June 11th, 2019 | Updated on June 5th, 2020
When people think of summer, they usually picture rollicking good times at a dazzling location like the beach, on a yacht, or at a refreshing mountain resort.
The possibilities are endless at this time of the year, which is why you need to pack a summer kit of useful gadgets that will make your escapade fun, unforgettable, and hassle-free.
Here Are Some Must-have Gadgets To Add To Your Summer-adventure Arsenal:
Why settle for simple side-scrolling videos and panoramic shots when you can go for eye-popping aerial clips of your high-octane summer adventures? Gone are the days when drones were super expensive and owned only by moneyed movie makers. In the last couple of years, drones have become easily available online and more competitively priced.
You can now buy a starter model at your favorite online shop, and they’re currently designed to be user-friendly, so you can easily learn to use one by practicing or watching a YouTube tutorial. If you and your friends enjoy chronicling your summer adventures via video, a drone will give your documentation extra oomph.
No summer getaway would ever be complete without a summer playlist. Whether you’re looking for a bouncy reggae beat for your beach trip or a slow serenade for your romantic vacation, music can magically transform the mood at any get-together. For summer, you want to invest in quality Bluetooth speakers that are waterproof and portable.
With Bluetooth speakers, you don’t have to worry about tangled and misplaced wires, and with the added waterproof feature, you can bring the gadget with you on a boat, the beach, or the poolside without worries. Bluetooth speakers come in a medley of colors and shapes, so you’re sure to find one that matches your personality and summer vibe.
3. USB Adapter
Aside from all the outdoor fun, summer is also great for indoor activities like movie marathons. No work means you can binge-watch your favorite shows until late in the morning with your favorite people. If you store a lot of movies on your phone, it’s about time you get a USB-C to HDMI adapter.
With this small but powerful device, you can instantly play movies from your phone on television. It’s portable and tiny enough to fit into your purse, so you don’t have to worry about breaking your rule to travel light.
An adapter is perfect for passing the time in case you and your cinephile friends decide to relax in your hotel room after a long day of physical activities, and you can still catch up on your favorite series even while on vacation.
4. Power Bank
With all the gadgets you’ll be carrying in your summer kit, you will need a power bank to ensure you have a reliable power source at all times. You don’t want to be stranded on a breathtaking yet remote beach that you can’t take photos of because your smartphone died. A power bank will also save you a lot of trouble if you are traveling for an extended period.
Different power-bank models offer different features. Some power banks can power up bigger devices like laptops and tablets, but they can be bulkier. Other power banks also have a built-in cord so you don’t have to carry a separate charger with you. Compare different designs and models to make sure you find the best power bank for your needs.
5. Phone Tripod
Many of the latest smartphones now feature cameras with a dazzling resolution, so instead of a bulky camera, you can just use whip out your phone from your pocket and chronicle your summer escapades. If you enjoy backpacking solo, you might want to invest in a trusty tripod for your phone. This will come useful especially if you want to take seemingly spontaneous shots of you doing cartwheels by the beach or drinking your daiquiri without struggling to capture the pool in the background.
Not all phone tripods are made equal, and you’ll be surprised at all the different features there are available. Some have bendable legs that you can easily attach on solid surfaces, and others are designed to be super compact and steady so you can shoot in low light.
6. Instant Polaroid Camera
In the digital age of Instagram and smartphones, instant Polaroid cameras stand out for giving you a physical keepsake of your favorite memory.
Designed to be portable and lightweight, they’re great for carrying around and capturing perfect moments. Once summer is over, you can gather all the pretty pictures you’ve snapped and assemble a mood board or a scrapbook to commemorate all the fun times you had.
Also, the retro design makes Polaroid cameras wonderful props for photo shoots. Give your Instagram feed a summer makeover by creating a photo using a fruity milkshake, your favorite pair of sunglasses and your pretty Polaroid camera.