Best gadgets for commuters
Whatever mode of transport you use, the daily commute can set your mood for the rest of the day.
However, sitting on the busiest of trains can be made more bearable when you have gadgets to entertain you and make the commute a bit easier.
So, if your daily trek to and from work could do with some uplifting, here are some of the best gadgets you could consider:
Listening to music, podcasts, or even catching up on TV is a great way to make the commute go by quickly. Having headphones is also a great way to avoid being spoken to by the loquacious passenger.
To make sure you can hear everything you want to hear, and block out everything you don’t, noise-cancelling headphones are a commuter’s best friend. According to the Independent, they work by creating their own sound waves which cancel out unwanted noise.
While we all love to buy online, with headphones it can help to pop into a store to find ones that fit and are comfortable.
Commuting is a perfect time to do a bit of online shopping, get lost in a book, or even catch up on some work.
While you could do all this on your smartphone, a lightweight tablet can be perfect for the commute, and it saves your phone’s battery for the rest of the day.
Okay, so this might not exactly be a gadget, but you need something to safely store and transport your gadgets.
A backpack is the best option, especially if you have to do a lot of walking, as the two straps help distribute the weight across both your shoulders.
There are a lot of options out there, but it’s worth investing in one that has dividers and padding to keep your tech safe.
Bluetooth hands-free car kit
While most modern cars come with hands-free, older cars don’t have this feature.
If you commute to work by car and don’t have built-in hands-free then a Bluetooth hands-free kit is the gadget for you.
The kits range from just managing phone calls, to phone calls and directions, to devices that enable you to stream music.
GoPro Hero Session
Whether you’re a budding film maker or want the bike version of a dash cam, PC Advisor lists the GoPro Hero Session as one of the top gadgets for those active commuters that cycle into work.
The size and weight of this camera make it ideal for cyclists, and it’s already waterproof so you don’t need to buy any additional waterproof housing.
Another essential for the cycling commuter is a padlock. But, thanks to Bluetooth, you no longer have to worry about losing the key and being unable to unlock your bike.
Bluetooth padlocks just require a Bluetooth 4 enabled iPhone or Android smartphone and you can rest assured that your bike will be secure for the rest of the day.