If you’re lucky enough to be heading off on holiday this year, your favourite gadgets may not wish to be left behind. From a digital camera to a set of stylish iPod speakers, there’s an array of ultra-modern accessories available to enhance your trip.
But, if you do choose to take a selection of gadgets and fun toys (for kids and adults alike), don’t forget to arrange adequate travel insurance before you go. It only takes an accidental slip or an opportune thief to swipe your video camera and wipe your happy holiday memories. Boo! But at least if you’ve taken out travel cover, you should be set straight.
If you’re looking for the best gadgets on the market, follow this handy guide to the top products around…
This clever camera case allows users to take pictures under water - just blow it up and get snapping. OverBoard camera case, £14.99, from
Little ones will have endless fun playing the Magical Music Maker, suitable from 6+ months, £15, from www.mamasandpapas.com
Say goodbye to excess baggage charges with these lightweight Balanzza digital luggage scales, £19.99, from www.iwantoneofthose.com
Avoid putting the wrong fuel in your car on long journeys by replacing the existing filler cap with Rightfuel by Caparo, £29.99, from www.caparorightfuel.com
Blast out your tunes with this Intempo Unplugged portable iPod speaker-dock, with a battery life of up to 20 hours. Toys R Us, £39.99 (020 8209 0019 www.toysrus.co.uk)
Perfect for skiing in Scotland or walking in the Peak District, get the latest news and weather while on the move with the Goodmans World’s Smallest Pocket DAB Digital Radio, £44.99, from Argos (www.argos.co.uk)
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Water sports enthusiasts will love Casio’s new G-Shock G-Lide watch, which is packed with features including a tide graph display and 29 time zones, £58.72, from www.casioatcarnaby.co.uk
These all-weather iPod speakers can float in water and are resistant to scratch, shock and chemicals. Pro-Tech iSound Waterproof Speakers, £68, from John Lewis (08456 049 049 www.johnlewis.com)
Speedo’s Aquabeat Sync and Swim MP3 player’s compact and ergonomic design floats on water and easily attaches to goggles or swimwear, £99, from John Lewis (08456 049 049 www.johnlewis.com)
Capture the action
Come dirt, snow, rain or shine, capture all the action with the Oregon Scientific all-terrain digital video camera. Action Cam, £99.99, from Argos (www.argos.co.uk)
This FinePix J10 digital camera has 14 pre-programmed scene modes to provide top-quality photos in a wide-range of settings, £99.99, available with underwater case, £58.71, both from Fujifilm (0870 084 1310 www.fujifilm.co.uk)
The Kodak Zi6 Pocket Video Camera, from www.kodak.com makes it fun and simple to shoot and share high-quality videos in moments. There’s no lens cap, dials to turn or settings to adjust – it’s easy! But at £129.99, the last thing you’d want is to have this stylish HD gadget damaged, broken or stolen on holiday. For peace of mind and to have the best time, be sure to visit Confused.com for cheap travel insurance.
Say goodbye to heavy bags and suitcases! The Sony E Reader lets you download and store up to 160 books to enjoy wherever you go. Sony E Reader in Red, £194, exclusive to John Lewis (08456 049 049 www.johnlewis.com)
Teens and adults will love the iLuv i1155, a cordless player and monitor for iPods, DVDs and CDs with an 8.4 inch colour LCD screen and built-in dual stereo speakers, £199.99, from www.play.com