DON’T LEAVE WITHOUT . . .
When sunbathing you may want to protect your eyes from UV light, but sunglasses can leave pandaeye marks. New on the market are Occles, light-blocking eyeshades. They feel light in weight, don’t have a bridge so no tan-line worries, and have eye seals made from soft, medical-grade TPE so they’re easy on the skin. Use them while in the sun or when you want to block out light while resting or sleeping. Occles are available in three colours — white, black and aqua — and cost £22.
The Grove-e Solar Bank can charge an iPhone up to four times and other mobiles up to eight times before needing to be charged again, although in the meantime, it will recharge itself via the sun anyway. Faster recharge is available via USB within seven hours. It can charge two devices simultaneously with a USB connection, and small phones will be fully charged in 1.5 hours. There’s also a flashlight in case you happen to be outdoors, camping for example. The Grove-e Solar Bank is available from Amazon for £33.19.
Take your smart TV with you and never suffer telly withdrawal symptoms again. Plug the Rocku Streaming Stick into any HDMI TV and voila! Roku players have the most comprehensive streaming channel line-up in the UK, including all major catch-up TV channels (BBC iPlayer, All 4, ITV Player and Demand 5), and Netflix, Google Play and Now TV. There’s more than 1,500 channels in total. It is available from Amazon, Currys, PC World, Maplin and Tesco Direct. Cost, £44.99.
You are travelling but want to do some work? The Universal foldable keyboard from Microsoft could help save space. The keys are full size, even if your smartphone or tablet is not. Pair it with two devices – iPad and iPhone for example — and switch between the two, and a single charge will give you three months of use. When done, fold it and slip it into your pocket. Cost, £99.