HOL­I­DAY

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1/ PLANTRON­ICS BACK­BEAT PRO

AN AB­SO­LUTELY OUT­STAND­ING PAIR OF NOISE­CAN­CELLING BLUE­TOOTH CANS THAT ARE PER­FECT FOR DROWN­ING OUT THE DRONE OF AERO­PLANE EN­GINES OR THE SCREAM­ING OF BRATS IN THE NEXT HO­TEL ROOM. THEY’RE A LIT­TLE CHUNKY, BUT AS USER FRIENDLY AS BLUE­TOOTH HEAD­PHONES GET.

$349, PLANTRON­ICS.COM.AU

2/ KIN­DLE PAPER­WHITE

A HOL­I­DAY READ IS A GREAT WAY TO RE­LAX, BUT BOOKS ARE HEAVY AND TAKE UP PRE­CIOUS SPACE IN YOUR LUG­GAGE. SAVE YOUR­SELF THE EX­TRA WEIGHT BY PACK­ING ONE OF AMA­ZON’S WORLD-DOM­I­NAT­ING E-READ­ERS AND YOU’LL NEVER BE WITH­OUT A BOOK.

US$139, AMA­ZON.COM

3/ SONY CY­BER-SHOT DSC-RX100M3

IF YOU WANT TO TAKE BET­TER HOL­I­DAY SNAPS THAN YOUR PHONE CAN DE­LIVER, BUT THE THOUGHT OF LUG­GING A DSLR AROUND MAKES YOUR BACK TWINGE IN AN­TIC­I­PA­TION, SONY’S STYLISH, ALU­MINIUM-CLAD SNAP­PER COM­BINES HIGH-QUAL­ITY IM­AGERY AND PORTA­BIL­ITY IN ONE SLICK PACK­AGE.

$1,099, SONY.COM.

4/ AP­PLE IPHONE 6

SOME­TIMES YOU DON’T WANT TO BE FUM­BLING AROUND WITH A CAM­ERA, MISS­ING THE PER­FECT HOL­I­DAY SNAP IN THE PROCESS. AP­PLE’S CUR­RENT FLAG­SHIP DE­LIV­ERS EX­CEL­LENT SHOTS WITH­OUT A FUSS. JUST DON’T USE AP­PLE MAPS IF YOU GET LOST.

FROM $869, AP­PLE.COM/AU

5/ MI­CROSOFT SUR­FACE PRO 3

IF YOU MUST TAKE YOUR WORK WITH YOU, AT LEAST THE SUR­FACE PRO 3 CAN DOU­BLE AS A FUN TABLET FOR THE YOUN­GINS ONCE YOU’RE FIN­ISHED. MI­CROSOFT’S LAT­EST HAS ALL THE POWER AND PORTA­BIL­ITY YOU NEED TO GET THE JOB DONE QUICKLY, LEAV­ING YOU FREE TO HIT THE BEACH.

FROM $979, MI­CROSOFT­STORE.COM/AU

6/ NEW NIN­TENDO 3DS XL

NIN­TENDO HAS FI­NALLY ADDED A SEC­OND CON­TROL STICK TO ITS ALL-CON­QUER­ING HAND­HELD, MAK­ING AN AL­READY ES­SEN­TIAL PIECE OF GAMING KIT EVEN MORE SO. A PER­FECT DIS­TRAC­TION FOR WHEN YOU NEED THE KIDS TO KEEP QUIET, OR WANT A LIT­TLE ONE-ON-ONE TIME WITH A CER­TAIN MOUS­TA­CHIOED PLUMBER.

$249, NIN­TENDO.COM.AU

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