Do the rising summer temperatures have you excited about your upcoming vacation? When you’re ready to get packing, consider a few of these gadgets and accessories to make your summer getaway that much sweeter.
For the fashionsta who wants to tote her laptop in style, there’s the Marc by Marc Jacobs Pretty Nylon Computer Commuter bag ($128; nordstrom.com). Available in several cheerful colors, this padded bag holds most 15-inch laptops and has a shoulder strap for convenience.
For the traveler who wants to get that perfect shot, a do-it-all camera is in order to capture all of her memories and live to tell about it. The Olympus Stylus Tough 8010 14MP Waterproof Digital Camera ($379; adorama.com) is virtually indestructible (It’s waterproof! It’s crushproof!) and even shoots HD video.
If your summer adventure will take you off the beaten trail, a rough-and-tumble handheld GPS will ensure you don’t get lost along the way. The Garmin Oregon 450t ($500; garmin.com) has all the features you could want in a durable package with a touchscreen–no more pressing tiny buttons!
If your travels mean lots of downtime at the airport or on a long flight, leave your books at home and take an e-reader, like the wi-fi-enabled Kindle ($139; amazon.com). Transport a bookcase or two of reading material without lugging a heavy bag around, and read to your heart’s content.
Finally, if an old-fashioned road trip is more your style, make sure you can keep all of your gadgets charged with a clever coffee cup-shaped gadget charger for the car ($39.95; redenvelope.com). It fits in your car’s cup holder and has multiple AC and USB outlets to charge your camera, phone, laptop, and more on the go.