July 15, 2013

It’s holiday time! The perfect reason to try out some new gadgets

The best reason to go away on holiday? The latest gadgets, of course. Here are three great gadget must-haves.

So when you think about it, is it seriously worth it to leave the wonderful comforts of your home, to go on holiday? Just to be confronted with strange people, questionable food and dubious hygienic conditions? Well, that’s debatable. But I’ll tell you what makes taking a holiday a no-brainer – being able to try out the latest and coolest gadgets available! Now we’re talking! Enjoy our three favorites…

Gadget or holiday?

Summer gadget number one: Leica X Vario

Summer gadget number one: Leica X Vario

A great new gadget is the compact camera Leica Vario X. The luxury camera brand Leica has introduced a compact camera, which is inspired by the legendary M-system, but is not merely equipped with a 16 Mpx sensor, but also comes with a zoom lens (“Vario” in Leica terminology). The M-cameras themselves, are not able to zoom, due to constructional reasons. In addition to this added function, the X Vario also allows for manual controlling – because it’s great if the user interface is intuitive. There’s no doubt about the fact that you’ll have loads of fun with this camera the moment you get your hands on it. The only question you might be left with, is whether to go on holiday, or add this hottie to your list of gadgets – seeing as it goes for 2500 Euros.

222g = Reading material for seven years

summer gadget number two: amazon's kindle paperwhite

summer gadget number two: amazon’s kindle paperwhite

If, however, you decide to disregard our advice, and end up going on holiday anyway, you certainly can’t leave home without a good book (or three). What better way to relax than reading a book while sitting on your terrace or balcony over-looking the ocean, or better yet, while lazing on the beach? The technical junkies out there would totally agree, the only difference is, they’ll be reading their favorite book on an eReader. And when it comes to eReaders, the best of the best has to be the latest Kindle Paperwhite 3G from Amazon. In short, Kindle has basically done for books, what the iPod did for music in 2001: all it takes is deciding on your holiday destination, what you want to read or listen to, and Bob’s your uncle! And it all happens on one device. How amazing is that? Assuming that we all use digital media for almost everything, right?

Watch + Smartphone = SmartWatch?

summer gadget for next year: Sony SmartWatch2

summer gadget for next year: Sony SmartWatch2

Unfortunately this super time teller won’t be on time for the summer holidays this year – it only comes out in September. Never the less, it’s certainly worth mentioning. This watch is a kind of second screen for Sony smartphones based on Android. Which means that your Facebook messages and e-mails will be transferred from your smartphone to the display on your SmartWatch. In a sense this watch is the opposite of a mobile phone, because in addition to many other functions, it always displays the time, too. But, of course, it has the smartphone charm about it. Undoubtedly a great gadget to have, but perhaps it’s ok that it’s too late for the summer holidays – it’s only waterproof up to 1 meter.

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