Are you a traveler into the latest technology? If so, check out Travel + Leisure’s best travel gadgets of 2015. Can a hovering skateboard be far behind?
Best Earbuds: RHA Audio MA750i
There are a lot of ear buds out there. What makes the RHA Audio MA750i stand out among the rest? Besides being very durable, they have handmade drivers for true-to-life sound and memory-foam earpieces that stay in place.
Around $13; rha-audio.com
Best e-reader: Kindle Voyage
Amazon’s latest e-reader is all business with a glare-resistant, hi-res screen. Thinner than ever, other features include a translation tool and the ability to turn pages simply by squeezing the device, thanks to haptic feedback technology.
Around $199; Amazon
Best headphones: Bose QuietComfort 25
Whoever invented noise cancelling headphones must have been a frequent flyer. The next generation is the Bose QuietComfort 25. Upgraded performance and design features include custom colors, a fold-up frame, and matching carrying case.
From $300; bose.com
Best hybrid tablet: Microsoft Surface Pro 3
Not sure if you want a tablet or a laptop? Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 features a 12-inch touch screen with a fully adjustable kickstand, nine hours of battery life, and an accurate, detachable keyboard.
Around $799; microsoft.com
Best tablet for movie watching: Samsung Galaxy Tab S
Super light and thin, Samsung’s 8.4-inch tablet offers a multi-window work flow that lets you use two apps at once. The standard-setting display preserves battery life while offering a faster, sharper response rate—and remarkably vivid color quality.
Around $400; samsung.com
Best tablet for outdoor use: Sony Xperia Z2
Do you like to read or watch your favorite shows outside by the hotel pool? Sony’s Xperia Z2 tablet is sleek, rugged, dustproof, and water-resistant. Plus, its 10-inch screen is big enough to share with a friend — or not. Available in jet black or glossy white.
From $500; store.sony.com
Best travel speaker: Soundmatters Dash7
Want big sound from a small source? The Soundmatters Dash7 features a custom-engineered set of 25 mm “twoofer” speakers that deliver high-fidelity tones from an iPhone-sized body.
Around $199; soundmatters.com
Best wearable watch: Moto 360
There is no perfect smart watch — yet. Into smart watches? Android users, take note of Motorola’s stylish and useful Moto 360. With its swipe-motion technology, you’ll have everything from a GPS to an electronic boarding pass at the flick of the wrist.
Around $250; motorola.com