Essential gadgets for summer travels

Essential gadgets for summer travels

Summary: What are some of the best gadgets to have in your backpack this summer?

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  • Checking your baggage allowance

    When planning your summer travels and booking the cheapest tickets possible, something that can escape memory is the additional charges we tend to accumulate.

    One of the most common charges is for baggage allowances — and as some airlines now charge your fee depending on cargo and your personal weight, a digital scale may be a good investment.

    The "No More Excess" digital scale weighs in both kg and lb, and has a lightweight design to fit into your luggage. To use, you lift your suitcase — which can be up to 40kg — and simply set it down. The scales now only cost £7.99.

    Via: Amazon

  • An action camera

    For those of us who enjoy extreme sports, being able to record your experiences is a must. One option is to buy a camera which you can strap on as a headband, but if you prefer handheld options, Sony's Action Cam is worth considering.

    The Action Cam comes with casing that protects the gadget from water, sand and grime, and records in HD at up to 120 frames per second. Built-in Wi-Fi lets you share your footage on the go, and it comes with a hands-free option. 

    The camcorder comes with a price tag of £259 ($397)

    Via: Sony

  • Apple's MacBook Air

    As a lightweight, powerful laptop, Apple's MacBook Air has remained a solid player for those on the move, whether on holiday or a business trip.

    An aluminium body protects the laptop — which is available as 11 inch or 13 inch models — from damage, and can be tailored to include a dual-core processor up to 2Ghz, 8GB memory, and an Intel Graphics 4000 card. At the highest specifications, the battery can last up to 7 hours without Wi-Fi.

    Via: Apple

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Topics: Emerging Tech, Android, Apple, Smartphones, Tablets

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  • cooking by rats

    err, I think i'd be more comfortable using local flora as fuel, rather than fauna..
    filthylooker
    • local fauna

      maybe she means handy road kill!
      s.fergus@...
  • Essential gadgets

    Charlie you might have a butt load of money but if I bought all of this stuff I would spend $2994.96. I would not be able to walk out of the front door much less take a trip somewhere.

    Further more there are some things listed in this list I would not want floating around lose in my backpack.

    Sweety you need to get a grip!
    javajolt
  • What with things going like the are...

    In North Korea, I think some dosimeters, and a radiac meter would be in order!
    JCitizen
  • ummm...

    Can I see a video of that cooker burning fauna?
    Godmocker
  • Yes and no

    Some of the suggestions are good. Others are far from "essential." Rather than calling the article "Essential gadgets for summer travel" it ought to have been called "A few curious travel gadgets."

    E.g. The voltage adapter is only "essential" if you're traveling to a country with different power specs than your own.

    The laptop mentioned is a good one, but a laptop is only "essential" if you need a full-on computer while traveling. For me, a 7-inch tablet is a much better travel device.

    I have a pair of noise-canceling headphones, and I used to take them with me always. But these days airplanes seem to be less noisy than they used to be, and a set of snug-fitting noise-blocking ear buds works well enough, without the weight and bulk of the big headset.

    All the gadgets mentioned might be useful, depending on your circumstances. But none of them is essential.
    daniel1948x