7 Gadgets That Will Make Your Vacation More Memorable

Travel in style and with convenience by packing these must-have summer tech in your bag.

Tech and mother nature go together, whether you like it or not. While it’s best to enjoy the sands, mountains, and awe-inspiring sceneries as far away as possible from Wi-Fi signals and bright LED screens, your only chance at preserving precious moments is through the use of handy gizmos. Not only that, some of these technologies make your trip more convenient too.

Here’s a checklist of gadgets and equipment to bring with you on your next travel.

1. Convertible tablet laptop

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Working from the beach or from the province? A handy tablet-laptop hybrid is a must-have for a workaholic jet-setter type. It’s lightweight and flexible, and offers more power than your average tablet computer too.

HP Pavillion X360, P18,500

Nextbook 10.1 Tablet, P12,000

2. Underwater cameras

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Take it underwater with a camera that isn’t scared of depth. Capture your snorkeling or scuba diving adventure with the squad without worries. For crystal-clear shots, go for the one with HD features.

Canon Powershot D30, P11,500

GoPro Hero 4, P17,000

3. Bluetooth speakers

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Sun, sand, and sound matter. Enjoy the anthems of your summer getaway with speakers especially designed for outdoor tuning. And no, you don’t have to worry about spilled piñacoladas with their water- and shock-resistant features.

Braven BRV-X, P7,000

Skullcandy AirRaid, P5,200

4. Solar-powered power bank

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Take advantage of the sun. Whether you are camping in the mountains or lounging by the sea, get a steady supply of juice with a solar-powered battery pack. These are not only convenient and energy-efficient, they look stylish too.

Secur Solar-Powered Mobile Power Bank, P920

Xit Voltix High Capacity Solar Powered Charger, P1,500

5. Waterproof e-reader

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A good read is a food for the soul. But books just aren’t made to co-exist with a body of water. Thanks to technology, bookworms can now have a worry-free reading experience wherever they go.

Barnes & Nobles NOOK GlowLight Plus, P5,755

Kobo Aura H2O, P6,100

6. Outdoorsy smartphone



Adrenaline junkies need durable techs to match their lifestyle. Whether you’re working out in the gym or mountain climbing, phones like this one are made to stay active with you.

Samsung S5 Active, P12,000

7. Wi-Fi camera

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www.samsung.com | www.photographyblog.com

No more grainy photos and out-of-focus shots. Wi-Fi digital cameras let you snap high-quality pictures and upload them directly to your social media profile. Of course, it would be wise to have a pocket Wi-Fi too.

Samsung WB250F, P13,800

Panasonic Lumix DMC -TZ55, P8,359

–Diana Lyn Balbalosa