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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)
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.
A multi-plug adaptor for your gadgets
An adaptor which will keep your gadgets charged on the go is a must for any traveler, although models like this one, which have 4 USB ports, mean that you can charge your iPhone, MP3 player and camera through one outlet.
Stay away from high-voltage electronics though, unless you'd like to repeat my experience of blowing up three in a week while in the Middle East.