Travel is a fact of life for many people in today's world. Whether it is for business, pleasure or study, there are many adventures to be had and areas to explore. But while travel can be exciting, it can also be complicated, especially if you want to have all your tech tools with you without breaking your suitcase or your back. Fortunately, many gadgets for travelers don't take up too much space. In this slideshow, we've featured 12 must-have travel items you'll want to check out before your next trip.
If you need to create a wireless mobile office, you might consider the Satechi Wireless Multifunction Mini Router. Plug it into a wired ISP port and you have an instant, secure 802.11n wireless hot spot with speeds of up to 300Mbps. A great companion gadget for the wireless router is Satechi's compact travel charger, which offers two USB ports and two AC outlets to keep all your devices charged and ready to go.
If you're traveling for business, check out Brookstone's Pocket Projector Micro. The tiny device is compatible with most smartphones, tablets and computers and can project an image up to 50" diagonal on almost any surface. And, if you don't like the small touch keys on your phone or tablet, check out the Bluetooth folding keyboard. It can save you a ton of time and frustration.
For those traveling long distances, check out the QuietComfort 20 Noise Cancelling Headphones. You can enjoy great sound, block unwanted background noise and not disturb your neighbors.
If you're traveling for pleasure, the Polaroid Snap can make a great addition to your travel accessories. The digital camera lets you print high-quality prints instantly, making them great to share with friends and travelers you meet along the way. Another great photo accessory is the Olloclip 4-in-1 Lens, a wide-angle lens for your smartphone. If you're traveling with a larger group and have lots of devices to charge, check out the STACKED wireless charger, which allows you to charge multiple battery packs all at once.
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