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Monday 15 September 2014

Tech travel essentials for summer...

Four fab gadgets for your getaway.

Jessica Kelly

Published 13/06/2014 | 02:30

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Gadget freaks need their getaways too, you know. Jessical Kelly picks four technology treats for your summer holiday.

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Logitech UE Boom

€199.95

Music fans should invest in a good speaker to keep them entertained while on holiday. The Logitech UE Boom is an expensive investment, but totally worth the money. The cylindrical-shaped speaker blasts out 360-degree sound, filling any room with music. The device is small enough to fit in hand luggage. It has a 15-hour battery life and can be recharged with a standard Micro USB cable.

Otterbox Pursuits

€34.95

Many will bring their smartphone on holiday and use it as a music player, map and camera. This is, of course, what these phones were built for, but there's no point in placing huge importance on it without protecting it properly. There's a wide selection of covers for every phone on the market but the Otterbox Pursuits/40 is 100 per cent waterproof and will protect devices from any external factors!

iFrogz GoLite Backup Charger

€29.99

You don't want to be standing in front of the Eiffel Tower and see one per cent battery, so have a back up. The GoLite charger is a small-sized portable charger. It has a 2600 mAh internal battery than can repower most smartphones. Simply connect the phone via USB and wait for your device to recharge.

Kobo Aura eReader

€139.00

For those looking to ditch the phone and get lost in a book or two, Kobo have a good selection of affordable eReaders. The Aura has a low-glare, high-res 6-inch screen. Text appears on the Pearl e-Ink screen and the device has a "ComfortLight" to make reading that bit easier. The device is extremely light and has an impressive battery life of over two months!

First published in INSIDER Magazine, exclusive to Thursday's Irish Independent
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