I love to travel, but I also hate being bored on a plane. Here’s what I keep in my carry-on to ensure that I’m never disconnected–even for a minute–while traveling:
1. Travelon Packing Squares (3 for $15). Bright colored see-through bags are great for travel because you can find them easily in your purse, even on the dark, cramped plane. I use the bags to store chargers, cables, cubes, etc. so I never run out of charge. They’re easy to find in my ginormous purse (you only get two carry-ons nowadays, so my technique is to carry a huge purse) without having to fish around.
2. Slinger Ultra Slim Portable Charger ($49). I always carry an extra battery–but keep it light. I love my Slimger™, which is an ultra slim mobile phone charging device that has a built-in USB cable and is compatible with iPhone and Android devices. It provides five extra hours of talk time, four hours of internet use and ninety-five hours of standby and weighs less than two ounces.
3. Beats by Dr. Dre Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones ($269, in store at TMobile and online at Walmart). Did you know the roar of the plane causes stress on your body? Not to mention the kid behind you playing his iPad game with no earphones (ugh). Do not travel without a collapsible pair of noise cancelling headphones.
4. Allocacoc PowerCubes ($13.95). Bring a multi-outlet plug to use in the hotel. There are never enough plugs in hotels, so when I travel I bring an allocacoc powercube (or two) that fit 5 plugs and aren’t blocked by bulky chargers like from your laptop. Genius!