Ditch Your Phone ...

With fun photo toys, va­ca­tion mem­o­ries can amount to more than In­sta­gram posts of plane wings.

Bloomberg Businessweek (North America) - - Etc - By Ja­son Chen

The Canon SEL­PHY CP1200 ($110; canon.com) pro­duces bor­der­less, post­card-size prints and grids of photo stick­ers, so you can dec­o­rate your lap­top with sum­mer 2016 va­ca­tion mem­o­ries and re­mind your­self of the good times you had when you’re work­ing next win­ter.

Ideally suited for photo ops when you’re with­out the ben­e­fit of smooth sur­faces, Joby’s Go­ril­la­pod ($20; joby.com) wraps around poles and ba­si­cally bends how­ever you want it to.

Like mom jeans and Don­ald Trump, the fanny pack is back. This 1980s up­date from Want Les Essen­tiels ($295; wantle­sessen­tiels.com) fits that Po­laroid Snap— or any point-and-clicker—plus ac­ces­sories such as SD cards and ca­bles, as well as your cash and pass­port in a sep­a­rate front pocket.

Peo­ple love a slideshow—or at least fake like they do. The Mag­na­sonic LED Pocket Pico pro­jec­tor ($170; mag­na­sonic.com) is por­ta­ble, so mak­ing the day-by-day ac­count of the week you spent in Boca Ra­ton is eas­ier than ever. Con­nect it to a cam­era via HDMI ca­ble (in­cluded), and start nar­rat­ing.

An ex­treme va­ca­tion needs an ex­treme cam­era. DJI’S Phan­tom 4 drone ($1,400; store.dji.com) flies for about a half-hour at a time up to roughly 20,000 feet. Lo­ca­tion tar­get­ing en­sures it will wait to cap­ture your achieve­ments, whether you’ve reached a moun­tain peak or river’s mouth.

The retro ex­te­rior of the Po­laroid Snap ($100; po­laroid.com) om) con­ceals a 10-megapixel dig­i­tal cam­era with in­stant print nt ca­pa­bil­i­ties and as much as 32 gi­ga­bytes of mi­cro SD card ard stor­age. It has a black-and-white fil­ter and a sepia op­tion if you want it to look like your pics are from Po­laroid’s hey­day.

If you have to take a selfie, please use the very best selfie stick. The Quik Pod Sport (quik­pod.com; $60) ex­tends 39 inches; is made of mil­i­tary-grade an­odized alu­minum that’s salt­wa­ter-proof; and fits a dig­i­tal cam­era, Gopro, or, OK, a phone.

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