It’s official; summer is here! Time for some extraordinary outdoor adventures. Whether your journey takes you to the mountains, beach or countryside, enjoying all that Mother Nature has to offer and creating fond memories along the way is the essence of summertime.
While the season is all about fun and the sun, many people don’t bring supplies beyond sunscreen, bug spray, drinking water, food and a cellphone when heading outside.
However, preparation is key to a successful outing, and including a few tech tools with your gear can help ensure your adventure is both safe and enjoyable.
With the hope of getting your summer adventures started on the right foot, we have gathered a selection of gadgets, most of which require minimal storage space, perfect for any excursion.
In addition to a range of shooting options, the built-in Wi-Fi connection and wireless remote control wristband make this camera a must-have for any outdoor or sports enthusiast.
Connecting this mini speaker via Bluetooth or an aux line to your Apple or Android device will have you enjoying your favorite tracks anywhere. And, answering a phone call is made easy with the speaker’s built-in mic and hands-free function.
While the Garmin Edge 1030 comes preloaded with maps specific to the U.S., international ones are available. Rider-to-rider messaging (using prewritten notes) helps you stay connected with fellow cyclists in your group. Additional safety features include built-in incident detection and GroupTrack and LiveTrack, which allows other riders or family and friends to follow you in real time.
It is recommended you charge the power bank before your trip as solar charging will take time. However, using the included solar panel to top-off this charger is not a problem if Mother Nature provides plenty of sunshine.
Is this durable fridge specifically relegated for car use? Nope! Whether the cooler be in your vehicle or home, you can power the JoyTutus portable cooler using your car’s cigarette lighter or a standard wall outlet with the included adapter.
The LED flashlight w/zoom and SOS alarm can be invaluable during an electrical outage or an emergency situation. Additionally, three power sources, including a crank lever, solar, and AAA batteries ensure your emergency radio is never out of power.
Compact, rechargeable and water-resistant, this flashlight is crucial for those rainy nights and boasts five different settings, including an emergency SOS. The flashlight’s beam capability can span approximately 660 feet and is adjustable from a wide to a narrow beam, allowing you to observe your surroundings without issue.
Capable of lasting up to five hours of continuous use, your group won’t be left in the dark. Note: Remove the AAA batteries (included) when headlights are not in use to prolong battery life.
However, with the Anker Car Charger, you can charge two devices at once at full speed. Compatible with all USB and smart, fast USB devices, this car adapter will eliminate the need for additional cables. The integrated voltage meter will alert you if the adapter voltage is out of proper operating range, requiring a battery replacement.