My Travel Tech Essentials

My Tech Travel EssentialsI am headed on a coastal California trip with my dog this week and I am in the process of packing my bags. When go on vacation, I try my hardest to disconnect from everything. (That’s why I am on vacation, right?) But there are some tech items that I have to keep in my travel arsenal at all times.

I’ve rounded up a few of the products I think would be great for any journey, including a great Design Sponge tech DIY project. From chargers to alarm clocks, these items are compact and travel-friendly.

What are your favorite travel gadgets? Share your recommendations in the comments.

Travel Gadgets1. wooden iPad cover and stand, $90
2. wood tripod, $400
3. DIY tech organizer
4. universal converter, $25
5. solar powered charger, $70
6. bluetooth headphones, $99

Travel Gizmos1. ear bud holder, $27
2. iPad mini cover, $58
3. alarm clock, $24.80
4. point and click translator, $279
5. car charger, $39.99
6. solar powered water bottle, $29.95


Stephanie Todaro / Design*Sponge
Stephanie Todaro
Stephanie Todaro has joined the Design*Sponge team to work on special projects and oversee our weekly Biz Ladies and City Guides columns. Although born in Chicago and raised in Los Angeles, Stephanie has been lucky enough to live all over the US, including DC and New York, and continues to travel the world with hopes to one day settle down somewhere in Europe. She earned her master's degree in journalism from New York University in 2008 and now lives in LA where she works as the Director of Development for several celebrity websites and blogs about her adorable pup, Mr. Harvey. She has a slight (actually, major) obsession with all things stationery-related and likes to collect garden gnomes. To see more of Stephanie's work, check out her blog
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  • Nicole.

    Oops, in the first section you have #3 and #6 listed as the wrong numbers. ;)
    Awesome list, though! Thanks!

    • LifeScoop

      Thanks for letting us know, Nicole!
      – My Life Scoop Editors

  • Joey Roberts

    The Universal Adapter is perfect for my trip next year. Thanks for posting this! Lots of great ideas.

  • Anne

    Hmm, the wood tripod weighs well over 10 pounds and costs $400. How is that remotely practical and travel friendly?

  • David

    This is a terrible list. It is not list of tech items, but how trendy you can be with wooden accessories and wasting money. Why have a Iphone, Ipad and an alarm clock, pretty sure my phone and tablet has one built in.

  • Vinayak

    ear bud holder,bluetooth headphones would be more essential