From e-readers to waterproof cases for phones and tablets, this summer all your tech can be beach-ready. Take a look at our pick of this year’s top beach-friendly gadgets.
1. Waterfi Waterproofed Kindle Paperwhite (2nd Generation)
The clever folk at Waterfi have enhanced the latest Kindle Paperwhite to make it waterproof, sandproof, even suntan lotion proof so now you can enjoy your summer books anywhere and everywhere.
Using your smartphone or tablet on the beach as e-reader, games console, MP3-player and more can be a drain on its battery but pop one of these portable power stations in your beach-bag and you can charge your device twice over.
3. ECOXPRO Waterproof Case
Available on Amazon this cool waterproof case is designed to make any smartphone (including iPhones, BlackBerrys and Android handsets) waterproof. Plug in a standard audio jack and it doubles up as an on-the-go waterproof speaker.
4. Misfit Shine
Want to track your fitness levels as you swim out to sea or do laps in the hotel pool? Then strap on this sleek activity tracker. The device will gather all the data from your swim and then sync to an easy to use app on your smartphone. It can also be used for out of the water activities.
Capture all the adventure of a beach holiday in stunning Sony quality with this neat point-of-view camera. Waterproof casing means you can capture waterskiing, sailing or big game fishing moments without worrying about damaging the camera. An ultra-wide lens and low-light sensor allows you to capture stunning images other cameras would miss.
These cool sleek cases in a range of colours (or customise your own) make your beloved digital devices waterproof, dirt-proof, shock-proof and snow proof so you can literally take them anywhere on earth. Available for iPhones, iPads, iPods and Galaxy S3,4,5.
The all-singing-all-dancing new Galaxy S5 from Samsung is water, sand and dust resistant. Add to this its 16mp camera and energy saver setting and you have the perfect all-purpose beach smartphone.
8. Liquid Image Model 305 Hydra Series HD 720P
Allow friends and family back home to share in your scuba diving or snorkelling experiences as if they were with you with this high-tech dive mask with HD camcorder built in. The mask’s camera can take stills or video with audio at depths up to 40m.
9. Finis Neptune Underwater MP3 Player
Using revolutionary bone conduction audio transmission this MP3 player allows you to listen to music underwater without ear buds. Instead it transmits audio through your cheekbone directly into your inner ear.
This latest tablet from Sony is waterproof and dust proof, with its lightweight design (it’s only 0.25 inches thick and weighs 439.42g) it’s perfect for the beach and won’t weigh down your hand luggage.
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- For more inspiration read Travel + Leisure’s Best Beach Gadgets and Gear.