Ultimate Travel Gadgets to pack away: The Top 10!
July 20, 2016

Memories are key, and you need to be always connected

So it’s that time of the year when cooler climates beckon, and when we take a break from the harsh 40’s to head for the snow peaks of Norway or the monsoons of the Far East. So we at T3 Towers decided to compile our recommendations for your journey. Safe travels!


Fiio X5, AED 1029


Whether you’re on strictly in the audiophile zone or not, Hires audio for the road is much recommended. Take Fiio’s all-aluminum-bodied X5, for instance. It boasts an all-new audio architecture, is able to decode native DSD64/128 and directly play SACD ISO’s. The X5 plays all formats like FLAC, APE, ALAC, WAV, WMA, MP3, AAC and OGG files, with up to 192-kHz/24-bit resolution.


Western Digital My Passport Ultra, AED 299 onwards

jcrop-previewSo you want your personal stack of movies and GOT episodes with you, wherever you are. This sleek device comes in 4 snappy colors with up to 4 TB capacity. Think of it as The Red Wedding at your beck and call.


Pelican Vacationer, AED 3200


They build the world’s toughest cases, the combat-ready cases that even tanks can’t crush. The Vacationer, part of their Elite luggage portfolio, boasts the same DNA. Molded of high impact polymer and fitted with a watertight O-ring seal, this luggage can resist everything on the open road, even water. Plus, a waterproof purge valve vents the interior, while blocking moisture. But then,


Sennheiser PXC 550 Wireless headphones


Its price point positions it as a premium device for the business traveler, and the high quality sound is just a few of its highlights. Download Sennheiser’s companion app, CapTune, to get customizable sound modes. Plus this wireless headphone has active noise-cancellation, touch controls and 30 hours battery life.


SanDisk 128GB Extreme PRO microSDXC UHS-II card , TBA


So you know the feeling. You’re out on a trek, totally caught up in natures beautiful offerings and the wonders of the human world. And then you take out your GoPro and start recording away in 4K. Back of your mind, there used to be a fear of whether your memory would run out, something that the 128GB SanDisk Extreme PRO microSDXC UHS-II card takes care of. Boasting 275MB/s transfer speeds, it also includes a USB 3.0 card reader. Yep, this is the real deal.


Mobi EyeFi SD card, AED 290 onwards

jcrop-previewSo you’ve taken a ton of pics on your trip to the land that inspired Middle Earth. As always, your camera’s tiny LCD screen is not the most conducive for showing off your pics, and transferring frequently onto your Mac is a pain as well. Which makes Mobi’s Eyefi SD card with built in WiFi ideal. Download the app, and while the device functions like a regular SDHC card, the built-in WiFi pairs your camera to your smartphone, tablet, PC or Mac . As you take photos and videos, they appear instantly on your device of choice.


Merlin TravelMate – Wi-Fi Edition, AED 324

jcrop-previewI know, been there, done that. Yet there is a lot to love in this offering from UAE-born Merlin Digital. Apart from its multifunctional adapters, the device has an Ethernet port which lets you connect to Smart TV’s. The built-in Wi-Fi router functions as a typical router, access point and lets you extend the range of your existing network.


Promate Simate-2


One issue we face on our trips to foreign lands is that constant battle of the SIM’s. And this device promises to take care of quite a few issues. Slightly thicker than a credit card, it carries upto 4 sim-cards with a space to store your sim-card tray remover. 3 compact sim-card adaptors convert your sim-card into multiple sizes while you can also transfer data with its micro-SD card reader.


Western Digital My Passport Wireless, AED 699

jcrop-previewThis ones kind of a jack of all trades, a wireless drive for all your devices. Wirelessly stream data to up to 8 devices [very handy on a trip], even back up or transfer your photos and videos from your SD card thanks to the in-built SD card slot. Plus, its portable, has 6 hours of continuous video streaming and up to 20 hours of standby time, and acts as a Wi-Fi hub to share an Internet connection with multiple devices. 


Merlin Digital 4G LTE HotSpot Pro, AED 542


The simple plug and play setup allows you to quickly and easily create a personal 4G Wi-Fi hotspot. The portability factor apart, the built-in 4,620mAh rechargeable battery transforms 4G Router into a portable power bank as well.

by Anil George
Avid follower of all things tech. In between his quest for the ultimate gizmo, Anil fiddles with light meters, collects rare books and feeds his fetish for Jap horror movies. As Managing Editor of T3 Middle East for the GCC, Anil oversees content direction across print and digital. He was a CES 2017 Innovation Awards Judge, reprising his role as an Innovation Awards Judge at CES 2015 and 2016. Anil is also the Middle East's first Brand Ambassador for Ashdown Engineering.  Reach him at: editor@t3me.com.  
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