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6 Great Gadgets To Have During Long Flights

Get these onboard with you, always!

Photo by Chris Brignola on Unsplash
Photo by Chris Brignola on Unsplash

I don’t know about you but being trapped for several hours, literally up in the air, in a vehicle I have no control of, and in the company of many people I don’t know and probably won’t get along with given the circumstances is not on my list of most enjoyable experience. Something needs to be done about that.

Long flights are just that experience that can be made much better by adding a gadget to it. Make sure you pick the right want to smooth out this situation, make sure you choose one of these.

#1 Soarigami Airplane Portable Armrest Extender/Divider

Soarigami Airplane Portable Armrest Extender/Divider
Who suggested this product?
The Soarigami Airplane Portable Armrest Extender/Divider was recommended by Katie Marshall from Round The World Magazine. You can find out more about Katie Marshall here or read their product recommendation below.

We’ve all been there during a long haul flight, our unknown neighbor’s arms spilling onto our arm rest, wishing we could somehow reserve our half of the space. Well now you can with a fully adjustable, lightweight portable arm rest divider. Not only can you enjoy your own space but a little more privacy too.

#2 Stenomask, SR Pro-1. Privacy Microphone

Stenomask, SR Pro-1. Privacy Microphone
Who suggested this product?
The Stenomask, SR Pro-1. Privacy Microphone was recommended by Damon Webb from Talk Technologies. You can find out more about Damon Webb here or read their product recommendation below.

It works precisely the same way as the world’s premiere sound booths except in pocket-sized form, guaranteeing absolute voice privacy and a crystal-clear sound signal while simultaneously eliminating all background noise. Perfect for making private phone calls or dictating voice notes in busy and crowded situations such airports and airplanes. When using this revolutionary microphone your voice cannot be overheard by others as it simultaneously eliminates all background noise.

#3 Scrubba Air Sleeve

Scrubba Air Sleeve
Who suggested this product?
The Scrubba Air Sleeve was recommended by Natalie Simpson from The Scrubba. You can find out more about Natalie Simpson here or read their product recommendation below.

Simply the best way to carry your tech. Pop your laptop or tablet inside or inflate the sleeve, lay your head down and you’re good to go, the perfect companion for long-haul flights when you need to get some much needed shut eye. With a soft shell, water resistant exterior and weatherproof wrap around zippers, you won’t fret taking your tech anywhere. Recently awarded first-prize for the Smarter Travel 2018 Editor’s Choice Awards Packing Accessories, the air sleeve is something everyone needs.

#4 XLEAR Natural Saline Nasal Spray with Xylitol

XLEAR Natural Saline Nasal Spray with Xylitol
Who suggested this product?
The XLEAR Natural Saline Nasal Spray with Xylitol was recommended by Denisa Caldova from Xlear. You can find out more about Denisa Caldova here or read their product recommendation below.

Dr. Gustavo Ferrer, MD, a pulmonologist and author of Cough Cures, says: Airplanes cabins recirculating system dry out the nasal passages creating thick mucus that favors the development of viral infections. I recommend using Xlear saline spray with xylitol. It’s a natural product that keeps the nasal passages moist and prevents the attachment of virus and bacteria.

#5 Dream Sling

Dream Sling
Who suggested this product?
The Dream Sling was recommended by Mona K. Wood-Sword from IKAIKA Communications. You can find out more about Mona K. Wood-Sword here or read their product recommendation below.

Personal Recommendation: This is not a high tech gadget, but definitely one that has saved me on longer flights. I could never sleep or get comfortable on planes before and, as a result, was miserable and exhausted when I got to my destination…until I discovered the Dream Sling. It was invented by a local guy in Hawaii so I heard about it from friends who travel a lot and saw his booth at an expo here. I bought one for myself and loved it, so shared it with more friends…then ended up buying it as Christmas gifts.

#6 Sweater to Neck Pillow

Sweater to Neck Pillow
Who suggested this product?
The Sweater to Neck Pillow was recommended by Georgia McKinney from Flight Fillow. You can find out more about Georgia McKinney here or read their product recommendation below.

Flight Fillow turns any sweater or hoodie into a travel pillow giving you all of the benefits without any of the hassle. It fits in your pocket, is easy to wash, and is the fraction of the price of the standard bulky neck pillow.


Who contributed to this article?

Katie Marshall from Round The World Magazine

Damon Webb from Talk Technologies

Natalie Simpson from The Scrubba

Denisa Caldova from Xlear

Mona K. Wood-Sword from IKAIKA Communications

Georgia McKinney from Flight Fillow

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