Get Those Gadgets: 8 Eco-Gadgets That Make Travel More Fun
Having the right gear is a big part of enjoying your trip, and we at Wild Nectar are always looking for travel gear and gadgets that are manufactured in a way that’s in line with our sustainability mission. Check out these nearly miraculous items that will not only make your trip more enjoyable, they will also help us move toward a more sustainable future:
CHARGE THAT DEVICE
A rechargeable power bank has become a must for international flights and lengthy car trips. This great one has the option of charging via solar when you’re way off the beaten track plus it has a built-in flashlight:
*Anker PowerCore Solar 20000*
Built for Adventure: Dust, rain, or shine? No problem. This solar-powered portable charger handles anything you throw at it. Power your phone for days on end with a 20,000 mAh cell capacity. Super-Fast: Faster than almost any other in-class portable solar charger. Dynamic 12W 8W charging juices up your devices as fast as possible. Built-In Flashlight: 3-mode flashlight lets you illuminate your path, light up the camp, or signal for help in an emergency.
Find your Anker PowerCore Solar 20000 here
BRING YOUR OWN CUP
Whether you’re being offered a paper or plastic cup at the airport or somewhere else, this portable cup is easy to offer up instead as it folds down to just a 2.5 inch circle, easy to stick in your purse or pack:
*Stojo Collapsible Coffee Mug*
The Stojo Collapsible Coffee Mug with straw is made from silicone and recycled material, so it’s BPA free and safe for both dishwasher and microwave. Handles both hot and cold. This 16 oz cup collapses down to just 2.5 inches.
Find your Stojo Collapsible Cup here
BRING YOUR TUNES & SPEAKER PHONE
This very small, solar-powered bluetooth speaker will take your tunes anywhere you go, plus if you want to call the family back home and put your whole crew on speakerphone, it does that too!
*Sunfox Solar Bluetooth Speaker*
Pair the speaker with your phone using Bluetooth for premium listening inside and outdoors. Answer calls and dial out when your phone is connected to Bluetooth using the speaker’s built-in microphone. Fully recharges in approximately 16-18 hours of direct outdoor sunlight or in approximately 1-2 hours by micro USB input (cord included).
Find your Sunfox Bluetooth Speaker here
WASH THOSE CLOTHES
What a lifesaver this tiny pouch will turn out to be! Stored in that tiny package is a bag with tiny scrubbing bristles which you can use to do laundry in your hotel room. That’s right; it’s a tiny washing machine!
*Scrubba Washbag: Portable Clothes Washer for Hotel and Travel Washing*
The Scrubba Washbag is light, small and eco-friendly. Featuring a flexible inner washboard, the pocket-sized Scrubba wash bag allows a machine quality wash anywhere in just minutes. It is hygienic, self-contained, electricity free and easy to use, even in the smallest apartment or hotel room.
Find your Scrubba Washbag here
GRAB YOUR DETERGENT
You’re going to need some detergent for that tiny washing machine. How about True detergent that comes in handy travel-size pouches:
*True Detergent Travel Pouches*
True Laundry Detergent is one of the most effective laundry detergents available on the market. True Detergent is 4x concentrated which means you'll use less laundry detergent. Void of any caustic ingredients and animal essences, it is truly a safe detergent for all types of machines and fabrics and also safe for the whole family.
STORE THOSE CLOTHES
Have you ever had trouble locating your socks or figuring out what to do with particularly dirty laundry? Packing cubes not only organize your clean clothes in your suitcase, they give you a place to store that wet bathing suit:
*Katmandu Packing Cubes Made from Recycled Plastic*
Outdoor apparel brand and certified B Corporation Kathmandu has a range of eco-friendly packing cubes that feature an innovative fabric odor-neutralizing technology so you can pack dirty garments without it impacting your entire luggage bag. The packing cells are made from REPREVE, a polyester created from recycled plastic bottles (Each cube is made from two recycled bottles.) Available in a variety of sizes.
Find your Kathmandu Packing Cubes here
DRINK CLEAN WATER EVERYWHERE
This special water bottle with its own filter is a lifesaver when you’re traveling in countries where the water might be the thing that makes you sick and ruins your trip. And this bottle’s manufacturer is literally a lifesaver as they are installing their extremely effective water systems all over the world providing clean water for thousands who don’t have access to it:
*Lifestraw GO 650 ML Water Bottle*
Protects against bacteria, parasites, microplastics, chlorine, organic chemical matter, dirt, sand, and cloudiness; improves taste. Independently lab tested, durable and BPA Free. Every fill avoids single use plastic bottled water. For every product purchased, a school child receives safe water for a year.
Find your Lifestraw Water Bottle here
BRING YOUR OWN STRAW
All of our travel operators are getting rid of straws and single-use plastics. What should you do if you like to have a straw with your drink?
Try this clean, compact, reusable, collapsible straw that raised 1.89 million on Kickstarter. With pocket-size portability, FinalStraw is the convenient, eco-friendly answer to beverages anywhere. Designed for anyone who wants to rid their lives—and the planet—of single-use plastic.
We hope you've had fun exploring these gadgets! We think they will add even more layers of enjoyment to your travels and you can feel great about using them. Now it's time to plan an unforgettable trip. Contact us! You'll need a trip to go with that gear.