Having the right accessories when traveling is key to making your trip more enjoyable. From the right travel adapter to packing accessories for your electronics, there are plenty of ways to make sure your gadgets are safe and secure while on the road.
If you're going somewhere this season and want to take your laptop, camera, phone, and other electronics with you don't be afraid to pack your electronics for travel. You'll need them, whether you're headed to the beach or on a business trip. Just make sure your devices are ready to go when you are.
Here are a few tips to pack your electronics easily before your travel:
1) Pack them in a protective case
While it's best to avoid dropping your gadgets in the first place, if you do happen to drop your device while traveling, it's nice to know that it'll be protected from any damage by a case. Some cases have pockets for SD cards or extra storage space for cables or headphones. There are also waterproof cases that can keep your phone safe from water damage if you drop it in the pool or ocean.
2) Use a power strip and portable chargers
If you're traveling internationally, check with the hotel before plugging any devices into the wall - some countries use a different voltage than what they're used to at home and could damage them permanently. Also, make sure not to overload any circuits when using multiple appliances at once - nothing kills an iPhone faster than running out of battery while trying to charge it on a busy outlet strip! Instead of plugging everything directly into an outlet strip, use portable surge protectors (or power strips).
3) Get an organizer case.
A good one will provide plenty of room for all your cords, adapters, and other accessories as well as a separate pouch for your laptop or tablet that has a Velcro strap on it so it won't move around during travel.
4) Pack them in ziplock bags.
This is especially helpful with chargers and power cords - if one gets wet, it won't ruin the rest of your things. Put chargers and cables into another ziplock bag so they stay clean and dry if something spills on them during transit.
5) Bring a portable charger or power bank.
If you're taking a long flight or driving across the country, it can be beneficial to bring along a portable charger or power bank so that you don't run out of battery life midway through your trip - or worse yet, at an inopportune time like when your phone rings with an emergency call! You can also use it to charge up devices while they're still packed away in their bags; just plug it into an outlet when you arrive at your destination and let it charge up while you're exploring!