Despite the ongoing persistence of the Coronavirus pandemic, some travel restrictions are starting to be lifted. Having been cooped up for months on end, people are desperate to get back in the air or on the road for any kind of holiday.
However, unsurprisingly, many people remain incredibly wary of travelling with Covid-19 still so prevalent. If you’re planning of taking a trip this summer, here are my top Coronavirus travel gadgets to help you get used to the new normal.
Nice Seats offers comfortable, eye-catching airplane seat covers for those who would prefer a little added protection from these very frequently touched surfaces. With built-in elastics, these universal-fit seat covers can easily be stretched over any plane seat giving you extra confidence when flying. Each airplane seat cover also comes with its own compact pouch to store it in when not in use. This makes it easy to pack away into a backpack or suitcase for convenient transport. Available in sizes suited to either economy or first-class as well as business and coach-class.
PhoneSoap is a UV smartphone sanitiser which neutralises the germs and bacteria other phone cleaners can’t. PhoneSoap 3 is the very first and currently the only phone charger that cleans and sanitises your phone while charging it. Although you charge your phone everyday, how often do you clean it? With the PhoneSoap UV smartphone sanitiser you can now enhance your daily phone charge with a good wash. This smartphone sanitiser uses UVC technology to kill 99.99% of germs and bacteria on your phone’s surface. Featuring light bulbs on both the top and bottom, PhoneSoap 3 delivers 360-degree sanitation. In just minutes your phone can be completely free of potentially harmful bacteria. Such hygiene has always been important, but in post-covid times, it should be at the forefront of everyone’s minds.
Masks have become a norm in everyday life but they are also going to be common place in travel too. Herschel has crafted a range of stylish face masks perfect for taking on trips. These Classic Fitted Face Masks are reusable masks that can be washed for use over and over again. Featuring three breathable layers, each reusable mask features a soft lining, as well as a centre sleeve that will fit any standard air filter. When it comes to face masks for travelling, it is important that they are as comfortable as possible. Each Herschel classic fit mask has been designed to give a close fit to your face. With an adjustable nose bridge and side tabs, these face masks can be customised to fit perfectly. For guaranteed comfort, you can use the connection lock to lift the ear loops and reduce any pressure on your ears.
According to Matador, the NanoDry Shower Towel is ‘built for travel’, but they also seem to be perfect for travel post-covid. When travelling during a pandemic, it is crucial to avoid touching items touched by others as much as possible. This is why it is a good idea to take your own towel. However, any normal towel would take up far too much room in your suitcase or backpack. This is where the Matador NanoDry Shower Towel comes in handy. The Nanofiber material is 2.3 times lighter than normal microfiber towels and can be packed down impressively small, making it easy to take anywhere. Each travel towel comes with a compact silicone carry case for optimum portability and a carabiner so that you can separate the wet towel from your dry clothes. Despite being so incredibly compact, this NanoDry Towel is able to absorb 2.3 times its own weight in water – enough to dry off your entire body!
Orbitkey has come up with an innovative travel gadget to help you keep your hand sanitiser close and accessible at all times. When travelling, it can be difficult to keep track of all your essentials. Amongst passports, boarding passes, money and other important things, your all-important post-covid hand sanitiser is likely to go amiss. However, the Orbitkey sanitiser holder minimises this issue, ensuring you can conveniently clean your hands wherever you are. Made from PET plastic, each hand sanitiser holder has been designed to be as slim and lightweight as possible to make carrying it easy. Despite being so compact, the hand sanitiser bottle can hold 45ml of gel-based hand sanitiser. Each bottle has a convenient retractor attached which extends to 50cm in length. And, to top it all off, the profits from these hand sanitiser holders are donated to your nominated non-profit organisation.
With most airlines eliminating their food and beverage services, having your own personal water container for post-covid travel is essential. The LARQ bottle is the perfect choice for this. With a built-in UVC sanitation light, this water bottle will neutralise more than 99.99% of bacteria in just 60 seconds and reactivates itself every 2 hours. The LARQ bottle is incredibly easy to travel with – to get it through security you simply need to empty the content and leave the bottle and cap in separate x-ray bins. Once through security, you can proceed to a water fountain and fill back up for the flight ahead.
According to Outlery, their cutlery set is the smallest in the world. When travelling after Covid, it could be quite disconcerting when using cutlery in unknown places. Questions arise as to how well they have been cleaned, who used them last and who has touched them since? With this tiny travel cutlery set, you don’t have to worry. Simply take this cutlery set with you wherever you go and enjoy your food with complete confidence. Designed for people who are constantly on the move, the handles of the Outlery cutlery easily twist off so that they can fit in an incredibly compact travel tin. Available in a range of eye-catching colours, there is a travel cutlery set to suit every food-loving nomad.