Must-have travel gadget for staying connected: 'I won't ever turn back'

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When it comes to travelling, you need the appropriate kit for long distances.

Gone are the days of reaching for the airline's flimsy foam headphones and attentively lip-reading because you can still hear your neighbour chewing on their meal.

Now we have the option of zoning out for a couple of hours, listening to a favourite podcast or reliving a concert with a line-up of great songs... undisturbed.

A selection of handy tech gadgets for traveling on a beige background
Don't travel without these must-have tech gadgets. Photo: Amazon / Catch.com.au / Bose

And of course, we want things charged, trackable and transportable.

Wherever you're going, prepare for your trip with our ultimate list of must-have travel gadgets.

Ultimate travel charger

We all have the intention of using our phone to watch, play, call and message when we travel, but what happens when your battery eventually dies?

Thank yourself when you whip out Belkin's transportable Power Bank currently on sale for $58, providing up to 36 hours of additional battery life.

Plug in any Android or iPhone, and enjoy 24/7 use of your best friend when you need it most.

One happy purchaser of this item praised it as an ideal charger to travel with. "Used with a USB-C cable to charge iPhones when on holiday so to minimise the amount of time having the phone out on show etc and also reducing the down time of it being in a bag/backpack," the buyer wrote in a five-star review on Amazon, adding that it has a "really fast charge" and "recharges fast too".

"What a great portable power bank," wrote another satisfied customer. "I finally committed to a more expensive power bank and I won't ever turn back. It fits perfectly in my carrying case and the USB-C port is exactly what I needed."

A black Belkin power bank on its profile against a white background with the power bank attached to an Iphone on the right.
Enjoy full power of your tech products when travelling with a transportable power bank. Source: Amazon

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All in one

Another underrated tech travel item is luggage trackers, and Apple seem to have the most efficient and affordable one out there.

Attach an Apple AirTag to your suitcases, handbags, you name it, and use your iPhone's Find My app to keep track of your stuff.

Top left are four white Apple Air tags layered against each other with a black kindle on the bottom right infront of a white background.
Keep everything together with Apple's Airtags to keep track of your possessions and Kindle storing thousands of books in one tablet. Source: Amazon

Now, when you feel like a little story but can't fit 15 novels in your handbag, a slimline Kindle can be the perfect product.

Waterproof, for when you spill your $18 house white in turbulence, and up 10 weeks of battery life in one charge, you can read thousands of novels in the new paperwhite model from $199.

Stay on track

Merging onto tablets, you can of course always go with the steadfast Apple iPad which you know will do the job seamlessly.

Boasting 256GB of storage and 10 hours of battery, the gorgeously-clear 10.2-inch retina display with True Tone1 makes viewing and playing a dream.

However, if you don't want to spend the big bucks, Samsung's Galaxy tablet is a fabulous option and is currently on sale for just $370 and selling fast.

The front display of an Apple iPad on the top left and a silver Samsung Galaxy tablet on the bottom right against a white background.
Apple's iPad and Samsung's Galaxy tablet are the most popular tablets for travelling. Source: Catch.com.au

The widely popular tablet includes 64GB storage with the ability to boost to 1000GB with a microSD card.

One buyer's review reads, "this is my second Samsung tablet and to be honest it is one of the fastest and nicest that I have had."

Listen to the right things

If you're embarking on a long flight it's worth dropping every penny for a quality set of comfortable headphones.

Bose's QuietComfort headphones are now on sale for $429 and are perfect for long hauls with 24 hours of use on a single charge.

Luxuriously plush with unrivalled noise-cancellation, they boast a multitude of high-tech features and look super stylish in off-white.

A side profile of a brunette woman with a fringe wearing white Bose headphones.
Bose's noise-cancelling QuietComfort® 45 headphones are accumulating rave reviews for their efficiency and comfortable design. Source: Bose

Need something a little lighter?

JBL Tune Wired in Ear Headphones offer noise-cancellation for an affordable $17.95 while Apple's OG Apple EarPods are a bargain at just $29.

On hand and at the ready

Super organised and like having all your tech stuff in one place?

It's worth picking up a carry-on storage bag like the Bellroy Tech Kit to keep your earphones, cords and chargers together.

A tech gadget organiser with its lid open revealing tech gadgets and cords, with a white Apple SE iwatch infront of a white background.
Keep important things stored in one place, like a tech gadget organiser and a smart watch to have your money, files and passes on hand. Source: Amazon

Keeping with the spirit of convenience, smartwatches are a great way to keep your boarding passes, credit card, apps, and important emails in one tiny secure gadget.

You can now score the 40mm Apple Watch SE for just $417 and leave all your worries behind.

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