Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: How to Pack Your Devices When Traveling


According to AAA Travel, more than 103 million Americans—the most on record—are expected to travel for the year-end holidays. We’ve already taught you how to fill a cooler for a tailgate and stuff a backpack full of hiking essentials, but now we’re focused on something far more harrowing: packing for holiday travel. With tight timelines, large crowds, and unpredictable weather, knowing what and how to pack can be a challenge.

If you’re traveling by vehicle, you’ve got it easy. Load your car any way you like, crank up your favorite tunes, and hit the road. Mobile apps such as Waze and Google Maps can help you find alternate routes in order to avoid heavy traffic, road closures, accidents, and other mishaps. It’s also a great idea to be prepared with a winter car survival kit in case of car trouble or inclement weather. ToughTested’s durable car chargers are great for powering your devices on the go, so you’ll stay connected no matter how many miles you drive.

Planning for air travel is a bit more difficult. Carry-on rules are a never-ending mystery; be sure to consult the TSA website before you decide what to put in your checked luggage and what you try to keep in a carry-on. Fortunately, ToughTested products are designed to withstand rough conditions, so you never have to worry about them breaking in your luggage. If you’re bringing several mobile accessories through security, you may want to store them in a tech gear bag — it will keep all of your gear protected, organized, and easily accessible. Once you’re on the plane, it’s important to protect yourself from the screaming infant in the seat behind you — a good set of noise-cancelling earplugs or headphones goes a long way. If you’re planning to deliver presents to friends or family, make sure you wait to package them after you arrive — while wrapped gifts are allowed in both carry-ons and checked luggage, TSA officials may open them during security inspections.

Whatever your holiday plans are, ToughTested wishes you safe travels!