Is it time to hit the road again? With summer vacations still in full swing you’ll need the best gadgets around to help with everything from navigation to planning. Matthew Herbst helps to make your next road trip a hassle-free experience.
Here is a gadget that will make you a happy traveller without a doubt. Snapchat (now Snap)’s new video recording glasses called Spectacles are here, and the product is not just cool and good- looking ,but it also protects your eyes from the glaring sun. Despite all that, its main function is to record snaps of your day and sync them straight to your Snapchat Memories. The eyewear comes in three colours (black, coral, and teal), and has a small camera built into the frame, allowing users to capture 10-second clips all hands-free. The bright yellow case doubles up as a portable battery charger and includes a USB cable. Brilliant. At www.spectacles.com from RO64.
THE WHEEL DEAL
Finding the best carry-on luggage for your next trip depends on your personal style and needs. So why not opt for a practical, stylish and fun accessory like the Micro 3in1 Luggage Scooter that helps active travellers to move around swiftly should they want to? Even cooler is that it doubles as a kickboard scooter that also has Bluetooth Sound2Go speakers incorporated for listening to your favourite tunes while gliding your way around. Carrying your luggage will never be the same again! At amazon.com from RO99.50.
TO THE RESCUE
Inspired by disaster rescue and recovery operations, goTenna has been designed to keep Android or iOS devices connected even when there is no cellular service. This makes it the ideal companion for desert and mountain trips. It is made of rugged materials and uses Bluetooth-LE to pair with any smartphone. This bit of kit allows users to share messages and location info instantly within a range of up to 50 miles in ideal conditions. Stay safe and go and explore without fear. At amazon.com from RO57.
IN THE LIGHT
If you’re out in the sticks and need a smart and sustainable source of light for your adventures, then the LuminAID is just for you. Charge it up for around 6-7 hours in the sun, and let this innovative inflatable lamp guide your path for up to 16 hours. It’s portable, waterproof, and weighs just a mere 56 grammes. At amazon.com from RO8.
App of the Week
Roadtrippers for both iOS and Android is a useful resource for road trip planning. It can help users find everything from restaurants, dives to hotels, national parks, roadside attractions and many other scenic points of interest. You can now plan trips in the app or alternatively on its web portal, allowing you to save locations and stops into the trip plan which you can sync across multiple devices for quick reference. Free at iTunes.com