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Canon PowerShot SX260 HS (point-and-shoot camera)
Canon's point-and-shoot camera is one of the best snappers around, suited for almost every kind of photographer, whether casual or advanced. It boasts excellent photo and video quality thanks to its 12-megapixel CMOS sensor. Its battery life isn't great, but for the price, the quality, and its compact nature, it's ideal for taking those quick photos that you would likely miss if you had a larger digital-SLR packed away.
iPod touch (entertainment device)
The latest 2012 fifth-generation iPod touch is a thinner, lighter "iPad for your pocket," as described by CNET's Reviews team. It includes a 4-inch high-resolution display perfect for keeping you company on the road with a clear audio quality, or entertained on a flight with a sharp and crisp display. And for the low $299 price point, it may be lacking the phone function, but who needs that at 30,000 feet when you're disconnected from the world anyway?
Joby GorillaPod (camera tripod)
For those who opt to keep their smartphones with them instead of a digital point-and-shoot camera, you'll more often than not need -- particularly for those fabulous "selfie" shots -- a good, reliable, and flexible stand. The GorillaPod stand can angle your phone at any angle. With its flexible tripod legs, they can wrap around objects. It's quick to set up, and easy to use, and can really help capture that moment without the need to keep your hands glued to your mobile device.