The Best Travel Tech to Make Long Flights Easier

Traveling is a ton of fun. Flying on a plane — not so much. Spending an hour going through security and then sitting in a cramped seat between two other people isn’t the greatest way to start your vacation. It doesn’t have to be all bad though. Whether you’re on a five-hour domestic flight or 15-hour international flight, these tech gadgets will make the journey a lot less stressful and, dare we say, enjoyable.

Bose Noise-Canceling Headphones 700

If you’re looking forward to listening to your favorite true-crime podcast or watching reruns of Friends on the flight, then consider a pair of noise-canceling headphones. Not only are they cushioned and comfortable, but they also drown out all sounds around you. That’s especially helpful if you end up with the seat next to the jet engine.

Wireless Sound Soother Headband

You just woke up at 4 a.m. since your dad has told you for years that you need to be at the airport two hours early. You’re tired, and you want nothing more than to get on the plane and immediately drift off to sleep. This headband works as a cushion around your head and has bluetooth speakers built in, so you can fall fast asleep to some of your favorite music.

Mophie Powerstation PD

Smartphones, laptops, tablets, Bluetooth headphones — the list of electronics we deem essential gets larger every year, so let’s be glad portable charging stations exist. This Powerstation charger can charge up to three devices at once, so charging your batteries before a flight is now a thing of the past!

Yoga 9i Two-in-One Laptop

Two-in-one laptops are the best for long flights, since they function as both a tablet and a laptop. The Lenovo 9i is great to get a little work done, and then you can flip it around to be your personal 4K movie theater on the flight.

Nintendo Switch

Who wouldn’t want to play Mario Kart on their long flight? Time flies when you’re engrossed in a video game, so that cross-country flight will be over in a blur.

Latitude 40N Digital Travel Scale

You’ve got a long trip ahead of you, but there’s only so much you can pack before you exceed the airline’s weight limit. No worries! This digital travel scale simply loops around the handle of your luggage to tell you in seconds exactly how much your suitcase weighs.

Silver Clip Desk Lamp With Shade

Flying at night and the plane lights aren’t cutting it? A book light is your best option. It attaches to your book, and you can adjust its angle to shine all the light onto the page without distracting the people trying to sleep next to you.

Kobo Libra 2

The Kobo Libra 2 e-reader’s 32 GB of storage can hold all the books you need for your long flight. Whether you want to swipe between pages of e-books or lie down and listen to an audiobook, this e-reader has you covered!


No matter what tech gadgets you use on your long flight, we hope you have a safe and amazing vacation. Use Rakuten not only to book your trip, but also to shop for these amazing in-flight essentials.

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