For most of us, a holiday is a chance to escape the ‘everyday’ and enjoy some much-needed R&R. Many people will also see it as a chance to switch off from the tech we use everyday, and enjoy some quality time with the people we love.
However, that’s not to say you should leave all of your tech tucked away at home. In fact, there are many gadgets out there that could prove to be excellent travel companions. We’re talking about tech that improves your holiday experience, as opposed to getting in the way!
If you feel inspired to purchase any of the gizmos that feature on our list, you can rely on Gadget Cover to find you the protection you need. We’ll arrange gadget insurance that suits your tech and your budget.
Gadget insurance policies arranged through Gadget Cover contains the usual accidental damage and theft as standard, with the option to add loss cover for an additional fee.
Now, let’s take a look at some of the top travel tech worthy of a place in your suitcase:
Books are bulky and can add a lot of weight to your suitcase – potentially pushing you over baggage weight allowances. Far better is to download some holiday reads onto an e-reader, like Amazon’s Kindle Paperwhite. The latest edition is waterproof, making it perfect for poolside reading, plus it’s got twice the storage of its predecessors, at 8GB or 32GB. A single battery lasts hours, and you can pair the device with Audible to listen to your story with Bluetooth headphones.
Need some Bluetooth headphones? TechRadar rates these Sony noise-cancelling headphones the best on the market, claiming their sound is even better than Bose. TechRadar praises them for their sound, ability to block out noise and for features like Quick Attention, which lets in outside noise without having to remove the headphones. So, open up that holiday playlist, hit ‘play’ and relax!
The Skyroam Solis is one handy mobile Wi-Fi hotspot, offering super-quick international 4G MiFi and instant coverage in more than 130 countries. The gadgets comes with a unique SIM and you can buy day or month passes for £7 or £79. The plus of having a device like this is that you don’t need to purchase often-expensive local SIMs, and you can have up to five devices connected. It also doubles up as a handy, on-the-go PowerBank.
If you like a little bit of music while you’re lounging on the beach or enjoying drinks on your balcony, TechRadar says that the Ultimate Ears Boom 3 are the best speakers your money can buy. It’s light but durable, and you can crank it up high without the sound being distorted. It’s water- and dustproof, making it the perfect sea- or poolside companion, plus you can shuffle your holiday playlist with a simple tap of the one-touch mix button. It’s also got a decent battery, meaning it can blast your tunes for up to 15 hours on just one charge! Better add some more tracks to that playlist of yours!
If you want to take your travel photography to new heights (quite literally), you’d be hard pressed to find a better drone for the job than the DJI Mavic Air Drone Fly More Combo. It’s a little pricey, but is a seriously impressive piece of kit. It shoots 32MP sphere panoramas and features a three-axis gimbal, 4K camera and 3D environment sensing. It’s also got a decent flight time of 21 minutes – plenty of time to capture your holiday surroundings! The drone is foldable and portable, making it very travel-friendly.
If you’re planning to do a good deal of wining and dining on hols, you might want to think about packing a portable iron to keep your smart outfits crease-free. Measuring just 13cm long, the Duronic iron is super compact and lightweight, and takes a mere matter of seconds to heat up fully. It comes with its own nifty travel pouch for simple storage and transportation, and has a steam function.
Taking your car on holiday? If you like to enjoy a tipple in the evenings, you want to be sure you’re not over the legal drink-drive limit in the morning when you set off on the next leg of your journey. The BACtrack breathalyser promises police-grade accuracy, utilising the same tech used in clinics and hospitals. Through an app, which is available to download on Android and Apple devices, it quickly and easily estimates your blood alcohol content, saves and tracks your results over time, and estimates when your BAC will return to 0.00%.
Are you a bit of a thrill-seeker who likes their holidays adrenaline-fuelled? If so, and you’re the owner of a GoPro camera, we really recommend the ‘Chesty’ performance chest mount. The padded, flexible Chesty allows you to essentially mount the camera onto yourself for hands-free footage – ideal if you’re tearing up some mountain bike trails or hitting the slopes. Just remember to also purchase a waterproof case if you’re planning on getting involved in some watersports!
Protect your devices with gadget insurance
Whatever gadgets end up in your suitcase for your upcoming holiday, make sure they are covered with gadget insurance before you set off.
Gadget insurance policies found through Gadget Cover contain a great range of benefits as standard. But you’ll also get extra benefits like truly instant cover and your first month of protection totally free.
We can provide cover for lots of different gadgets, including the latest smartphones from the likes of Samsung, Google, Sony and Apple. We’ll strive to find you great cover for a competitive price – so, what are you waiting for? Get a quote today!