Best Buy's top 10 must-haves for summer road trips

From camping trips to beach vacations, here's your summer checklist of tech essentials

BURNABY, BC, July 2, 2014 /CNW/ - Summer is officially here and along with the arrival of warm, balmy weather and long relaxing days comes two solid months of patio lounging, backyard BBQs and the classic summer road trip. Whether it's a drive to the cottage, a day at the beach or a weekend of camping, here are a few great gadgets to pack along for the ride.

1.     Fuji Film Instax Mini 8

  • The Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 instant camera makes it fun and easy to snap photos wherever you go. It takes instant credit-card-sized photos that you can share with friends or carry in your wallet.

2.     GoPro HD

  • The GoPro HD waterproof camera records video in gorgeous Ultra HD resolution and takes detailed 12MP snapshots whether you're biking down a mountain or swimming in the ocean. With built-in WiFi, you can control the camera with the included WiFi remote and preview footage on your smartphone or camera.

3.     Sony QX10 Optical Zoom Digital Camera

  • The Sony Zoom mounts onto smartphones allowing you to use your favourite apps and existing menus to play back, edit and share quality images captured by its powerful 18MP lens. One touch connectivity links the two devices, instantly enabling high definition photography beyond the capabilities of a smartphone camera.

4.     Bose SoundTrue Over-the-ear headphones

  • Get the most out of your summer playlist with Bose SoundTrue around-ear headphones. With its lightweight design, it's great for all-day wear whether you're listening to your tunes by the lake or watching your favourite movies on your tablet.

5.     Nintendo 3DS

  • A great way to pass the time on a long drive or during a rainy summer day, the Nintendo 3DS provides up to 6.5 hours of battery life for 3D games and 10 hours for 2D games. The dual screens are 90 per cent larger than the original 3DS, while the upper one can display your games with cool 3D visuals without needing special glasses to see them.

6.     Ultimate Ears BOOM Wireless Speaker

  • Keep the summer playlist going at the beach, on the patio or at the campgrounds with the ultimate wireless speaker system. The 360 degree wireless speaker blasts sound in every direction, is water resistant and can play songs wirelessly up to 50 ft away.

7.     Seagate Wireless Plus

  • The Seagate Wireless Plus mobile storage device allows you to stream your media wirelessly without Internet by using its own WiFi network to transmit data to your mobile device. Enough storage for about 500 movies and allows up to eight tablets and smartphones to access and store content at the same time.

8.     LifeProof Smartphone Case

  • Waterproof, dirtproof, snowproof and shockproof, this is a must-have to keep your smartphone safe and protected during your summer outdoor adventures!

9.     POWERROCKS Stone 3 portable battery pack

  • Never worry about losing power with the Powerocks Pro Series portable battery pack to charge your smartphone or tablet.

10.  Samsung Galaxy Tab S Tablet

  • Enjoy cinema-like HD quality whether viewing movies, games and more. At only 6.6mm, this slim tablet is easy to carry so you can stay productive and entertained wherever you go. It also comes with privacy features, such as a fingerprint scanner, for tighter security.

SOURCE: Best Buy Canada

For further information: Danielle Jang, Best Buy Canada Communications Manager,

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