One of the right moments to replace or shop for a new gadget is at the turn of the year. Why? Because usually at these moments we will get special prices or discounts from various e-commerce.
Well, to pass and go through this 2019, what kind of gadget is worthy of glance especially for accompanying traveling plans? Don’t be confused, we will provide recommendations for gadgets that are right for traveling. Here is the list!
There are quite a lot of very attractive smartphones in the eye to accompany your vacation or traveling. But what must be ensured, the smartphone must have several criteria. Ranging from jumbo batteries, water and dust resistant certificates, and cameras with wide or HDR lens support.
If you have a high budget, the most interesting choice now is the Huawei Mate 20 Pro. Large battery, waterproof, precise camera with ultrawide lens. It is very suitable for traveling. But if your budget is stuck at IDR 5 million, there are other interesting options to choose from.
You can aim for the ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M2. This smartphone is equipped with jumbo batteries and can be relied upon to play games throughout the trip. While the second alternative is the Vivo V11 Pro which is very reliable to be invited to take selfies or take pictures with HDR mode which is quite superior.
Want to buy a camera for traveling? We recommend action cam rather than mirrorless cameras. Because the cam action is suitable for various activities, including even the extreme ones. In addition, cam actions are also simple to use. Our choices fell on the DJI Osmo Pocket and GoPro Hero 7 Black.
DJI Osmo Pocket is the smallest 3-axis action cam currently designed to be used with one hand. Osmo Pocket consists of a gimbal for stabilizers and a camera that can record videos up to 4K 60 fps. Inside there are supporting features such as ActiveTrack and Motionlapse to record vacation activities.
While the GoPro Hero 7 Black has a shape that is still similar to its viewer, compact, lightweight and waterproof, without the need for an additional case. The mainstay of this Rp. 6 million cam action is the ability to capture HDR and video with a super minimal shake effect. Yes, the shocks produced are almost non-existent even when we hold only using the hand.
Going on vacation is incomplete if you don’t bring digital storage media, especially as a favorite gadget tandem. What we recommend this time is a complete package consisting of a microSD for a smartphone, a flash disk to move important data, and also an SSD as super fast storage with high transfer speeds.
Don’t be confused about choosing a brand, we choose all three from the same brand. For a microSD that will be tagged with a smartphone, Kingston offers a capacity of 16 and 32 GB at the speed of class 10.
Then for the flash disk, one of the most favorite series from Kingston is DataTraveler 106 which supports USB 3.0. The design is simple with a slider model and there are options ranging from 16 to 256 GB.
The last is SSD storage for those of you who need super-fast data transfer, the choice is Kingston A400. Data transfer speeds can reach 500MB / s with a choice of capacities ranging from 120 to 960 GB. You can make this SSD for laptop storage or external storage.
Wearable which we recommend to accompany your traveling activities is a smartwatch because it is multifunctional. In addition to the timepiece, a smartwatch can boost our appearance, and become a true friend for a smartphone.
With so many brands circulating, we prefer the Amazfit smartwatch because it offers a good design with a rational tag, the Amazfit BIP with a price range of Rp. 850 thousand.
This smartwatch has the form of a semi-box screen, lightweight, with the main advantage of a battery that can last between 30-45 days. Like a smartwatch in general, Amazfit BIP can display message notifications from a smartphone, has a pedometer to exercise, supports GPS, and a screen that can be seen clearly in the hot sun.
This one device seems impossible to exclude. Yes, Powerbank has become a mandatory gadget, especially for women. Well, to accompany traveling activities, we chose Powerbank, which already supports fast charging, Quick Charge or Power Delivery.
One that can be chosen is ACMIC A10Pro. This Powerbank has a capacity of 10,000 mAh with a rather flat rectangular shape. CMIC pinned 12 Watt Fast Charge, Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 and Type C Power Delivery 18 Watts.
As a complement, the sales package also includes a USB to microUSB cable, Lightning connector for iPhone, and USB Type C connector. In Indonesia, the powerbank is priced at Rp.499,000.
Apart from the five categories of gadgets above, of course there are also other products that are feasible to have that we put in the complementary accessory category. Starting from a travel adapter or commonly called a power outlet. The uniqueness of travel adapters is that they have various types of plugs for various countries. In addition, usually there is also a USB output to connect directly to the smartphone.
The second accessory that should be owned for traveling friends is portable Bluetooth speakers, one of which is JBL Clip 3. This tiny speaker is circular with a weight of only 220 grams. We can hang it on a bag because there is a hook clip as the name suggests. Speakers that have a loud sound and can last up to 10 hours are priced at around Rp1 million.
And the last accessory that is also interesting to look at is the sling bag, the Xiaomi Sling Bag that can be used to store gadgets that we carry on the go. Made of polyester, this bag has a waterproof feature and can accommodate loads up to 10 kg. The price is around Rp. 300 thousand.