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Whether you’re catching a flight, taking the train or doing the bus thing, the right travel gear can make all the difference between a commute that’s cool or annoying AF. 

From noise blocking headphones (silence the loud talkers and inconsolable kids)  to cameras that will take your social media bragging to new heights, CASSIUS found six travel essentials that will ensure that you arrive to meet your crew with a smile—regardless of how long you’ve been on the road.

Raden Smart Luggage

starting at $295

The makings of a stress-free trip starts with the packing, and Raden luggage will have your pre-trip mood on zen. The brand really thought of everything – lightweight and durable exterior, compact interior, integrated scale to help avoid baggage fees, a Bluetooth GPS so you know exactly when to bumrush the baggage carousel, a lock you can operate from your phone and two built-in USB ports so you’re always powered up and connected.

Clarisonic Alpha Fit


Your luggage might be fly, but it’s your face that will get all the attention. Make sure your skin is ready for kisses from your loved ones with the Alpha Fit cleansing brush. The compact and waterproof design fits in the palm of your hand and is easily portable for on-the-go cleansing. Got a beard? No worries! The power sonic cleansing feature deep cleans to make sure your beard stays smooth.

Bose QC35 Headphones


Looking for a way to tune out crying babies and chatty neighbors on your next flight? The wireless QC35 headphones from Bose feature world-class noise cancellation that makes quiet sound quieter and music sound better. Even long-haul flights are no match for these headphones with up to 20 hours of listening from a single charge.

JBL Flip 4 Portable Speaker


How many times have you been pool or beachside wishing your musical zone wasn’t limited to your headphones? With JBL’s Flip 4 you can live out loud jamming to powerful stereo quality sound in a portable package. It also features a rechargeable battery with 12 hours of playtime, built-in noise and an echo-canceling speakerphone, waterproof up to 3.3 feet for up to 30 minutes and can wirelessly link more than 100 JBL Connect+ enabled speakers for the ultimate party experience.

DJI Spark Drone


Taking basic photos and videos on your cell phone is so yesterday. Elevate your travel game, literally, with Spark. This drone is everything you didn’t even know you needed with facial recognition quick launch, simple controls using hand gestures, intuitive features that allow you to capture amazing aerial footage and photos with a few taps on your phone screen and the DJI Go 4 app that allows for quick editing and sharing to social media.

Tile Pro Series Bluetooth Tracker


Having all these cool travel gadgets is great, but keeping track of everything during the turn up can be a challenge. Enter Tile. Attach this little Bluetooth tracker to everything from your keys and passport to your backpack or coat, to stay on top of where they are at all times. Use the Tile app to make lost items ring or to see the last time and place you had your item so you know where to start looking. You can even anonymously enlist the help of the entire Tile community in your search. As soon as one of their Tile apps comes within range of your item, Tile will send you its location.

Danielle Pointdujour is a travel writer, owner/creator of the hotelwhisperer, and lover of all things luxe. Follow her at @hotelwhisperer.

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