If your friends are heading off on a round-the-world adventure, or you just know someone who loves their holidays, here are some ideas for the perfect present.
Nikon AW100 rugged camera
Climbers, divers and skiers, can grab all the best shots with the Nikon AW100 – a ‘rugged’ camera that is shockproof, waterproof and freezeproof. It has a 16-megapixel back illuminated CMOS image sensor; Action Control to allow one-handed operation and built-in Global Positioning System (GPS), electronic compass and world map.
From: High street stores
HD Hero2 wearable/mountable cameras
Active travellers can capture and share their high-definition videos while in action on the slopes, surfing or cycling with the HD hero2 camera, which has a high-performance 11-megapixel sensor, a totally redesigned wide-angle lens, plus Wi-Fi BacPac and Wi-Fi Remote products are slated for release this winter, so the HD Hero2 will enable video remote control. The removable polycarbonate housing means the camera is waterproof to 180ft/60m and protected from rocks and other hazards. Accessories include straps to attach the camera to your chest, a wrist strap and the option to attach the camera to a helmet.
AirCurve Play loudspeaker
Take your sounds with you with the AirCurve Play designed for the iPhone 4. Using the phone’s onboard loudspeaker and a clever coil design, the sound is amplified to 10 decibels, without the need for any battery power. The AirCurve Play sits in the rubber dock and can be propped up in landscape or portrait. It also leaves the Apple dock connector port free, allowing you to charge and sync while using the speaker.
Travel Scratch Map
Make a note of where you’ve been and what you’ve done with the Travel Scratch Map. The map has a gold foil layer over the top of it, so whenever you frequent a certain place anywhere in the world, scratch it off to reveal the underlying world in colour. Flip the map over and you’ll find the travel log feature, where you can plot your route, stick down photos, and note what music you listened to and friends you met and so on. The map comes in a sturdy tube that you can stick in your rucksack.
Bladefish Underwater Video Camera
Perfect for daredevils and intrepid explorers, this camera captures sporting successes and underwater finds – and it’s small enough to tuck in your Speedos (without its waterproof case it measures a diddy 2 cm x 5.5 cm x 2 cm)! Waterproof to a depth of ten metres, it allows up to 2 hours of recording time whether you’re snowboarding or snorkelling. With its own special waterproof casing, it has loads of different adaptors to mount your waterproof digital camera – clip, strap or screw your camera wherever you want.