Loads of gadgets - ideal for the beach, an island holiday or that next Caribbean cruise. All items can be easily tucked away in your luggage or sports bags to make your days in the sun a whole helluva lot more enjoyable. Whether you are a gadget geek, a sportsman or sunbather, this TOP TEN list can accommodate all of your active and leisure pursuits.
Heads up, adrenaline junkies. The Kodak PlaySport has as much appetite for adventure as you do. And it’s not afraid to get wet. This audacious little camera can plunge as far down as 10 ft under water and capture the entire experience in full 1080p HD. And you don’t need to worry about blurry footage when things get a little shaky. With built-in image stabilization, the Kodak PlaySport will stay steady as a rock. (See Playsport)
An enhanced version of their original 1GB and 2GB MP3 players, this souped-up music player from Nu Technology features 4GB of data storage and a patented earphone antenna that allows you to tune into your favorite FM radio station with a single touch. Perfect for bringing music to your favorite aquatic sports, the Nu Technology Dolphin Touch MP3 player will keep you entertained whether you are out lap swimming, snorkeling, kayaking or surfing. (See Dolphin Touch)
Enhance and expand your underwater experience with the iDive 300 Deep Dive Waterproof Housing and Over Ear Speakers. Now you can take your podcasts, training videos, music, and movies to an unprecedented submersion depth of 300 feet.
The iDive 300 includes an integrated microprocessor for a wide variety of iPod and iPhone (in Airplane mode) models, giving you convenient push-button control. Its durable polycarbonate construction, built-in amplifier, and acoustically engineered headphones, make the iDive 300 the perfect choice for long decompression stops or for adding a soundtrack to your next dive. (See iDive 300)
Oregon Scientific EB612 Personal UV Monitor with Exposure Timer monitors the current UV index and temperature, and calculates your recommended exposure time based on UV, SPF and your personal skin type. Exposure time automatically updates with changes in UV intensity and monitors the current outdoor temperature. There is a wrist strap for easy use with a digital clock. (See Personal UV Monitor)
Split THUMP will soon become your favorite pair of sunglasses with the added benefit of an MP3 player. Listen to music virtually anywhere with speakers that adjust easily and can be removed when you don't need them. Quickly control the music with buttons that only you know are there, because they’re seamlessly blended into the icons. Forget about wires that dangle, snag and tangle, because the age of wires is over. Split THUMP is a total grab-and-go solution that puts your music into something you already take with you, and it comes with high definition optics. (See Split THUMP)
The waterproof case will float on the water's surface for hands-free reading, while providing flexible sealed cutouts to access the controls. The custom-molded interior and mounting pads provide cushioned support for Kindle and includes an anti-reflective film to reduce sun-related glare. The ring at the bottom of the case is convenient for attaching to a lanyard as an additional security measure. (See Kindle Case)
The Novothink Solar Surge is the first solar charging case for the iPhone and iPod Touch to be certified by Apple. This product has a built in lithium-ion polymer battery (1500mAH for iPodTouch and 1320mAH for iPhone) and claims to double battery life by using cutting-edge solar panel technology to power up directly from the sun. It's available starting in black and white from Novothink.com at an MSRP of $79.95 for iPhone 3G/3G S and $69.95 for iPod Touch(2nd Gen). (See Solar Surge)
The Bladefish Seajet™ is a new and exciting dive scooter. Using this light weight scooter is a dream come true with its slim profile and easy grip handles. It can easily fit into one's check-in or carry on luggage. Whether your sport is scuba diving, snorkeling, swimming or just having fun in the pool you'll have a blast with the Blade Fish Seajet. All BladeFish underwater scooters come equipped with computer controlled circuitry, double seals and battery life meter. The 3000 model is for sale at Amazon for $524.89. (See Bladefish)
The Superdisc Ultra was introduced in response by Superdisc fans for a larger, heavier version. The original Aerobie Superdisc with its patented spoiler rim design was introduced in 1995 and quickly became a favorite. People love its remarkably stable, accurate flights and soft rubber edge. The spoiler rim makes a disc very easy for people of all skill levels to throw well. It is made in an assortment of colors (yellow, red, blue, and purple) and is recommended for kids 10 years old and up. (See Superdisc)
Burton, a company known more for snowboards than iPod accessories, pays homage to the time-honored bond between music and alcohol with their affordable and Lil' Buddy speaker system and beverage cooler. The insulated bag measures just over a foot wide, 7 inches high, and 10 inches deep (perfect for 12 cans or short bottles), and includes a front zipper compartment that conceals a battery-powered speaker system. The speaker system is tucked discreetly inside the bag's front pouch and uses a universally compatible stereo minijack cable connection. (See Lil' Buddy)
Now you're pretty well equipped for any type of activity imaginable and here is a wrap-video from Stuff.TV that reviews this TOP TEN list plus a few more bonus items for your next beach holiday.