This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine. It may not be the end of September yet, but I am thinking about holiday travel already. We have a lot of family who live out of town. This means we are in the car or on a plane a lot from October through January. With all those miles under our belts, we have learned a lot of tips, tricks and hacks.
One of my favorite posts I wrote was, How To Pack Smartly When Traveling With Kids. We have saved a lot by figuring out how not to over-pack when we travel. Another area we have learned a lot about is what technology to bring and what to leave at home. We found we were weighing down our luggage with tech gadgets we could have made the trip without. From that, we found the best tech gadgets to make holiday travel easier:
- Digital Luggage Scale: No one wants to pay $25-$100 for overweight luggage. This scale has helped save us hundreds in travel.
- Surge Protector: You know how difficult it is to find an outlet at the airport? If you can find one and need to plug in more than one thing, you are out of luck. Bring a surge protector and plug in multiple items without hogging the outlets from the other passengers.
- Portable Charger or Power Bank: I was on a business trip. My first one. I forgot my portable charger and my phone died in the middle of the event. Ouch! I told myself I would never let that happen again. This is especially important when your whole family has electronics to keep powered up. My favorite is the HubMax is great for anyone who’s in constant use of their gadgets but also, always on-the-go.
- Portable Hard Drive: I have been using a portable hard drive for my work for years. I also use it for the SD card from my camera. I love to dump my photos on it and know our vacation pics are safe. If you can find a wireless hard drive, even better! Some even act as a hot spot as well. Win-Win-Win!
When we travel, we use our smartphones for almost everything. I use mine to take photos, for GPS and for the kids to play games. This can drain my battery in a hot minute. With the HubXtra from myCharge, I have a built-in Apple Lightning and Micro-USB cables. This is perfect for our phones and the kids iPads. It also has prongs on the back, so when we are at the hotel, I can directly charge it from a wall outlet.
The HubMax, which retails for $100, is a portable charger that is packed with so much power! I love how the compact design slips perfectly into my purse. And with the built in cables, I don’t need to worry about carrying around all of those USB cables. Available for $100 USD. In fact, the makers of Also, the folks at HubMax, offers a wide variety of portable chargers that can suit just about anybody’s needs.