5 gadgets every avid traveller needs

From a luggage bag that can charge your devices to headphones that block out plane noises, these cool travel gadgets will make your trips easier — or simply more fun.

  • Emily Wang
  • November 2019

Brought to you by Jetstar Travel Insurance

Travel smarter with these gadgets that are equal parts cool and handy. Oh, and they make great gifts, too!

1. GoPro HERO7 Black

Tough as nails and waterproof down to 10m, the latest GoPro is built for action. (Photo: gopromysg/facebook)

The unparalleled video stabilisation feature means you get ultra-smooth footage. Throw in seamless smartphone integration to review photos and videos easily and the ability to live-stream to Facebook and other platforms, and the GoPro HERO7 Black isn’t just for people into action sports — it’s a pocketable and powerful piece of technology for those who want to show off their travels in real time. Which, really, is everyone these days.


2. Genius Pack Carry On Supercharged

The interior panel comes with designated compartments so you don’t need to think about what goes where. (Photo: geniuspack/facebook)

Contrary to its name, this bag wasn’t designed by a genius. Rather, it’s the result of keenly analysing customer data to understand travellers’ pain points. Thoughtful touches like a built-in usb charger to juice up your devices, labelled compartments (including a secluded one for dirty laundry), and an embedded checklist of commonly-forgotten travel essentials ensure you stay organised even if you’re not Marie Kondo.


3. DJI Tello

The DJI Tello is tiny enough to fit the palm of your hand and weighs just 80g. (Photo: tellodrone/instagram)

One of the best drones for beginners, the DJI Tello has a high-definition camera that lets you take photographs and videos from the air. You control it with the Tello smartphone app, which gives you a live view of the drone’s camera to help you frame your shots.


4. JBL TUNE 600BTNC Active Noise-Cancelling Wireless On-Ear Headphones

The headphones offer an impressive 12 hours of battery life.

Any seasoned traveller knows noise-cancelling headphones are the best defence against overly chatty passengers and engine noise. These flat-folding and lightweight headphones don’t take up much space so throw them into your carry-on luggage and enjoy a restful flight.

Available in the JetShop in-flight shopping guide.

5. Polaroid Snap Instant Digital Camera

The Polaroid Snap offers built-in filter effects to give your shots a vintage vibe. (Photo: polaroid/instagram)

You’d be missing the point of the Polaroid Snap Instant Digital Camera if you wanted to know the camera’s specs. With minimal buttons and settings, it’s a basic point-and-shoot at best. But while it won’t be replacing your smartphone, it has one nostalgic trick your phone’s camera can’t do — it prints actual, tangible photos instantly.


One more for the road

Carrying tech gadgets isn’t the only way to travel smarter. Here are three common unforeseen circumstances Jetstar Travel Insurance covers you for.

1. Lost or stolen baggage

This is possibly the most inconvenient thing to happen on a trip. Jetstar Travel Insurance offers up to AUD $2,000 compensation for your baggage and personal effects, including your clothes.

2. Stolen travel documents

If you lose your travel documents, Jetstar Travel Insurance covers the cost of replacing your passport, visa or Jetstar flight ticket as well as any additional travel and hotel accommodation expenses incurred while overseas to replace such documents. The 24-hour emergency assistance team will also be there to guide you through this stressful situation.

3. Trip cancellation

If you’re unable to travel due to a natural disaster, civil unrest or serious sickness, Jetstar Travel Insurance reimburses you for the cost of the unused and non-refundable portion of your Jetstar air ticket.

Get covered for your next trip here.

Protected up to specified limits by SDIC. The illustration of the Jetstar Travel Insurance as above is subject to the full Terms and Conditions of the policy which can be found here.

Terms and conditions apply. Jetstar Asia Airways Pte. Ltd. is a licensed agent registered with the Agents’ Registration Board and an authorised agent of AIG Asia Pacific Insurance Pte. Ltd. Jetstar Travel Insurance is underwritten by AIG Asia Pacific Insurance Pte. Ltd. This Policy is protected under the Policy Owners’ Protection Scheme which is administered by the Singapore Deposit Insurance Corporation (SDIC). Coverage for your Policy is automatic and no further action is required from you. For more information on the types of benefits that are covered under the scheme as well as the limits of coverage, where applicable, please contact AIG Asia Pacific Insurance Pte. Ltd. or visit the AIG, GIA or SDIC websites (www.aig.com.sg or www.gia.org.sg or www.sdic.org.sg).