Wish list: Summer gadgets 2019


Spectacles 2 (Nico/Veronica)

Sunglasses are a must while enjoying the summer Sun. However, with Spectacles 2 by Snapchat, wearers are able to not only protect their eyes but safely record their fun in the Sun. With the ability to record PoV videos at 1216 x 1216 pixels at 60 frames per second, Spectacles 2 can capture bursts of footage at the touch of a button. Captured video footage, photos and audio is not only compatible with the Snapchat app but can also be exported to other platforms in different formats. Price: £199.99/$199.99



Coolest Cooler

This appropriately-named 57-litre box is the Swiss army knife of coolers. Much more than a standard portable food and beverage container, it can be customised with a battery-powered blender, LED lid light, solar panel charger and more. Durable and mobile thanks to its rear rubber wheels and telescopic handle, it’s a great addition to any beach party. Price: From $249.99 /approx. £190



Kingii wearable

Stay safe while surfing the waves with the Kingii inflatable wristband. This compact safety accessory houses a small replaceable carbon dioxide cartridge which will, at a flip of a switch, inflate a small bright orange bag. The bag will bring anyone struggling underwater back to the surface and it is small enough to grip onto until you are able to get back to shore. Price: $89.99 / approx. £70



Sunscreenr UV camera 

Skin care and protection are incredibly important during the year’s hotter months. However, pale or translucent sunblocks can be tricky to see when applied, often leading to areas being missed resulting in a nasty burn. The Sunscreenr UV camera has been developed to detect these missed patches and show you how protected you really are. By filtering out UV light, this compact gadget is able to see your sunblock coverage or lack thereof with the accompanying app, allowing you to stay on top of your UV protection. Price: $79 / approx. £60



Turtle Shell 3.0

What’s a pool party without music? Most portable speakers run the risk of water damage when sitting poolside. Getting wet, however, isn’t a problem for the Turtle Shell 3.0. In fact, it’s built to join you in the pool. As a floating wireless speaker, the Turtle Shell is durable and waterproof, provides 20 hours of playtime and will remain Bluetooth connected up to around ten metres. Price: £79.99 / $99.95



Slim Power Bank 6000

Keep connected while you enjoy the outdoors this summertime with the Slim Power Bank 6000 from VARTA. With the ability to charge two devices at the same time, the dual output can fully charge either two and a half phones or one tablet. This ultra slim, compact power bank is only 1.2 centimetres thick, while still housing a 6000 mAh Li-polymer battery. Price: £26.99 / approx. $35 



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