TAKE the right tech with you on holiday so your phone will not run out of juice. Then you can listen to music, block out the world (or your family) and get down to reading that book.

Here I’ve found tech that is portable, useful and looks great.

 Top value, especially as the battery life is good – up to 70 hours and comfortable (though perhaps not for 70 hours in one go)

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Top value, especially as the battery life is good – up to 70 hours and comfortable (though perhaps not for 70 hours in one go)
  • B Audio-Technica ATH-SR30BT headphones, £89, eu.audio-technica.com – buy now
 Very versatile, looks great and perfect if your phone charges wirelessly - it is also a portable battery pack that charges wirelessly or with a cable

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Very versatile, looks great and perfect if your phone charges wirelessly – it is also a portable battery pack that charges wirelessly or with a cable
  • Moshi Porto Q 5K, £79.95, moshi.com – buy now
 It allows you to recharge three phones at once and has the latest USB-C port so you can charge some phones really fast- also allows wireless charging but it's not quite as sleek as the Moshi

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It allows you to recharge three phones at once and has the latest USB-C port so you can charge some phones really fast- also allows wireless charging but it’s not quite as sleek as the Moshi
  • Poweradd QI wireless portable charger, £21.99, uk.ipoweradd.com – buy now
 A powerful magnet holds the charging tip in place so you can switch from USB-C, to Lightning, to microUSB in a second to fit your iPhone, camera or Android

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A powerful magnet holds the charging tip in place so you can switch from USB-C, to Lightning, to microUSB in a second to fit your iPhone, camera or Android
  • ASAP X-Connect magnetic tip charging cable, £16.79, chargeasap.com – buy now
 Less than 4in square, it is easy to squirrel away in your luggage –but the sound is great and is ideal for holidays because it is waterproof

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Less than 4in square, it is easy to squirrel away in your luggage –but the sound is great and is ideal for holidays because it is waterproof
  • Bose SoundLink Micro speaker, £99.95, bose.co.uk – buy now
 This has a 42x zoom so family or landmarks in the distance need not be reduced to just dots and the big lens lets in more light for low-light shots - a bargain

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This has a 42x zoom so family or landmarks in the distance need not be reduced to just dots and the big lens lets in more light for low-light shots – a bargain
  • Kodak PixPro AZ421, £129.99, Argos – buy now
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 Portable radios need not be old-fashioned - this has a big screen and big sound, lasts for up to 15 hours of playback and can also be used as a Bluetooth speaker

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Portable radios need not be old-fashioned – this has a big screen and big sound, lasts for up to 15 hours of playback and can also be used as a Bluetooth speaker
  • Pure Move T4 radio, £99.99, pure.com – buy now
 Press the button, speak and a voice turns your words into the language you chose from the 74 available -  the price includes two years of connectivity via a global SIM card inside

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Press the button, speak and a voice turns your words into the language you chose from the 74 available –  the price includes two years of connectivity via a global SIM card inside
  • Pocketalk Translator, £259, amazon.co.uk – buy now
 The latest £69.99 entry-level reader has a light for night-time reading and so does this – it is my choice since the light is better, the screen is more detailed and it is waterproof

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The latest £69.99 entry-level reader has a light for night-time reading and so does this – it is my choice since the light is better, the screen is more detailed and it is waterproof
  • Kindle Paperwhite, from £119.99, amazon.co.uk – buy now
 This planter has a 15-litre reservoir that keeps plants watered for up to two weeks while you're on holiday - just fill the base with a hose or watering can

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This planter has a 15-litre reservoir that keeps plants watered for up to two weeks while you’re on holiday – just fill the base with a hose or watering can
  • Hozelock flower and vegetable waterer, was £46.99, now £27.92, Amazon – buy now
Incredible app Bye Bye Camera deletes strangers and tourists from your holiday snaps

 

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