Anyone who’s ever tried to sleep on a long flight knows it’s hard to get comfy. This travel pillow is recommended by Lexie Sachs, associate director of the Textiles, Paper, and Plastics Lab. It has straps that attach to the airplane’s seat to prevent your head from falling sideways — that way you can actually sleep on the plane.

17 Best Travel Gadgets to Buy in 2019, According to the GH Institute
Getting ready for a vacation is never easy (there’s always something you’re bound to forget to pack), but once you’re there, you want the trip to be a breeze. To make your adventure more effortless than ever, all you need is a few of these fresh products ranging from smart luggage to the ultimate utility jacket. According to the experts at the Good Housekeeping Institute, these are the best travel gadgets to buy for your next vacation in 2019.

An external battery is the one thing you should never go on a trip without. This one has two USB ports, so two people can charge their phones at the same time.
These 4-inch charging cords are great for use with an external battery (like the Anker Power Bank above!). They are also way more comfortable to carry around than those 3-foot-long cables that always get tangled in your bag.
DJI Osmo Mobile 2 Handheld Smartphone Gimbal
Don’t forget to pack this gadget if you want smooth, stabilized footage of your next vacation. It holds your phone and has built-in controls that rotate it in one sweeping motion — a.k.a. Way steadier than a shaky hand. With this, you’ll quickly have professional-looking footage of your trip.

Are you worried about the lack of coverage and wi-fi on your next vacay? With this Verizon Jetpack, you can connect up to 15 devices to your very own personal network. Our lab experts like that it works on a reliable system and has amazing battery life, plus it works as a charger!
This bright pouch safely stores all of your chargers, cables, pens, and headphones, and then rolls up to easily fit in your backpack or other luggage. No need to worry about misplacing your small items or having them fall to the bottom of your bag.

Packing cubes are a savior when it comes to keeping your suitcase organized. Our experts love how durable these Eagle Creek cubes are, while still being lightweight and thin (so you won’t lose any valuable space).

If you’re worried about losing your passport or plane ticket, tuck one of Tile’s tiny Bluetooth devices into your holder, and you can keep tabs on everything right from your phone. Testers raved about how easy the Tile app was to use.

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