Not all travel gadgets are created equal. There are those that can just take up valuable space in your suitcase and better left at home while some serve to enhance your traveling experience.

The kind of vacation you're taking pretty much dictates the right kind of backpack or suitcase you'll need. Whether you're traveling light or bringing your entire wardrobe with you, much can be said about techie travel gears such as Pacsafe's Venturesafe 25L and Away Travel's Carry-On Suitcase, as listed by Popular Mechanics. The first one's an anti-theft backpack with plenty of features to deter thieves and kleptomaniacs while the second one's a smart suitcase that serves as your alternate power source.

You can match your smart suitcase with a smart padlock like Noke or Master Lock, as recommended by TechAdvisor. Another smart security gear that will put your mind at ease while you're away on a holiday getaway is the home security camera like Netgear's Arlo Pro system or something for your beloved pet like PetSafe's Healthy Pet Simply Feed. If you're worried about those indoor plants, then you might want to try Blumat's automatic plant waterers.

Traveling is all about having fun, but that doesn't mean there won't be any downtimes ahead. That's why having travel gears to keep you entertained can be very handy. Samsung's Galaxy TabPro 2 or an E-reader like Paperwhite is definitely not a bad idea, especially during travel downtimes like when you have to kill time at the airport. Same thing goes for headphones like Bose's QuietComfort 35s or Bose's QuietComfort 20s.

The rest of the travel gear must-haves come with no surprise. You shouldn't even hit the road if you don't have a portable battery like Anker PowerCore 20100 or Jackery Bolt. Make sure you've packed an international charger like PowerCube's ReWireable and a handy camera like PowerShot G9 X Mark II to keep those memories forever.