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Apr 20, 2013 02:45 PM IST | Source:

Must-have gadgets for vacations

We've jotted down a list of outdoor gadgets that you could carry on a vacation.

If a vacation has been on your mind for some time now, then this is the best time to leave the heat behind and head towards that ideal destination. Whether you plan a weekend getaway or a long vacation – be it trekking, camping, lounging by the beach or amidst wildlife, there are several gadgets that could accompany you. Though smartphones these days are multi-tasking, a device crafted for a specific purpose will definitely be an add-on. We've jotted down a list of such must-have gadgets that you could carry on a vacation. CameraMost of us cannot think about a vacation without a camera. In fact, some of us can't wait to get back home and show off our clicks over social networking sites, especially Facebook. For such socially-inclined, enthusiastic users, an Internet connected camera could be a great option. One such device is the Coolpix S9500, a latest addition to Nikon’s range. It has a gigantic 18.1 megapixel sensor with 22x optical zoom and delivers superior close-up shots. It has a 3-inch OLED display and supports Panaroma mode too. The S9500 comes with support for GPS and HDMI. Priced at Rs 18,950, the camera is available in different colour options like red, black, brown and silver.For those with an adventurous streak who love just about everything from camping, rock climbing and trekking to river crossing, white water rafting and scuba diving, the Olympus TG-2 iHS is a cool option. You can take it for a swim as the waterproof camera can go deep underwater up to 50 feet; it is also shockproof, freezeproof, dustproof and even crushproof. Complementing its solid built are its neat features such as 12 megapixel BSI CMOS sensor,TruePic VI image processor, 3-inch OLED display, GPS, e-compass, Linear PCM stereo audio recording and support for 1080p videos. It is priced at around Rs 28,000.

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