The best travel technology for Christmas stockings

To complete this travel gadget gift under the tree, consider getting another technical item like Christmas stocking. Headphones are always a great idea, but there are many other great options for globetrotters. Whether it’s a universal travel adapter so they don’t have to worry about plugs, a rechargeable hand warmer to stay warm on the go, or a luggage scale To avoid overweight baggage fees, any of the nine items below will go a long way as your loved ones travel the world.

When traveling the world, the last thing you want to worry about is whether or not you have the right plug for electrical outlets. Every globetrotter knows the importance of a travel adapter and nowadays the right one means it includes USB-C ports with fast charging capabilities. Zendure’s Passport II Pro meets all of these expectations and more. In addition to the main outlet, it also has three USB-A ports and two USB-C ports, which means you can charge up to six devices at a time. It can be used in over 200 countries and has an auto reset fuse to recover up to 6000 times from potential overloads. Whoever you buy it for will probably enjoy using it so much while they are on the road that they will continue to use it around the house.

If you’re looking for a compact, MagSafe compatible battery, Anker’s 622 MagGo does the trick. This slim device has an incredibly strong magnet that snaps onto any iPhone 12 and 13 model or MagSafe case. It has 5000mAh capacity which can deliver up to 7.5W of power for fast charging on the go. And if there is a need to support the phone, there is also a built-in foldable kickstand. There are five colors to choose from, including black, white, and a trio of pastel shades.

It’s time to forgo disposable hand warmers and go for a rechargeable hand warmer. To keep your loved ones warm when traveling somewhere with cold temperatures, Ocoopa rechargeable devices are the way to go. This particular model has three heat settings and a 10,000mAh battery that lasts up to 15 hours. The gadget is also incredibly light, weighing less than half a pound, and has a curved design that makes it easy to grip.

Whether it’s a day at the beach or a night out in the bedroom, the Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 2 is a portable bluetooth speaker that really delivers sound. Despite its small size, it is incredibly powerful and even has an outdoor mode to increase the volume. The device offers up to 13 hours of playtime and is waterproof with an IP67 rating, which means it can dive into the pool without any problems.

Using a numeric keypad is not for everyone. For those who lack the feel of a physical keyboard on the go, the Logitech MX Keys Mini is slim and easy to carry. It connects seamlessly to any smartphone, tablet or computer via Bluetooth and stays powered for up to 10 days on a full charge or up to five months when the backlight is off. The keyboard also has excellent Fn keys that let you send emojis, turn your mic sound on and off, and enable talk-to-text.

We’ve all had that freezing moment and we’ve pulled our hands out of the heat from our pockets to answer a call or text. Fortunately, touchscreen gloves were invented to avoid such painful situations. Most offers are limited to one or two fingers, but Mujjo’s insulated touchscreen gloves work with all five and your palm. They’re designed for an ultra-responsive experience and even have silicone grip lines to keep your phone from slipping out of your hand. The gloves are windproof, laminated with 3M Thinsulate and fleece lined for added insulation. This particular pair is ideal for temperatures above -1 degree Celsius (30.2F) while their double-insulated gloves can withstand temperatures as low as -8 degrees Celsius (17.6F).

Do you have chronic overpack on your list constantly worrying about paying overweight baggage fees? It’s time to get them a reliable luggage scale to save them stress (and money). As well as being affordable, this one from Camry is also incredibly precise with an accuracy of +/- 0.1 pound. The gadget has a strap and clip design that can measure up to 110 pounds, which is displayed on an illuminated LCD screen; has a tare function; and is easy to use.

If you’ve got a goofy friend who’s broken their smartphone screen once or twice, a screen protector will be the perfect Christmas present. For iPhone users, Belkin made an UltraGlass twice as strong as the usual tempered glass used for screen protectors, providing more peace of mind than ever before. It is still beautiful and thin and continues to provide a precise tactile experience. The brand also offers other options that include anti-glare and privacy features for certain iPhone models.

Have you ever needed a little extra light for taking photos and videos? Moon’s UltraLight 2 is here to help. This little gadget clips onto your phone and turns on with a simple touch. Press the sides to adjust the brightness level as well as the color temperature to achieve the desired effect and you will be on your way to brighter, better quality images. The device can last up to six hours and comes with a case to keep it safe.

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