7 Must-Pack Gadgets for Frazzled Flyers

From dealing with loud seatmates to even just trying to find a comfortable position on a long flight, traveling can be very stressful. Check out some of my favorite gadgets to help keep your cool and reduce stress. And be sure to share your favorite gadgets in the comments below. 

For a Stress-Free Trip, Pack These Items

PurSteam Travel Steam Iron
Pack a portable iron and stop stressing about wrinkled clothes on your trip. My top pick is the travel steam iron from PurSteam. It's the perfect size for packing and takes up minimum space.
Amazon User Review: “Small and convenient. Does the job.”
Price: Starting at $20 on Amazon

Raynic Sleep Sound Therapy
If you’re used to a quiet backdrop while sleeping or just have a hard time falling asleep while traveling try buying a small white noise machine. This one from Raynic is portable and you can even use headphones to keep you from disturbing your travel companions.
Amazon User Review: “I brought this for covering up noise from other rooms. I use it daily to help go to sleep and sleep better with this running, there are 8 natural sounds for choose, it really helped.”
Price: Starting at $20 on Amazon

Avantree Active Noise Cancelling Bluetooth 4.1 Headphones
While traveling long distances, you’re going to want to listen to some tunes or watch your favorite shows—distruption free. Make sure to pack noise canceling headphones. This pair from Avantree is a great pick and a lot less than similar headphones from Bose or Apple.
Amazon User Review: “BEST BLUETOOTH HEADPHONES, PLEASE GIVE IT A TRY ! great battery, good comfort. I like the bass.”
Price: Starting at $50 on Amazon

Kindle Paperwhite E-reader
Sit back and enjoy a good book on your flight or just before you end your night. Instead of dealing with the hassle of brining a bag of books try an e-reader. Kinde Paperwhite is the best choice, especially if you have a Prime membership. If you have a membership the e-reader is under $100 and you also have access to some free books.
Amazon User Review: “I love it. Very handy, easy to read font.”
Price: Starting at $120 on Amazon

AnGeer Massage Pillow
Go the extra mile with your travel pillow. This pillow from AnGeer does more than support your neck. Portable and lightweight, this pillow has a massage feature that can help relax muscles and improve circulation.
Amazon User Review: “ I was impressed with the overall function, design and ease of use. I still can't bear to throw away my memory foam pillow. But you better believe that for all of the times I have to pack small and light. This baby is coming with me!”
Price: Starting at $25 on Amazon

Fancii Cool Mist Personal Mini Humidifier
Sometimes, hotel rooms can have very dry air. Make sure to pack a mini humidifier to add a bit of moisture to the air. Most are pretty simply and you can easily add a bottle of water to get started. Fancii’s mini humidifier is no different. You basically add a standard water bottle and you’ll start adding moisture to the air. It also runs on USB power as well.
Amazon User Review: “Super easy to use. Road tripped the US and used it daily for my 2 kids! Durable, small, easy to wipe out and clean. Only works with a standard neck plastic water bottle!”
Price: Starting at $25 on Amazon

Fire 7 Tablet with Alexa
Want to have your books plus some video options? Go for a Fire 7 tablet. You’ll be able to sit back and relax with just about every entertainment option possible. If you’re traveling with kids it’s also a great gadget to keep them entertained as well.
Amazon User Review: “Yes. Love our new tablet. Stays charged for so long. Easy to use. Highly recommend.”
Price: Starting at $35 on Amazon

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