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5 Surprising Travel/Photography Related Items Trending On Amazon Right Now

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So here’s what is trending on Amazon right now…

Amazon have recently started putting together a list of their fastest rising bestselling items in each category. The list is kind of like Twitter’s ‘trending’ list but Amazon have gone with the name ‘Movers and Shakers’. It’s probably the best way to find the latest and greatest products trending on Amazon in whichever niche you are interested in.

I was surprised at a few of the items on the list as some aren’t necessarily the first things that would have popped into my mind when thinking about travel photography. Everything from Fujifilm’s Instax to a real ink pen that doubles up as touchscreen stylus are on the list. So let’s get to it.

Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Film Camera

Fujifilm Instax Mini 8

Fujifilm are bringing back the old Polaroid style cameras that instantly print off images as you take them. The Instax Mini 8 is reminiscent of the old Polaroid cameras that have always been a favourite amongst people looking for that retro style. Fujifilm have updated the system and given it their own unique style though. It’s a great fun camera especially for traveling with as you can get that instant gratification of seeing your images in print. It is more just for fun than anything else I guess but it’s also a way to share reminders of moments with people that you might not see again. Snap a photo and give it to them, a great little gift!

What they say:

“I used this product for a bridal shower guest book. Guests got to take a picture and sign a page wishing the bride best of luck on her new adventure.” – Robin

Motion Trend Men’s RFID Wallet – Leather RFID Blocking Wallet

Motion Trend Men's RFID Wallet - Leather RFID Blocking Wallet

With the introduction of contactless credit cards there has been a real concern that it makes life easier for thieves to steal information from it. Someone equipped with the right scanner could brush past your pocket and scan the information needed to withdraw money from your account. Luckily you don’t have to worry about that happening while traveling anymore as this RFID blocking wallet prevents the contactless system on your cards being used whilst inside the wallet.

What they say:

“Wallet was wrapped up inside a little cloth pouch, folded up inside a nice little box. I realise I bought this for the wallet and not for the packaging, but I think when a company pays attention to these sort of details, it’s a good indicator that they are also trying to put out a quality product.” – Ktackett

Stylus, Francois et Mimi 3 Pack Premium Ink Pens with Touchscreen Stylus

Stylus, Francois et Mimi 3 Pack Premium Ink Pens with Touchscreen Stylus

This ink pen with built in touchscreen stylus is currently sitting in the number 1 best seller spot in the digital pens category. For the price you get a set of 3 pens each with a built in stylus which works with nearly all touch screen devices. It’s a handy item for any graphic designer or anyone who likes to edit their photos on the go using a tablet.

What they say:

As the number one best selling item in the digital pens category I’m surprised that there aren’t any reviews on the product at the time of writing this article. Although it made its way to number one so make of that what you will.

Canon VIXIA HF R72 Camcorder

Canon VIXIA HF R72 Camcorder

Ok so this isn’t strictly a photography item but as a camcorder it’s not a million miles away. The compact design of the Canon VIXIA HF R72 Camcorder makes it perfect for any traveller who likes to capture video on their adventures. The camcorder is able to capture full HD quality video and makes life a little easier by coming with a 32GB internal flash drive as well as an option to insert an external SD card.

What they say:

“I am not a videographer, and know little about camcorders, but this model exceeds my expectations and is a really good beginner model. It seems to have a lot of features that I didn’t expect to see.” – Gowensbach

5 Cities 21″ Carry On Hand Luggage Wheeled Travel Trolley Bag for United Airlines, American Airlines, Delta & Southwest

5 Cities 21" Carry On Hand Luggage Wheeled Travel Trolley Bag for United Airlines, American Airlines, Delta & Southwest

The last item on this list is a must have if you’re like me and try your hardest to avoid checking your luggage into the hold and paying the extra fee. The 5 Cities Carry On Hand Luggage Case is specifically designed to fit perfectly into the hand luggage limits set by a whole bunch of airlines including United Airlines, American Airlines, Delta, Southwest, Ryanair, Aer Lingus, Jet Blue and many more. It’s a suitcase with wheels and a handle like any other so I don’t think I need to explain any more about it only that if your are looking to maximise the amount you can take on board then this is a great option that won’t break the bank.

What they say:

“Overall, this bag is a 5 star bag. Despite a few very minor negatives, the positives of an ultra light-weight bag that meets strict carry-on requirements without cinching on space, rolls well, is well-constructed from sturdy fabric, and is an excellent price make this bag definitely worth buying for any budget or weight/space conscious traveler.” – Redbaron

That sums up my top 5 travel/photography related items currently trending on Amazon. Keep your eye on the Movers and Shakers list on Amazon as it’s always changing and throws up some great products that I wouldn’t have thought about before.

Happy travels!

Article by Charlie Gardiner

Charlie, originally from the UK but currently based in Spain, is a travel photographer and the founder of World of Travel Photography. For the last few years he has been making a living from his travel photography which has enabled him to see more and more of the world. Check out his Instagram and Twitter accounts below to follow his latest adventures.

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