11 Travel Accessories to Help You Crush Your Next Work Trip

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Flight delays. TSA. The crying baby sitting a row behind you. Traveling is stressful enough, but traveling for work adds a whole extra layer of anxiety. Chances are you need to make a good impression as soon as you land, stay connected to your team and send in reports despite time-zone differences and jet lag. It’s definitely no vacation, but packing a few of these life-changing gadgets and accessories can help make your next work trip feel like a breeze.

Master & Dynamic MH40 Over-Ear Headphones

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Good headphones are a must when traveling for long periods of time. The Master & Dynamic MH40 headphones are two-in-one wireless and offer a rich, warm sound. With multiple wear options (on ear and over ear) and a 16-hour rechargeable battery, you won’t find any headphones more resourceful. The stylish leather design is just a bonus.


RFID-Blocking Leather Passport Wallet

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Not only will this wallet keep your passport, boarding pass, cash, and cards all in one place, it protects you identity theft. The RFID-blocking shield used in the design blocks the 13.56 MHz frequency found in credit cards and sometimes other frequencies used for employee access cards and ID key cards. Available in black, brown, and red and made of high quality leather, this wallet is made to last.


Kopack Slim Laptop Backpack

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This isn’t your dad’s bulky briefcase. The ultimate carry-on, this Kopack backpack comes equipped with a hidden anti-theft compartment for your laptop; a detachable USB cable; a ton of multifunctional interior slots for organizing files, wires and tech devices; and a seriously comfy ergonomic design that won’t leave you with a sore back after running to your gate. Bonus points for being pretty damn stylish too.


Naadam Kalmyk Travel Set

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While most airlines give out freebies for long flights, they don’t compare to this travel set. Ranked “heavenly soft” on the Naadam website, this set includes socks, an eye cover and a blanket. All three items can be neatly packed into the matching storage bag, which can be used as a pillowcase. That’s a pretty good deal for wrinkle-free organic silk-cashmere that you can wear and rest in.


Bestek International Power Adapter

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For international fliers, we suggest this genius all-in-one. The Bestek International Power Adapter features plugs for Europe, the U.K., Australia, India and Africa, four USB ports and a built-in voltage converter to make sure you can charge anything anywhere.


Flint Lint Roller

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We know you miss your pets whenever you travel, but their stray hair on your black slacks isn’t the memento you need right now. Look sharp from meetings to client dinners with one of Flint’s innovative lint rollers. The sleek must-have is retractable (so those sticky sheets won’t get caught on anything in your suitcase) and measures only about 5.5 inches whenclosed, so you can fit it in just about anywhere. Since it’s also refillable, you can buy one and use it forever.


Travelrest Ultimate Memory Foam Travel Pillow/Neck Pillow

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Travel pillows are great and all, but they rarely result in a good sleep. This memory foam travel pillow by Travelrest provides excellent neck, shoulder and head support. It also comes with a Velcro stuff sack and memory foam ear plugs. No more slumping forward or suffering from neck aches—this therapeutic designis combined with a nonslip backing to hold the pillow in place while you rest.


Mophie Powerstation AC

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If there’s one travel accessory worth investing in, it’s a quality power bank. The Mophie Powerstation AC is practically a necessity on long-haul flights, boasting multiple USB ports, an AC adapter and up to 100 watts of power to keep smartphones charged for up to 100 hours, tablets for 21 hours and laptops for 15 hours. Never be stuck with a dead battery again.


Parker Travel Shave Kit


Making a good impression starts with your face, so don’t put your grooming habits on hold just because you’re living out of a suitcase for a few days. Since there’s no guarantee your hotel will have the essentials on hand, pack this luxe Parker Travel Shave Kit to ensure you look your best. It features a safety razor, 100% pure badger brush and shave soap, all contained within a buffalo leather Dopp bag. Five o’clock shadow, begone.


IRIScan Portable Scanner

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This thing is a game changer. Scan, save and send documents in a snap with this battery-powered portable scanner. It keeps sensitive information safe by storing it all in its internal memory or onto an SD card, which you then download onto your computer or tablet. Each scan can also be converted into Word, PDF or Excel files for easy reading. It’s like carrying an entire office around in your pocket.


eBags Packing Cubes 6-Piece Set

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These packing cubes are perfect for anyone who packs for a trip as if they’re moving into a new home. Packing cubes keep clothes and other items neatly organized. With mesh tops for visibility and ventilation, you don’t have to unpack your entire suitcase just to find a specific item. 


Additional submissions by Brianna Holt.

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