Portable disinfectant and UV charger for smartphones
Price: Rs 1,000 and more
When traveling, the greatest risk of infection can come from the smallest things: smartphones, keys, glasses, headphones, masks, watches, etc. The easiest way to disinfect them is to place them in this portable device that uses ultraviolet light to kill 99.9% of bacteria and viruses. It also serves as a charger for phone or other devices. Various brands like PhoneSoap (in photo, Rs 5,750), Excelsior, Hemito are readily available on Amazon, Flipkart and Myntra.
Anti-Covid Brass Key
Price: Rs 150 and more
It looks like a wrench, but is meant to reduce your contact with germs in public areas. Made from antimicrobial brass metal, it can help you open and close doors, press lift buttons, operate ATM touch screens, press light switches, open bottles, carry bags, push carts, among others. The Amazing Media brass key in the picture costs Rs 269.
Full face mask AARMR
Price: Rs 999 & 1,499
One of the most important accessories you will need while on vacation this year is a mask that protects you without suffocating you. This product is made of hard plastic and offers protection against fluids, pollution and dust while providing “intelligent particle filtration and antibacterial foam” with its washable nanotech filters. It is available on Amazon.
Portable water purifier
Price: Rs 450 and more
This type of food grade silicone / plastic water bottle has a built-in filter that instantly removes most waterborne bacteria, allowing you to refuel from anywhere instead of buying new bottles. Convenient for trekking, camping, backpacking, bottles are available from many brands with varying capacities and are available on Amazon and Flipkart. In photo, the Lifestraw Go Personal bottle for Rs 1,900.
Mini portable iron
Price: Rs 500 and more
To avoid interaction with hotel staff for ironing your wrinkled clothes, bring your own electric iron which can be packed easily as some of the models are foldable. Available in different brands, it’s lightweight, has drying / steaming options, variable temperature options, and is especially useful when hotels don’t have ironing facilities. In photo, the SHOPO iron for Rs 615.
Mobile hotspot device
Price: Rs 2,000 and more
Instead of experiencing bandwidth limitations or interruptions on your mobile phone while making it an access point or worse, trying to use public Wi-Fi which is dangerous and not recommended, the better option is is to have your own hotspot on vacation. It can connect any Wi-Fi enabled device like laptop, tablet, phone, camera, even smart TV, and you can choose one from Reliance Jio, Airtel (pictured, Rs 2,599) , Alcatel Vodafone, TP-Link, among others, with most of them supporting 4G connectivity.
Portable power bank
Price: Rs 800 and more
To avoid charging your phone at the airport or other public places, carry this handy portable device, which typically takes 4-6 hours to charge. Choose a high capacity model with 10,000mAh or more. Choose from brands like Anker (pictured, Rs 3,189), Mi, Syska, RAVPower, and Ambrane on Amazon or Flipkart.
Price: from Rs 130
A simple and very useful device when traveling, it can be attached to the belt, bag, key ring, etc., to easily dispense disinfectant. Available in a variety of funky designs, the bottle capacity is typically 20-30ml and is refillable. In the photo, three disinfectant racks cost Rs 448.