10 must have holiday gadgets
If you've got a summer holiday planned these are 10 gadgets you should consider packing in your bags.
- 1 Solar charger
Whether you're using your phone to take pictures or listen to music, you'll likely need all the juice you can get while away. A solar charger means that even when you're out and about your phone will have staying power.
- 2 Waterproof money belt
Ever gone to have a dip in the sea while keeping one eye on the wallet you left on the beach? A waterproof money belt will stop you having to choose between wet money and stolen money.
- 3 Luggage scale
If you're bringing back some holiday gifts there's every danger your luggage could be too heavy. A luggage scale will help make sure you don't have to pay any hefty fines for overweight baggage.
- 4 GPS walking tracker
If you enjoy exploring a walking tracker is a must. For a start, it'll make sure you don't get lost, but it can also help you keep track of things like how far you've walked and calories burned, as well as help you plan the best walking routes.
- 5 Tablet or Kindle
Flights and other long journeys need never be a bore again if you have an iPad, Samsung Galaxy Tab or Kindle with you and a selection of your favourite books, music, movies and games.
- 6 Portable speaker
These days you can get portable speakers that are small enough to fit in your pocket but still loud enough to get you dancing - perfect if you're getting ready for a night out.
- 7 Universal power adapter
A universal power adapter that also has USB slots will take the guesswork out of what adapter to pack, making sure your phone, camera, shavers, and any other devices are all compatible.
- 8 Waterproof digital camera
Having the freedom to take pictures at the beach or by the poolside will result in much more adventurous holiday snaps being uploaded to Facebook. To make sure you capture every action shot make sure the camera is also shockproof and dustproof.
- 9 Compact mini tripod
A mini tripod can be a great holiday accessory whether you're a photography enthusiast or not. It will hold the camera steady for long exposures to capture views at night, or simply to enable you to use the timer on your camera so that you can be in your own shots with the rest of the family.
- 10 Pocket fan
It's a typically British trait to continually moan about the cold, only to complain that it's too hot at the first sight of sun. A pocket fan will keep you in a cool mood, leaving you free to find something else to complain about while on holiday.