Going on holiday is an exciting time and choosing which of the latest gadgets to take with you on your next holiday can make a real difference. Luggage weight limits can be easily exceeded which will cost you extra and capturing your holiday photos and movies could be disappointing if you go ill prepared. Read our guide on the Top Five Gadgets to Take Away with You.
5. Olloclip Fisheye, Wide-Angle and Macro Lenses
Olloclip Quick-Connect lens for the iPhone 5 and 5s offers three lenses in one small convenient design. Easily attached in seconds to transform your photos or videos to create some stunning effects. The wide-angle lens screws onto the macro lens and the fisheye lens will increase your field of view to approximately 180 degrees. You can also download the free Olloclip App which comes with some helpful features to get the most out of your iPhone.
Size: Height 3.18cm x Width 11.43cm x Depth 18.42cm
Buy for the iPhone 5 and 5s and other similar compatible lens for more devices.
4. Underwater Camera Mask by Liquid Image
The 304 Explorer Series 8MP underwater video camera has a built in snorkel and makes underwater photography and videos easy and great fun for all the family. This fantastic gadget is waterproof for up to 5 metres and allows you to take an impressive 8 mega pixel still photos or capture some beautiful underwater footage at 640×480 VGA. The LED digital display allows you to keep track of how many photos you have taken and is powered by 2x AAA batteries. Take plenty of photos with the expandable storage of up to 32GB, no software required to download files and supports Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7, and Mac 10.4+.
Size: Height 13.3cm x Width 18.7cm x Depth 8.9cm
Weight: 339g with batteries and micro SD card
Buy the Liquid Image underwater camera mask and more camera masks.
3. Kodak PlaySport Zx5
This robust compact full HD 1080p handheld video camera is waterproof to 3m, shockproof to 1.5m and dustproof. Designed to be in the heart of the action on the slopes or underwater. It features underwater white balance to give true to life colours, takes 5MP still photos and captures fast action at 720p HD at 60 frames per second! Its the world’s first camera with 3-step sharing for simultaneous uploading to Facebook, YouTube, email and more. Easily create sharp movies with image stabilisation and trim/edit your video using the LCD screen or download the software to your PC or Mac for a host of editing options. Expandable with a 32GB SD card for up to 10 hours of recording time. Great fun and guaranteed to last!
Size: Height 11.2cm x Width 5.8cm x Depth 1.8cm
See below for a sample video taken on the PlaySport Zx5:
Buy the Kodak PlaySport.
2. Amazon Kindle
The Kindle is a lightweight 6 inch e-reader from Amazon which is lighter than a paperback and fits in your pocket! Perfect for reading while on holiday with its no glare screen, even in bright sunlight and can hold up to 1,400 books so you will never run out of books to read. No need to pack your cables for charging up as this superb gadget holds one month battery life off one charge! Easily download your books or subscribe to your favourite newspapers/magazines with built-in WiFi and enjoy sharp text and the ability to read the screen in any position. Make notes, bookmark pages and share passages on social networks without leaving the page. Relax on the sun lounger and lose yourself in a great book!
Size: Height 16.58cm x Width 11.45cm x Depth 0.87cm
Buy the Kindle e-reader.
1. Apple iPad Air
The iPad is the ultimate holiday gadget and has been redesigned with the biggest changes to date in the new iPad Air. This elegant gadget is now 24 percent lighter than its predecessor and boasts subtle changes to style and design. The 9.7 inch display provides a 2048×1536 resolution for beautiful crisp images. Improved multi-touch screen with a powerful A7 chip offers 64-bit desktop performance on the iPad, this makes it 2x faster and improved battery life makes a better experience! Twin aerials double WiFi performance and support for more bands/networks improves connection speeds around the world. The 5MP iSight camera and HD FaceTime make video calls even better. Enjoy a seamless integration of video, music and apps on a powerful device. Excellent for keeping kids and adults amused for hours!
Size: Height 24.0cm x Width 16.95cm x Depth 0.75cm
Weight (WiFi): 469g
Weight (WiFi + Cellular): 478g
Buy the Apple iPad Air.