hair dryer for this one at home.

Price: US$39.99.

Travel steamer

Whether you’re traveling on business or leisure, a travel steamer is the best way to avoid looking like a crinkled crisp packet.

Sure, hotel irons are fine, but you never know whether the user before you ironed over something they shouldn’t have and left traces of stickiness on the iron. The same stickiness that can be easily transferred onto your favorite shirt or dress.

But with the Urpower Garment Steamer your clothes will be smooth and clean.

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The steamer heats up quickly and distributes steam powerfully and consistently to rid garments of stubborn wrinkles.

The steamer is only eight inches tall by two inches wide and can easily fit in your suitcase.

Price: US$21.99.

WiFi dongle

Some people use a vacation to digitally detox, but if you need to work on the go or are traveling for business purposes, having WiFi is the difference between dealing with an angry boss and sleeping well at night.

But with the Huawei E3372LTE/4G dongle, you’ll never have to worry about being disconnected. The dongle works as a plug-in USB and runs internet upload speeds of up to 150 Mbps.

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All you need to do is buy a sim card from the country you’re in, insert it, turn it on, use the easy guide to install it into your computer and hey presto!

Price: US$55.

Plug adaptor

With all these new travel gadgets, you’re going to want to guarantee you can use them no matter where you are in the world.

All hail the Loop World Adapter.

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This nifty little 4.8-ounce travel adapter has standard plug fittings for the US, South America, the UK, Europe, and Asia Pacific and will charge your devices in over 150 countries.

The Loop World Adaptor also comes with two UBS sockets meaning it can simultaneously charge three devices.

It comes in black, blue, white and pink, but Amazon currently only has the black and blue in stock.

Price: US$15.95.