Best New Travel Gadgets

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There are some who prefer to travel light and technology-free, as they wander off the grid with nothing but the clothes upon their back. Meanwhile others crave gadgets galore. If you’re the type to happily admit you have a penchant for pricey toys, take a look at these best new travel gadgets for 2014, and let the fun commence.

Canon PowerShot N100

Travelling alone? Something tells us this genius gadget is going to come in handy. Canon have devised a crafty new feature on their PowerShot N100 camera that shoots from the front and rear simultaneously, and then merges the two images so that your selfie appears in the main photo. Now why didn’t we think of that?

Canon PowerShot N100 © Norio NAKAYAMA/iStock/Thinkstock (https://www.flickr.com/photos/norio-nakayama/12504646825)
Canon PowerShot N100 © Norio NAKAYAMA/iStock/Thinkstock 

Tylt Energi 2K Travel Charger

You’ll never suffer from flat battery syndrome again with Tylt’s Energi 2K. Infinitely more useful than any other portable power device on the market, this multifunctional gadget serves as an AC adapter for USB-powered devices, and also works as external battery pack to charge them. You can also power up both Energi 2K and your devices together at the same time.

Tylt Energi 2K Travel Charger © Tylt (http://www.tylt.com/)
Tylt Energi 2K Travel Charger © Tylt

Clever Travel Companion Underwear

Travel Companion Underwear? There is no way this is not a good idea. Like a fanny pack designed for the 21st century, this genius invention keeps your valuables hidden away in secure zip pockets beside your… valuables, where no one can find them without you noticing. Clever, eh?

Clever Travel Companion Underwear © Clever Travel Companion (http://www.clevertravelcompanion.com/)
Clever Travel Companion Underwear © Clever Travel Companion 

Socialmatic Camera

A match made in heaven for hipsters.  This handy camera is where vintage-fun Polaroid technology meets online social media. Backpackers can print or share photos as they choose, editing and layering with filters to their heart’s content. This nifty little camera has lenses at the front and back, and comes with Wi-Fi built in.

Socialmatic Camera © Fuse/iStock/Thinkstock (http://www.thinkstockphotos.co.uk/image/stock-photo-friends-taking-photo-of-themselves/83402419)
The ideal camera for your selfie addiction © Fuse/iStock/Thinkstock

Pebble Steel

Imagine having the world at your wrist… err, we mean, fingertips. Well, now you can with the sleek and stylish Pebble Steel wristwatch. This clever device has a week-long battery life and allows you to download essential apps such as Google Maps, Foursquare and Yelp, while retaining an impenetrable waterproof veneer.

Pebble Steel © Chris F/Flickr (https://www.flickr.com/photos/114264438@N03/12082498743/in/photolist-isiwvB-f4prsw-6M5a7Z-fweXAT-mhLcow-jpFXVR-hjhDHS-j8A1u9-fLyCE5 )
Pebble Steel © Chris F/Flickr

Soundmatters FoxL DASH7 Portable Soundbar

Just when we thought portable speakers couldn’t get any more portable, Soundmatters have created these sleek wireless Bluetooth sound bars in black, white, red – and most recently, platinum silver. Between the crystal clear hi-fi sound clarity and neat slimline design, FoxL DASH7 ticks all the boxes. Oh, and the impressive 12 hours battery life doesn’t hurt, either.

Soundmatters FoxL DASH7 Portable Soundbar ©
Soundmatters FoxL DASH7 Portable Soundbar ©

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Best New Travel Gadgets was last modified: June 26th, 2019 by Elizabeth Gourd
Author: Elizabeth Gourd (78 posts)

Elizabeth suffers from an acute case of wanderlust, which no amount of traveling or adventure can cure. She has lived in London, New York and Berlin, and is currently a writer for Hg2 | A Hedonist's Guide To...