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7 Tiny Travel Gadgets You Can’t Leave Home Without

Having the latest technology at your fingertips doesn’t have to mean weighing down your suitcase. We’ve found seven can’t-travel-without gadgets you never knew existed (until now), and best of all, they’re all pocket-sized.

Having the latest technology at your fingertips doesn’t have to mean weighing down your suitcase.

7 Tiny Travel Gadgets You Can’t Leave Home Without

We’ve found seven can’t-be-without tiny travel gadgets you never knew existed (until now), and best of all, they’re all pocket-sized.

Ultra Portable Pocket Charger

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Charge your iPhone and your Kindle using the same device? We never thought it was possible until we saw the Ultra Portable Pocket Charger, a magical device that has built-in Apple Lightning and Micro USB cables. It’s small enough to fit in your back pocket, while still packing enough power to give your phone about 2 full charges.

WakaWaka Power+ Solar Charger

If you’ve got the sun and the Dizaul Solar Charger, then you’ve got power. This solar charger can give your phone a full charge or up to 150 hours of light (on the flashlight setting). It’s about the same size as your smartphone. And you can feel good about this purchase—for every WakaWaka sold, a solar light will be given to someone living without electricity.

Kenu Stance

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Tired of shaky smartphone videos or photos? The Kenu Stance, available for iPhones and Android or Windows, fixes your problem (and photos). It’s a tripod that mounts right into your phone’s charging point—and it only weighs 1.2 ounces and folds down smaller than a pack of gum.

Victorinox Jetsetter 3-Pocket Knife

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Finally, a TSA-friendly multi-use tool that you can actually take on airplanes. The Victorinox Jetsetter packs tweezers, toothpick, scissors, key ring, screwdriver tip, bottle opener, and wire stripper into one tiny tool.

NPET USB Rechargeable Travel Razor


Is your electric razor taking up too much space in your toiletries bag? Get the NPET Travel Razor, which is smaller than your phone, and can be charged through its built-in USB connector—no annoying cords or bulky batteries required.

Ancord Super Portable Bluetooth Speaker

The Ancord is by far the smallest wireless speaker we’ve ever seen. It’s about the same width as a quarter, and only weighs 1.51 ounces. Charge its battery via the built in USB connection and you’ll get around four to six hours of use out of it.


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If you’re headed out on a road trip, the BlueDriver diagnostic scan tool could save your vacation if your car quits on you. This tiny tool works with your smartphone and lets you diagnose problems with your car (wireless, and no mechanic required). You can read and clear diagnostic trouble codes all on your own via Bluetooth, which will save you time and money for minor problems.

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Editor’s note: This story was originally published in 2015. It has been updated to reflect the most current information.

By Caroline Morse Teel

Unfortunately for her bank account, Principal Editor Caroline Morse Teel is powerless to resist a good flight deal. Follow her on Instagram @TravelWithCaroline.

Caroline joined Boston-based SmarterTravel in 2011 after living in Ireland, London, and Manhattan. She's traveled to all seven continents, jumped out of planes, and bungeed off bridges in the pursuit of a good story. She loves exploring off-the-beaten path destinations, anything outdoorsy, and all things adventure.

Her stories have also appeared online at USA Today, Business Insider, Huffington Post, Yahoo,, TripAdvisor, Buzzfeed, Jetsetter, Oyster, Airfarewatchdog, and others.

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