Make sure you’re right up to date with the latest gadgets on the beach this summer with our rundown of this year’s hottest travel gadgets.
This sleek waterproof, shockproof, mountable case with high-performance lens attachments for your iPhone gives you everything you need to turn your smart phone into an all-action, outdoor camera. Select a superwide, wide, macro or flat lens and then head out through any environment (it’s waterproof up to 10m and shockproof against drops from up to 2m) to get the photos and videos you really want.
Never get lost again whether you’re hiking through the mountains of Mauritius or trekking the mist forest of Mahé with the intrepid Suunto Core Crush outdoor watch. With a built in altimeter, barometer and compass you will always be able to track where you are and what the weather’s going to be like (handy even if you’re only going for a stroll down the beach!).
High tech gadgetry has finally joined the fight against premature aging caused by over exposure to the sun with this beautifully designed UVA and UVB sensor. Available in gold or silver and worn on the wrist on a stylish leather bracelet, the sensor is linked to a smartphone app which will let you know in real time, based on your personal skin type, when and which factor suntan lotion you should apply and when it needs topping up.
If you want to venture below the ocean waves this summer then it’s worth investing in a Tribord Easybreath Snorkeling Mask. The Easybreath is designed so that swimmers can breath in and out naturally through the mouth and nose, with a mechanism that plugs the top of the snorkel as soon as it is immersed in water. The full-face mask allows for 180º views so you can see more of the marine life around you.
Voted this summer’s Bluetooth speaker of choice by tech and travel writers alike, the UE Mega Boom is the perfect summer sound solution. Waterproof up to one metre it’s safe to take to the pool or on the beach and with 20 hours battery life and a range of 30 meters it will keep the tunes coming all day long.
By now we all know that it’s worth packing not only your devices but an extra charger pack to charge them with when you’re out and about without a power source but all that tech can get a little bulky. Well, not with the TravelCard smartphone charger, the charger unit itself, with its built in charging cord, is so slim it will actually fit in your wallet giving you an extra 5 hours talk time on the go.
It may sound like something from science fiction but talk into the Sigmo device in English and it will translate your words back to you in whichever language you choose. Perfect if you’re visiting a country where you don’t speak the lingo but need to get yourself understood. Ask the person you’re talking to to reply into the Sigmo and their words will be translated into English for you. A great way to break down the language barrier and make new friends.
Turn your iPhone or Samsung Galaxy S into a professional camera with a choice of specialist lenses with the Olloclip 4-in-1 Lens. Working on both front and rear cameras the attachable compact lens contains a fisheye, wide-angle, macro 10x or macro 15x lens creating a new world of photography options to choose from.
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