Top 5 gadgets for travelling
If you travel a lot, then you’ll know just how useful a Swiss Army Knife and translation book can be. In recent years, many of the tools that travellers and explorers have used have gone digital, or new electronic gadgets have surfaced which have made travelling that little bit easier. The beauty of these gadgets is that rather than make a trip simpler, and thus lose character, they add to a trip and simply help us enjoy it more.
If you like to travel, 2014 is the best year to do it. There are some sensational gadgets out there right now.
Here’s the top 5!
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5. Bushnell BackTrack
How many times have you gone into unknown territory, only to have trouble getting back? The Bushnell BackTrack solves this issue. It’s a simple-to-use GPS receiver that allows you to pre-program three locations so that when you head back, you know exactly which way to go. Perfect for any type of travelling, this gadget could very well save you from unnecessary nights with the Blair Witch.
The Bushnell BackTrack costs around £60 online.
4. Garmin Forerunner 10
Watches can do so much more than just tell the time. The Garmin Forerunner range is an example of this. For travelling, the low-spec Garmin Forerunner 10 is the gadget for you. This is marketed as a ‘runners’ watch, but it’s just as effective for hiking. It has an easy-to-use GPS tracking system and distance, pace, and calorie monitor. It allows you to save and monitor personal records. This gadget is recommended for anybody who needs to keep tabs on their fitness.
The Garmin Forerunner 10 costs around £80 online.
3. Sony FDR-AX100 4K Handycam
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What’s better than 1080p? Well that’ll be 4K, of course. The Sony FDR-AX100 4K Handycam is the world’s first handheld consumer camcorder that captures video in 4K. If you like to document your travels, then this camcorder is the best option for you if image quality and future-proofing is your main concern.
The Sony FDR-AX100 4K Handycam costs around £1,800.
2. B&W P3 Headphones
To be fair, any comfortable headphones will do the job whilst you’re travelling. But for a truly immersive sound, it’s hard to bet the Bowers & Wilkins P3 headphones. These headphones look incredible and have been designed to offer a true hi-fi experience on the move. They are over-ear headphones with iPod / iPhone connectivity and a built-in microphone for calls. This pair of headphones also features a unique and innovative cable connection where the cable tucks inside the ear pad itself, thus saving it from any potential damage.
The P3’s are available from Superfi for £169.99.
1. SpareOne Emergency Phone
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How many AA batteries do you have in your backpack? How many stores even in the most secluded areas on earth sell AA batteries? The SpareOne mobile phone is the world’s only mobile phone powered by a single AA battery. With a battery life of 15 years – yes, 15 years – the SpareOne is the sort of gadget that many modern explorers would have killed for in times of peril. Adding to this phone’s awesome selling point is the built-in flashlight and dedicated emergency services button. Simply insert a local SIM card and you’re ready to go!
The SpareOne costs $79.99 from the official website.