Summer Tech Must-Haves
Summer usually means two things – time spent outside and on the road to the latest vacation destination. That’s why we gathered up some of the best, most stylish tech gear to get your music, video and health on no matter where you’re hanging your hat this season.
Get some sexy street shots at home and abroad with the Leica M9-P, a digital camera with a classic design. If you’d like to let it hang, consider a leather strap that will make any budding shutterfly look oh-so butch. Prefer to capture pics on your smartphone? Download Instagram and a few creative photo packs from Hipstamatic to edit and share photos like a pro with friends on the go.
Recharge with your favorite summer playlist thanks to the Eton Soulra XL Solar-Powered Speaker System. All you need is a little sunlight to power up your top tunes – whether you’re on the beach or just grilling in the backyard. The solar-powered system works with both the iPhone and iPad, and even features a detachable carry strap for the ultimate in portability.
Bring some artfulness to your phone with an Andy Warhol cover by Incase. The limited-edition Snap Case features designs by the famous Pop artist that will even brighten up that call from the office.
If you’d rather keep that playlist to yourself, pick up a pair of stylish Beats by Dr. Dre. Monster’s studio limited-edition headphones not only make digital music sound its best, but they boost the bass and feature noise-cancelation if you want to block out the world – or that noisy woman on the bus.
Go old school with the iCooly phone stand. It turns your iPhone into a handset that lets you talk on the phone while you watch the screen.
Get a jump start on that summer bod with the Mio Triumph Weight Management Watch. Not only does it help track calories, but it measures how many are burned during a workout in the gym or during a scenic jog on Kelly Drive. It also measures heart rate and stores exercise timers right on your wrist.
Make those calories count with the NutriBullet – a 24-ounce nutrient extractor and blender. The device blends everything from whole fruits and veggies to frozen concoctions using some serious blade action. Making your own custom-blended drinks will also cut back on that Starbucks tab you’ve been running – leaving more coin for a weekend shore getaway.
Capture all the action with the Playsport camera, a tough video cam that’s shock, dust and waterproof. It also features an automatic image stabilization feature to prevent shaky footage – even after those blood-orange margaritas at El Vez. The Kodak cameras come in an array of fresh summer colors, including ocean blue.
You’ll never get lost with the new Garmin nuvi – a portable GPS unit that features preloaded maps, text-to-speech voice guidance and a full-color touch screen. The device – which can be used anywhere – also includes built-in Bluetooth and ecoRoute.