Essential festival gadgets
Are you doing V or getting ready for Reading? Make sure you take the right tech to the festivals this summer…
If you’re planning to drive to your chosen festivals then a Sat Nav is a great investment for a hassle-free journey, especially if you choose one with features such as lane guidance.
With prices starting at under £60 it won’t break the bank either.
Another great idea (if you own a smartphone) is to download one of the many festival apps that are currently available from Google Play and iTunes.
Whether it’s one of the official festival apps or one that covers all of this summer’s festivals, such as the iFest app, these are definitely worth downloading – especially with features on the iFest app that include a tent finder, weather forecasts, official line-up information and venue maps.
Solar powered battery charger
Many festivals last for three days and the average smartphone will run itself flat in two. At the very least you’ll need a booster battery like the Veho Pebble, which you top up before you leave the house, and even better is one that you can charge while in the open air, like the solar powered Freeloader Pro.
The Sony Ericsson Tube speaker is a smart little device as it’s small enough to slip into your pocket and doubles up as a stand, which might come in handy if you want to watch a video.
Whether it’s an iPod, iPhone or any other digital music player, you’ll need something that can carry a massive library of songs in your pocket. Check out our range of digital music players here.
You may be tempted to take your iPad or Android or Windows tablet with you, but a low cost netbook is great for carrying in your backpack. Not only are they virtually indestructible, they’re lightweight and convenient for streaming live acts from the other festivals that you didn’t manage to get to. Click here for our fantastic range of netbooks.
A Pay As You Go mobile internet dongle will keep you connected from whichever field you find yourself in, and you can use the netbook to engage in the festival spirit and share your interlink with other people too.
Alternatively, you could use your phone as a Wi-Fi hotspot, click here to find out how.
Don’t forget however the one essential festival gadget that everyone should take with them: a good torch.
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