NEW TECH

Es­sen­tial travel items up­dated – they should make your next ad­ven­ture a breeze

Getaway (South Africa) - - Contents -

NEW LOCK­ABLE LUG­GAGE

From R1 999, cape­u­nion­mart.co.za The new Amer­i­can Touris­ter Ligh­trax Spin­ner is a col­lec­tion of light­weight suit­cases (from a 2,6kg 55cm case) that in­cor­po­rates a new type of lock to de­ter thieves. It pre­vents any move­ment of the zip­pers by se­cur­ing the grips into the body of the bag with a com­bi­na­tion code lock. The hard-shell case fea­tures an in­te­rior hang­ing pocket and the dou­ble-wheel trol­ley makes it eas­ier and more com­fort­able to pull.

SPHER­I­CAL SHOOT­ING

R9 400, nikon.co.za Nikon has en­tered the ac­tion­cam­era mar­ket with an ex­cit­ing de­but – the KeyMis­sion 360, a dual-lens, twin-sen­sor cam­era that cap­tures its sur­round­ings in a 360-de­gree high-qual­ity 4K video or stitched into a high­res­o­lu­tion 23,9-megapixel im­age. This is truly im­mer­sive travel cin­ema, and like most ac­tion cam­eras it’s water­proof (30 me­tres), shock­proof (two me­tres) and has shar­ing abil­i­ties so you can up­load as you go.

I’VE GOT THE SUN IN MY POCKET

From R66 for 10, dischem.co.za OK, this isn’t tech­nol­ogy in the con­ven­tional sense, but sun­screen is still the smartest wear­able ‘tech’ out there, right? And these credit card­sized sa­chets of EezySun are sim­ple to pop in your pocket when you’re on the go. The sa­chet snaps open eas­ily for a good serv­ing of sun­screen, ei­ther SPF30 or SPF50, that gen­er­ously cov­ers your face and arms. The sa­chets are plas­tic, so re­mem­ber to re­cy­cle them.

A BIRD OR A PLANE?

R12 995, out­door­ware­house.co.za The new Par­rot Be­bop 2 bun­dle pack is the af­ford­able su­per­man of fly­ing tech, con­sist­ing of a com­pact and light­weight 500g full-HD video drone (it also snaps stills) that has a range of two kilo­me­tres and 25 min­utes fly­ing time on a full bat­tery. It’s also got a pair of im­mer­sive flight gog­gles called Cock­pit Glasses that link up to your smart phone to cre­ate an amaz­ing vir­tual ex­pe­ri­ence so you can play pi­lot from the ground.

PUMP IT UP

R2 999, makro.co.za Camp­ing has fi­nally joined the 21st cen­tury with the new fivesleeper Air Tech Sa­fari Dome from Camp Mas­ter – a can­vas tent that doesn’t need any tent poles. In­stead, the frame is pumped up to in­flate the struc­ture (like you would for an air mat­tress). It also in­cludes an­other clever up­date – built-in LED lights with a dim­mer func­tion are fit­ted in­side the tent.

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