The Go-Getter Girl’s Guide To Travel Gadgets

The Go-Getter Girl’s Guide

To Travel Gadgets

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If you are on the road a lot, there’s some special gear you NEED to make the most of your trip (and come out of it unscathed). Even better, most of them are from women-owned companies!

Here, 16 of our favorite gadgets for the ultimate business-savvy go-getter gal, the woman on the go, the traveler who barely has time to read this guide.

BogoBrush

BogoBrush was founded by a sister and brother duo, and is an eco-friendly toothbrush and stand for travel & on-the-go. What would be better than starting the year off with receiving a new toothbrush delivered to your door every month?​The BogoBrush is available for purchase online individually for $9.50/ stand available for $4.75 or together for just $14.25. Dentists recommend changing your toothbrush every 3 months, and now you don’t ever have to think about.

STYR Smart Bottle

All too often, flying can leave you feeling tired and dehydrated by the time you land – but what if you could find out exactly how much water you need to stay hydrated during your flight? STYR Smart Bottle  is a  a sleek smart water bottle (resembles the popular S’well bottle in look and feel) that syncs continuously with STYR’s patent-pending app to calculate optimal hydration levels based on your unique motion, biometrics and environmental conditions. The bottle can detect “flight mode” on your phone or a change in location (via flight) and adjust for dehydration based on travel time, and starting and landing locations – preventing you from feeling drowsy and depleted from the plane. The STYR Smart Bottle is $49 and is available for purchase on styr.com.

Babbel

Babbel is the perfect app to benefit any traveller. The Babbel app for web, iOS and Android makes it easy to learn 14 different languages. Bite-sized lessons fit into everyday life and are split into useful real-world topics, from introducing oneself, to ordering food and making travel arrangements. The app’s effective game mechanics ensure that learners stay motivated to achieve their goals, with the average user continuing to learn with Babbel for more than 12 months. Uniquely, every course is created specifically for each language pair by a team of education experts, linguists and language teachers. Not only is learning a new language a great skill to have if you are travelling for work or play, but it can also have great benefits for your health. Recent research from University of Montreal found that an ability to speak another language made a person’s brain more efficient, as well as preventing cognitive decline in later life.

Aluma Connect

Aluma Connect is the only personal safety solution that attaches to the back of a smart phone for instant access. The slim device has a silent alarm button and a secured wristband and works in tandem with an  app so users know the people they trust most are only a push of a button or pull of a cord away in an emergency. Other safety products require users to remember to bring a piece of smart jewelry, carry a key fob or open an app.

Chipolo Plus

Chipolo Plus is the world’s loudest Bluetooth tracker that helps find things you care about in seconds – finding 50,000 lost items daily. Chipolo is perfect to help travelers keep track of their belongings while moving between cabs, airports, hotels and more. Chipolo is available online now for $24.99.

FlyWithWine Suitcase

Women who travel a lot for work or play can indulge in the benefits of a https://www.flywithwine.comFlyWithWine Suitcase. This is a hard-shell suitcase that can pack up to 12 bottles of wine, and any space not used for wine can be used for wine glasses, clothes, shoes, or any other personal effects. It’s an independent woman’s dream come true to travel with. (Well, at least it’s mine…)

Jelt Belt

Jelt Belt is a woman-owned and run company that was developed with a modern-retro design with a nod to 80’s fashion (a trend that’s coming back in full force). Made from 100% recycled water bottles, its patent-pending buckle design that won’t show a bulge under fitted shirts and won’t dig in during periods of sitting and inner gel that grips to pants to avoid sag and stretch (perfect for those long flights). It contains no metal parts making it is ideal for traveling and can be worn through security checkpoints.  They also donate $1 of every belt sold to charity (this year is Warriors and Quiet Waters).

Style Rx designer pill box case

Take only the medication you need and leave the bulky bottles at home with this must-have travel accessory for the modern woman – the Style Rx designer pill box case. Or use it to organize small jewelry, a phone charger, ear buds, etc. Stylishly discreet way for women to organize and manage their daily dose (vitamins, prenatal, medications, etc.) wherever their travels take them. Can even purchase a second pill box insert and pack two weeks worth of medication and swap into the case after the first week. Inspired by Dawn, maker of the Style Rx, is a women-owned business dedicated to marrying style and function into solutions that make women’s lives easier.

DART

DART  is the world’s smallest laptop charger as it replaces the traditional bulky A/C charger and allows you to rely on one small option of charging your laptop. Because DART also comes with a USB port, you can simultaneously charge your phone or tablet as well. Really ideal for those who want to minimize the number of charging devices they carry. DART comes from FINsix, which was founded and currently led by CEO Vanessa Green.

Nodpod

The nodpod is patented, created by Melissa Bamberg, is unique way to get the best sleep ever. The nodpods soothing microbead eye pillow either comes conveniently snapped to the edge of a pillowcase or as a snap, strap and velcro- free travel version. Sleep never felt so good!

BANGS Siberian Snow Slip On

Space is always an issue, so being able to bring one pair of shoes for a duel purpose is ideal. The Siberian Snow SO is a cute pump that can work you through your busy day, and continues to shine moving into the evening. The company is also founded, owned and operated by 29-year Hannah Davis, who actively wears her pairs from day till night no problem.

Tramps Fashion Compression Hosiery

Traveling?  Avoid Economy Class Syndrome wearing a pair of “Compression hose or socks”. Economy Class Syndrome (ECS) is a term used to describe symptoms associated with sitting on a flight for long periods of time.  They include leg pain, swelling, blood pooling, blood clots (deep vein thrombosis).  Using medical-grade compression hose or socks will help to prevent ECS, plus they feel great as they hug your legs and provide additional health benefits such as increased oxygen and blood flow to the heart.  Try Tramps Fashion Compression Hosiery, which comes in a variety of fabulous colors, prints and styles for every taste.

Slyde Handboards

Slyde Handboards put epic wave riding in the palm of your land, and makes traveling light to any beach destination a breeze. Co-founded by a female entrepreneur Angela Watts, Slyde intends to make wave-riding accessible to the everyday woman.



Stasher

Stasher is the first—and only—self-sealing, airtight, non-plastic bag. Made from 100% pure platinum silicone, stasher protects both the planet and your health. stasher is reusable, making it a green alternative to plastic, but it also contains no BPA, BPS, phthalates, vinyl, petroleum or other icky chemicals found in plastic, making it safe to cook in (either sous vide or in the microwave) and eat out of. Use it to put your travel toiletries in when you travel, to keep your phone from getting sandy at the beach (you can even use your phone through the silicone), and to store crafting supplies.   Stasher founder Kat Nouri had her a-ha moment while making a sandwich. As a busy mother of three, kat had been making school lunches for years, and every time she packed her kids’ sandwiches in disposable plastic baggies, she’d think there’s got to be a better way.

Valfre

Valfre began as a Tumblr of Ilse Valfre’s artwork and is now a destination for the creative and wild at heart. Valfre’s portable chargers are super cute, and they’ll keep you charged for endless hours of talk, text and snaps! Check out some cute ones: Boys Tears, Bruno The Cat, Chill Pill.

Insta360

Insta360 creates 360-degree cameras for iOS and Android. These are perfect for travelers because they are very small and portable and with easy integration of images and videos to social media. They can also livestream straight to Twitter or Facebook.  The Insta360 Nano camera clips straight onto iPhones was released in 2016 and its Android version the Insta360 Air has launched on Indiegogo and will be launched officially this year.

Aly Walansky

Aly Walansky is a freelance lifestyles writer based in New York City, who contributes regularly to iVillage, SheKnows.com, xoJane, Huffington Post, and The Fashion Spot as well as many other print and web outlets.

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