Summer is often a synonym of movement. To most people, the warm season means airplane rides and timezone adaptation. Besides, if you’re travelling with a said gadget, chances are you are willing to use and abuse it…
All of the devices and items we’ve handpicked to make this list, enter the “essentials” category. When travelling, you need the best of everything. But the best, in a lighter version… And luckily, that’s exactly the balance we’ve tried to achieve, making this list. See beneath, the 8 gadgets that will probably be following you around this summer (if you are the tech buff you claim to be!).
The best packing-to-connectivity ratio: the Incase ProConnected 4 Wheel Hubless Roller Suitcase
The Incase ProConnected 4 Wheel Hubless Roller Suitcase is your current go-to option if, like many, you travel a lot with your electronics. In this day and age, the average businessman not only needs to carry his life essentials and documents when travelling, he needs to have quick and easy access to his precious work devices. Incase, with its hubless roller luggage allows you to access your laptop, tablet or cables quickly, anytime. You can store your clothes and electronics safely, charge your phone and laptop, and take it with you on the plane. We can’t think of any better combo for the digital nomads we all are today!
An immersive sound on the go with Bang & Olufsen’s Beolit 17
It’s now common to see portable bluetooth speakers. They all offer the same basics: connectivity, (wired and/or wireless) and sound. The sleek design of the Beolit 17 from Bang & Olufsen is one of the best sonically and visually pleasing options right now. It should come as no surprise, knowing the brand’s obsession with impeccable looks and sonics. The Beolit 17 indeed comes with the looks and brains. The Beolit 17 allows you to fill up the room of your choice with a deep bass and remarkable mid to high ranges, while its sleek leather handle reminds you that you’re still messing with B&O. Bonus: the USB-C connector allows you to charge your phone from the brick, in case of emergency!
A perfectly steady picture with the DJI Osmo Pocket camera
The consumer owes a lot to brands like DJI: they were the ones pushing professional level camera devices, with a consumer-oriented form factor. This ultra portable rendition of the 3 axis stabilized camera, by DJI, has to be one of the best things that happened in 2019, tech-wise. The light and portable design of the Osmo Pocket doesn’t take anything away from the quality. It shoots 4K at 60 frames per second, which is perfect for your slow-motion shots. The stabilisation has once again been improved, making it the best device on the market, at a lower price range than their competitors.
With the HUAWEI 10000 mAh Supercharge Power Bank, never run out of juice…
Travelling is unfortunately too often synonymous with running out of juice. Most phones in 2019, still can’t make it through the day without a stop by the charger. Battery packs on their side and while smartphones were busy becoming even smarter, got mightier! Huawei recently unveiled this 10000 MAh Supercharge Power Bank. It can, in 20 minutes, give you enough power to make it through the day, and the best part is, you can charge the equivalent of 3 iPhone XS Max, or 2 laptops. Impressive, for a power bank the size of a chunky smartphone!
…or out of storage, with the SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD
Photo or video enthusiasts know the pain of running out of space on their drives way too well. SanDisk, a company that’s always been on their side, comes to the rescue. The SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD features top of the line perks that give it an appeal not many solid state drives on the market have. Its small, clever design makes it the ideal travel companion. The reading and writing speed on the flash device is lightning fast, which is perfect when, in a rush, you need to transfer files from one device to the other. The durable solid state drive is available in versions ranging from 250 GB to 2 TO.
A powerful laptop that can act as a sleek tablet: the Huawei Matebook X Pro
The frontier between laptops, tablets and even smartphones, is getting blurrier by the minute. Huawei is not afraid, their latest flagship laptop, the Matebook X Pro, comes for the competition’s neck. The ultra-thin laptop features all of the latest innovations. The very vivid, contrasty LCD panel offers visibility comfort with the ease of use of a touchscreen. You may have noticed, too: the bezels are almost all gone! A screen to body ratio never looked so good on a laptop before!
Your favourite tracks with zero (0) disturbance: the Bose QuietComfort 35 wireless headphones II
Mix high quality headphones (probably one of the best in the market), with an impressive sound cancelling technology, and there you have it: the QuietComfort 35 II. The latest pair of high-end headphones from Bose brings an amazing music listening experience to you, without sacrificing your safety. The American brand has a history of excellence, and this pair of headphones certainly comes as a confirmation that Bose still, in spite of the fierce competition, has a few more stings to their bow.
A casual form factor with geeky capabilities: the Montblanc Summit 2 Smartwatch
You know how the saying goes: never judge a book by its cover. At least, try to not only focus on the appearance… At first sight, the Summit 2 smartwatch doesn’t feel like your regular smartwatch. Actually, it has the same look and feel as any of the brand’s other chronographs! Its subtle legacy design doesn’t spoil its capabilities. While the Wear OS by Google software allows you to monitor your health and physical activity from your wrist, its elevated looks will make sure your wrist doesn’t feel like a gimmick. The build quality doesn’t suffer from the lack of watch mechanism… Specs wise, expect the very best current technologies. The small AMOLED panel will give you true, profound colours and the calfskin, steel or rubber options for the wristband will compliment your lifestyle subtly.