Y-FI: Essential Travel Gadgets

20 Aug 2015
POSTED BY Y Magazine
Taking your gadgets on your travels is necessary in this day and age.  With so much available, Matthew Herbst checks out what’s best for those trips away


Travel Snaps


This Nikon D5500 DSLR is lightweight and compact, with everything the family photographer needs, offering a greater range of lenses than ever before. It also has a tilting LCD display (perfect for selfies) and Wi-Fi connectivity for instant storing and sharing. At nikonusa.com, from RO288.50.

In Charge



The Mophie Powerstation Plus Charger’s tiny aluminium body —roughly the size of a business card holder — has built-in Lightning and micro USB ports that can power multiple gadgets at up to four times the speed of a standard charger. Ensuring you never run out of juice has never been easier. At amazon.com from RO30.50.

Face the Music


Whether you’re off roading in the mountains or wadi bashing, being active can give your electronics a bit of a beating. But this tiny, waterproof UWater G4 Chrome MP3 Player is able to weather whatever storm you throw at it. At amazon.com, from RO30.50.

Small is Big


There’s nothing better than relaxing to tunes while on the beach. What you don’t want is to share your headphones with your nearest and dearest, so a Philips Shoqbox Mini is what you really want. Despite its half-pint proportions, the Bluetooth-powered Shoqbox uses sophisticated circuitry to deliver outsize audio. It’s also water and dust-resistant, which is a bonus. At amazon.com from RO19.24.

No Noise


You’re on a plane, a bus or simply on the beach but everyone glares at you because they can hear your music through your earphones. Sound familiar? Well, not anymore with RHA T10 Earbuds. They’re not only noise-cancelling, but can be tailored to suit the individual. Each pair comes with 10 sets of ear tips (in varying materials and sizes) and interchangeable filters to optimise sounds. At amazon.com from RO72.50.

NEW: Mobi Eye-Fi SD card


Time is precious and won’t stop for anyone when you’re on your travels. The last thing you want is to spend valuable travel time transferring your photographs from one device to the other. If you’re constantly running out of space on memory cards when you could be spending longer seeing the sights then Mobi’s Eye-Fi SD card, with built-in Wi-Fi, is just what you need. You can use the Wi-Fi SD card and the app to send your pictures directly from your camera to your favourite iOS, Android or Kindle device as you take them. Eye-Fi Mobi works just like a regular SDHC card and should work with most cameras.  Wave goodbye to clogged internal memory and watch as your snaps appear instantly on whatever device you have synced. Priced from around RO15.05 for 8GB, it also includes the Eye-Fi Cloud, which is a private cloud service. Check it out and get yours at eyefi.com

EDITOR’S PICK: In The Frame10

It’s an exciting prospect to capture adventures on your travels. The Sony FDR-X1000V Action Cam is the perfect travel companion for whatever the adventure on land or sea. Just mount it on your helmet, bike handlebars, or even your dog’s harness and you’ll document everything, hands-free and waterproof, with premium 4K definition, rich colours, and impressive video stabilisation. At sony.co.uk from RO192.50.



Keep your travel plans in check by accessing your master itinerary on your smartphone, tablet, computer or wearable. By using the app, your itinerary is as close as your mobile device. If you are trying to avoid roaming charges when travelling abroad, have run out of data, are in-flight or Wi-Fi can’t be found, the good news is you can still access your plans offline. View your confirmation number on the way to the airport and even get directions to your hotel when you land. Just perfect and free for iOS and Android at tripit.com

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