Gadgets: making travel easier

Some last minute travelling tech to fill that stocking


12-in-1 Multi-Tool Pen Ok, so I’m a sucker for the multitool. But 12 tools in one! A hole puncher, steel file, two blades, flat and Philips screwdrivers, nail remover, ear pick, tweezers, stainless steel fork, and saw. Oh,d and a pen. £9.99 from

Dry iPad Case Get tablets ready for the outdoors with this cover, waterproof to 1m and you can still use the touchscreen and plug in your earphones. €26 from

Contigo Randolph Travel Mug Contigo’s Autoseal button in the mug handle lets you sip and seal, and a double-wall vacuum keeps a cuppa hot for four hours. €33 from

Fuji Instax Mini 8 Real photos that print instantly from a camera that looks like a toy. €100 from

UE Boom Speaker With 360- degree sonics, 15 hours of battery and cased in a water- and stain-resistant acoustic skin, this is a rugged rock for travelling sounds. Wireless with a 15m range, you can chain them for more boom. €199 from

Nikon AW 1
Looking like some class of a genteel compact DSLR with interchangeable lenses, the AW1 is waterproof to 15m and shockproof. Comes with an 11–27.5mm, f/3.5–5.6 zoom lens. All-action toughie in geek’s clothing. €899 from

Happy Christmas. Hope batteries are always included.

Tom Kelly

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