Five gadgets that might just save your life while on holiday

Five gadgets that might just save your life while on holiday

Going on holiday is something that we all look forward to. It’s a chance to escape the hustle and bustle of working life and broaden our horizons. However, there are some important gadgets you should take with you to ensure your holiday runs according to plan. Here are five of the most essential ones.

A mobile phone
We’ll start with the most obvious, but arguably most important, product on this list. A mobile phone lets you keep in touch with friends and family back home, and it also allows you to be contactable in times of emergency. It doesn’t have to be a top of the range mobile phone, but having something that does the essential things like calling and texting will provide peace of mind to all parties involved. We live in a highly connected world, so it’s likely that your mobile phone would already sit at your top of essential products, but it’s well worth reinforcing the benefits.

Luggage scales
Airports often have strict regulations in place that govern how heavy your suitcase or hand luggage can be. It may be tempting to buy lots of souvenirs to take back home with you, but it’s essential that you don’t push your luggage over the maximum limit. If you do this, you could face extra charges or you could be forced to remove some luggage in front of other passengers at the airport – an embarrassing situation. If you pack some luggage scales, you’ll be able to check that you’re within the guidelines before you leave the hotel – allowing you to enjoy a stress-free trip home.

A portable charger
There’s not much use in taking a mobile phone if it’s just going to run out a couple of days into your holiday. A portable charger is a great way of keeping your mobile phone in use – ensuring you can keep in contact with family and friends and capture those unforgettable memories on camera. On the glorious island of Mauritius, travel to which can be booked through an operator like Imagine Holidays, you will need a charger that is capable of slotting into a C/G outlet. Make sure you check you have the right type before you leave. Otherwise, you’ll have to buy one upon your arrival or borrow one from a friend

A Bluetooth keyring
When sampling the sights and sounds of a new country, it can be easy to become lost in the moment and misplace your phone. However, if you take a Bluetooth keyring with you, the panic and stress that usually comes with this situation will be eliminated. You can get models that are designed for specific phones, so it’s important to get the correct one.

It’s a real life-saver. It can connect wirelessly to your phone and, if you leave it behind in a restaurant or bar, the keyring will sound an alarm.

Travel safe
These products come in all shapes and sizes, so you’re sure to find one that meets your requirements. You cannot always be sure that your hotel or apartment will have a safe, nor can you guarantee that the one installed will be reliable or big enough for use, so investing in a travel safe of your own is a great idea. A travel safe is a bag that can be zipped up, padlocked and tied to something sturdy in your room by using the attached cord. These features prevent the safe from being tampered with or snatched, so you will not have to worry about the safety of your possessions while they’re in the hotel room.