Travel Tech Gift Guide | Xmas 2017


With just a week of shopping left before Christmas day, {Tech} for Travel is here to help you with some gift ideas for that traveller in your life…….. or even a treat for yourself!



Knomo Bags Fulham 13″ Knomad Organiser £79.  As our connected world increasingly fills with more and more hardware, this tech organiser has a place for everything!  Suitable for a 13″ tablet or notebook, and an RFID pocket to secure your bank cards, you can register the case with Knomo and they provide a lost & found portal to help get it back.  This is even on my list to Santa this year!


Canon PowerShot SX60 HS £339.   Smartphone cameras are great, but sometimes you just need the real thing!  This Compact Digital camera gives you some of the best DSLR features in an all-in-one.  The PowerShot has a 16.1MP lens which can provide 65x Zoom with an Ultra Wide angle, can record in 1080p and has WIFI/NFC to back up and share your images seamlessly with your smartphone, tablet or notebook.


Google Pixel 2 & XL from £579.  My pick for the best new phone in 2017, the Pixel 2 has ensured Google are at the top of the smartphone market alongside Apple and Samsung.  With a choice of 5″ or 6″ (XL) models, both with edge to edge OLED displays wrapped in an Aluminum unibody; the Pixel 2 is a work of art inside and out!  They are powered by the latest version of Android, Oreo 8.0, and have the best rear/front facing cameras on any smartphone on the market.


Mifold Grab and Go Booster £49.  I reviewed the Mifold back in September and I have not stopped talking about it since!  For families that travel it is a must-have.  They are tiny when folded so easy to pack, yet save you a small fortune when you come to hire a car with additional boosters!  It takes a minute to install, and removes the need for a bulky booster, by bringing the safety belt down to your child.


MAHI Leather Classic Holdall £106.  Weekend getaways and city breaks don’t need checked luggage, instead of a roomy great looking carry-on.  MAHI Leather has a brilliant selection of Premium Leather holdalls.  Each bag can be made to order with personalised embroidery and comes with an adjustable shoulder strap and luggage tag.  The brown leather Classic Holdall is a timeless unisex luggage piece that is finished with brass fixtures to ensure the longevity of the bag.  It also ships with its own dust bag for storage in between those well-earned breaks!


Gift Cards & Vouchers £Various.  Regular connected travellers rely more and more on mobile devices.  This can lead to a lot of apps, music or movies downloaded while away from home.  Gifting a gift card is not an easy way out of buying a present, it will always be welcome by any frequent traveller and put to good use!


Microsoft Surface Pro from £799.  An ultra-portable, yet full powered laptop and tablet.  The Surface Pro is quickly becoming the 2-in-1 tool of choice for connected travellers.  With a range of different specifications, there is a Surface Pro for every type of user, and with 3 free months of the Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan currently included, there has never been a better time to invest!


MYNT Smart Tracker & Remote £59.  Treat the whole family with a 4-pack of MYNT Bluetooth trackers.  I reviewed one earlier this year and was genuinely amazed at the functionality of this tiny tracker.  It is worth noting, unlike other trackers, the MYNT has replaceable batteries! Everyone can use a MYNT!

Tom, Editor. An online publication providing news & reviews on apps, gadgets and luggage for the connected traveller.


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