Experts Tell Us the Best Gadgets For Plane Travel

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This article showcases our top picks for the Best Gadgets For Plane Travel. We reached out to industry leaders and experts who have contributed the suggestions within this article (they have been credited for their contributions below). We are keen to hear your feedback on all of our content and our comment section is a moderated space to express your thoughts and feelings related (or not) to this article This list is in no particular order.


This product was recommended by Patrick Sinclair from All Home Robotics

It has a flashlight/work light attached and even comes with durable charging cables included! And the massive 24,000 mAh storage capacity makes this an absolute behemoth, capable of keeping you fully charged for even the longest possible flights.

Ring Thing® – Ring holder

This product was recommended by Kimberly Schafer from BringThings, Inc.

The Ring Thing is a new patented personal jewelry holder/storage and protection accessory that was born out of our love for rings and wish to keep them safe. The Ring Thing has a premium design and was thoughtfully created to be stylish, feel good in your hand, be sturdy, waterproof, and multi-use. The Ring Thing is ideal for plane travel – often people prefer not to wear their rings while flying and going through TSA, or want to take a ring wardrobe with them and need to safely store multiple rings while on the road. Its padded inner base and separator disks allow multiple rings to be safely stacked inside, and is easily clipped inside purses, bags and roll-aboard suitcases. Keep your rings safe and close by while flying!

The LifeHandle Everyday Carry System

This product was recommended by Jeff Dorman from I&I Strategic Communications, LLC

The LifeHandle Everyday Carry System helps travelers in a couple ways. First, the system helps the user carry luggage and bags. Simply put on the base sling, wrap one arm around, or through, whatever you’re carrying and then grab the all-purpose handle using that same arm. Travelers with carry-on luggage will find this helpful, especially in large airports walking from one terminal to another. Second, the system can be used for hands-free pulling of roller luggage so travelers can keep their phone in one hand and coffee in the other. Additionally, the system’s slim design allows for easy stowing in the overhead compartment or in the seat-back pocket ensuring the user will have the system ready as soon as the plane lands.

Lookstand + Mount

This product was recommended by Michelle Molison from Orca Communications, LLC

This nifty gadget attaches to the back of any smartphone and extends up to a *full 7-inch height *to put your cell phone at the perfect viewing angle. It works in both portrait and landscape modes to help maximize your comfort and productivity. Lookstand’s features include adjustable viewing angles, three preset heights and 360 degree rotation. It’s ergonomic, improves posture and relieves neck and shoulder pain during smartphone use. It’s so sleek you can slide it in your pocket or any bag and take it with you wherever you go. It can also be used as a tripod or selfie stick. Comes in five colors.

Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition Essentials Bundle

This product was recommended by Anna GraceLearie from Darcy Allan PR

There is nothing better than being able to read a good book, uninterrupted on a plane. You can catch up on chapters so quickly, and be ready to move on to another book. However, it is tough to bring more than one book with you when you travel as they can be heavy and awkward to pack away. This is why an ereader like the Kindle is the perfect travel companion. A Kindle allows you to take as many books with you as you want, as well as be able to make purchases on the app through Amazon as you travel. It is super lightweight and easy to slip in and out of your carryon. They are also very durable, and you will not have to worry about being any pages. This Kindle can also double as an audiobook so you can close your eyes and listen to a book while you relax on the plane.

Foot Hammock Airplane Travel Accessories

This product was recommended by Steve Schwab from Casago

Too often, planes make you compact your legs and feet into tight spaces, leading to numbness and discomfort for most of the flight. This footrest provides relief. It’s essentially a memory foam hammock that pulls your feet into a comfortable position. It’s extremely easy to transport and use and only costs about $15. Totally worth every penny!

Anker PowerCore 20,100mAh Portable Charger

This product was recommended by Brian Donovan from Timeshatter

A portable charger can make your airport time even more enjoyable. No rationing of the TikTok videos when you have a portable charger with you. You don’t even have to remember to bring a book with you to read when your battery runs out.

Noise Cancelling Ear Plugs for Sleeping

This product was recommended by Rachel Scott from Nationaltasc

Plane rides can be stressful because there’s too much noise, from rowdy toddlers, uncontrollable crying infants, too loud talking adults, to engine noise. Hence, this noise cancelling ear plugs is the best companion for air travel. It comes in nine different colors and it can reduce noise noise as it has an NRR of 30 dB. This means that you won’t hear someone snoring, flying engine sound, or other background sounds. It is also very eco friendly as it can be washed and reused. Since it is made from high-quality materials, it is safe and hypoallergenic.

Bose QuietComfort 35 Bluetooth Headphone

This product was recommended by Maria McDowell from EasySearchPeople

Bose QuietComfort 35 Bluetooth Headphone is the perfect plane travel accessory for anyone who doesn’t like noise when traveling by air. This headphone has three world-class noise cancellation levels for a better listening experience in any environment. It is also Alexa-enabled for voice access control to music information and more. Bose QuietComfort 35 Bluetooth Headphone is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and Android devices.

AirPod Pro Wireless Headphones

This product was recommended by Steven Walker from Spylix

Noise-canceling headphones are now required on airlines. With all the noise, talking, and weeping, it’s wonderful to get away for a minute. We previously recommended Beats Studio 3 Wireless Headphones but now recommend AirPod Pro. They include all the latest features and are comfier than complete over-ear headphones for sleeping.

Sony SRS-XB12 Mini Bluetooth Speaker

This product was recommended by Steven Walker from Spylix

I’ve never liked travelers annoying others with their music. I like to have quiet music playing in our hotel or condo when we travel. The Sony XB 12 is a good value for money Bluetooth speaker with good sound quality. It’s also water-resistant and comes with a travel case.

iPad 8th Generation Retina Display

This product was recommended by Steven Walker from Spylix

While a Kindle is one of the best reading devices, we travel with the iPad because of its adaptability. The new iPad is one of those versatile tech products. With the smart keyboard and Apple pencil, it can replace a computer as a book reader and movie screen.

Airplane Travel Essentials for Flying Flex Flap Cell Phone Holder

This product was recommended by Steve Anderson from Junk-Yard-Near-Me

Inflatable Travel Foot Rest Pillow

This product was recommended by Steve Anderson from Junk-Yard-Near-Me

Adjustable height and a double cap valve. It may be folded into a 9×10 drawstring bag and inflated to 17x12x18 sitting/floating cubes when not in use. It’s faster to blow it up with your lips than with a manual pump, plus it eliminates the inconvenience of bringing a pump and producing noise while flying. Please verify with the personnel of other airlines.

Travel Power Strip, NTONPOWER 3 Outlets 3 USB Portable

This product was recommended by Steve Anderson from Junk-Yard-Near-Me

The USB desktop power strip with the switch is ideal for your bedside, kitchen table, or business desk. The donut-shaped power strip has three outlets and three USB connections, and it is the perfect size to fit in the palm of your hand. FCC and RoHS-certified, with a high-temperature fire shield outer shell that ensures total protection from electrical short circuits, overheating, overcharging, overcurrent, and overvoltage.

TTRL Travel Pillow

This product was recommended by Stella Scott from EasyPaydayLoan

This TRTL pillow is a scientifically proven travel pillow designed to keep your head in a better position while sleeping upright in a plane. It will keep your head in an ergonomic position during rest, preventing you from nodding off. You’re sure to find one that matches your style among the many colors available, including red, coral, and black. The pillow is easy to attach to the handle of your backpack or the outside of your luggage and weighs only half a pound, so it won’t take up valuable carry-on space or weigh you down. Also, it is machine washable, so you won’t have to worry about washing it.

Etekcity Portable Luggage Scale

This product was recommended by Shane Paarman from Awesome Stuff 365

This portable luggage scale is a life-saver. It fits in your pocket, and you can use it to weigh your suitcases when needed, so you make sure you’re not over the limit. (Nobody likes paying extra, so this comes in really handy!)

Memory Foam Travel Pillow

This product was recommended by Shane Paarman from Awesome Stuff 365

Travel pillows are practically essential when it comes to plane travel. This one, in particular, can be arranged into different shapes, depending on what you need, and it’s memory foam, meaning it’s super comfy.

Illumy Smart Sleep Mask

This product was recommended by Therese Gomez from GizmoGrind Inc

Have a hard time falling asleep during flights? Sound Oasis’ Illumy Smart Sleep Mask is here to help! Whether you’re on a business trip or are flying across the world, this revolutionary sleep mask uses red and blue light to help you fall asleep and wake up naturally. Its Sleep Enhance Pacing Technology also keeps you asleep throughout your flight

Bose QuietComfort 45 Bluetooth Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones

This product was recommended by Fred Hoffman from The True Wilderness

Noise-cancelling headphones Headphones are one of the most popular tools for long-haul flights of all time. Not only do they aid in better sleep, but you can also utilise them to listen to your favourite audiobooks to pass the time while travelling.

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