The Tech Gadgets You Need for Spring Break

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If you haven’t booked your spring break trip, go for it. For those who already have their confirmation number ready, the next item on the to-do list should be what to bring. Whether you spend your holidays ski in the mountains, walk in a national park, explore Disneyland or Walt Disney World Where lounging on the beach with a bookpacking the right tech gadgets can make all the difference.


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We’ve got recommendations on in-flight entertainment essentials, like iPads, Samsung tablets, stands for your smartphone, and portable charging stations. But don’t forget the mini versions of fans, hair tools or speakers to improve your quality of life during your stay in your hotel or rental.

Apple AirTag (pack of 4)

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Are you traveling with young people? Are you worried about losing your luggage? Apple AirTags keep track of your children and personal belongings if they get lost at any time during your trip.

Apple AirTag (4-pack), $99


Apple AirPods Pro

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Unless listening to a crying baby or the snoring person in the seat next to you tickles you, a pair of headphones or noise-canceling headphones should be your best investment in travel tech. Apple AirPods Pro, with active noise cancellation technology, sweat and splash resistance, and 24-hour battery charge with the MagSafe charging case, are perfect for the plane, the beach, or the pool.

Apple AirPods Pro, $197 (reduced from $249)


Bose QuietComfort 45 wireless noise canceling headphones

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For those who prefer superior sound quality paired with on-ear comfort, try these wireless, Bluetooth-enabled, noise-canceling headphones from Bose. The QuietComfort 45 offers 24 hours of battery life per charge and two modes, aware and silent, adapted to your situation.

Bose QuietComfort wireless noise-canceling headphones $45.279 (was $329)


Panasonic Compact Wet/Dry Electric Shaver

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You can’t pack a traditional razor in your carry-on, so anyone planning to shave while traveling should invest in a portable electric version. This Panasonic version weighs only 5.4 ounces and requires no charger. AA batteries are not included.

Panasonic Compact Wet/Dry Electric Shaver, $25


iPad mini 6

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The new iPad Mini 6 features an edge-to-edge Liquid Retina display, Apple Pencil support, USB-C port and 5G connectivity, making it the perfect compact travel companion . It also includes Center Stage, a camera that will stay trained on you even if you move around during your Family FaceTime sessions.

iPad mini, $474 (reduced from $500)


Samsung Tab A7 Lite

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For those without an iPad budget, another great tablet alternative is the Samsung Tab A7 Lite, with up to 64GB of expandable memory and up to 1TB of expandable storage. At the moment, you can get the compact gadget with an 8.7-inch screen starting at just $130 or the full size with a 10.4-inch screen starting at $230.

Samsung Tab A7 Lite, $130 (reduced from $160)

Samsung Tab A7, $230


Victorinox Lexicon Frame Series Global Hardside Luggage

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Frequent travelers who travel with technology understand the importance of investing in luggage with a reliable USB charging port. With an aluminum frame and innovative molding with recessed wheels and handles, the lightweight Victorinox Lexicon lets you pack as much as possible while keeping all your gadgets charged during your travels.

Victorinox Lexicon Series Global Hardside Cabin Suitcase, $575


Sonos Roam SL

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Sonos recently introduced a cheaper version of its ultra-portable and powerful speaker. The Roam SL, sold for $20 less than the original model, offers all the same features, minus a microphone/voice assist. Small enough to fit in your backpack with a battery that lasts all day, getting music to your final destination has never been so convenient. It’s available exclusively on the Sonos website for pre-order and ships starting March 15.

Sonos Roam SL, $159

Or pick up the original Sonos Roam at Best Buy.

Sonos Roaming, $179


Quip Smart Electric Toothbrush

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This Bluetooth-enabled smart electric toothbrush from Quip eliminates the risk of running out of battery on your travels, providing three months of toothbrushing charge. It also comes in a sleek and compact travel case that doubles as a stand and mirror holder.

(Looking for more options? Check out our guide to electric toothbrushes.)

Quip Smart Electric Toothbrush, $60


Jisulife Portable Mini Fan

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Planes, trains, and hotel rooms get hot and stuffy, and sometimes the air conditioning or available fans just don’t do the cooling job. A portable and rechargeable mini fan will keep you cool wherever your travels take you.

Jisulife Portable Mini Fan, $14 (was $17)


Perilogics Aircraft Phone Holder

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For air travelers who rely on their smartphone for in-flight entertainment, an airplane phone holder enhances the experience. It easily clips onto the tray table and tilts to your desired angle for a hands-free experience.

Perilogics Airplane Phone Holder, $13


Matein Laptop Backpack with Charging Port

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A frugal find with many positive reviews on Amazon, this backpack is a great travel companion. It not only offers a padded pocket for your laptop and several pockets for cords and other gadgets, but also a handy USB charging port, just in case your gadgets run out of juice during your travels.

Matein Laptop Backpack with Charging Port, $30 (was $42)


Tourmaline Chi Sets

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There is no need to bring full-size versions of your hair dryer, curling iron, or flat iron. Choose from one of these awesome sets from Chi, which include mini versions of their popular hair tools.

Chi Tourmaline 3-Piece Set, $109

Chi Charming Cherry Travel Set, $100


Anker PowerCore III Wireless Portable Charger

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Taking photos, downloading social media posts, and streaming shows while traveling can drain phone batteries quickly. Be sure to pack a portable wireless charger so your electronics don’t run out of battery. Whether you’re an iPhone or Android user, the Anker PowerCore III offers high-speed USB charging up to 18 watts.

Anker PowerCore III Portable Wireless Charger, $50


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