16 of the coolest apps and gadgets you should use the next time you travel
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Thanks to technology, gone are the days of overpaying for flights, struggling to book a place to stay when you travel, or suffering through terrible meals at subpar restaurants.
But with so many available apps and gadgets to help you out, which ones are really going to save you time and money, or make your trip more fun?
From apps that act like a 21st century travel agent to gadgets that work as a suitcase and a phone charger, we've compiled 16 of the coolest products you should consider bringing on your next trip.
1. Hopper tells you when to book your flight to maximize savings.
2. Pack Simply lets you design a custom TSA-approved travel kit for cheap and ship it straight to your door.
3. Overnight helps you find a place to crash last-minute.
4. Away's luggage charges your phone while you wait for your flight.
5. Lola is like having a travel agent in your pocket.
6. The Infatuation is your cool friend who knows all the best restaurants.
7. G. Spotting is a curated travel directory from Gwyneth Paltrow herself.
8. Skybuds wireless earbuds will eliminate tangled cords while you travel.
9. The popular game 'Ballz' will alleviate airport boredom.
10. VSCO will make your vacation photos look professionally shot and Instagram-ready.
11. Mophie's Powerstation saves you from hunting for an outlet.
12. Google Maps lets you create and share a list of recommendations within the app.
13. Tab makes it easier than ever to split the bill.
14. Turo is like Airbnb but for renting cars.
15. The Light Phone lets you enjoy experiences without being distracted by your smartphone.
16. Dufl wants to eliminate the pain of packing.