Who doesn't love a good gadget? When you are travelling, gadgets can make all the difference between a bum of an experience and the experience of a lifetime. But who wants to pay hundreds of dollars for the latest and greatest gadgets and gizmos?
This list gives you 20 of the top gadgets under $25 for just about any travel situation. Sure, technology makes a lot of things easier, but some of the best travel gadgets help you unplug and relax while on vacation. But we don't want to forget about how much tech can do for us when it comes to making a travel experience easier. Then there are the gadgets that help us stay organized on our trip. There are literally hundreds, if not thousands, of gadgets to choose from when it comes to making your travel experience better. But this list of 20 items for less than $25 will help you with a wide variety of problems associated with making travel better.
Whether you are really into technology and the latest gadgets to stay connected, or you just need peace of mind when you travel, this list is sure to have something on it that will help make your next trip - wherever that may be to - a success.
20 Nomader Collapsible Water Bottle, $16.25
When travelling, you are going to want to stay hydrated. But, you really do not want to carry around a big bulky water bottle that stays big and bulky when it is empty. Enter the Nomader Collapsible Water Bottle. This amazing invention is a pretty big water bottle, and it rolls up to fit into a large pocket or backpack. That means that when the water is all gone, you do not need to carry around a big bulky bottle. Plus, it is shatter proof and flexible. At a price of only $16.25, it is a great bargain for what you are getting. Perfect for travelers of all ages!
19 Crane USA Travel Cool Mist Humidifier, $20.99
The Crane USA Travel Cool Mist Humidifier is a mini humidifier that runs for up to 10 hours. So, if you are someone that needs a humidifier in your bedroom or house, you may want to look into this $20.99 travel gadget that will let you take your humidifier with you wherever you go. The device works as something you just place in the included tumbler or a glass of water, and it generates a cool mist which will humidify the area. Powered by USB or an AC adapter, you are sure to be able to have a cooler, more humid environment wherever you travel.
18 Andis 1875-Watt Fold-N-Go Ionic Hair Dryer, $22.75
The Andis 1875-Watt Fold-N-Go Ionic Hair Dryer is an ionic hair dryer which helps remove frizz from your hair when you use it. Plus, the design includes a retractable cord and folding capability which makes it great for traveling with. At a price point of only $22.75, you are surely going to want to pick one up for all of your travel needs. It fits neatly into your suitcase, regardless of the size of that luggage, which makes it perfect for people who travel on short trips and long trips. You really do not want to leave your hair dryer at home, and with this product you do not need to do that.
17 Steamfast Travel Steam Iron, $23.99
If you travel for business, you know that your suits and shirts and skirts may need a quick press when you get to your destination. The Steamfast Travel Steam Iron heats up in only 15 seconds, and the dual voltage makes it useful anywhere in the world. It is a small, hand sized steam iron which is useful for getting out light wrinkles from a variety of clothes. The price is only $23.99, which is a great price for such a handy little gadget. For anyone who needs to use an iron on their clothes, and they worry about whether an iron will be in their hotel room, this is the perfect item for them.
16 Dandelion Archetype Travel Adapter, $19.99
When you travel, you need to keep your devices charged because if they are not charged, they are worthless to you. How about you keep all of your gadgets charged with this gadget, the Dandelion Archetype Travel Adapter, available for $19.99. This travel charging hub will charge up to three devices at a time, and provides surge protection to keep your devices from overcharging. The international adapter will work in just about any country, so you can use it in Europe or in the U.S. or in Japan, all with the same setup. With multiple USB ports and a set of standard sockets, you will be prepared with 100% charged devices.
15 FreeHawk Tactical Outdoor Survival Paracord Bracelet, $8.99
What great travel gadget can you get for less than $10 that could very well save your life? How about the FreeHawk Tactical Outdoor Survival Paracord Bracelet. If you have not heard of these things, you are missing out. The paracord bracelet has been used by militaries around the world for years, but is now catching on with civilians. This is something that anyone who enjoys an outdoor trek or camping trip should have with them at all times. Not only does the paracord provide the potential to save your life, but the six tools built into the bracelet could aid in that lifesaving power.
14 Cozy Phones Sleep and Travel Headphones, $17.97
Now this is a cool gadget: the Cozy Phones Sleep and Travel Headphones for less than $20. With super thin speakers built into the band, you can wad this thing up and throw it in your travel bag, no problem. Yet, the powerful speakers deliver a great sound at any time, making this gadget perfect for someone on the go who loves to have access to great sound. The speakers are wearable as a headband or as an eye mask, so they can help you get through that long flight or at the gym in the hotel. Whoever thought of this was a genius.
13 Travelon 3-Speed Folding Fan, $17.92
When you travel around the world, you tend to go from one extreme temperature to another. So, you may want to consider a fan, like the Travelon 3-Speed Folding Fan. This gadget has a folding design that allows you to set it on a flat surface, or even wear it around your neck. With quiet operation, you are not going to be bothering anyone with this fan, and for less than $18, it is a great bargain.
You want to stay comfortable when you travel, and the best way to do that is to take advantage of a quiet fan like this one.
12 Archtek Toothpaste Tablets, $13.51
A tube of toothpaste is not always appropriate (or available) to use. Someone thought of this, and decided to package toothpaste in pills that you pop, chew, and brush. What a great idea! You may not want to brush your teeth as much as you are supposed to, but with the Archtek Toothpaste Tablets you will be ready to brush your teeth wherever you are, at any time. Perfect for travelers on the go who do not want to deal with a messy tube of toothpaste, this bottle of toothpaste tablets is the ideal way to make sure you can brush your teeth anywhere.
11 Gotoob, $14.58
Nowadays when you travel, you need to pack your stuff as small as possible, especially when it comes to your carry-on luggage and liquids. The GoToob is one (or a set) bottle made of FDA approved silicone, so you know it is safe to use for all of your liquids that you regularly try to travel with. The idea behind this product is to provide a safe and effective way to store, carry, and use all of your liquids or other products. At a price of less than $15, this is a great deal for a gadget that you are sure to use each time you travel.
10 Anker Astro E1 Portable Charger, $17.99
For a candy bar sized solution to your power needs, consider the Anker Astro E1 Portable Charger, available for only $17.99. This thing can detect what kind of a device you have plugged into it, and determine how to best charge that device. That means that you can charge any device in only about five hours or less. The high capacity charger has enough "juice" in it to power up even the biggest portable devices. Yep, if you have bunch of electronic devices - a tablet, smartphone, or other - then you probably would benefit from having this tool to keep those gadgets fully charged on the go.
9 Sleepy Ride Airplane Footrest, $19.99
We all know that sitting in an airplane seat can be pretty uncomfortable, especially if you have back problems. Not anymore! With the Sleepy Ride Airplane Footrest you can relax with memory foam keeping your legs elevated. This little wonder only costs about $20, and is perfect for those longer flights. It attaches directly to the arms of the tray table, so it can be used on any airline seat. With this hanging in front of you, put your feet up and just sit back to enjoy your flight. It may not be exactly like sitting in a recliner, but it is the next best thing on an airline.
8 Crumpled City Map by Palomar S.r.l., $15.99
When you travel to new places, it is nice to have a map. However, maps can get damaged or torn up, which means that they can become ineffective pretty quickly. Not the Crumpled City Map! This thing is made of light-weight, indestructible, water proof, and soft material that is flexible and can be folded or wadded up to throw into your backpack as you travel the city. You do not need to worry about neatly folding your map on the lines, because this map was designed to just be crumpled up and stuck in a pocket. It even has a convenient draw string to help you close it up, in the event you want a neat bundle.
7 Flight Flap Phone and Tablet Stand, $9.99
The Flight Flap Phone and Tablet Stand allows you to use your phone or tablet at eye level, instead of putting it on the tray table. This helps reduce eye strain and back ache on those long flights where you are playing games or watching videos on your mobile device. The secret? It attaches to the seat in front of you, hanging at eye level and allowing you to have easy access to everything on your phone or tablet. It is also light weight and very portable, making it a great gadget for techies on the go. Plus, it costs less than $10.
6 Freehand Luggage Drink Holder, $19.99
When you are running through the airport, trying to catch your flight, the last thing you want to do is juggle your luggage and your cup of coffee. With the Freehand Luggage Drink Holder, you can attach your cup of coffee (or whatever) to the bars on your pull behind luggage. This thing is self leveling, so it keeps your cup upright (at all times), even as you run through the concourse. It will hold up to 24 oz of whatever, and costs about $20. When you are through with it, it will fold up for easy storage. What a great idea for those that have luggage and the desire for a drink!
5 Tile Mate, $20
You have probably heard of the Tile Mate, but never considered it a great gadget for travelers. Well, if you are the kind of person who regularly loses their stuff - whether that is your keys, your cell phone, or your wallet - then maybe you will want to take another look at this handy little device. The little tag or tile attaches to anything, and you use your phone (even if it is attached to your phone) to find that item. Great for those that lose things, especially in a hotel room or strange place. Prices start at $20 for this nifty gadget.
4 Belle Hop Travel Door Alarm, $11.99
A lot of people have a security concern when it comes to staying in a hotel room. They have an alarm at their house, but there is no alarm on their door at the hotel. With the Belle Hop Travel Door Alarm, you can add an alarm to any hotel room. This small device attaches to the hotel room door, and only costs about $12. You could also attach it to the window. The piercing siren will alert you to any intruders to your room, which should give you piece of mind when you are sleeping in a strange hotel room.
3 Camry Luggage Scale, $9.98
We have all been there: when you show up at the airport, your bags all neatly packed, and you are told that you have too heavy of a bag. Prevent that in the future with the Camry Luggage Scale. This digital scale will allow you to weigh your bags and luggage before you get to the airport, so you know whether you need to shift some souvenirs from one bag to another. It has a 110 pound capacity, and only costs $10. You will be saving a lot more than that in baggage fees if you know ahead of time how much your bags weigh.
2 DEW RFID blocking Travel Wallet, $14.95
You want to keep yourself safe on your travels, and you want to keep your money and passport and ID and credit cards safe, as well. So, since that is the case, you are going to want to buy a DEW RFID blocking Travel Wallet for only $14.95. This wallet has RFID blocking technology, which will prevent tech savvy thieves from stealing your credit card and other information. Plus, the wallet is designed to hold passports and money and credit cards for your whole family, which means that only one person per family will need to hold onto everything, making traveling much simpler.
1 Hootoo Wireless Travel Router, $24.99
If you are a true technophile, you are going to want to get the Hootoo Wireless Travel Router, which will let you stay connected with any device, anywhere. This is not a hot spot, but it will let you tap into the hotel WiFi and connect multiple devices at the same time. For about $25, this little gadget really delivers a great productivity boost to anyone who is on the go and needs constant Internet connection. With an Ethernet port for your computer or laptop, multiple USB ports and charging ports, this device is perfect for anyone who loves technology and staying connected.