Trendy Travel Gadgets That Are Costlier Than Travelling

  • UPDATED Jun 27, 2018

All the savvy travel gadgets are here to stay, and they are going to upgrade your travel experience – that’s sure. Today, the gadget makers are inventing all kinds of new devices that will not only fit in your suitcase but will also take your travelling experience to whole new level. Now, these may be expensive, and I mean really expensive, but if you are serious about your travelling goals, these gadgets are worth considering.

Here is a list of some trendy travel gadgets that are costlier than travelling. That said, if you consider buying one of these, you must be prepared to haul your expensive travel gadgets around the world.

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1. GoPro HERO 4

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The GoPro Hero 4 sits at the top of the pack with its excellent image quality. This aero/hydro-dynamic camera comes with a range of mounting options that makes this one of the best action cameras in the market. The 12 MP camera offers 4K30, 2.7K60 and 1080p120 video, 720p240 video for super slow-motion playback along with Night Photo and Night Lapse modes. Its blistering 30 frames per second camera is perfect for fast and powerful captures.

Category: Action Camera

Price: INR 43,900/ USD 645

2. Garmin Fenix 5

A sports watch is a staple of an adventure traveller. Fenix 5 is Garmin’s premium multisport GPS watch that comes with many advanced fitness features that is high on both functionality and attractiveness. Its striking design, strong performance, dual navigation networks like GPS and GLONASS, a bright and high-resolution display, wrist heart rate technology, aerobic and anaerobic exercise monitor, VO2 max estimator, and a lot of other cool-ass features can make this watch uniquely you. 

Category: Watch

Price: INR 54,700/ USD 800

3. DJI - Mavic Pro Quadcopter with Remote Controller

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Taking The Calling’s “Wherever you go, I will be there for u” to yet another level, DJI’s Mavic Pro Quadcopter features a brand new OcuSync transmission technology for shooting HD 720p long range and Full HD 1080p, FlightAutonomy technology to sense obstacles and bypass them, a precision hover for when the GPS is not available, a flight time of 27 minutes, an integrated high-precision 3-axis mechanical camera stabilization system for clearer photos, 4K ultra HD video recording, and gesture mode among many other cool features. This fantastic piece of technology is a must-have for those who are into serious aerial photography/videography.

Category: Drone camera

Price: INR 73200/ USD 1075

4. Canon US 12X32 IS Image Stabilizing Binocular

Canon’s ground-breaking binocular features a lens shift image stabilization and uses a combination of a vibration gyro-mechanism and microprocessors that counters the hand-shake and helps in steady observation of animals, sports, and anything that piques your senses. This bino comes with two IS modes: Normal IS when observing moving/multiple subjects and a Powered IS when observing a single stationary subject. The ergonomic chassis fits comfortably in hand and comes with a slip-resistant, non-reflective rubber armour.

Category: Binocular

Price: INR 199,999/ USD 2,936

5. Hifiman Susvara Over-Ear Full-Size Planar Magnetic Headphone

The Hifiman Susvara is one of the most expensive headphones out there. Making use of the planar technology, the Susvara uses acoustically invisible stealth magnets that do not create any “interferences,” thus yielding purer, tuneful and more dulcet sounds. This top of the line headphone comes with Nanometer Grade level at less than one-millionth of a meter that produces truly low distortion levels thus offering a powerful response. For those days when you want to cut off from the rest of the world and enter your own, nothing better than carrying along this masterpiece.

Category: Headphone

Price: INR 410,000/ USD 6,000

6. Fujifilm GFX 50S Mirrorless Camera (Body Only)

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Boasting an effective resolution of 51.4 million pixels, this camera comes with a Contax G-mount lens, 43.8mm x 32.9mm Bayer array with primary colour filter, various exposure modes, mechanical & electronic shutter, automatic exposure bracketing, a 3.69 million dots OLED Colour Viewfinder, a flash synchronization speed of 1/125 sec or less, and so much more. So, what does this mean? The resultant images would be crispy sharp and tonally pleasing and can easily translate into large prints. The price for this breakthrough camera is surely steep but this gadget will not disappoint.

Category: Camera

Price: INR 442,999/ USD 6,500

7. Sigma AF 300-800mm F/5.6 APO EX DG HSM Telephoto Zoom Lens

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Nicknamed ‘the Sigmonster’ by Romy Ocon, a well-known wildlife photographer, the Sigma 300-800mm f /5.6 EX is the ultimate telephoto lens. This amazingly good camera lens covers the telephoto range from 300mm up to 800mm. Its high-level performance can be attributed to the apochromatic design and 2 ELD (Extraordinary Low Dispersion) glass elements which aim at reducing the chromatic aberration. The built-in Hyper Sonic Motor provides fulltime manual focus override for that superb image quality. This massive lens is 21.4 inches in length and 12.7 lbs in weight and is designed for Canon EOS, Nikon and Sigma mounts.

Category: Camera Lens

Price: INR 899,999/ USD 13,200

*All prices are dynamic and subject to change