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5 Awesome Travel Gadgets

From the weird to the wonderful.

Never beaten on price

Gadgets aren’t just for geeks, especially when you’re travelling. From hot-footing it across the airport to capturing your memorable moments, we’ve got five top devices you should probably stick on your holiday shopping list.

Five great travel gadgets to make your journey easier

Samsonite micro-scooter cabin bag, £249.95

Travel gadgets, Samsonite micro scooter

The latest version of the Micro 3 in 1 suitcase scooter has an extendable handle making it easy to use no matter what your height. It weighs 5kg with a capacity of 26 litres, and is approved as hand luggage by most airlines. You’ll never find yourself huffing and puffing across departures again.

Tumi Travel Adaptor, £50

This nifty adaptor features four different plug types, so you can use it in a whopping 150 countries. It’s suitable for plugging in a range of ‘non-grounded’ devices, including MP3 players, digital cameras, mobile phones and travel speakers.

iPad or iPad mini, from £269

The ubiquitous tablet is a true travel hero, from keeping little ones entertained during the journey to checking out restaurants or keeping in touch when you’ve reached your destination. It’s also super-light and looks beautiful.

Kindle Paperwhite 3G, £169

The Kindle is looking pretty appealing too these days, even to a devoted paper-lover. Load up with more reading than you could ever get through, without having to sacrifice your spare underpants or sandals. The Paperwhite 3G even features free unlimited 3G web browsing overseas.

Olympus Tough TG-1, £315

A tough cookie of a compact camera, the Olympus TG-1 incorporates a metal body and shock-absorbing system. It works well in dark as well as light conditions, with a fast operating speed so you won't miss a shot. It also features built-in global GPS which automatically records your location, great for tracking your travels.

For more fab travel gadgets, check out our Top Travel Gadgets post.

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Written by Maxine Clarke: a writer, mummy, missus and campervan-lover. Used to travel, now enjoys a good holiday! Follow her on Twitter.