20 December 2021

    Nafisa Akabor

    Gadgets to pack for the holidays

    Ready for the holiday season? We’ve rounded up a few travel companions for your next trip.

    It’s been a long year and December is just around the corner. Whether you’re catching a flight or going on a road-trip for the holidays, here are some cool gadgets to pack into your bags.

    DJI Action 2 Dual Screen

    DJI’s newest Action 2 Dual Screen Combo is a must for any adrenaline junkie or vlogger. Its magnetic versatile design lets you switch between modules easily, all while capturing footage in 4K at 120fps. It has a 155-degree field of view, so you won’t miss anything; is waterproof up to 10m, and with its HorizonSteady stabilisation feature, all footage will be shaky-free. Editing is done easily on the DJI Mimo app with transitions and soundtracks for quick social sharing. Price: R10 599 at iStore.

    JBL Clip 4 Waterproof Speaker

    JBL’s Clip 4 Bluetooth speaker is the perfect holiday gadget: it’s portable and can clip onto bags, buckles, or belts. You can be on the road, beach or Airbnb and enjoy your summer playlists wirelessly for up to 10 hours. An IP67 rating means it’s both waterproof and dustproof. The JBL Clip 4 has a unique oval shape that fits easily in the hand and comes in a range of bright colours and styles. It has Bluetooth 5.1 support and comes with a USB-C charger, which takes 3 hours to charge. Price: R999 at iStore.

    Portable Cooling and Warming Refrigerator

    There’s nothing worse than opening a warm bottle of water or cooldrink after driving for a couple of hours. This nifty portable 7.5L electric cooling and warming refrigerator plugs into your 12V car cigarette lighter port to keep things at temperatures you need. You can pop in frozen drinks, fruit, etc. plus it has a warming function up to 65°C. It also conveniently has 3 cup holders on its lid. Price: R479 at Takealot.

    Romoss Ares 20 000mAh Power Bank

    When it comes to power banks, the Romoss Ares 20 has your back. The powerful 20 000mAh battery pack will ensure you’re fully charged for days on end. You can charge it with three different cables: USB-C, Lightning and Micro USB; and it also charges two devices at the same time, including one fast charging port. It features an LED screen so you can monitor remaining capacity and cuts off when not in use. It also prevents overheating, overcharging and short circuits. Price: R499 at Takealot.com

    Knomo Knomad X-Body Organiser

    Knomo makes some of the best accessories for your electronics and its 10.5-inch travel organiser is a nifty solution for anyone going away this holiday. You can keep cables, adaptors, plugs, pens, a passport or any relevant travel documents safely in one place. It has an RFID pocket for extra security. Due to its size it is suited to hold a 10.5” iPad inside, plus it has a shoulder strap for convenience. Price R499 at iStore.

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    Nafisa Akabor