5 essential summer gadgets

July 2nd, 2010 in .Laptops & Netbooks .Products
Bobby O’Reilly
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All around the northern hemisphere the summer holidays are about to, or have already, started. If you’re planning to jet off into the sun, or just fancy a few days in the garden, here’s five indispensable gadgets you won’t want to be without.

Eee PC 1008HA

Heading abroad? You’ll be wanted to take some sort of ultra-portable with you in order to mail back lots of pictures to friends who are still stuck in the office. Might we recommend the Eee PC 1008HA. Its ultra thin, 1.1kg ‘Seashell’ design means it won’t use up much of your baggage allowance. Keep an eye on your data use, though. Hotel WiFi or the local internet cafe are likely to be the cheapest ways to get online.


The Eee PC 1008HA has a massive battery life, but don’t forget to pack international plugs to charge it. Better yet, invest in the SolarGorilla, which can recharge almost any laptop or phone using the power of the sun. It’s partner product, the PowerGorilla battery booster, is worth looking at too.

Sony Nex-3

One of a new breed of cameras which takes the best of digital SLRs – ie. interchangable lenses and large optical sensors – with the small body of a compact, Sony’s Nex-3 is an awesome travelling companion. Less than an inch thick, it’ll turn holiday snaps into Magnum quality photo-journalism. And it does HD video too.

Garmin ASUS Nuviphone A10

Before you head off on your hols, you’ll want to know where you’re going. The latest Garmin ASUS Nuviphone is a powerful mobile phone and GPS device in one, which you can fill up with maps from all around the world and get class leading directions by car or on foot.

Ice Cream Ball

Look, we love technology on this blog – the clue is in the name. But it’s not always computer related. We also love ice cream. So this is the perfect application of science in a sphere. Want to cool down and impress you friends? Just throw your ingredients in one end, some ice and rock salt in the other, and roll it around. What comes out? It’s not called the Ice Cream Ball for nothing you know.

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  • Mrs Mario

    I am in love with the icre-cream ball