When packing for your holiday the most difficult question is what tech to bring with you. Bringing an expensive laptop or camera comes with the risk of damage, so we’ve gathered the most reliable and affordable gadgets you need to pick up before going on holiday.

Portable charger

We’ve all been there, only 10% on your phone and no power socket in sight. For situations like these a portable charger is essential. There are literally hundreds of portable charger models to choose from, and what is right for you depends on what you are looking for. Very small portable chargers are great to carry around, but often only have enough juice for one full charge. On the other hand you can buy huge portable chargers with lots of power, but are a pain to carry around. Our pick for the best of both worlds is the Anker PowerCore 10000 (£20.00), which can fit in your pocket and charge multiple times, as well as being reasonably priced.

Waterproof Speaker

There are a lot of Bluetooth speakers available that focus on sound quality, but if you plan on taking it to the beach or poolside, there are more important things to look for. Waterproof and durable is a must, and it helps if the speaker is lightweight and small to stop it from being a chore to carry round. Taking into account all these factors, the Ultimate Ears – UE WONDERBOOM (£78.00) seems like the best all-round waterproof speaker.

 Waterproof Camera

While most of the newest phones are waterproof, many of us are still uncomfortable dunking our trusty smartphones underwater to take a picture. With that in mind, we believe the IXROAD Action Camera (£54.99) is the most suitable waterproof camera for holidays. For it’s low price, this camera can take 4k images and videos on top of being able to function underwater at up to 30m. If your someone known to break gadgets, a tough camera like this is ideal.

Noise Cancelling Headphones

If you are on a long plane flight or bus journey, normal headphones won’t be able to block out the noise of the engine. If you struggle to sleep or relax without peace and quiet, noise cancelling headphones are a must have. Unfortunately noise cancelling headphones don’t come cheap, due to the advanced technology required to create the frequencies that block out sound. The best company for noise cancelling has historically been Bose, which is why we have chosen the Bose QuietComfort 35 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones (£329.95) as the ideal choice.


When visiting a city you are likely to do a lot of walking as you try to see all the sights. The Fitbit (£111.90) can track all the miles you walk as well as the calories being burned. If your friends and family also own one of these slick devices, you can see how many steps they have done throughout the week and try and outdo them. Fitbit’s are not only great holiday gadgets but can also change your lifestyle at home.

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