The travel accessories you absolutely need on your next jet-set adventure

I like to travel! And while I may not be able to do much during this pandemic (although travel is slowly opening up), that doesn’t stop me from dreaming about it or planning my next vacation in my head. My travel bucket list is overflowing with exotic vacation destinations. And, as any seasoned traveler (not that I am… YET) will tell you, having a set of practical and reliable travel accessories is essential! They’re the nifty little products that can help you in the most impromptu and sudden situations, and you’ll never regret packing them in your suitcase. So we’ve curated a bunch of travel-friendly designs that we think you’ll absolutely need in your travel kit on your next jet-set around the world! From an ingenious suitcase that doubles as a bedside table and lamp to a portable lamp that works perfectly anywhere, these practical products will make your next vacation much more comfortable and easier.

1. Mitchell’s Suitcase

A British designer has come up with a suitcase concept that will make packing and unpacking easier for travellers, especially if they have a small hotel room or an Air BnB space. It is a hand luggage that can also be used as a bedside table in case the room does not have one.

Why is this remarkable?

The product is designed so that you don’t have to unpack everything when you arrive and then repack it when you leave. It will be especially useful for tight spaces and if you are traveling from place to place.

What we like

  • The suitcase/bedside table can also be used as a lamp
  • The storage is designed as drawers that will make it easier for you to access the items you need right now

What we don’t like

2. The Zendure Passport III

With a GaN semiconductor inside that gives the adapter an output power of 65W, the Zendure Passport III is compact, versatile and can simultaneously charge 6 gadgets at the same time. Designed to work in 200 countries, the travel adapter can plug into virtually any outlet around the world and comes with not 1, not 2, but 4 USB-C ports to quickly charge all your devices, as well as a USB-A port as well as a traditional universal outlet for plugging in gadgets and devices.

Why is this remarkable?

Touted by Zendure as the most powerful travel adapter on the market today, the Passport III is probably one of the few travel adapters built on an internal gallium nitride architecture. Thanks to this very feature, the Passport III manages to have a power delivery capacity of 65W and the ability to simultaneously charge 6 gadgets together, while being about as compact as the adapter brick you get with the most smartphones.

What we like

  • Designed to work in 200 countries
  • A GaN semiconductor inside

What we don’t like

  • 65W can still be low if you charge 5 devices simultaneously!

3. The Lexon Nomaday biometric lock

Imagine being able to use TouchID on things other than your phone. The Lexon Nomaday biometric padlock allows you to secure your backpack, bedroom, locker or even your bike using just your fingerprint.

Why is this remarkable?

The Nomaday is a tiny but impressive padlock that ditches keys for something much more secure: biometrics. Designed to be as easy to use as unlocking your phone, the Lexon Nomaday comes with a small fingerprint reader that has a response time of just 0.5 seconds, unlocking faster than it would take usually to even find your keys. The Nomaday can store up to 10 different fingerprints and comes with an LED indicator, allowing multiple people keyless access to anything behind the lock.

What we like

  • Tiny + compact shape
  • Designed for indoor and outdoor use
  • Uses biometrics to secure your assets

What we don’t like

4. Signal

Smart wristwatches can be found in spades. But to everyone’s surprise, smart pocket watches are a thing and the smart version of these pocket watches have taken hold in the niche market. A charm for collectors, these complex devices have always fascinated me. No wonder, when I came across Cue – a smart pocket watch concept – I couldn’t help but share the idea.

Why is this remarkable?

Indian designer Rahul came up with the idea of ​​a feature-rich pocket watch that every adventurer would want to have close at hand when venturing into the wild. Designed with features to help travelers better navigate, track their daily activities, and keep an eye on their health, the minimalist yet powerful Cue can send emergency SOS alerts and even remind the user of medication times when he travels.

What we like

  • Can be mounted on your bike or backpack or carried in your pocket for convenience
  • Can send emergency SOS alerts and even remind user of medication time when traveling

What we don’t like

  • A seven-second long press opens the menu, while a 15-second long press opens the SOS slider

5. LEGO-Inspired Suitcase

LEGO Luggage Features

LEGO Luggage 2

Liam de la Bedoyere has designed a stackable suitcase like legos. It really looks like a lego brick, with a pair of tubes on one side and six studs. There is a handle on the right and another on the top.

Why is this remarkable?

This concept luggage design is perfect for Lego fans and kids at heart. We won’t stop you from using it as storage for your legos, but it will be much cooler if used for travel. Imagine the stares you will get from parents and children when you are at the airport.

What we like

  • Takes you back to your childhood!
  • Can be stacked like real LEGO bricks

What we don’t like

6. The conic

Designed primarily for use in outdoor activities; The Conic is a useful extension of a flashlight, which should be useful for lighting up the whole camp or making it easier to perform those two-handed tasks. So it will be a great help for cooking or maybe playing board games at camp.

Why is this remarkable?

The gap between outdoor flashlights and lanterns is narrowing with the design transformation. This inventive approach has given rise to a new field, namely an outdoor lamp, which doubles its functions and guarantees that you will never run out of space when camping or traveling. Conic is an embodiment of such a design, which is a nice transition from the traditional, boring light sources you’re used to packing in your backpack.

What we like

  • Far from traditional flashlights
  • Portable
  • Versatile design – can be used indoors and outdoors

What we don’t like

7. ILMA

This portable device could be a literal lifesaver for those who frequently stay at hotels and Airbnbs, exactly because it smashes three devices into one.

Why is this remarkable?

At first glance, two of ILMA’s functions are immediately apparent. It’s a cylindrical lamp sitting on a large circular base with what is obviously a camera right in the middle. Aside from the obvious signs of a recording device, ILMA’s shape and design are meant to be a calming presence in any environment. It runs on a battery that can be charged via a USB-C cable, so it’s actually a portable light that you can take with you on your travels. In fact, ILMA only makes sense if you travel a lot and stay in unfamiliar accommodation.

What we like

  • The camera performs the functions of a typical indoor home security camera, except it is portable
  • The box is made from 100% recyclable materials

What we don’t like

8. Lulley Baggage

How about getting a piece of luggage that converts into a trolley in the blink of an eye? A dual-purpose product that intends to serve all avid travelers on their travels, and sits privately in the hallway like a nice trolley.

Why is this remarkable?

After a vacation, it would be great if the luggage could be converted into an attractive trolley to keep souvenirs, a desk clock, family frames or even books. That’s exactly what Lulley luggage is. It doubles as cart storage for modern homes in the most attractive way possible. According to the original concept idea, the imagined product bridges the usability gap by combining the function of a trolley with luggage. The idea is to make wise use of a suitcase that would otherwise be out of sight when not needed. The frequency of using luggage is very less, and it ends up unnecessarily taking up space in your home.

What we like

  • Lulley takes advantage of the form factor similarity between luggage and trolley
  • The two halves of the luggage attach to each other in an open configuration to create a double-sided cart to store more than you bargained for

What we don’t like

9. The GreaterGoods Digital Luggage Scale

The GreaterGoods Digital Luggage Scale is a nifty little gadget that lets you weigh luggage up to 110 lbs. It has a sturdy nylon strap that allows it to easily hang on your luggage. It then accurately displays the weight on the screen – pounds or kilograms (depending on your preference).

Why is this remarkable?

The digital scale avoids unpleasant surprises at the airport! It allows you to be prepared in advance and to pack smartly and efficiently. Not to mention, its sleek and compact shape allows you to slip it into your suitcase once you have finished weighing it!

What we like:

  • Compact and portable form
  • Perfectly placed balance handles to make sure your bag doesn’t fall out

What we don’t like

10. CLIPIT 2.0

The CLIPIT 2.0 is a simple clip-like device that functions as a unique multi-purpose multi-tool. It functions as a hands-free device, allowing you to magnetically or elastically suspend objects, and at its very base, its clip-like design allows it to mount anywhere.

Why is this remarkable?

Designed to be minimal in form but maximal in function, the CLIPIT 2.0 is a clip-like device that can fit on a range of objects. The clip itself can be attached anywhere from the lining of your pocket to the strap of your backpack, and it comes with an elastic band that allows you to store a range of devices, sunglasses to stationery, and tech accessories to other EDC gadgets.

What we like

  • Elastic band features a non-slip pattern for added friction, so items that are tucked in won’t slip
  • 2 CLIPIT allow you to carry more than one bag on your shoulders without the straps rubbing against each other or slipping

What we don’t like

  • Additional accessories must be purchased separately

Dora W. Clawson