10 best inflight gadgets

Make it through your flight in style, with plenty to keep you entertained (and ensure you get through security) with one of these clever bits of kit

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Packing is complicated enough, so sorting out your gadgetry is a good first step. Read on for a comprehensive list so you don’t need to worry you’ve forgotten something. Start with a light, attractive onboard case to keep your valuables safe – the Salsa Air has a special lock with the US authorities can open so they don’t have to rip the case open. But there’s also a passport and ticket case which caters for your phone and tablet too. And the newest essential gadget that you need to have constantly to hand is the portable battery so you can prove to the authorities that your phone is genuine.

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Tech in the bag saves space and weight – your arms will thank you for choosing a Kindle over even a couple of books. And it fits in the Knomad easily if it’s your tablet of choice. So does the 8.5-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab S. And if you’re worried about your tablet running out of juice before you land, the Mophie PowerStation XL is a great way to keep it powered up. Plus, if you’ve been playing games on your phone you can recharge it for when you’re ready to land – there’s nothing worse than a phone that’s fizzling as you hear the captain say “doors to manual”.

Buy now

1. Native Union Jump Charger, £39.99

2. Amazon Kindle Paperwhite, £109

3. Travalo Atomiser, £9.57

4. Knomad Mini Portable Organiser, from £45

5. 5 Samsung Galaxy Tab S, £319

6. Bose QuietComfort 15 noise-cancelling headphones, £259.95

7. Mophie USB Travel Pack, £29.95

8. Pencil by FiftyThree, £49.99

9. Rimowa Salsa Air Ultralight Cabin Multiwheel, £355

10. Mophie PowerStation XL, £109.95

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