I love a gadget as much as the next person, but travel blogging has really opened my eyes to technology especially photography and videography. It’s so important for me to invest in travel technology gadgets + accessories, in order to continue making incredible content to share with you. I have become obsessed with good quality photos and I am also producing a lot of video footage when I go away now too. I’ve also recently invested in some travel gadget essentials including a Mous Protective case for my phone, and a GoPro Telesin Dome for my upcoming trip to Cyprus! Here’s a list of my top 10 travel tech gadgets and accessories…
MOUS Limitless 2.0 Protective iPhone 8 Case – BUY HERE
As a travel blogger, my phone is my most treasured possession. I’m a big Apple fan when it comes to mobile simply because I like the functionality and program style. I also use my phone to keep notes, send invoices, listen to music, book flights, plan trips, order gadgets, reply to emails, call clients and organise my everyday life. This is also why having a phone case which protects my phone from every eventuality is incredibly important to me. I recently invested in a Mous Limitless 2.0 Protective phone case and I already feel incredibly happy with the safety it is giving me and my most valuable item. They’ve put these phone cases through their paces, so you know you’re getting the real deal.
The case is lined with high impact protective AiroShock™ material, which lessens the impact of front screen drops, whilst also providing extra grip to the phone. I am super clumsy (you can ask Theo!) and have already dropped my phone on our latest trip to Italy, but of course, with the case on there was no damage, providing maximum security to my phone. And as if the protection wasn’t enough, every Mous case is made from real, authentic materials, whether it is walnut or bamboo, sea shell, leather or carbon fiber, and they come in an array of colours too. I opted for the black Carbon Fibre case, but they’ve also got some amazing bamboo cases! Each case also includes a free screen protector made of a triple layered TPU/PC/Silicon blend, so give even more protection.
Nikon D3300 DSLR – BUY HERE
Of course, I’ve got to start with my cameras in a list of my Travel Essentials on Amazon. I was gifted my Nikon D3000 by my parents on my graduation seven years ago and it’s still going strong now. At the time I wasn’t really aware of how useful it would be come five years on. I now take my DSLR everywhere simply because the quality of photo is so good and I love using the camera due to its durability and lightness. I may still be stuck on the automatic setting, more or less, but I still love it… With the Nikon D3300 you can capture the atmosphere of important moments and shoot unforgettable high-definition photos and movies. This small and lightweight 24.2-megapixel D-SLR is powerful, comfortable to carry around, and simple to operate. The large image sensor captures the finest details with sharpness, and low-light performance frees you to shoot crystal-clear images in dark situations. If you’re new to DSLR photography or want to learn more, this is the perfect camera to start with.
Canon G7X Mark ii – BUY HERE
I bought this camera recently and I am so impressed with it. I bought it just before I headed off for a week aboard Crown Princess last September and ever since I have been incredibly happy with the quality and ease of using this nifty little camera. The quality is amazing and just as good as my Nikon DSLR. The powerful pocket-sized camera with a bright lens, large sensor and DIGIC 7 to capture expert quality photos and movies with ease. You can shoot and share stunning Full HD 60p movies with creative control, Touch AF for cinematic focus pulls and 5-axis Dynamic IS. 3 inch type touchscreen and tilt-type LCD monitor 180 degree upwards, 45 downwards. I also use this camera for vlogging as it’s got a super handy flip screen so you can see yourself when you film. And the best bit is that you can easily connect to your smart device, shoot remotely, then share or back up your creations using Wi-Fi* with NFC and Image sync.
Canon Pancake Lense 24mm – BUY HERE
I’ve just bought this lense, for my most recent trip to The Cotswolds and I was super happy with the photos! This slim, pancake design is highly portable and lets you shoot discreetly, with natural perspective, similar to that of the human eye. It’s also great to shoot in low light and has a great control depth of field, with a large f/2.8 maximum aperture. It’s also great to get close to small subjects, focusing down to just 16 cm, so is great for food photography. The lense is compatible with any Canon EF-S mount camera but can also be used with other cameras, when bought with an adaptor.
GoPro Hero 5 – BUY HERE
I’ve always been a big fan of GoPro as they are perfect for capturing adventure sports. However, I used to use a TOMTOM bandit, and I never really realised how amazing the GoPro quality was in comparison. I invested recently in a GoPro HERO 5 BLACK and I have fallen in love. I recently took it skiing to Sweden, sailing in Saint Lucia, kayaking in the Isle of Wight and it was brilliant. I have uploaded all of those videos to my YouTube if you are interested – WATCH HERE
GoPro Pole Mount – BUY HERE
I’ve never been a fan of a selfie stick, but I do love the GoPro pole to help me take photos with a wider perspective with me in the frame, for both video and photos. It moves three ways and can be easily adapted to situations. The mount can be used three main ways: as a camera grip, extension arm or tripod. And there is a wide range of uses, from capturing POV footage and selfies, to follow-cam, static tripod shots and more. The folding arm makes it easy to capture selfies without the mount appearing in the shot and is great for water based activities too, with waterproof construction for use in and out of the water. You can also use the arm plus grip like a pole mount for immersive POV or follow-cam footage. It is compatible with all GoPro HERO Cameras.
GoPro TELESIN GoPro Dome Port – BUY HERE
I have just bought this amazing piece of technology of Amazon recently and I love it! The GoPro Telesin Dome Port is genius, and creates the most incredible underwater photos, using your standard GoPro camera. The new generation Dome housing could be applied with your GoPro HERO6 BLACK & Hero5 BLACK camera perfectly. Easy cleaning via removing the srews after use. With it, you can move the waterline away from the GoPro camera lens, capture the non-distorted Amazing images/video both above/below the waterline. The dome creates photos with split-level pictures with your family and friends.
JUICE Portable charger – BUY HERE
No one enjoys running out of battery and I am certainly one of those people. It’s the same when you don’t have Wifi or signal, I mean how on earth can you Instagram that plate of Carbonara or tweet about the mean lady on the train. Always need battery and this one is great. Has around four battery charges and has a light, not sure why but I will go with it. The Juice Power Station is a very high capacity power bank providing 11,200 mAh of power. With the ability to charge two devices the Juice Power Station provides continuous power to rapidly charge almost all mobiles over six times and fully charge an iPad Air or tablet at high speeds. The Juice Power Station has an integrated fast 2.4 amp charging port to quickly charge a tablet whilst also being able to charge another device through a 1 amp port. After charging shake the Juice Power Station and the LED indicators will display the remaining energy levels, once empty charge via the high seed input port with the included micro USB cable. I have two of these from Juice and would recommend to anyone!
HP Laptop 250 G6 15.6″ Laptop – BUY HERE
I am not an Apple fan when it comes to laptop, I like sticking with my handy Windows laptop, and this HP laptop that I have had since first year at University has lasted me well. Its 6th birthday is coming up and it’s done me proud. It’s purposefully chosen because it is light, easy to transport and pretty durable. The laptop features solid performing processor power from the Intel Core i5, and ample 4GB RAM and the HP 250 G6 also features OF perfect for keeping your digital media such as movies and music a few clicks away. This laptop is great for blogging and studying, providing you with the assurance you will complete all work to deadline.
olloclip – BUY HERE
These genius tech are amazing and take pictures worth 1,000 likes with the perfect social media accessory. The award-winning 4-in-1 Lens Set for iPhone 6/6s & iPhone 6/6s Plus delivers the most versatile and premium mobile lens experience in a compact, easy-to-use design. It features four advanced optic quick-change lenses (Fisheye, Wide-Angle, Macro 10x & 15x) that weigh in at less than an ounce. The three premium multi-element coated glass lenses deliver superior image quality: Fisheye: Unique 180° spherical effect. Super-Wide: 4-element lens with over 120-degree field of view. Macro 15x: 15x magnification for the ultimate close-up. They are easy-to-use, patented system attaches and aligns instantly with no extra parts needed. Now you are selfie-ready to work seamlessly on both front and rear-facing cameras!
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