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Great Travel Gadgets to Bring With You on a Trip
Traveling in the 21st century is so much easier - and this time I'm thinking of those tiny little gadgets that make travelers' lives easier.
Humble, small, light and most of them are dirt cheap.
Are you using any gadgets when traveling?
I'm sure most of you are using at least some of these great travel gadgets.
I tried putting together a list with some of the most useful and popular ones. Nothing very fancy in my list, just a bunch of objects you can also buy and use.
While some like to keep it simple, I tend to complicate myself. Why not take a bunch of accessories that are light and serve multiple functions.
#1 Solar panel LED flashlight keychain
I gave up carrying my mini flashlight, because I constantly have this one attached to my keys!
No batteries, has lower weight than most keychains and its 3 LEDs are strong enough for "basic emergency lighting".
#2 Pocket multi-tool gadget
Several variants of these multi-tool accessories are available. I'm using a flat metallic plaque which emobies multiple tools... including: can opener, bottle opener, several small screw-head key holes...
Although it fits inside my wallet (has the size of a bank card), it's not advised to take aboard an airplane's cabin (it has sharp parts and it's metallic - they can take it from you) - put it into the check-in luggage.
Dspite its many functions, I only used the can opener and the bottle opener on it, but it's essentially a survival gadget.
#3 USB memory card reader
Because I adore taking lots and lots of photos, this is a "must have", even if my netbook has a built-in multi memory reader.
It's good having in case something goes wrong or, when not using your own computer, you might require a separate external memory reader.
#4 Portable USB ventilator(s)
It gets awfully warm sometimes. And you can't just carry an air conditioner with you!
You can still bring a plug-in USB ventilator.
I have two types myself. The large one creates the strongest airflow, while the smaller one is the most adequate for trips (small, light). Unfortunately the small one's fins are very vulnerable.
#5 USB led light
I carry it whenever I can foresee the chance of using it. For instance: on long train or bus trips.
The small light doesn't cover a large area, it's less likely to bother other passengers while its lit up.
I use it mainly to make my keyboard more visible in the dark. But, it can also substitute a flashlight.
#6 Clap-on book light
This one can be attached to books. Has its own battery.
If you're drooling to read your favourite book while on a long trip, just clap one of these on and the problem's solved!
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