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3 tech essentials for your summer trip

10th May 2016

Aside from the necessities, like sunscreen, flip flops and sunglasses, it’s likely your favourite pieces of tech will be joining you on holiday this summer. To ensure you’re able to make the most of your gadgets while you’re away, here are three tech essentials you’ll want to pack.

  1. A protective tablet case

Whether you use it on the plane or when you’re lounging by the pool, a tablet is the ideal gadget to take on a summer holiday. You can simply download your favourite TV shows, films and songs for hours of entertainment while you’re travelling or basking in the sun’s glorious rays. Like most pieces of tech, your tablet is vulnerable, so it’s important that you take extra care of it while you’re on the go. Investing in a protective case is a must if you want to avoid scratching or generally damaging your tablet, or you could even go for a waterproof design. You shouldn’t find it difficult to get yourself a suitable case. You can purchase high-quality tablet covers from your local electronics store or from an online stockist such as Tuff-Luv.

  1. A phone bank

While you’re on holiday, there’s no doubt you’ll be spending most of your days down by the pool, at the beach or exploring your new surroundings, and your phone is ideal if you want to document your trip by taking photos. However, you could find that it quickly runs out of battery, so having a phone bank with you is a must. These devices are usually small and compact, meaning you can easily fit one into your bag while you’re out and about. Simply plug the charger into your phone when the battery is in need of a power boost.

  1. A power adapter plug

Although it may not be the most high-tech accessory, if you forget to pack a power adapter plug for your time abroad, you could find yourself in a tricky situation. Since electrical outlets differ from country to country, it’s more than likely that any appliances you take with you, such as your hairdryer and phone charger, won’t work or even fit into the plugs when you arrive at your destination. To avoid being caught out, it pays to take at least one power adapter so that you can use your gadgets. You can find European and international plug adapters in your local supermarket and in various high street stores.

Remembering to pack these three accessories in your suitcase should enable you to avoid tech-related problems during your summer trip.

Corey is an all round tech guru who has worked at some major blue chip companies. He started Poweronemedia to share his views and knowledge with the rest of the blogging world.