Summer Lovin’

Gadgets to help you have a fantastic holiday

Almost all our smartphone captured special moments end up on Instagram.

Polaroid Cube Action Video Camera

Don’t let the size of the Polaroid Cube fool you. Standing at a mere 35 mm, its 124-degree wide-angle shot allows you to capture every bit of the action. It shoots in 1080 pixel full HD with a built-in battery that lasts up to 90 minutes. You can also slot a 32 GB micro SD card into the back. The dinky little action-cam is splash-resistant, shockproof and mountable; and has a magnetic bottom so you can attach it to any metal surface to start shooting. It comes in blue, red, and black, and has a range of accessories including a waterproof housing, bike, tripod, and helmet mounts.

Price: R1 599

Beat the heat, embrace the silly season, and have fun with these great summer gadgets.

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Lamzac Hangout

The Hangout bag is a summer essential made for the outdoors. Whether you’re going camping, fishing, hiking or to a festival, just take your easily inflated Hangout bag with and you can chill anywhere. Think of it as your personal daybed. You don’t need to pump it; it easily fills up with air and floats on water. It’s compact and portable when it’s deflated and can be carried on your shoulder. The Hangout bag holds up to 200 kilograms and weighs 1.2 kilograms when deflated and rolled up. It’s available in a range of bright colours: red, blue, green, yellow, orange, purple, pink…

Price: R795 + free delivery

www.itsyours.co.za

Nifty250

Almost all our smartphone captured special moments end up on Instagram. What better and easier way to share it with friends and family? Now you can take things up a notch and make those memories last by printing your Instagram photos through South Africa’s own Nifty250 photo printing service. Just login via your Instagram account, select which photos to print, and the style you prefer. Retro Polaroid’s and Filmstrips are just some of the cool ways to get your favourite pics printed. We think making memories last forever is a great gift idea too. Pricing is as little as R80 for 18 prints. Gift vouchers are also available.


Price: From R80

www.nifty250.co.za

Giant Donut Pool Float 

Stand out from the crowd with this Giant Donut Pool Float, complete with chocolate frosting and sprinkles. Ideal for the beach or pool, this 1.2-metre wide donut floats up to 90 kilograms. It’s made out of high quality, durable vinyl with UV protection, so the print won’t fade. It is easy to inflate, deflate, and store. A really fun summer essential for any pool owner.

Price: R325

www.mantality.co.za

Inflatable Pool Party Beverage Boats

So while you’re chilling in the pool this summer, there’s nothing better than having your drink right next to you. With these Beverage Boats, your drink won’t sink. They’re available in a brightly coloured fruity three-pack: pineapple, watermelon, and lime, so you’ll always know which one is yours. Just make sure you’re always topped up so, you don’t have to leave the pool.

Price: R149

www.mantality.co.za

Sensor Smart Tracker

This great little invention ensures your pets never go astray. If you want to know where your dog, or cat, or any important items that you always seem to misplace, are then try the Sensor Smart Tracker. It’s a low-powered little Bluetooth tracker that works with a smartphone app (Android and iOS). Just attach it to your pets’ collar, to your wallet or house keys and track where they are within your home environment. You can sound an alarm on the tracker from the app, or get it to light up so you can locate it. It works with the iPhone 5 and up, and Android 4.4 up.

Price: R399

www.digicape.co.za

Monopoly Marvel Universe

This age-old classic board game has been updated to appeal to all, but mostly Monopoly Marvel Universe is bound to be a hit with all the geeky superhero fans in the family. Find your favourite character like Spider-Man, Thor, Iron Man, and Hulk who you can team up to save the world. You are fighting against an evil threat, so you need to establish hideouts, collect power items, take over companies, and gather some allies along the way. Monopoly Marvel Universe is for eight years and up and two to six players can play.

Price: R699

www.takealot.com

Hamburger Patty Stuffer  

Who says patties need to be fatty? This summer’s perfect burger braaing accessory is here. Get creative and make your own delicious, healthy homemade burger patties stuffed with whatever fresh ingredients you fancy. Impress your friends and family by adding in peppadews, onions, peppers, mushrooms, or different types of cheeses for a mouth-watering result. This Patty Stuffer offers two different patty sizes: a 240 g regular or 340 g large. Use any ground meat like chicken, pork, beef, or vegan options and don’t forget to add the extra stuffing. It’s easy to use and easy to clean; just pop it in the dishwasher when you’re done.

Price: R225

www.mantality.co.za