The es­sen­tial gear

Kit your­self out for fun and safety when it comes to hit­ting the tar­mac

Australian T3 - - TRAVEL & GADGET GUIDE -

NIN­TENDO SWITCH

Nin­tendo’s lat­est re­lease is kind of a big deal, be­cause it makes the con­sole­qual­ity gam­ing ex­pe­ri­ence por­ta­ble in a com­pact and colour­ful de­sign that will keep gamers en­ter­tained whether you’re in the liv­ing room, the back of a car, on a plane, or at a beach. $469, nin­tendo.com.au

TOMTOM GO 520

Lo­ca­tion tech spe­cial­ist TomTom brings us the Go 520, a state-of-the-art sat nav boast­ing world­wide map­ping smarts, a built-in SIM card and Wi-Fi con­nec­tiv­ity, so you’re al­ways in the know about routes and traf­fic when you’re on the go. $299, tomtom.com

HUAWEI E5770 4G MO­BILE WI-FI

If the thought of not hav­ing in­ter­net ac­cess to en­ter­tain the kids on your next road trip makes you feel queasy, you need the Huawei E5770. It of­fers 4G-pow­ered Wi-Fi for 10 de­vices ev­ery­where, so just add a SIM with good Euro roam­ing. $169.98, mwave.com.au

COMSOL 4 PORT CAR CHARG­ING HUB

No more ar­gu­ing over who gets to charge their phone. This Comsol car charg­ing hub boasts four USB ports, and for ul­ti­mate con­ve­nience, its ex­ten­sion pro­vides twin ports in the front of the car and two in the back. $49, comsol.com.au

THINK WARE F800 PRO

If you’re driv­ing abroad, it makes sense to be pre­pared for ev­ery even­tu­al­ity, which is where Think ware’s lat­est dash cam comes in. Its CMOS im­age sen­sors let you con­stantly record what’s go­ing on around your car in Full HD, with night vi­sion and GPS to back it up. $878.85, ryda.com.au

NOCO GE­NIUS BOOST PRO GB150 4000

Break­ing down is no fun, but in a for­eign coun­try where you don’t speak the lan­guage, it can be a real night­mare. Go pre­pared with this pow­er­ful jump starter that’s safe and can pro­vide 80 jump starts on just one charge. $479, no.co

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