Summer is officially here and along with the arrival of warm, balmy weather and long relaxing days comes two solid months of patio lounging, backyard BBQs and the classic summer road trip. Whether it’s a drive to the cottage, a day at the beach or a weekend of camping, here are a few great gadgets to pack along for the ride.
The Fujifilm Instax Mini 8
This instant camera makes it fun and easy to snap photos wherever you go. It takes instant credit-card-sized photos that you can share with friends or carry in your wallet.
The GoPro HD waterproof camera records video in gorgeous Ultra HD resolution and takes detailed 12MP snapshots whether you’re biking down a mountain or swimming in the ocean. With built-in WiFi, you can control the camera with the included WiFi remote and preview footage on your smartphone or camera.
Sony QX10 Optical Zoom Digital Camera
The Sony Zoom mounts onto smartphones allowing you to use your favourite apps and existing menus to play back, edit and share quality images captured by its powerful 18MP lens. One touch connectivity links the two devices, instantly enabling high-definition photography beyond the capabilities of a smartphone camera.
Bose SoundTrue Over-the-ear headphones
Get the most out of your summer playlist with Bose SoundTrue around-ear headphones. With its lightweight design, it’s great for all-day wear whether you’re listening to your tunes by the lake or watching your favourite movies on your tablet.
A great way to pass the time on a long drive or during a rainy summer day, the Nintendo 3DS provides up to 6.5 hours of battery life for 3D games and 10 hours for 2D games. The dual screens are 90 per cent larger than the original 3DS, while the upper one can display your games with cool 3D visuals without needing special glasses to see them.
Ultimate Ears BOOM Wireless Speaker
Keep the summer playlist going at the beach, on the patio or at the campgrounds with the greatest wireless speaker system. The 360 degree wireless speaker blasts sound in every direction, is water-resistant and can play songs wirelessly up to 50 ft away.
Seagate Wireless Plus
The Seagate Wireless Plus mobile storage device allows you to stream your media wirelessly without Internet by using its own WiFi network to send results to your mobile device. Enough storage for about 500 movies and allows up to eight tablets and smartphones to reach and store content at the same time.
LifeProof Smartphone Case
Waterproof, dirtproof, snowproof and shockproof, this is a must-have to keep your smartphone safe and protected during your summer outdoor adventures!
POWERROCKS Stone 3 portable battery pack
Never worry about losing power with the Powerocks Pro Series portable battery pack to charge your smartphone or tablet.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S Tablet
Enjoy cinema-like HD quality whether viewing movies, games and more. At only 6.6mm, this slim tablet is easy to carry so you can stay productive and entertained wherever you go. It also comes with privacy features, such as a fingerprint scanner, for tighter security.