Looks like travel is back on the menu, boys! And going by the recent surge in passport renewals, Singaporeans are certainly preparing to take long overdue overseas vacations. In short, it's time to dust off your luggage and check that your travel gear are still in good working condition. Perhaps you might be looking to replace your headphones because the leather is peeling. Or buy a new charger with faster charging and more USB-C ports. Here are five handy gadgets for travellers to consider.
Need help keeping track of your belongings during your trip? Sounds like you'll need an Apple AirTag or two. This small Bluetooth accessory transmits its location to your iPhone, so you can locate your bag. Given how it works — tapping Apple's Find My network — it can possibly even let you know if your luggage has been loaded onto the plane. But not so much for bag hunting at the luggage carousel as the AirTag doesn't work well when attached to a moving object.
A good pair of active noise-cancellation headphones are essential for travel. They can drastically reduce the drone of engines, as well as the din created by your fellow travellers. When it comes to noise cancellation, Sony's WF-1000XM4 is one of the best in the business. The audio quality is also top-notch with strong bass and a wider soundstage than most earbuds.
Ugreen 65W GaN charger
Most of us bring at least a couple of electronic gadgets, such as a notebook and a smartphone when travelling. Double or even triple that number if an entire family is going on a vacation. This is exactly why you should get a compact multi-port charger like the Ugreen 65W GaN charger. It can charge up to four mobile devices at the same time through its USB-C and USB-A ports. Note that, depending on where you're headed, you may still need a separate travel adapter.
DJI OM 5
A smartphone gimbal like the DJI OM 5 is a no-brainer if you're big on taking videos with your phone. This model is not only lighter than previous ones, it also has a built-in extension rod that gives you a bit more reach for your shots. DJI has improved its software — it's great at tracking your target, and there are several cool features that help you achieve cinematic effects like a dolly zoom. Alternatively, you may also wish to consider a compact drone like the DJI Mini SE if you're travelling to a picturesque location.
Sonos Roam SL
Take your music with you wherever you go with the Sonos Roam SL. This portable and IP67 rated wireless speaker is about the size of a beer can. Yet it can produce a surprisingly full sound. It's great for outdoor excursions to the beach or a short hike up a hill. And it's equally useful in hotel rooms that lack amenities like a sound system.
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