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