Are you heading overseas soon? As a world traveller myself, there are some travel accessories I always take with me.
While most people focus on what clothes their going to take, I'm googling which power supply I need and whether I need to take anything special I can't quickly buy from the local store.
After celebrating Songkran in Thailand last year, a waterproof case for a mobile phone is something I now I always carry with me. You never know when you might need to keep your most valuable asset safe.
This list also includes two travel accessories I use to keep safe on the road including a RFID travel card that stops would be skimmers from stealing my credit card details directly from my wallet. There's nothing worse than losing your cash flow while on the road.
Lastly the best travel accessory when flying is the perfect way to listen to your own music and actually watch a decent movie without listening to the babies in the front row crying.
Best Travel Accessories Australia
1. Lencent Universal Power Adapter
If you love to travel and are after a power adapter that you can use no matter where you go, the Lencent Universal adapter is your best pick!
The Lencent world charger has sliding mechanisms for United States, Australian, United Kingdom and European plugs, so it covers 150 countries around the world, making it your ideal travel companion.
While you’re charging the universal power adapter to power your devices, you can charge your smartphones at the same time with the dual USB charging ports that intelligently identify your connected devices and provide optimized charging. So I can use the power adapter to blow dry my hair and charge my smartphone at the same time, without wasting time.
Achieve maximum protection with the Lencent with the built-in multiple protection system. Your devices are protected from overcharging, over current, over voltage, short-circuiting and overpowering.
To prevent your devices from overheating, the Lencent universal power adapter will automatically stop charging your device.
This travel accessory is compact, with a foldable plug and 100-250-volt international voltage making it easy to pop into your luggage and use any of your devices worldwide.
2. Mobi Lock Airline Adaptor
When you’re on a plane and want to enjoy the in-flight entertainment on your own headphones, the Mobi Lock Arline Headphone Adaptor is the perfect solution for you.
The Mobi Lock adaptor is versatile and functions as it is used as a converter to let you connect your own headphones into the in-flight entertainment.
Airline systems usually separate the left and right sound channel so your regular headphones with a 3.4mm jack would not be compatible.
The Mobi Lock combines the two channels into one for you to have high-quality sound with the use of your own headphones.
When you’re on a plane and want to enjoy the in-flight entertainment on your own headphones, the Mobi Lock Airline Headphone Adaptor is the perfect solution for you.
The adaptor is versatile and functions as it is used as a converter to let you connect your own headphones into the in-flight entertainment system.
Airline systems usually separate the left and right sound channel so your regular headphones with a 3.5mm jack would not be compatible. This combines the two channels into one for you to have high-quality sound with the use of your own headphones.
The Mobi Lock has no unnecessary wires and is hassle-free to use because it requires no installation. Just plug the adaptor into the aeroplanes dual socket, and you’re good to use your own headphones.
The product has gold-plated sockets and the earphone jack provides you with a crisp clear sound transfer.
You can convert the dual airline sockets to a standard 3.5mm jack.
This lets you plug in your favourite headphones into the in flight system to watch your entertainment, and not using the cheap headsets that are provided by airline.
Just make sure you unplug or turn the volume down when the captain uses the intercom or you might be in for a shock!
3. Card Shield RFID & NFC Protection
With horrifying stories of card skimming always floating around, I am always vigilant in protecting my cards while travelling.
To keep your card information safe and your money protected, use the smart card RFID Shield and NFC Protection by intervisio!
The gadget works by creating an electric field of approximately 5 cm in radius which makes all 13.56 Mhz cards invisible to any nearby scanner, keeping your card and contactless payment chip secure.
This card is ultra slim at 1.3mm in thickness and fits into your wallet, purse or even jeans pocket with ease just like your regular cards.
It is super easy to use, all you need to do is place your credit or debit cards near it and you’re good to go!
There is no need to charge the gadget as no power is required. The advanced technology in the smart card draws energy from any present RFID scanner so no need to worry about whether or not it is charged when you’re leaving your house and are on the go!
4. Yosh Waterproof Case
Take your selfies underwater up to 40 feet deep and keep your phone protected at the same time with the Yosh Waterproof Case.
The Yosh case keeps your phone protected and dry by two mechanisms:
The snap-and-lock seal clips which prevent leakage from the top of the case, keeping the water out and your phone nice and dry.
The fully enclosed black edges surrounding the case provides a second layer of protection, preventing leakage from the sides of the case.
The Yosh waterproof case is guaranteed to protect your phone from water, smooth, sand and dirt, letting you enjoy your outdoor activities and travel without having to worry about your phone.
The great thing about this case if that is compatible with any smartphone that is up to 6 inches in length so if you do change your smartphone, you don’t have to change this case.
The case comes with a 21 inches long nylon lanyard so you can keep your hands free for underwater photography.
You can grab this phone case in three great colours; black, green or pink. The waterproof case has a clear window panel that allows a highlight responsive screen touch, letting you take crystal clear photos and videos.
5. Matein Anti-Theft Travel Backpack
When you’re travelling, the last thing you want to worry about is having your valuables stolen. With the Matein Anti-theft Travel Backpack, my worries have been put to bed.
This backpack has a hidden theft proof pocket on the back to protect your valuables. Combined with a luggage strap, you slide the backpack over your luggage to secure it in place and carry around.
The backpack comes with a lot of storage space; it comes with a laptop compartment to hold up any laptop up to 15.6 inches.
There is one main compartment for you to store your daily necessities and the front compartment comes with many pockets, pen pockets and a key fob hook to keep your items all in the right place and organised, so you’re not rummaging around looking for your stuff.
A unique feature of this bag is the external USB port design that offers an easy way for you to charge your phone while you’re on the go.
The Matein backpack offers comfort with the multi-panel airflow system that provides relief while carrying heavy loads so that there is less stress on your shoulders and maximum support for your back.
When it comes to travelling, the smallest of products can have the biggest impact on your journey such as using your own headphones or ensuring you don't get skimmed walking down the street. Hopefully we've given you some inspiration on travel accessories to consider for overseas trips.
Rhys is a successful entrepreneur with a PHD from University Colleague London with a strong interest in product reviews, blogging and traveling. Based in Melbourne, he loves to write about electronics, tech and travel.