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Essential items for your long-distance journey

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Essential items for your long-distance journey

Whilst modern air travel has afforded us a relatively simple way to visit some seriously exotic destinations, the basic fact remains that long-distance flights are a real drag.

So why not load up on some of these great gadgets, games and apps to make sure that your time on the airplane isn’t spent wondering why that guy sat next to you has no sense of personal space.

Getting a state-of-the art tablet to watch a range of previously-downloaded movies and TV shows is the perfect way not to have to rely on the airline’s dubiously-curated selection of Eddie Murphy comedies.

Sites like Blinkbox allow you to download Oscars contenders such as The Martian to your device, and even cache eleven entire seasons of The Kardashians should you really want to numb yourself to the long-distance voyage.

However, if passive entertainment isn’t your thing, an extensive flight allows you to perfect your gaming skills with titles such as Terraria that introduce you to the sandbox-style gaming revolution.

Or for something a little more grown-up, the affiliate site Chizup provides access to Mr Green Casino’s great range of casino games that feature a handy welcome bonus that should make even the most arduous journey all the more stimulating.

The slot games in particular have attracted a great deal of attention due to their fun interface and aesthetically-pleasing graphics that should show of the capacities of your gaming device to the maximum.

If in the unlikely event that you tire of casino games, then a long flight is a good time to catch on some reading, and there’s a massive range of eReaders out there that can significantly lighten your load at check-in. Not only do eReaders mean that you can carry a stack of books in a convenient slimline device, but with apps like Instapaper, they can cache a selection of articles from the internet so that you can read them at your leisure later.

But of course, most of us will try and use a long-distance flight as a way to catch up on sleep in an effort to combat the effects of jetlag upon reaching our destination. In which case, gadgets like SleepPhones combine an eye-mask with headphones in an ultra-cosy headband so that you can cancel out any unwanted noise in the cabin.

And if that’s not enough, then simply switch on the Calm meditation app that features a range of calming sounds that can relieve stress and anxiety in order to help you snooze your way to your destination.

So from fun and diverting casino games, to stress-relieving apps, there are many great tech innovations out there to take the pain out of your long-distance flight.

 

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Blanche has written 758 articles. +Aaron Bradford is the leader, mentor and chief geek of HappyTimeblog. He put together the crack team of writers known by codename “The Firm“. He's a permanent traveller and a lifestyle hacker. Wanna know more? Check out my Bucket List or my About page... I'm here to show you how to live a Life Less Ordinary

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