Hottest Gadgets for the Hottest Summer Trips (2015)
Once again summer is fast approaching and we’re here to bring you the latest devices that are both currently in store shelves or will soon be available in the market. Looking for phones that could go with you underwater? How about speakers that can withstand the beatings of your extreme adventures? Here are some of the hottest gadgets for your hottest summer trips this year.
BRAVEN BRV-PRO – $150 (approx. Php6,800)
The BRAVEN BRV-PRO was just announced earlier this year and still boasts being tough as they are known for. This IPX7-certified (waterproof, dustproof) speaker connects via Bluetooth and has a unique capability of accepting additional module-like accessories to be attached to its body. Additional parts like a stack plate multiplier, a glow deck, solar charging panel, and an extended battery pack can be bought separately.
Airborne Technologies Tough Rock Powerbank – Php3,999
Airborne Technologies has introduced to the market the Tough Rock powerbank that can give your devices juice even when you’re out on an adventure. This portable battery charger is waterproof, sandproof, shockproof, and provides 2.4V of power for faster charging time.
Lifeproof FRE iPad Case
This heavy-duty tablet case protects your iPad using a four-proof security that safeguards it from drops, dirt, and complete submersion in water. While doing so, your iPad still has full screen functionality as well as complete access to buttons and ports. It is a good investment if you fancy to take a dip in the pool while reading an e-book, for example.
GoPro HERO4 – starts at Php20,990
Most are already familiar with the GoPro brand and its lineup of action cameras that get updated regularly. The latest model is the HERO4 and it comes in two variants — HERO4 Silver and HERO4 Black. They offer versatility in use as they can be placed in different objects using special mounts. Some of their shooting modes include Time Lapse, Night Lapse for ultra-low light areas, and 4K resolution recording. If you want the base model which retails only at Php7,990 go for the GoPro HERO.
Playground Cam100 Action Camera – Php5,990
For those who don’t want to shell out Php20K for an action camera, the Playground Cam100 is a good alternative. For just Php6K you get a 12MP resolution that records 1080p videos, 170-degree wide-angle lens, and a 1.5-inch built-in LCD display. Oh, and don’t forget the array of accessories that come with the package!
Sony Xperia M4 Aqua – 299 EUR (approx. Php15K)
Launched only earlier this month, Sony’s Xperia M4 Aqua is a mid-range smartphone that features a 5-inch HD display, 64-bit Snapdragon 615 octa-core CPU, LTE connectivity, Android Lollipop, and a waterproof and dust-tight body. It will be available in 80 different countries worldwide around March – May 2015.
Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet
Also unveiled last MWC 2015, the Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet is a super thin slate spanning 10.1 inches across and carries the company’s Triluminos technology for that crisp and vivid display. Interested buyers can also choose between a Wi-Fi only or a LTE variant for browsing the Internet (a bit) faster than 3G while you’re on the beach. Both models will be available starting June 2015.
Cherry Mobile Rover – Php 5,999
If you’re on a budget but still need a phone that doesn’t mind getting wet, then you might want to check out Cherry Mobile’s Rover. It has a 3.5-inch display, 1.3GHz dual-core processor, 3,600mAh battery, and is dual-SIM for less than Php6K. It is also IP67-certified which makes it dust-tight on top of being waterproof for up to 1M.