Looking for a new pair of headphones, photo accessories, or other travel gadgets for someone on your gift list or even yourself (we aren’t judging)? Shopping online may be your best bet. A lot of travel gadgets are cheaper on sites like Amazon than heading to big box stores. Below are some of our picks. You can also price match from Amazon and other online sites at stores like Best Buy if you prefer to shop in person.
This pillow is a great accessory to have on your next long-haul flight. It’s scientifically proven to give you support while you sleep comfortably on a plane or any other place on-the-go. It’s also easy to pack. The Trtl Pillow is half the size of most traditional u-shaped memory foam travel pillows. The pillow is cheaper on Amazon than it is on other online retailers. From time to time, Groupon offers great deals on the pillow.
Beats headphones initially had a bad rep for too much bass when they first came out, but since the Apple takeover the brand has matured. These headphones offer around 40 hours of music listening. They also come with the 'Fast Fuel' feature, which gives you about three hours of listening on a five-minute charge. I use these myself and when I’m traveling the quick-charging feature comes in handy. I can plug them in while I’m getting dressed and make sure there's enough charge for my flight. On Amazon, these are around $220, cheaper than the full price ($300) you would pay at the Apple Store.
Planning to have better health this year? A great way to start is a fitness tracker. The Fitbit Charge 2 is a great stepping stone into the fitness tracker atmosphere. This tracker counts your steps and workouts and even has a heart-rate monitor. I use a fitness tracker daily. It’s nice to make sure when I'm on vacation that I’m not slacking on my steps. Amazon currently retails the Fitbit Charge 2 for about a dollar less than most sites, but as of writing, the site is offering an additional 15 percent off with a coupon; more info can be found on Amazon.
While $100 might sound a little expensive for a portable charger, this one is worth it. According to reviews, people are able to charge their phones between eight to 10 times over with the device. If you’re like me and you forget to charge your portable chargers—this is the one for you. The charger is $100 on Best Buy but only $98 on Amazon. However, similar to the Fitbit above, at the time of writing, Amazon is offering 15 percent off with a coupon. All you have to do is add to cart, clip, checkout, and you’ll save 15 percent off your purchase.
Not ready to shell out a lot of money for the new GOPro HERO6 or are you new to action video and photography? Try the HERO5. This GoPro is a lot cheaper than the HERO6 and offers most of the same features. These cameras are very rugged, allowing them to sustain harsh environments including underwater filming. You can get the camera on Amazon for $349, cheaper than the $399 price tag found on Best Buy.