When it comes to preparing for a business trip, the same challenge faces all business travellers: suitcase space. It’s a universal predicament which throws up the same questions every time. Do I really need a raincoat? Can I do without my sunglasses? How am I going to fit my laptop in here?
The modern business traveller carries more than just a change of clothes, and every year the market is flooded with a whole host of useful devices and tools to make their trip more enjoyable, more organised and more convenient.
We’ve trawled through the latest must-have items and singled out the best travel gadgets money can buy.
Samsonite Hard Case Suitcase
First things first, it’s important to own a suitcase that not only stores your luggage, but protects it too. A hard case suitcase will protect your valuables from any rough treatment, so you can be assured your belongings will arrive in one piece. This award-winning Samsonite suitcase also comes with 4-way spinner wheels, making airport navigation a breeze.
Trtl Travel Pillow
The innovative Trtl Travel Pillow is exceptionally comfortable, fully-adjustable, and is scientifically proven to provide excellent neck support. It’s half the size of a traditional U-shaped neck pillow and weighs just 148 grams, so you’ll have no trouble packing it away after your flight. If you’re uncomfortable flying at the best of times, check out our top tips for overcoming your fear of flying.
HP Spectre x360 Laptop
This hybrid laptop is lightweight and ultra-thin, making it one of the best travel gadgets a business traveller could want. As the name suggests, it can fold 360 degrees which allows it to transform into a tablet instantly. This is the perfect all-in-one computer for getting your work done on the go.
Sony WH-1000XM3 Noise-Cancelling Headphones
A good pair of noise-cancelling headphones is a must for any business traveller, whether it’s drowning out the commotion on an aeroplane or briefly escaping the hubbub of the city. The Sony WH-1000XM3 headphones represent excellent value-for-money and boast impressive sound quality and noise-cancellation.
Stojo Collapsible Coffee Cup
The handy Stojo Collapsible Coffee Cup is convenient, functional and eco-friendly. Made entirely from food-grade materials, it’s free from harmful chemicals and won’t set off the detectors at baggage control. Are you a coffee connoisseur? We put together a handy guide for ordering coffee wherever in the world you are.
AUKEY Quick Charge 3.0 Charging Station
This versatile wall-socket charging station is relatively small, especially in comparison with its competitors. It comes with 2 high-speed quick-charge ports and 3 additional ports, allowing you to get all your devices charged at once. This is an essential gadget for business travellers with lots of tech.
VEHO Pebble P1 Pro
Portable power banks have become a ubiquitous piece of kit in the tech market over recent years, and with good reason. Being able to quickly boost your battery on the go is a real luxury, especially for business travellers abroad. The Pebble P1 Pro can charge even the highest-spec smartphones up to five times. It’s ergonomic, lightweight and might just get you out of a sticky situation while you’re travelling.
LeanTravel Compression Packing Cubes
Simple and very effective at saving suitcase space, these packing cubes are ideal for organising your clothing, with the additional benefit of compressing them to create more room for your other items. This specific set comes with six cubes of various sizes. They even minimise any creasing of your work attire, saving you an unwanted job when you arrive at your serviced apartment.
Suunto 7 Smart Watch
This unisex watch is a perfect marriage of a smart watch and a sports watch. Undoubtedly one of the best travel gadgets we’ve seen so far in 2020, this stylish wearable comes with an impressive list of features. These include maps, a heart-rate sensor, WiFi, GPS tracking, music playback and even mobile payment. Tech enthusiasts rejoice!
For business travellers, an eReader is a real privilege. The Kindle Paperwhite is capable of storing over 1,000 books and is specifically designed to protect the eyes from straining. The latest iteration of Amazon’s flagship eReader offers WiFi access and even allows you to annotate your books while you read. Why not start with our top 5 novella recommendations.
Discover more of our recommended travel gadgets in our previous post.