THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY YOU SHOULD OWN
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