Trip Out – Best travel Accessories of 2022

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As the world slowly starts to open back up and Covid-related travel restrictions ease, you may find yourself planning to travel for the first time in a good, long while. Maybe you’ve already booked the trip you’ve been dreaming about. Or maybe work has you back on the road. Whatever the reason, constantly changing pandemic rules and regulations can make traveling more stressful than it used to be. The best travel accessories (along with some patience) can help even things out, saving you time, space, and money. That way, you can enjoy the journey, no matter how near or far you’re headed.

  1. Anker powercore charger

Anker’s vast catalog of gadgets spans from projectors to magnetic charging stations to practically everything in between, but its PowerCore Portable Charger speaks for itself, your phone, and a couple of other devices too. It boasts a 26800mAh battery that can practically endure an entire vacation without dying, and even comes equipped with an additional pair of charging ports that are sure to assist anyone accompanying you on your trip.

2. Epicka travel adaptor 

When you travel, one of the first things you should put in your bag is an adapter as there’s nothing worse than arriving at your destination and realizing you can’t charge any of your devices. While you can buy cheap adapters for specific countries, we recommend going for a universal adapter so you’re never caught short of the right connector. Epicka’s universal travel adapter contains the prongs required for over 150 countries and multiple USB connection points.

3. Evo shaver

Simply the world’s smallest travel shaver. Ever. 

If you are someone who wants to have a clean face every day, Evo Shaver is what you need when you have traveled out for an interview, meeting, or whatever. Evo Shaver is only the size of an egg and you can easily put it wherever you want, such as in the car, in your backpack, or even in the pocket of your jeans or shorts. It can continuously run for 35 mins on one single full charge. Each shave only takes about 1.5-2 mins, meeting your need to shave at least 20 times which is ideal for long-term travel.

4. Epple airtag

AirTag is an easy way to keep track of your stuff. Attach one to your keys, and slip another one in your backpack and put one in your luggage. And just like that, they’re on your radar in the Find My app. If you are a Samsung user, Samsung Galaxy SmartTag is what you need.

5. Wacaco minipresso portable espresso machine

Are you the ones who start the day with coffee? Never drink a bad cup of coffee again with the Wacaco Minipresso. It is the perfect portable espresso machine for travellers, allowing you to sample varieties of coffee on your trip or take your own coffee with you wherever you go. Simply fill with ground coffee and hot water, press, pour and enjoy. This ‘must have’ comes as a Nespresso capsules version or a ground coffee version. You will need hot water. coffee and zero batteries for a perfect cup. Okay, it’s bit of a luxury pick but life is too short to start the day with bad coffee. 

6. Sabre Wedge Travel Door Alarm

Travelling alone or just wanted added peace of mind in your accommodation? Simple and reliable the Sabre Wedge Door Security System is one of the most affordable and best-performing travel security systems. This little wedge is not only an alarm but serves as break-in prevention. The wedge is placed beneath the door, so that when a burglar tries to open the door, he not only triggers the 120 dB alarm but digs the thing further into the ground, disallowing him to open the door. The product features a special non-skid pad that won’t allow the wedge to move. It uses 1.9 V batteries, and it features an audible sound that will warn you when the battery is low.

7. Grayl water purifier bottle

Most of the travelers’ health problems are caused by contaminated drinking water, which means a water purification system is a must when traveling abroad. This is especially useful when venturing into remote locations with harsh environmental conditions or destinations such as the Middle East, Central America, Asia, or Africa, which are also known for their unsafe tap water. Fortunately, these days there are many products designed to help in such circumstances.

GRAYL’s Ultralight Purifier, for instance, is a state-of-the-art device capable of transforming almost any tap or clear natural water source into pure drinking water in just 15 seconds. Perfect for travellers and outdoor adventurers, each bottle comes equipped with a replaceable purifier cartridge, providing protection against viruses, bacteria, heavy metals, as well as many chemicals. This is an excellent way to get safe drinking water on the go, while at the same time, saving money on bottled water.

8. Inflatable bottle bags. 

You could view this as a item that seems a bit random… until you open your case and find that bottle of Felton Road Pinot you were bring back from NZ has recoloured everything in your case a lovely shade of red. This versatile roll-up travel bag suspends items in an inflatable air cushion to protect your bottles such as wine and olive oil. No more nasty surprises and messy spills when you open your suitcase. Simple, easy and brilliant. We like the Vinni Brand. 

9. TRTL adjustable travel pillow

I have a hatred of travel pillows. They are big, bulky, never really give a good nights sleep and I always end up buying a new one in duty free 5 minute before boarding. The might now be a thing of the past thanks to Trlt. With over 20,000 reviews on Amazon, the Trtl Pillow has been widely acclaimed as one of the most effective travel sleep gadgets in recent years. In independent tests by the Institute of Motion Analysis and Research at the University of Dundee,  Trtl pillow was scientifically proven to hold the head in a better ergonomic position than a traditional memory foam u-shaped travel pillow. It’s designed to be very easy to wear and takes just seconds to put on. Just choose the side of your head that you want to support, wrap the pillow around your neck, and secure it with the help of the velcro fastener. The patented design fits any neck shape, jaw and shoulder. Designed specifically with travellers in mind, Trtl is compact and easy to carry, measuring only half the size of a U-shaped travel pillow and lightweight. You can attach it to the outside of your luggage or the handle of your backpack. It’s also lightweight, weighing less than 200g, so you won’t have to worry about it adding to your luggage allowance. 

10. Macally car headrest tablet holder. 

One of the top road trip gadgets has to be a Headrest Tablet Holder. Perfect for keeping the kids entertained in the backseat on a long drive, this particular model can be used with phones, tablets and even game consoles such as the Nintendo Switch. The key thing about the Macally is that it puts one tablet between the front seats and in the view all the eyes in the back. Keep the children occupied and save yourself from too many ‘are we nearly there yet’ questions!

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