Holiday Gift Guide: Top Travel Gadgets

Practical and fun ideas for the high-tech explorer.
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What to get for the globetrotter who seems to have everything? More gear! These smart gadgets and accessories will make everything—from sharing videos of your family’s vacation adventures to bringing plenty of books on board—easier.

For the iPhone-ographer
Insta-addicts will appreciate Moment’s wide-angle and telephoto lenses, the metal-and-glass fixtures that mount over your iPhone’s camera and deliver dSLR quality photos. $99, momentlens.co

For frequent long-haulers
Guard against dead batteries with Neptor’s portable charger, with dual USB ports for juicing up a tablet and smartphone simultaneously. And weighing in at a mere five ounces, the device won’t weigh down your carry-on. $49.99, neptor.com

For the voracious reader
Amazon’s latest e-reader, the Kindle Voyage, has a glare-resistant screen and an adaptive front light that adjusts the display’s brightness based on your surroundings. New PagePress technology lets you turn the page by giving the device a light squeeze. So the lucky receiver of this gift can sit on a sunny pool deck and won’t need to squint—or take her hand off that Mai Tai. $199, amazon.com 

For the loved one who doesn’t love your navigating
The Airframe+ is compatible with a wide range of smartphones, and its soft grip clips to any dashboard air vents, so the directions on Google Maps or music streaming on Spotify is within the driver’s easy reach. $29.95, kenu.com

For those with zero patience on holiday flights
Noise-canceling earbuds by Bose silence practically anything — even the screaming baby in the next seat. But the QuietComfort model also boasts an “aware mode” so you won’t miss that gate-change announcement. $299, bose.com

For the GoPro enthusiast
Every shooter needs the right accessories. For aquaphiles, Bobber makes a genius floating camera grip that’s perfect for surfing, swimming and diving. $29.99, gopole.com

For the business traveler
What to do when you need to claim your seat (and power outlet) while you run to the restroom or to grab a coffee? Kensington’s portable combination locks keep your laptop secure while you step away. $24.99, kensington.com

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