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Top 7 Chinese Gadgets for Your Trips

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While some gadgets are just fun to use, others may make your travel a tad more convenient. In this article, we’ve gathered the top 7 gadgets for your trips and explained why Chinese tech truly rules in the world of travel gear.

Why You Should Buy Gadgets From China

They’re Affordable

Chinese gadgets are selling like hot cakes, and for good reason. The reason for this: price. First of all, the cost of labor is relatively cheap in China, especially compared to the West. At the same time, a developed infrastructure (the world’s biggest container ports are in China) and a complete supply-chain industry allow Chinese goods to cost significantly less than their western competitors. Today, Chinese manufacturers aim to provide customers with quality affordable products, especially when it comes to tech.

They’re Innovative

Nowadays, “Made in China” innovations are changing industries. From artificial intelligence to green energy, Chinese companies are now the first to release cutting-edge tech to the world. According to Sproboticworks, were the first to produce a qualified robotic doctor that passed the medical licensing exams in November 2017 and an autonomous passenger drone in February 2018.

When it comes to travel gear, Chinese resellers offer great alternatives to branded gadgets. So, you are able to try innovative high tech devices without breaking the bank.

Best Chinese Gadgets for Travel

Chinese companies are well known for releasing decent products with low costs. So we’d like to suggest to you some of the amazing travel gadgets that’ll take your experience to the next level. Each of the smart tools listed below are aimed at making your trips easier, safer, and simply more enjoyable. Let’s dive into details!

A Waterproof Phone Case

The universal, waterproof case will protect your phone from water, snow, sand, and dirt during skiing, swimming, beach volleyball, jogging, cycling, or diving (up to 5m). Also, this case is a perfect choice for taking underwater photos while snorkeling. Bare in mind, that the cover shouldn’t be used in hot springs.

It is compatible with most smartphone models, including iPhone, Samsung, Google Pixel, etc. Along with your phone, it can be used for keeping money, documents, keys, and other small-sized, hand-held things dry and protected. 

A Waterproof Phone Case

The pouch can be easily opened and closed by turning the two switches at the top. On top of that, there’s a convenient strap attached which allows you to hang the cover on your arm or around your neck. 

To test the case, the manufacturer recommends that you place a dry napkin inside and submerse the case in water. If the napkin stays dry once you’ve taken the case out you know that you can safely use the case for your valuables. In case water gets in, ask for a replacement that’s included in the terms of your 14-day warranty period.

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Low price
  • Does not affect camera use
  • Easy to use
  • Suitable not only for phone, but for keys, passport, etc.

Cons

  • Can get easily damaged with a sharp object
  • Can’t be used for hot springs
  • The plastic may get scratched up

Mobile Phone Screen Magnifier

This cool mobile phone screen magnifier increases your screen’s resolution by 3 times and reduces eye fatigue when watching videos from your phone. It’s an extremely convenient tool to brighten up the long rides during your travels. 

The magnifier includes a foldable stand and a convenient phone holder for horizontal smartphone viewing. The adjustable screen moves up and down to help you get your desired view for reading text, watching movies, or displaying other items on screen. Weighing in only 85 grams, it’s convenient for traveling and is suitable for all kinds of smartphones.

Mobile Phone Screen Magnifier

The gadget is a great pick not only for indoor use, but also for picnics, camping, and touring around. Yet, it works best in the dark. It does not require a power supply and is very practical for children to use. 

Pros

  • Convenient to use
  • Affordable
  • Lightweight
  • Protects your eyes
  • Easy to carry around

Cons

  • Low grip with the phone
  • The picture is not 100% clear

Selfie Stick Tripod

This stainless-steel monopod with built-in tripod and Bluetooth remote control is perfect for taking selfies, group photos, or even videoing reviews. It can be used both as a monopod selfie stick and a tripod selfie stick. The device is designed to work with all devices in the Mi and Redmi series, as well as smartphones that run on Android 4.3 or higher, and iPhones running version iOS 5.0 or higher. 

It is ultra light at 0.2kg, easy to operate, and very sturdy so you can safely carry it around with you on your vacation, without being afraid that you’ll drop your phone. Also, there’s no need to remember to switch it all off – it automatically turns off after 5 minutes in passive mode or after 180 secs in case it’s not paired to any devices via bluetooth.

Selfie Stick Tripod

The monopod has 6 sections that extend to 70cm, offering comfortable, eye-level operations for most users. While the closed length is only 19 cm, so it can be conveniently stored in any bag.

Pros

  • Detachable remote
  • 360 degree, rotatable head
  • Camera’s inclination angle is 240 degrees
  • Scroll protection

Cons

  • Low grip with the phone
  • No wrist strap or belt hook

LED Selfie Ring

An LED Selfie Ring is a new generation tool, compatible with all smartphones. Having 3 lightning modes for even and soft light diffusion, it will brighten and soften your features, rather than casting harsh shadows across your face. The ring can be easily hooked on to your phone with a convenient clip. Besides, it weighs only 77grams, so can be easily put in a bag or even a purse. It’ll come in handy whenever you need extra light for doing make-up, taking photos, filming videos, or macro shooting. Use it during your travels to take the best pics!

LED Selfie Ring

The ring is charged via USB and can work up to 2 hours, non-stop. The 39 built-in LEDs work great in low light, naturally emphasizing the shadows and moodiness of limited lighting, while in the daytime it highlights you and darkens everything behind you.

Its sturdy clip design fits almost any smartphone, tablet, or laptop and is suitable for both front and rear phone cameras. The kit includes the ring and a USB charging cable.

Pros

  • Good battery life
  • Compatible with all smartphones
  • Handy
  • Three brightness levels

Cons

  • May be not suitable for pale-skin types

A Waterproof Selfie Kit

An Ashtub Xplay Waterproof Selfie Kit is an ideal tool for stress-free self-photography and video recording. Incredibly useful during a trip, it can be used during walks in the rain, scuba diving, surfing, sailing, or even while taking selfies in your own backyard pool. The lightweight, aluminum construction of the pole makes it incredibly light and easy to carry in a case or backpack. Besides, the holder is compatible with most of the tripods and monopods screw mounts.

A Waterproof Selfie Kit

Ashtub Xplay is designed to work with most smartphones, including the Iphone6 and Iphone6+, Galaxy S6, and Note 4. It is best suited for devices that are 2 to 12 cm wide and less than 1cm thick. The kit includes a stick that extends up to 73 cm, a bluetooth remote control, a holder, and a waterproof case.

Pros

  • High-grade aluminum material 
  • Includes Bluetooth remote control
  • A wrist strap for comfortable use
  • Great extending length
  • Detachable remote

Cons

  • Untextured handle, that lacks grip when wet

A Solar Power Bank 

A high-capacity 10000mAh Solar Battery is an autonomous charger, powered by solar energy. It is an indispensable product for active travel, fishing or hiking out into the middle of nowhere.The charger can be easily attached to your backpack and will charge your phone on the go. Importantly for travelers, the case is protected from dust, moisture, and minor bumps. 

A Solar Power Bank 

The other benefit is that the case can charge 2 phones simultaneously and its dual USBs are suitable for most digital equipment. The outputs are well protected with a rubber cover.

On top of that, the power bank is equipped with a hanger and has a powerful light at the back. The USB charging cable also comes with the kit.

Five pilot lights indicate the status of the power bank. When charging by the solar panel, the green indicator is on, otherwise you’ll see a blue indicator when charging with USB.

A Solar Backpack 

A Solar Backpack is your indispensable companion for travel. Whenever you may find yourself, keep your laptop, tablet, phone, documents and money, and other valuable items in the main and additional compartments, as well as the front and side pockets.

The backpack is made out of 3-layered, breathable material and has easily-adjustable shoulder straps. Due to the special design features, it keeps its shape well and safely protects your belongings from damage.

A Solar Backpack 

This solar charging backpack uses the power of the sun to keep electronic devices such as smartphones, GPS units, tablets, E- readers, Bluetooth speakers, cameras, and more powered up and ready for use. It’s a perfect choice for any outdoor or travel enthusiast, who doesn’t have easy access to a power outlet. 

Pros

  • Anatomical backrest
  • Double durable zipper with anti-theft protection
  • A USB port located inside the backpack
  • Lightweight for its size
  • Room for water bottle

Cons

  • Not big enough for long hikes
  • Not-removable solar panels

Our Favorites

With all the devices listed above, you’ll never leave home unprepared again. Whether it’s an outdoor activity or travel, you’ll be able to keep your devices charged with a solar power bank or a solar backpack, take great selfies with a selfie ring, a monopod, or tripod and protect your valuables from getting wet with a waterproof case. Lastly, you’ll finally get to enjoy the long hours on the train with a convenient screen magnifier.

While all being exceptionally useful, we still have our favorites. There is the waterproof selfie kit (because we love diving and crave taking cool underwater photos), a selfie stick tripod – to take awesome pics with a great view somewhere on the top of a mountain, and the solar backpack, as it’s truly a multipurpose, futuristic device that’ll save your devices once they run out of battery. Leave a comment about what tools you will take on your next trip and follow our updates because we bring all the tech and innovations in one place!

Igor Fomenko
Igor is our Editor in Chief and he’s is a true tech geek. He’s got more than 8 years experience in copywriting, marketing, and strategic communications, and he’s always got his nose buried in the latest tech blog. He’s an avid attendee at some of the world’s largest technology exhibitions and turns into a kid at Christmas whenever he gets sent new gadgets to put to the test - no one else can get a look in. Until the rest of the team at 4promedia pry them out of his hands so we can actually get some work done! His enthusiasm for all things tech and innovative keeps the team motivated and hyped to bring you the best tech content on the market. In his blog posts he shares about what gets his electrons flowing, so follow him for updates!

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