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Travel Gadgets You Need for That Summer Trip Away

25 Nov 2016 10:18:19

Last we checked, Aussies have remained focused on Asia for their travel holiday inspiration. The two stereotypical top destinations Bali and Thailand have been trumped recently by...wait for it...Japan. Number two on the go-to list of destinations is New York City, followed by Bali and New Zealand at number three. That's basicially 4 out of 5 trips in vastly different time zones.

Nothing halts a vacation-ready mind more than sleep deprivation, incessant coughs from strangers, bleeding earphones, other unwelcome noises or tech death. These travel gizmos are geared to brighten your vacation and kill the vacation killjoys dead...

Ostrich Pillow - Wowzr HQ Favourite

Ostrich Pillow

The Ostrich Pillow looks ridiculous, there’s no denying it. But it’s a perfect travel companion for when you want to shut out the world and crawl into your secret mind cave or safe space. Sometimes the silliest looking gadget is the one you use most. Kim Kardashian Cara Delevingne can attest to that.

If you are comfortable in your own skin and don’t mind drowning your face in this royally bizarre head, then you will enjoy the noise-muffling, super soft quality it will bring to your power nap in uncomfortable spaces.

Cost: $64.99
See it here in Wowzr HQ Amazon Wishlist 


Luminette - a Wowzr HQ Amazon Wishlist gadget


Getting wrecked by Jet lag can ruin a holiday, and as such, everybody has their own cure. The Luminette may be one of the only ones based on actual Science. The device shines white light and blue light in the immediate periphery of your eyes, giving you the same health benefits drawn from sunlight. A couple of hours of fake sunlight after you land at your destination can apparently do wonders for resetting the body clock and recalibrating your senses from “unspeakably tired” to “ready to chat and party”

Cost: $198
See it here in Wowzr HQ Amazon Wishlist  


XPOP Love Bluetooth Speaker - Wowzr

XPOP - Teeny Tiny Bluetooth Speaker
. Massive Sound

Life needs a soundtrack. A travel weekend away needs a memorable one that you can play loud and possibly sing (very badly) to.

The most convenient way to take in some music while on the move is with wireless speakers; or a device that can make anything into a speaker.

The XPOP is a beautiful piece of kit.

Resistant to water, sand and oil, the X-Pop is a toughie. It’s also light and compact, yet boasts a full-range speaker with a built-in passive woofer. The result is a glorious 360 degree sound. It has a built-in mic for hands-free and conference calling. It also has a 10 meter bluetooth range.

In a gadget obsessed generation, this one makes a discreet, yet impactful design statement. Apart from its stunning sound it is a trendy little piece of art by Radim Malinic, an award-winning designer based in London. We are such suckers for good design.

Cost $49.95
X-POP One Step Checkout


Minipresso - Wowzr HQ Amazon Wishlist


Some people are zombies before their morning coffee (and we won’t mention names of those in Wowzr HQ who fit this description to a tee). No matter where in the world you’re traveling, the Minipresso is a compact, handheld espresso machine, perfect to give you a shot of inspiration on those sleepy vacation mornings.

Not exactly the 15-bar pressure you expect from your local barista, this nonetheless extracts pure lightning bolts to the senses, in a bit more of a sensible caffeine-ish form, via 10 bars of pressure.

A perfect wake up nudge so you can repurpose the last of last night’s champagne into mimosas…

Cost: $59
See it here in Wowzr HQ Amazon Wishlist  

X-Dream Plus - Portable speaker, power bank and media stand

X-Dream Plus - Portable speaker, Power Bank and Media Stand

There’s not many more annoying things than a dead phone battery just when you want to take that killer photo, or desperately need directions to the nearest train station.

The XD Plus is definitely a Wowzr HQ favourite. It’s a groovy piece of kit. Sounds on the go and tech that never goes dead are of almost equal importance during your vacation; if only for tweeting, instagramming (or keeping it for posterity’s sake)— all that while your favorite vacation songs play in the background.

Instead of carrying a separate power bank and portable speaker, This unique device has devised a clever way to pump out music and also power up your mobile device.

Cost: $29
X-Dream One Step Checkout 


And there you have it, our Top 5.  Wowzr HQ prepares your intrepid selves for the timezone leaps and travels across oceans with everything from light therapy glasses to vibrant outdoorsy speakers and wicked power banks. 

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Kristina Marie