FRESH GEAR

THE LAT­EST TECH­NOL­OGY YOU SHOULD OWN

Herald Sun - Switched On - - ON THE BOX - BY / JEN­NIFER DUD­LEY-NICHOLSON & ROD CH­ESTER

PAR­ROT SWING

The Par­rot Swing launches and lands with the press of just one but­ton, and it flies with a sta­bil­ity you might not ex­pect of such a del­i­cate cre­ation. Its bat­tery will only de­liver eight min­utes of flight time on a sin­gle charge but it’s a lot of fun.

$197 / har­veynor­man.com.au LIFEPROOF FOR IPHONE 7 PLUS

If you’re head­ing to the surf this sum­mer, the LifeProof case will pro­tect your phone from drops of up to 2m and will let you snap photos un­der­wa­ter with­out wor­ry­ing about salt wa­ter on your shiny smart­phone.

$130 / lifeproof.com POLK BOOM BIT

This tiny Blue­tooth speaker has an IPX7 wa­ter­proof rat­ing and clips onto clothes or a bag, al­low­ing you to lis­ten to mu­sic and talk hands-free. It plugs straight into a USB charger and has three hours of bat­tery life at full power.

$60 / boom­move­ment.com.au SONY MO­BILE PRO­JEC­TOR

This tiny pro­jec­tor (MP-CL1A) is small enough to take any­where and projects a 40-inch im­age but only has a two-hour bat­tery life. It will wire­lessly con­nect to An­droid smart­phones but Ap­ple users will need an adap­tor.

$749 / sony.com.au NIKON KEYMISSION 80

This “lifel­og­ging” cam­era that looks like a small dig­i­tal voice recorder stands out as some­thing truly dif­fer­ent. Clip it on your back­pack or pop it in your pocket. This of­fers the con­ve­nience of one-handed use with a 12.4megapixel main cam­era with a 80-de­gree view and 4.9megapixel selfie shooter plus the SnapBridge app that au­to­mat­i­cally trans­fers your photos to your phone. There’s a 1.7-inch touch­screen and it’s wa­ter­proof to 1m.

$450 / nikon.com.au

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