We're almost into March, which means spring is beckoning in just a couple of weeks for places north of the equator. Temperatures are mild and comfortable, while crowds are still relatively small. Families with school-going kids often can't travel during this period. So if you're planning a break to take in the sights, here are five travel gadgets to bring on your next holiday.
DJI Osmo Action 4
If you're planning a more adventurous trip, consider packing the DJI Osmo Action 4. It sports a new sensor, as well as DJI's usual features, such as RockSteady 3.0 and HorizonSteady, that help to keep your videos stable. It's also waterproof up to 18m Low-light performance is great, and you can shoot for up to 160 minutes at 1080p on a single charge. The magnetic mount system also lets you easily attach it to a selfie stick, or a bike or helmet mount.
Belkin BoostCharge Pro Fast Wireless Charger
This handy 10,000mAh power bank is designed for someone who's fully invested in the Apple ecosystem. It has enough juice to replenish the iPhone roughly twice. It's also comfortable to hold and has a good grip, thanks to its silicone coating. But the main feature is the built-in magnetic fast charger for the Apple Watch, which you can also use for the AirPods case. It's pricey for a power bank, but the extra features probably justify the cost.
Creative Zen Hybrid Pro
As travel gadgets go, I can't leave home without packing a good pair of noise-cancelling headphones. Whether you're traveling by plane, bus, or train, they will go a long way towards improving your comfort, and mood on a trip. The Creative Zen Hybrid Pro doesn't have the best active noise cancellation, but it's good enough to dampen the hum of airplane engines. More importantly, battery life is excellent (up to 80 hours with ANC), and they sound great, too.
Smartphone cameras are very good nowadays, but sometimes the scenery deserves a better camera. The Sony A6700 is compact enough that it won't feel like a burden. Yet, it's pretty good for both stills and videos. The auto-focusing is pretty on point, and there's also subject recognition for human, animals, trains, cars, and airplanes. But you may have to get used to its controls, which are designed for its smaller frame.
Redmi Pad SE
As a parent with two children, one of the most essential travel gadgets is a tablet. It is a useful tool to occupy or distract kids on long journeys. While iPads are the gold standard, a budget one like the Redmi Pad SE is good enough for web browsing, and media consumption. It has a SD card slot so you can load it with videos for budget flights that lack any in-flight entertainment. Its Dolby Atmos speakers actually sound pretty good. It also runs cool, with good battery life.
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