Indulge In The Ultimate Travel Tech: Must-Have Gadgets For Your Next Adventure

From tablets to headphones, invest in the right gear to uplift your travel game.

May 31, 2024

Ready for your summer escape? Whether you’re planning a lavish holiday or a business trip, you are not leaving your trusted headphones, your iPad or laptop behind. While it’s a tough call to take the much-needed digital detox, some of these provide entertainment — like iPads, tablets, and headphones — while others make sure your vacation is comfortable—projector or AI-enabled phone, having the right gear is essential for a memorable journey. We’ve curated the latest 2024 luxury gadgets for all types of travellers in mind to elevate your next adventure:

  1. Best Smartphone: Google Pixel 8a

Best Smartphone Google Pixel 8a

Google’s newest smartphone is perfect for those who like compact smartphones; we approve of the matte finish that makes the device less prone to slips. The big story however is on-device AI. Google is playing up Gemini’s AI skills like Live Translate and Circle to Search. Then there’s the Pixel camera with cool new AI tools like Audio Magic Eraser and Best Shot.

Price: INR 52,999

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2. Best Sound System: Sony ULT Wear

Best Sound System Sony ULT Wear

Sony’s all-new ULT line of high-performance audio products has just made its debut in India in May 2024. The ULT Wear is just what you need on a long flight. The smooth cushions use a unique thermos-foaming process that make it comfortable to wear for long hours and also shut out external sounds. With dual noise sensor technology and the Integrated Processor V1, these headphones do an exceptional job with digital noise cancelling. But it’s Sony’s legendary bass that make it a compelling option.

Price: INR 16990

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3. Best Smart Watch: OnePlus Watch 2

Best Smart Watch OnePlus Watch 2

OnePlus Watch 2 makes a strong case for Google’s Wear OS smartwatches; perfect if you’re an Android user. This one’s geared for the wild side with a 2.5D sapphire crystal cover, that adds to its scratch resistance. Need to switch from gym mode to meeting mode? No problem. You can swap watch bands with conventional 22mm watch straps that you use for your fashion watches. Battery life (100 hours with Smart Mode) is a big win despite a vibrant 1.43-inch (466 x 466 pixels / 326PPI) display.

Price: INR 24999

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4. Best Projector: Optoma OMA-S(ML 1080ST)

Best Projector Optoma OMA-S(ML 1080ST)

This compact projector is surprisingly compact (weighs just 1 kg) and has won multiple design awards including a Red Dot Design Award in 2023. This short-throw projector allows you to create a screen size of 100-inches with a projection distance of just 1.7 metres. Built with premium RGB triple laser light source technology and Full HD 1080p resolution, the OMA-S(ML 1080ST) features 1,500 HK lumens of brightness and produces accurate, cinema-grade colours.

Price: INR 150000

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5. Best Tablet: Apple iPad Pro

Best Tablet Apple iPad Pro

The 2024 iPad Pro makes the strongest case for the iPad as a laptop replacement. It’s powered by Apple’s M4 chip, the next generation of Apple Silicon that delivers a big leap in performance. It also features a new display engine adding to the binge watch creds of the iPad comes in two sizes – 11 and 13 inches. Apple has also launched improved editions of the Magic Keyboard and a new Apple Pencil Pro that add to the appeal of its most formidable iPad ever.

Price: INR 99900 onwards

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6. Best Laptop: ASUS Zenbook Duo (2024)

Best Laptop ASUS Zenbook Duo (2024)

ASUS has been a pioneer in dual OLED screen laptops that make multi-tasking a breeze. The 2024 edition comes with dual 14-inch FHD+ OLED touchscreens supported with Pantone-validated colours and Dolby Vision HDR coupled with a detachable full-size keyboard and a built-in kickstand. At its heart is an Intel Core Ultra 9 Processor that blazes through most tasks. ASUS has incorporated quite a few recycled materials without compromising on the build quality or style.

Price: INR 159990

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7. Best Mobile AI: Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra

Best Mobile AI Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra

The Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra edition comes with a terrific 6.8-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2x (1440 x 3120 pixels) and heaps of AI features. The titanium build adds to the premium vibe but it’s the rear camera with a 200MP primary lens that has our attention. You also get one of the best zoom photography experiences (just what you need on your next safari) thanks to a 50MP periscope lens and a 10MP telephoto lens.

Price INR 129999 onwards

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8. Best Power Bank: Anker 537 Power Bank

Best Power Bank Anker 537 Power Bank

If you’re looking for a versatile, heavy-duty charger when you hit the road, this 24,000 MaH battery might just be your fix. It offers two USB ports and a total output of 65W. It offers an effective charging solution for laptops on the go – the power bank can power a MacBook Pro and also manage over four full charges for most smartphones.

Price: INR 9999

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9. Best Suitcase: Airexpress G45 smart riding suitcase:

Best Suitcase Airexpress G45 smart riding suitcase

Make a splash after you step out of the Business class cabin with a suitcase that morphs into your own private ride. It’s just what you need as you zip through terminals when you have a tight connecting flight. It’s cabin proof, security approved (with TSA-certified locks) and quickly turns into a scooter of sorts with wheels that hits a top speed of over 12 kmph. The 250W motor offers a range of 8 km and the suitcase is finished with aviation-grade aluminium for maximum durability

Price: INR 66,998

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10. Best Luggage Tracker: Ajjas GO

This wireless, magnetic GPS tracker is a great safety addition for your baggage. It offers location tracking with in-built GPS and comes with a powerful magnet that sticks to any metal object. The 10,000 mAh battery ensures a minimum of 12 days of battery life and it also offers voice monitoring that allows you to call the device and hear surrounding sounds.

Price: INR 3980

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