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It is an easy trap to pack too many gadgets when you travel. But then it can be really annoying when you own a perfect gadget for the job at hand and you left it at home... or even worse, you have to buy another one while you are away. These are the tough decisions a traveller has to make :) Here is our list to help you figure out what you need to take on your trip:


TitleItem TypeDescription
Protecting KeysKeys

There are a number of ways to try keep your keys safe while swimming, at the beach, etc.

  • Swimwear Loop: Some people like to take their keys with them when they swim. Some swimwear provide a loop where you can attach a key.

Or check out these related items: Waterproof Wallet, Dry Box, Key Wristband, Vehicle Lock Box.

Packing Items

Item TypeSelect

Used to lock or open something, e.g., your house, vehicle, bag.

Sticky Tape

On the lower scale of strength for tape, but still useful for attaching items to paper, etc.


A tool to figure out how far you have walked.


Useful to see things close up. Try sightseeing or sporting events.

Sewing Kit

A sewing kit can be useful for emergency repairs. The needle can also remove splinters, etc.


Not just for smoking, also useful to conveniently start a fire, etc.

Duct Tape

Duct tape has been put to so many uses, this versatile item may find a spot in your packing list.

Can Opener

Being able to open a can may be the difference between eating or not.

Pocket/Swiss Army Knife

There are many sizes and different tools you can get. Just don't forget to take it out of your carry-on luggage.

Jar Opener

If you have trouble getting off those tight lids, a jar opener provides you that extra grip to get the job done.


Useful to keep off the rain, but also to reduce the heat and glare of the sun.

Musical Instrument

If you like to bring the music to the people or chill and play yourself some tunes. Just remember, sometimes the people don't want to hear the music ;)

Packing Tape

Not quite as strong as duct tape, but has enough strength to hold boxes together and is easy to cut with scissors or sharp instruments.

Bottle Opener

Don't be caught out doing something stupid, have a bottle opener at the ready.

Alarm Clock

Useful for telling the time and setting alarms so you don't miss anything important.


A mirror can be used to look at yourself, but has other uses such as starting a fire with the sun.

Health Monitor

If you need to check your health regularly or have room in your first aid kit.

Travel Pillow

For a long journey, or a quick nap, a comforting pillow can make the difference. Air versions can be quite small once the air is let out.

Universal Sink Plug/Stopper

A plug can help you fill a sink or a bath to wash yourself, clothes or items.


You might not know which way to go, but you will know which direction you are heading.


A corkscrew can be used for opening bottles, but this pointy little gadget can be pressed into many different services.


Great for telling the time, also a fashion accessory and potential multi-purpose smart device.


A special spring loaded type of shackle. Used for climbing, but can also be used to attach items like a drink bottle to a bag.

Double-Side Tape

Handy for when you want to stick two things together with some tape, e.g., to hang something.

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