Seven clever tech innovations for travellers who need to stay connected

From pimping your phone camera to conferencing on the go, recording your trip and keeping mobile devices charged and safe, we round up recent innovations for travellers who demand the best

PUBLISHED : Monday, 01 February, 2016, 12:36pm
UPDATED : Tuesday, 06 December, 2016, 12:21pm

DxO One

If you’re on the trip of a lifetime, you’ve only got one chance to take the best photos you can. So why skimp on megapixels? Clipping onto the Lightning connector on the iPhone for an instant upgrade to 20.2 megapixel photos, the DxO One (HK$3,510) is sold by dxo.com

Nomad RoadTrip

Planning to drive across your destination? With two USB slots for charging phones and tablets while you’re on the road, this portable device (HK$391) also has a 3,000mAh battery inside for emergencies. Get it from hellonomad.com

Techlink Recharge 12000 Power & Lightning

Portable batteries are always useful while travelling, but this one is serious. As well as storing a microUSB or Apple Lightning cable within its chassis, a small lip holds a phone at the ideal angle for watching a film on a long-haul flight. The Recharge 1200 (HK$1,048) can charge a phone and tablet simultaneously. Sold by Apple Store, Causeway Bay, tel: 3979 3100

Canon PowerShot G5 X

The only compact camera with a viewfinder, the G5 X (HK$5,880) is perfect for those who love their DSLR but prefer to travel light. Also includes a flip-out touchscreen that’s handy in crowds or for shooting close to the ground. Available from canon.com.hk

Waterfield Designs Staad Attaché

If you’re packing an iPad Pro or 13-inch MacBook Air on work trips, this retro-style black ballistic nylon or waxed canvas padded bag (HK$1,791) is ideal as a carry-on. Includes dedicated pocket for the Apple Pencil. Get it from sfbags.com

Logitech ConferenceCam Connect

If you need some face time with up to five colleagues while on a trip, this wireless Full HD camera (HK$4,299) with 360-degree sound pushes productivity without sacrificing quality. Find it at logitech.com

Narrative Clip 2

Embrace spontaneity by taking a picture every 30 seconds. This second iteration of the wearable Narrative Clip (HK$1,555) sends 8-megapixel photos to the cloud to create a flickable collage of each day on an app. Best worn clipped to a shirt, it now includes a time-lapse mode. Available from getnarrative.com