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7 summer tech essentials for your holidays

Need some new travel tech? Look no further! We have everything you need for your summer holidays.

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Are you ready to travel? Dreaming of lying on a sun lounger soaking up some sunshine? While we go abroad to take a break from our day-to-day lives and recharge, tech will always have a place in our adventures. We’ve picked our top travel and holiday tech to enhance your trips this summer.

JBL Xtreme 3 Portable Bluetooth Speaker

What is summer without a speaker for some upbeat tunes? Whether you’re at the beach, pool, hosting a barbeque or dining al fresco, a good speaker is a summer essential. If you’re staying in a villa, campsite or some self-catering accommodation, the JBL Xtreme 3 Portable Bluetooth Speaker is the perfect speaker. It has a 15 hour battery, which you can use to charge your phone. Two devices can pair with the speaker so you can take turns picking the soundtrack to your day and night. It has an IP67 rating so it’s splash and spill proof if you bring it to the beach.

VELD VT42FB Super-Fast 2-port USB Travel Charger

Don’t panic buy adapters in the airport, be prepared in advance for any trip, whether it’s in the EU, USA or Australia, with the VELD VT42FB Super-Fast 2-port USB Travel Charger. Ideal for travels to lands where the sockets are different, The VELD VT42FB comes with a USB and a USB-C slot so you can charge two devices at once. It has a Smart Charging feature that ensures each device gets the optimum power, so no energy is wasted. It comes with a case so you can keep the charger and its adapters safe.

Verti Steam Go Travel Hand Steamer

Don’t panic buy adapters in the airport, be prepared in advance for any trip, whether it’s in the EU, USA or Australia, with the VELD VT42FB Super-Fast 2-port USB Travel Charger. Ideal for travels to lands where the sockets are different, The VELD VT42FB comes with a USB and a USB-C slot so you can charge two devices at once. It has a Smart Charging feature that ensures each device gets the optimum power, so no energy is wasted. It comes with a case so you can keep the charger and its adapters safe.

Verti Steam Go Travel Hand Steamer

The Verti Steam Go Travel Hand Steamer is a godsend if there’s no iron where you’re staying. Fill the water tank and in just 30 seconds it’ll be hot enough to steam away any creases on dresses, shirts, and delicate fabrics. It collapses in half, so it won’t take up a lot of space in your suitcase.

Apple Air Tag

Forgetful? Attach the Apple Air Tag to whatever you want to keep track of, be it your wallet, backpack or beach bag. Set it up with your iPhone or iPad and you’ll then be able to track it in the Find My app. If you have a newer iPhone, it’ll even tell you the distance and direction of your lost belongings. Its battery lasts for over year, so you’ll get two summers out of it! It’s also IP67 water resistant so you don’t have to worry about it breaking if it gets splashed.

Tile Slim Bluetooth Tracker

If the Air Tag isn’t compatible with your phone, try the Tile Slim Bluetooth Tracker instead. Roughly the size of debit card, the Tile Slim tracker is perfect for keeping track of wallets, passports or slipping into a pocket in your bag. Just set it up in the Tile app and you can see your lost item’s location in the app. You can even ring the item so you can quickly find it by listening for the sound. It has a 61 meter range so it’s easy to track down the items. It has a 3 year battery life and is waterproof.

Tommee Tippee Portable Blackout Blind

Travelling to France on the ferry? Staycationing around Ireland? Then the Tommee Tippee Portable Blackout Blind is an essential for your car and accommodation. Attaching to your car or hotel room wall with powerful suction cups, this blackout blind will make the perfect sleeping environment for any child. It comes with its own travel bag so you can easily pack it away when it’s not needed and it’s fully machine washable so you can freshen it up after holidays.

Amazon Kindle 6” eReader

Love to read but don’t love the added weight in your suitcase? Switch to the Amazon Kindle 6” eReader this summer. It has an anti-glare screen, so the bright midday sun won’t affect your reading experience. If you’re reading in bed, its built in light luminates the words so you can read at ease. You can even adjust the font size, highlight paragraphs, and look up definitions as you read. If you prefer an aural experience, you can connect your Bluetooth headphones, take a break from reading and listen to the audio version. The Kindle eReader will pick up wherever you left off. It stores thousands of books and you can even sign up to your local library on it to borrow books. The battery lasts for up to 4 weeks so there’s no chance of it running out of power at a climactic moment.

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