Gadgets taking the travel industry by storm

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Innovation is a constant in our modern world. In fact, so much so that it can be hard to keep up to date with all the technology news at times. We’re certainly living in a golden age in that respect, with numerous technological advancements coming to the fore on an amazingly regular basis.

Gone are the days where satellite navigation systems were hogging the limelight, with sat navs falling firmly into the background thanks to the emergence of smartwatches, VR headsets, and augmented reality games on our phones. The gaming world is a perfect example of how far we’ve come in recent times, too. Live streaming is now a thing, our consoles are more advanced than ever before, and even our mobile phone devices can host console-quality titles too, alongside more options which could be found from Innovation is seemingly never-ending, and as consumers, we’re certainly lucky to be living in a time where groundbreaking releases are constantly put in front of us.

These technological advancements are having an impact on a range of different industries too, including the travel industry. Travel tech is booming, with more and more holidaymakers taking a gadget or two on their travels these days. With that in mind, here’s a look at some of the devices making waves with travelers all around the world.

Osmo Mobile 2 Handheld Smartphone Gimbal


Perfect for securing the holiday snaps you need, the Osmo Mobile 2 Handheld Smartphone Gimbal will hold your phone steady so you can capture the stabilised footage you require. It holds your phone firmly in place thanks to its built-in controls, making sure a shaky hand doesn’t ruin your pictures or footage.

Jetpack MiFi 8800L

It might not have happened to you before, but going on holiday with no access to the internet or a poor connection is a real annoyance for people. It’s common too, with some resorts, hotels and even countries simply unable to offer a solid internet connection. To avoid this potential issue, the Jetpack MiFi 8800L essentially gives you the option of connecting to your very own network. It can take up to 15 devices, it runs incredibly smoothly, and the battery life is excellent on it also.

SoundLink Bluetooth Speaker

Listening to your favourite tunes while relaxing on the beach appeals to people, which is why devices like Bose’s SoundLink Bluetooth Speaker have been selling well in recent times. The speaker not only looks slick and is compact and easy to carry around, but it also offers water-resistance, meaning you can boogie on down to your favourite artists without the worry of getting it wet.

OVO Travel-Size Iron and Steamer

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Creased clothing can be a real pain on holiday. Make it a thing of the past with the OVO Travel-Size Iron and Steamer, which not only works superbly well as both an iron and a steamer, but it is also miniature in size and can fit easily away into your luggage. Clever, right?

goTenna Mesh SMS & GPS Device

A particular favourite with hikers and those who tend to go off-grid, the goTenna Mesh SMS & GPS Device gives you peace of mind knowing that you can’t lose any form of communication should you need it. This handy gadget allows you to send texts without any service, while also having a battery life of up to 24 hours. It’s weatherproof, too.

Roku Express Streaming Player

Keen to stay up to date with the latest television shows while you’re on your travels? Well, the Roku Express Streaming Player has you covered thanks to its HD streaming of over 150,000 movies and shows.

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