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31 Oct 2016

3 Tips to Pack Gadgets for Travel


Travel enthusiast Eileen shares how she uses everyday items to pack her electronics. 

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Pick your essentials
When it comes to packing for my travels, less is definitely more. The last thing I want is to lug around a heavy bag while on holiday. The same applies when it comes to my electronics. I only bring my mobile phone, digital camera, laptop and their respective cables and chargers. 

Since most hotels have only one or two power points, two travel adaptors and a power bank would be enough. This means I get to charge my devices in one location and would be less likely to forget to bring them home. 

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Organising is key
After I've decided which electronics to bring, it's all about the packing. Tangled cables are one of my pet peeves so I use rubber bands or ribbons to keep the cables tangle-free. I prefer to pack them into Ziploc bag so the customs officers can see the contents at a glance. 


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How you pack matters
When I'm going through security checkpoints, it all comes down to accessibility. I pack my electronics in a single layer so the customs officer can see clearly what each item is. Tip: Pack tightly and separate each electronic with rolled-up t-shirts. 


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Repurpose whenever possible
During a trip to Taipei, I had misplaced my laptop sleeve while on transit at Bangkok's Don Mueang airport. Fortunately, my hoodie came to the rescue, and I folded it into a temporary laptop bag. Find out how here: http://bit.ly/2ehGZXV



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Eileen is a frequent traveller who loves anything Korean and dreams of retiring on Jeju Island some day.