The Best Holiday Gadgets to Buy Now
While we all look forward to a holiday for the opportunity to relax and unwind, the experience is always enhanced by taking a few gadgets along for the journey. From those that are therapeutic, to those that makes the hassles of any holiday much easier, here’s our round up of the best you should pack in your suitcase – or even hand luggage in some cases.
When it comes to packing for your holiday, choosing the right amount of shoes are always a touchy subject – predominantly because of their bulkiness and weight. With the revolutionary foldable shoes from Rollasole, there looks to be a credible ‘sole’ution. Highly rated and even used by a number of celebrities, including Heidi Klum and Hayden Panettiere, they roll up into a snazzy carry bag to make packing worries a thing of the past. If you want to learn more, click here to visit their official website.
Because even the people without an ounce of vanity don’t welcome the sight of a creased shirt, packing is usually very time consuming with the excessive amounts of folding. If you would rather spend this time organising your over 80s travel insurance cover, why not use the Flip Fold folding board to give you neatly folded clothes in an instant? Able to fold t-shirts, trousers, dresses and all manner of apparel to the same size every time, it promises to save you a lot of time. Also because it folds up, you can even put it in your suitcase and fold your garments nicely for the way home. Just flip, flip, flop and fold, it really is that simple!
Another way in which people avoid extra baggage charges is by taking more in their hand luggage, something with can be done even easier with the Stuffa. With the tagline of ‘Wherever you’re going, whatever you’re doing, Fit More In’, it comes complete with 12 ingenious pockets on the inside that can conceal up to 5kg of, well, whatever you want as long as you abide by flyinf regulations. The result is a fantastic bodywarmer that marries great style with practicality. To learn more, click here to visit their official website.
After getting on the plane, there’s nothing worse than laying out your food on the tray just as the person in front reclines your seat. If you want to ensure you never have a battle over losing your legroom, the Knee Defender could be the product you’ve been looking for. An ingenious solution to an irritating problem, the Knee Defender comes in two parts that clamp onto both the legs of your tray, meaning the person in front is unable to recline their seats. Being adjustable, it means you can give them as much or as little opportunity to recline as you see fit. As this can reduce the risk of developing issues such as deep vein thrombosis, having them implemented on a long haul flight could mean you are less likely to make a claim through your medical travel insurance protection.
Dual Sim Mobile Phones from WorldSIM
Mobile phone charges are something that the majority of us have had to contend with over the years, to the extent that many simply do not contact their friends and family while they’re abroad because of the worry of an extortionate bill on their return. The Dual Sim Mobile Phones from WORLDSIM offer a credible alternative, meaning you can benefit from cheap calls and texts without having to change SIM cards in your mobile. They have either a basic handset – The Travel Genie – or an Android Smartphone – The Orbizz – both of which are available to purchase through the WORLDSIM website. Other products they offer include international SIM cards and Data Roaming USB dongles.
While it may seem a tedious task, the importance of applying sun lotion is unprecedented, and although the rest of the body is easy to cover, the upper and lower back is notoriously difficult. To avoid having to wait for someone to do it for you, why not consider purchasing your very own Sun Buddy?
Here’s what SunBuddy had to say about their product: “The unique and ergonomic design of the SunBuddy Lotion Applicator makes it possible for anyone to reach their back with ease and comfort, making it the perfect gadget to take on holiday. Whether it’s the summer season when skin tends to burn or the winter season, when skin tends to become dry and flaky, SunBuddy has your back.”
Making sandcastles on the beach is a past time many of us are familiar with. Because using a spade could take an age, why not bring along some Handtrux to help your kids turn their hands into mini diggers? A patented toy that has taken the US and European markets by storm, it means kids – or even parents pretending to be big kids – can build bigger castles than ever before. It doesn’t just work on sand either; whether you’re dealing with snow, gravel or just dirt, the HandTrux promise not to let you down and will offer hours of fun.
GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition
A camera is undoubtedly an important holiday accessory, meaning you are able to capture all your family fun to look back on in years to come. If you want to catch all the action without worrying about holding the device, the GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition could be exactly what you are looking for. Being 20 per cent smaller and lighter than its predecessor, the camera can be mounted almost anywhere and it can even sync to your mobile phone so you instantly share pictures with the world. It also benefits from a high resolution and high frame rate, meaning that any user can capture videos and images of professional quality.
Upon arriving home, many travellers have the unfortunate experience of jetlag to look forward to, a disruption of your circadian rhythm that keeps you awake at night and sleepy during the day. While the symptoms of jetlag do lessen as your body clock adjusts, the Re-Timer sleep glasses put a stop to the problem completely. Also effective on arrival of your holiday, the Re-timer glasses emit a specialised light that helps reduce the symptoms of jetlag; they can help you adjust to the time zone of your destination before you even depart, so why spend days suffering from jetlag?
Image Credit: Rollasole, FlipFold, Stuffa, Knee Defender, WORLDSIM, Sun Buddy, Handtrux, Re-Timer ()