11 Summer vacation gadgets you need to pack

As the season of sun draws ever nearer, now is a good time to start thinking about your travel plans. Whether you’re headed to the beach or to the mountains, these summer vacation gadgets should improve your getaway.

11 Summer vacation gadgets you need to pack
  • How can technology improve my summer vacation? Tech can help you speak to locals, protect your skin and stay cool in hot weather.
  • What are the best summer vacation destinations in 2019? Lonely Planet recommends Sri Lanka, Germany, Zimbabwe, Panama, and Kyrgyzstan.
  • What are the best summer vacation gadgets? Keep reading to see our top picks for summer 2019!

Ah, summer at last. After months of dark nights and freezing temperatures, it’s finally time to break out the beach towels and go exploring. Wherever you are headed, make sure to take these summer vacation gadgets along for the ride.

DJI Osmo Pocket Compact Smart Camera


The DJI Osmo is the perfect camera for capturing your summer adventures, with 4K video at 60fps and 12MP stills. In addition, this camera comes attached to a stabilizing gimbal.

Price: $349 USD

Ohnana Cooling Festival Tent


When you’re at the beach or camping out, the Ohnana tent offers refuge from the baking sun. Thanks to special reflective material, the Ohnana stays 25°F cooler than regular tents.

Price: $184 USD

Powerbreather Wave Underwater Breathing Device


If you plan to visit the tropics, pack the Powerbreather. This device makes snorkeling easy, with a separate inflow and outflow for fresh air and carbon dioxide.

Price: $149.99 USD

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JBL Flip 4 Waterproof Speaker


With a waterproof shell and 12 hours of playtime, the Flip 4 is a great portable speaker for your travels. It can also pair with two Bluetooth devices at the same time.

Price: $74.95 USD

SOUL Solar Scroll Portable Solar Charger


With the SOUL solar charger, you can top up your phone whenever the sun is shining. This pocket-sized device contains a paper-thin solar panel that unfurls on demand.

Price: $129 USD

ONE Mini Pocket Multilingual Assistant


If you’re concerned about the language barrier, the ONE Mini should provide peace of mind. This small device provides live translations between 12 different languages with 97% accuracy.

Price: $99 USD, pre-order

Solgaard Lifepack Carry-On Closet

Packing and unpacking your clothes wastes precious relaxation time. With built-in shelving, the Solgaard Lifepack 2.0 makes it easy to live out of your luggage.

Price: $225 USD

Somewear Global Satellite Hotspot


If you’re planning to visit a remote area of the world, make sure to pack the Somewear hotspot. This device lets you keep in contact via satellite, even where there’s no Internet or phone signal.

Price: $349.99 USD

FlexSafe+ Portable Smart Travel Safe


Security is always a concern when you’re on vacation. FlexSafe+ locks onto any solid object, providing a secure home for your phone, wallet, keys, and other valuable items.

Price: $59 USD

Yuneec Mantis Q Foldable 4K Travel Drone


This folding drone lets you capture epic shots from above. You get 33 minutes of flight time on a full charge, and the Mantis Q measures less than seven inches long when folded.

Price: $499.99 USD

HooToo TripMate Versatile Wireless Travel Router


This versatile little device works as both a portable power bank and a wireless router. This means you can easily use a DSL with wireless devices and upload photos.

Price: $42.99 USD

Summer vacation gadgets

What tech do you like to take on vacation? Drop your tips in the comments!

Mark is best known for writing about apps, but he also loves the tactile, hardware side of technology. Being a professional photographer, he's pretty handy with a camera, and he's a self-confessed tweetaholic.
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