Wherever you travel this year—beaches, mountains, forests, or cities—here’s the travel kit of gadgets that should come in handy on every trip you take. By Vaibhav Sharma
5 gadgets you need to carry whenever and wherever you travel
Nikon Z FC
Harking back to the golden age of film, the Nikon Z FC will make lovers of retro design weak in the knees (the textured leather accents are absolutely gorgeous). But it’s not just a cool fashion statement for your Instagram page—it’s a modern, mirrorless, full-featured interchangeable-lens camera (21MP, if that matters) that works with Nikon’s Z and F mount lenses (the latter require an adapter). It has a flip-out rear LCD monitor and includes support for 4K video, slo-mo, and upto 11fps still shooting.
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Is 2022 the year you finally start your travel vlog? Making your decision easier is DJI, which has a new smartphone gimbal out just in time. The OM5 comes with upgraded tracking (ActiveTrack 4.0), improved stabilisation, and a built-in selfie stick. DJI’s Mimo app also walks you through shooting fun videos with pro-style effects such as the Hitchcock-inspired Dynamic Zoom. Other features include gesture control, glamour filters, timelapse, and slo-mo.
Sennheiser HD 450BT
TWS earbuds might be glamorous, but nothing beats an old-school set of cans in sound quality. That’s why we’re keen on the HD 450BT. AAC and aptX support means both, iPhone and Android users, will be happy; there’s ANC to shut out the drone of a jet engine; voice assistant access; the Smart Control app gives you an audio equaliser; and there’s up to 30 hours of battery life (with ANC).
Gionee Wireless Charging Power Bank
Wireless charging might just be the best thing since sliced bread. But why limit yourself to charging the lazy way only at home? Why not get a wireless power bank? Gionee’s 10000mAh power bank offers 5W wireless charging (perfect for when you’re digging into lunch at your favourite cafe), and there’s even a 12W quick charging USB port for older devices.
This one’s tailor-made for travellers who fret about losing things. Chuck one in your laptop bag, slip it into your car keychain, or place it in your wallet. This tiny tracker works seamlessly—there’s no need to install any app (the tracking is built into Apple’s newer devices and software)—and the coverage you get is far better than the competition. Other features like ‘walk away’ alerts, Ultra Wideband for precise tracking, Siri integration, water resistance, and a user-replaceable battery make this the best tracker around.
Adobe Creative Cloud Express
Have you always wondered how to make those cool Instagram posts without getting into something as complex as Photoshop? Check out Adobe’s Creative Cloud Express. This all-in-one graphics and video editing app is ideal for social media—you’ll find built-in templates for flyers, Adobe’s stock image collection, filters, nifty tools like background removal, and even a bunch of fonts so you can get just the look you need for your New Year’s vacation posts.