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Lost bags, devices running out of juice at inopportune times, spotty mobile Internet when you need to send an urgent email—travelling can be a nightmare if you’re someone who needs to be constantly connected. If you want someone to remember you as a friend in need, gift them a tech product that can be a problem-solver when things go awry.

Divoom Airbeat-10 portable speaker

The Airbeat-10 is just 3.4 inches tall and about 3.1 inches wide, but produces serviceable sound for a travel speaker. It comes with a suction cup that can use any hard flat surface as a subwoofer, amplifying the bass.

There is also a bike mount. Splash-proof and Bluetooth-enabled, it is a speaker you can take with you on an outdoor adventure.

Price: $20, or about 1,400 (shipping charge, $4.99, extra)

Available at Amazon.com.

Plug the Roku into any TV and it becomes a smart TV.
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Plug the Roku into any TV and it becomes a smart TV.

Roku 3600R streaming stick

The most powerful streaming stick in the market—faster and with more available content than the Google Chromecast and Amazon Fire TV Stick, it essentially just saves you the hassle of connecting your laptop to a TV with an HDMI cable.

Plug the Roku into any TV and it becomes a smart TV that you can control using the accompanying remote or your smartphone.

Price: 6,999

Available at Amazon.in.

TP-Link M7350 wireless 4G LTE-advanced mobil wi-fi

If you’re travelling with family, you really don’t want to spend on 3G or 4G roaming plans for every member. The TP-Link M7350 lets you use one SIM card to provide Internet to up to 10 devices.

Insert the SIM and the device becomes a Wi-Fi hot spot. It has a display to show you how much data you have used.

Price: 8,999

Available at Amazon.in.

Nokia Treasure Tag, a tracking device that pairs with your smartphone through Bluetooth.
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Nokia Treasure Tag, a tracking device that pairs with your smartphone through Bluetooth.

Nokia Treasure Tag

If you don’t want to spend on a smart suitcase but still want to gift someone a device that will keep their luggage safe, you can buy the Nokia Treasure Tag, a tracking device that pairs with your smartphone through Bluetooth.

Put the tag in whatever you are afraid of losing, and you can trace the object’s location on the accompanying app.

Price: 999

Available at Amazon.in.

If your bag is stolen, you can track its location with Bluesmart one app.
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If your bag is stolen, you can track its location with Bluesmart one app.

Bluesmart one

A carry-on suitcase you can connect to your phone via Bluetooth. You can check its location any time, on the accompanying app, so you don’t have to rely on an airline to tell you where your bag is if it has been misplaced in transit. If it’s stolen, you can track it, and even lock it using the app.

It comes with a built-in battery pack for charging devices, and you can weigh your bag by lifting it and checking the weight on the app.

Price: 66,802

Available at Amazon.in.

TripMate is a battery pack, wireless router and storage device all in one.
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TripMate is a battery pack, wireless router and storage device all in one.

Hootoo TripMate elite wireless router

You’ll no longer need to carry a battery pack with you. This device is a battery pack, wireless router and storage device all in one. It has two ports to charge devices, and you can also plug in a USB and save data on the TripMate.

If you’re in a hotel that offers Internet only via a cable, plug the cable into the TripMate and it acts as a router. It has an accompanying app so you can access the data on it from your smartphone.

Price: 6,999

Available at Amazon.in.

The Bridge 3.0 has two plugs—one goes into your laptop and the other into your phone.
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The Bridge 3.0 has two plugs—one goes into your laptop and the other into your phone.

Leef Bridge 3.0 mobile USB (32 GB)

A simple product from California-based Leef that doesn’t have fancy tech but stands out for its design. The Bridge 3.0 has two plugs—one goes into your laptop and the other into your phone, so you can transfer files between them when travelling.

There are many similar products, but what’s great about this one is that both plugs retract into a little case, so that it can sit comfortably in your pocket.

Price: 2,855

Available at Amazon.in.

This is the perfect gift for someone who needs technology but does not want to look like their life is entangled in wires.
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This is the perfect gift for someone who needs technology but does not want to look like their life is entangled in wires.

Woodpuck: Bamboo edition QI wireless charging pad

This product from London-based Fonesalesman is the perfect gift for someone who needs technology but does not want to look like their life is entangled in wires. It looks like a sleek bamboo coaster.

Plug it into a socket, put a phone on it and it becomes a charger. Your phone needs to be Qi enabled.
If it isn’t, you just have to buy a Qi charging receiver.

Price: $59.99 (shipping charge, $19.99, extra)

Available at Fonesalesman.com.

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