Whether it’s a weekend trip to Cox’s Bazaar or spending your summer vacation in Bali, having a few necessary gadgets handy can go a long way. Listed below are a few gadgets that are going to provide you with the utmost convenience on your trip, in order to make it less of a hassle and a more memorable experience.  

 

Sony α6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera

Nowadays, most people prefer to document their memories using their smartphone camera but in doing so, they do not do justice in capturing the precious moments they encounter during their travels. That is why investing in a proper camera may get you more in return than what you spent. My camera of choice to accompany me on my travels is the Sony’s α6000 E-mount camera with APS-C Sensor. Even if you do not have much experience in photography, this camera is still easier to use. It has a 24.3-megapixel CMOS image sensor, with a Full 1080HD movie shooting capability at 60fps or 24fps, and 11 fps continuous shooting at the full 24.3-megapixel resolution. It has an ultra-fast autofocus that is quicker than a DSLR. It is compact in size and is lighter than a DSLR, but with its manual controls and the option to interchange lenses, it is just as good as one. The Sony α6000 will cost you around Tk 48,900.

 

Bose QuietComfort QC25 Headphones

Noise cancelling headphones are the best friend of any traveller trying to get some shut-eye or to simply drown out a rowdy surrounding. The Bose QuietComfort 25 is a pair of active noise-cancellation headphones, meaning that the headphones use its microphone to determine the wavelength of the sounds around you and plays back the sound of the exact opposite wavelength to cancel it out. It is lightweight, comfortable around the ears and also wireless. The sound quality is great but this pair is best known for its noise cancellation prowess. The battery lasts for about 20 hours and a quick 15-minute charge will give you two and a half hours of playback time. The Bose QuietComfort QC25 comes at about Tk 29,000.

 

Huawei 4G Mobile WiFi Router (E5573)

Whether you are travelling alone or with a party, it is always wise to bring your own Mobile WiFi or MiFi device along with you. MiFis allow you to connect multiple WiFi devices to a single 3G/4G sim and surf the internet on the go. The Huawei E5573 lets you connect up to 10 devices at once. It houses a 1,500mAh battery which allows four hours of usage and lasts up to 300 hours on standby. Download speed can reach 150 Mbps, while upload speed maxes out at 50 Mbps. With Huawei’s MiFi in your possession, you can ignore the hotel’s slow WiFi and even bring 4G connectivity to a 3G device. The E5573 comes with a price tag of Tk 7,000.

 

Xiaomi Mi 20,000mAh Power Bank 2C

Power banks are a must-have in our everyday lives. It becomes even more important when you are travelling. Not knowing when you are going to be near a power outlet to save your precious dying device, it helps to have a power bank in your bag to beat this uncertainty. This power bank can fully charge an iPhone 6 about six times, an iPad Mini about three times and a MacBook about 1.2 times. It takes the power bank about three hours to reach the charge of 11,000mAh and seven hours to be fully charged to 20,000mAh. It has two USB outputs and one micro USB port as input. This Xiaomi Mi Power Bank retails at about Tk 1,700.   

 

Super Star Universal Travel Adapter

One thing to keep in mind when travelling, be it domestic or international, is that power outlets and voltages might be different from what we have at home. In such cases, having an adapter that can fit into power outlets of any shape might prove to be very useful. This will ensure that you do not have to look for the appropriate outlet that fits your devices’ chargers and even if you do find one, you do not end up damaging your gadget due to the different power outage. The Super Star Universal Travel Adapter follows international standards. It is made out of polycarbonate virgin resin and is fire retardant. It has a market price of about Tk 200.