Lady Geek's 10 Hot Gadgets For Staycationing This Summer

29 July 2014 by

GALLERY >> 10 Hot Gadgets For Staycationing

1. Samsung Curved TV

Your eyes might not be feasting on a panoramic Caribbean vista, but that doesn’t mean they have to go hungry. The new 55 inch Samsung  55HU8500 may not have the catchiest name, but its curved display provides one of the most immersive viewing experiences on the market.

£2699.00 - [a target="_blank" href="http://www.johnlewis.com">John Lewis[/a]

2. Headspace

Who needs a getaway at a Goan Yoga retreat? Be your own Yogi with this mindfulness website and app that teaches you how to meditate and guides you through the process. Referred to as the world’s first ‘gym membership for the brain’, which if you’re anything like us means that you’ll use it once and then keep paying for two years.

£3.74/month [a target="_blank" href="http://getheadspace.com">getheadspace.com[/a]

3. Nikon 1 V3

If the British weather is behaving itself, get out there and make use of the sun by taking one of of these high-spec compact cameras to record your hometown in all its sun-drenched glory. Take some proper arty shots, and stand out amid the social media frenzy of bronzed faces and board shorts.

£799.00 [a target="_blank" href="http://www.jessops.com">jessops.com[/a]

4. Roku Streaming Stick

The upside of not going on holiday? You can catch up on your binge watching! The new, affordable Roku Streaming Stick, lets you stream over 500 channels including Netflix, BBC iPlayer and 4OD straight to your TV.

£49.99 -[a target="_blank" href="https://www.roku.com/uk/what-is-roku"> Roku.com[/a]

5. Mighty Buds

These headphones add a bit of rave to your exercise regime, flowing light down their cables in time to your music and keeping you visible during night time runs. Not quite an all nighter in Ibiza, but a lot cheaper and much better for youR body.

£29.99 - [a target="_blank" href="http://wowthem.com">wowthem.com[/a]

6. Samsung Gear Fit Band

If you want to make use of the warm weather and start pounding those pavements, you’ll need a great fitness tracker. The Samsung Gear Fit features a curved touchscreen display, interchangeable wristbands and instant notifications of texts, emails and calls to keep you connected while you work up a sweat.

£169.00 -[a target="_blank" href="http://www.samsung.com/uk/home"> samsung.com[/a]

7. Instagram Shoes

These customised Adidas trainers can be decorated with a print from your favourite Instagram snap. Use a photo you tooK on last year’s holiday, and bring a bit of sun to the rainiest of British streets.

Available in August.

8. Samsung Galaxy S5

Who needs a trip abroad when you’ve got 2014’s best smartphone to keep you entertained? A fingerprint scanner, eye-poppingly good screen and inbuilt fitness tracking functionality are just some of the features that will help ease the pain when you feel another pang of holiday envy.

£569.00 - [a target="_blank" href="http://www.samsung.com/uk/home">Samsung.com[/a]

9. SingTrix Karaoke

Who needs to go to Japan? Spend the next few months being your own sound of the summer with this smart Karaoke machine from the creators of Guitar Hero. Promises to make bad singers sound great and great singers sound amazing. Great news for drunk uncles and Cheryl Coles everywhere.

[a target="_blank" href="http://www.singtrix.eu">www.singtrix.co.uk [/a]for £299

10. Creative Sound BlasterAxx Axx 200

Get your mates round and live it large in the back garden with this Bluetooth speaker that doubles up as an MP3 player, police siren and megaphone. If you squint, it’s almost like partying poolside in Miami. If, you know, you weren’t sitting round a rusty mower on your mum’s lawn furniture.

£129.99 - [a target="_blank" href="http://uk.creative.com">creative.com[/a]

Okay, so your Facebook feed is covered in photos of friends on sandy beaches while you’re stuck in the UK with only a long weekend in Yarmouth to look forward to. But staying at home doesn’t have to be boring - make the most of staycationing with some of these cracking gadgets...

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