Smart Gadgets for the Ultimate Adventure Traveller

iPad Air

Lighter, thinner and twice as fast as it’s predecessor, the iPad Air’s design is notably different to any iPad that came before it. Its 9,7 inch retina display still presents users with the “bigger picture” while the 2048 x 1536 resolutions presents clear, crisp images. The tablet features two cameras; a front-facing 1.2-megapixel camera, and 5-megapixel rear facing, a ten hour battery life, and the new duel microphone provides noise cancellation on all audio and video recordings. It’s available in different storage size capacities, raging from 16GB – 128GB, runs iOS7 and comes in a choice of white, silver, grey, or black. Be sure to protect it in a rugged casing while on the road.

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iPad Air Lighter, thinner and twice as fast as it’s predecessor, the iPad Air’s design is notably different to any iPad that came before it. Its 9,7 inch retina

Nikon D5300

This 24-million-pixel DSLR camera oozes Wi-Fi and GPS capabilities, making it an excellent option for travel junkies and budding photographers on the go. It shoots at 5 frames per second while during continuous shooting, and the simple control layout and 3.2 inch LCD articulating screen make it relatively user friendly. It also offers a built in geo-tagging feature, which includes logging. This allows for the sharing and tagging of pictures on social media platforms while on holiday. Nifty extras include interval timer shooting, a decent set of effects and quiet shutter. The camera connects to Wi-Fi, as well as Apple and Android devices. Other key features include a 24.1 megapixel DX format CMOS sensor and an expanded ISO of up to 25600. And a stereo microphone makes for fuss-free filming with audio.

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TomTom GO LIVE 1005 World

This sturdy high-end GPS sports a 5-inch multi-touch screen, and a magnetic “click” mount holds the device firmly in place. As far as features go, it covers all you need it to; the ability to navigate to coordinates, detours, plan routes, and provide information regarding traffic camera locations and the weather. Users will also be informed of traffic updates to avoid delays, accidents and other problems compliments of TomTom HD Traffic, as well as receive real-time updates for mobile speed camera locations. Most impressive, however, is the GPS’s ability to perform local Google Search’s, and tweet the route users followed to others, keeping them updated with regard to current locations and predicted estimated time of arrival. The GPS comes with one year’s free LIVE service.


Amped Carbon Portable Battery Charger

A portable powerhouse, the Amped Carbon battery charger provides up to three charges for the average smartphone. It comes with built in cables for charging and recharging, which means carrying fewer bits and bobs while on the go. Weighing in at 130 grams, this power pack is both pocket and travel friendly. Not limited to smartphones, the Carbon can charge most of today’s popular mobile devices, including tablets and laptops (provided they have a USB slot). Small LED display lights inform users of just how much power is left in their portable battery charger, and when it’s time to charge up. Take this little gadget with you on long flights, camping trips, cycling tours or even on the road. The Carbon comes with a Micro USB cable, and AC wall plug and a travel case.


GoPro Hero 3+

This wearable, waterproof, gear-mountable camera captures footage when a hand-held camera just isn’t an option. It shoots professional quality video in full HD, and takes10 megapixel photos at up to 10 frames per second. It features Wi-Fi connectivity, impressive performance in low-light conditions, and is compatible with all GoPro mounts and accessories. The GoPro app also provides users with full remote control of all camera functions, and a visual of what the camera sees for hassle free shot framing. Users can view footage via the app, and share this footage with friends via social media.


Sony Xperia Z1

Being waterproof, shatter proof and scratch resistant, the Sony Xperia Z1 is arguably the most “life-proof” phone on the market. The five inch, full HD screen makes it possible to watch videos and consume content easily while on the go. It features a whopping 20.7 megapixel camera, a wide angle 27mm f/2.0 G Lens, a 2 megapixel front facing camera, a quad core processor and runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. The battery life lasts over 13 hours when using 2G (and longer when using 3G). Take this smartphone on hikes and never worry about dropping on the ground or in a puddle ever again.


Steripen Water Purifier Emergency

Steripen is a travel friendly, emergency water purifier. It purifies up to 200 half-liter glasses of water powered by a single set of AA lithium batteries. The pen’s UV lamp light itself lasts up to 3000 treatments. It fits into regular sized water bottles, allowing users to keep water in its original bottle while being purified. By inserting the Steripen into the mouth of the bottle and turning the bottle upside down, users are able to purify their water in under a minute.


True Utility Fire Wire Turbo Jet Lighter

Great for the avid camper, this lighter makes use of wind proof technology and a flame adjuster in order to ensure users are able to light their fire first time round, in even the most frustrating conditions. It features a one handed flip lid for hassle free use, high altitude working valves, and a turbo jet flame. This alloy and brushed stainless steal lighter is refillable, measures in at 2.75 inches long, and weighs just 54 grams. Note that gas is not included.


Monster iSport Victory Earphones

These no nonsense earphones produce high impact audio and deep bass for those who take their sound seriously. With noise-isolating ear tips to block out distracting sound, they are the ideal earphones for passengers on long, noisy flights or car trips. The SportClip ensures that the earphones stay put when in use, while the Omnitip is adjustable, proving a snug fit for all ear shapes. Being sweat-proof and washable, with antimicrobial ear tips also makes these earphones great for use during strenuous exercise and outdoor activities. They also offer an in-line mic with controls that are compatible with Apple devices.


Joby Gorilla Pod Hybrid Flexible Mini-Tripod

Designed specifically for interchangeable lens cameras, camcorders and off-flash cameras, this flexible tripod allows users to capture those near impossible shots with ease. It features a quick release clip for simple setup and disassembling, and an integrated bubble level helping to take the guess-work out of the equation. The integrated aluminum ball head and over twelve dozen leg joints allow users to bend and rotate their camera 360 degrees, which set-up can take place just about anywhere. And the rubberized ring and foot grips add that extra bit of stability in challenging environments. The tripod stands at just over 10 inches high and 2 inches wide.