We go away travelling for a month on Saturday. We are off mountain biking in Spain and Andorra. We are going in our van conversion. I get asked a lot what my travel must-haves are so I thought I would share them with you all. I will let the expert from each brand tell you why these items are the best.
BrightSounds 2 by Lava.£39.99
BrightSounds 2, was described by What Hifi as “the Swiss Army Knife of Bluetooth speakers.” – it’s ideal for your van and outdoor / camping use in general as it features, not just a Bluetooth speaker, but also a dimmer controlled LED light and a built-in power bank – so it’s three products in one. It offers a run time of music and light, up to 36hrs, so you won’t run out of power midway through your meal. It’s also designed for life out and about with a rugged polymer shell which will survive the usual knocks and bumps and it’s also IPX4 water resistant so a drop or two of rain is no problem at all.
The Edifier MP 200
This 2-inch square speaker driver design fits easily into the palm of your hand yet the sound from it seems to come from a much larger speaker. The Three-button control located on top of the speaker lets you easily control your audio. You can answer calls, power on/off and playback control. Mobile phone ringing? no problem – simply change your portable speaker into a speaker phone with the call button. Any portable speaker needs to be durable and that is what the MP200 offers. With a splash and dust protected IP54 rating this makes sure the speaker is protected from both dust and water spray.
The MP200 has both microSD and Bluetooth inputs You can sit back and enjoy Bluetooth to its fullest with Bluetooth 4.1.with a reach up to a distance of 10 metres for wireless connectivity or load up your microSD with all your favourite tracks and play directly from your card onto the speaker. Then when the power is getting low plug the speaker directly into a computer or laptop let it charge with the included USB charging cable. There is even a handy string is attached to the cube for easier travelling. - hang the speaker from a door knob, your wrist, your backpack…
Emma Bridgwater Coco Lite is a 2 in 1, £29.99 it’s a compact mirror with standard and magnified lenses along with a Daylight LED vanity rim… but it’s also a power bank so you can keep your phone charged up on the go, so you don’t miss out on the perfect pic, or having enough juice left in your phone for the old mobile boarding pass!
Black HeatBank™ 3 Rechargeable Hand Warmer & Power Bank £24.95
The HeatBank™ rechargeable hand warmer keeps you warm from the office to the woods. The convenient power bank feature also recharges your USB compatible device, so you can stay connected while enjoying the outdoors.
GrabTab from Speck for this feature. Speck this week launched 8 new design collections of its GrabTab accessory, which features over 90 new unique prints – just in time for Summer. GrabTab is a slim, grip assists accessory that sticks to the back of any smartphone or device for ease of holding when taking selfies on holiday, as well as doubling up as a phone stand for entertainment on the go – planes, ferries, long car journeys. Below is the press release where you can preview some of the prints and read more about it. I’d be happy to send you a selection of samples.
Speck presidio iPhone case £35.95 these cases are amazing Two layers of protection which will withstand an 8ft drop. It has shock absorbing impactium. Raised bezel screen protection. Not only does this save your phone it look awesome too.
Sandisk IXpand flash drive
UNIQUE DESIGN: The iXpand Flash Drive is designed specifically for Apple. It has a flexible lightning & USB 3.0 connector allowing for stress-free transfers from iPhone/iPad to computer.
RAPID TRANSFER: Spend less time waiting for videos, photos, songs and other files to transfer thanks to the high-speed USB 3.0 performance. Freeing up space on your iPhone/iPad has never been easier!
COMPATIBLE WITH IPHONE & IPAD: Being designed specifically for Apple, the iXpand Flash Drive is compatible with more recent iPhones & iPads that have a lightning connector.
EASY FILE MANAGEMENT: The iXpand Mobile App (available in the App Store) makes it easy to manage your photos and videos. It also allows you to watch videos (MP4, MOV formats) directly from the drive.
ABOUT SANDISK: One of the largest manufacturers of flash memory products, the Californian company has been at the forefront of flash technologies for over 30 years.
If you are looking for a fantastic post on winter camping check out Camping in the cold 10 things you need to know by Jenni at Chilling with Lucas