Best Gadgets to Take on a Spring Break

A Spring break goes very well with plenty of gadgets in the luggage. Travelers often prefer compactness, lightness and superior function in their gadgets. Innovative features, like a camera with a GPS device that “remembers” where you were when you took the picture. Here are some recommendations to make your adventures more fun and memorable.

High Definition Camcorders: If you’re thinking about buying a new camcorder you might as well go high definition or at least wide screen. You can get camcorders that record to good old tape, DVDs, flash memory, or hard drives. If you’re planning on doing serious video editing, tape may still be the way to go since applications like Premiere and Final Cut have been slow to embrace AVCHD the replacement format to miniDV.

Digital Cameras: If you’re still carrying around that 1 MP camera or you just never made the switch to digital there are some good values in digital cameras. If you want a professional SLR camera Retrevo recommends the Nikon D300 as the best overall value in digital cameras. It’s a 12 MP SLR that gets very high expert ratings and great user reviews. The Canon Powershot A560 can be purchased for around $130. It’s a 7.1 MP compact camera with a 4x optical zoom and face technology but no image stabilization. A step up from the Powershot A560 would be the Nikon Coolpix 5100.

Very Cool Helmet Camera: In case you want to capture the action from a closer point of view, you should consider this helmet mounted camera that stores video to memory. It’s weather proof and ruggedized so you can use it in the snow or rain. It’s an impressive piece of engineering and sells for around $325.

GPS: You don’t have to live in Colorado to use Garmin’s new handheld GPS . The Colorado 300 is a handheld unit with a color display and lots of extra travel-friendly features like an MP3 player and book reader. Garmin announced new products at CES including the Garmin nuvi 260 and the Garmin nuvi 850 but last years models like the Garmin nuvi 360 or the Mio C520 can offer some very good values at prices under $300.

Universal Chargers: There are many products you can buy to charge your gadgets. We like the Solio hybrid solar chargers that have a built-in storage cell that can be recharged from the wall or the sun and then makes that power available to many different devices. The Solio Portable Hybrid Solar Charger and the new Solio Hybrid 1000 can both be purchased for under $100. Lenmar sells a universal power pack the PPU1700W that can recharge devices like iPods through a USB connector. It’s great for keeping an iPod going for an entire long plane ride.

iPod Boom Box: There’s a good chance most travelers will be carrying an iPod or other MP3 player wherever they go. To get a party going wherever you may be, an iPod Boom Box might be a good idea. The Griffin Technology Journi is a good candidate. You can buy it for under $100. It has a rechargeable battery that lasts for 8 – 10 hours on a charge it can also be powered by a USB port and gets good user reviews. Altec Lansing has the inMotion iM600 for around $100. It gets very good user reviews, uses some engineering tricks to make the speakers seem further apart, and even has an FM radio built in.

Book Readers: Two popular readers using electronic paper are Amazon’s Kindle and the Sony Reader. The Sony Reader PRS 505 can be purchased for around $300. The Kindle which includes high speed 3G internet access for downloading books and browsing the web sells for $399. The Kindle has received mixed reviews due to some ergonomic issues but gets many rave reviews as a groundbreaking product.

Camera and Gadget Guide for Newbies

When it comes to shopping for some digital item, it is very easy to get yourself lost into a lot of stuff. Sometimes, you will buy the things that are not needed at all. This way of shopping will totally waste both your time and money.

A salesman who has expertise in the cameras and other technological stuff will quickly update you about various latest models of the cameras with their unique features. In few extra bucks, you will get a superb camera to meet your photographic needs.

The selection of the camera depends on the money you want to spend on it. The most recent and costly cameras are not always needed as they are sensitive and don’t risk your valuable money at such expensive things. Only go according to your budget.

Make sure the all the accessories are provided along with the camera you are purchasing. The most important accessories include the tripod, rechargeable battery, camera cover, and the carrying bag.

The cheapest and easy to use cameras are the best options for a beginner. If you are an advanced user then you should go for high end devices. The basic features like image settings, ISO and the color balance should be included in the camera functions. Therefore, make your idea before going for shopping to have the product that can meet your requirements.

The latest cameras with fewer and basic features include the automatic mode. This mode is fairly helpful to take good pictures, for the person how are not well experienced.

If you want buy a decent camera with all the sophisticated and high end features, you should make your mind and write down all the required features so that at the time of buying it will be easier for you to select the camera you want. If you want to buy the camera with capturing low light scenes then the camera with high ISO settings will be the ideal one for you. The HD video recording cameras are also available in the market.

You can also find the latest models and prices of the cameras and make you selection easily.