Summer is here and there's no denying it. The weather can be unbearable at times to the point that you'd rather stay indoors. But where's the fun in that?

 

You don't need to travel far just to take a summer vacation. Sometimes, all you need is a break from your daily grind and taking a staycation will do just that. As techies, you and I can both agree that there's no better way to spend our time off than playing around with new toys. Check out these gadget essentials that we think you'll enjoy during your summer outing.


KC300 WiFi Drone

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Unlike hobby grade drones that can cost a fortune, the KC300 drone is pretty decent for its price. It's nowhere near the price range of hobby grade drones that's for sure. The KC300 comes with a controller, a drone, and a 2MP built-in camera with WiFi capability. The camera allows you to take photos and record videos using the free app for Android or IOS devices. For comparison, a video transmitter on a hobby grade drone alone will cost you P1.5k excluding the camera and the motors will bring you around P8k to P13k depending on the components.

 

With practice, you can actually take pretty cool pictures and video using its 2MP camera and learn how to fly it around with different orientations. The KC300 comes with 2 sets of propeller guards and an extra set of propellers. The propeller guards will help prevent the actual propellers from impact thus keeping your KC300 drone in the air. There are also a set of spare screws for the motors, and screwdriver to open up the quad.

 

GOOD:

  • It's quite affordable compared to the usual P24k-P5Ok drones in the market today.
  • You can take photos and video during your summer outing on the beach using its built-in 2MP camera.


BAD:

  • The KC300 drone is very light making it extremely hard to fly in very windy locations.
  • Unable to replace individual parts when you break them.
  • It doesn't come with a GPS nor a barometer.


OVERALL: If you would like to learn how to fly quad-copters and get a glimpse of what a first-person view (FPV) is like, then the KC300 from KOOME is for you! The KC300 is good for beginners as it provides you all the things you need to learn to start flying drones. I recommend it for those of you who have always wanted to fly drones but would not want to waste a P24k-P50k investment in a crash.


Supremo 1 WiFi Action Camera


Supremo 1 Action Camera.PNGCapture your summer adventures with a supreme action camera that's as flexible and versatile as the shooting conditions you will be in. Whether it's climbing mountains, diving in deep seas, or pedaling the countryside, the Supremo 1 WiFi Action Camera is your perfect partner. The Supremo One is an action camera with powerful specs. It sports a 12MP Full HD video recording with 120° wide-angle shooting mode, a 2-inch HD Preview Screen (960x240) for easier previewing, WiFi capability so you can shoot remotely from your smartphone, 1,000mAh battery capacity with 100 minutes continuous recording, waterproof housing (23.3 x 10.2 x 10.2 inches) for indoor and outdoor activities, and a number of mounting accessories.


GOOD:

  • It comes with 2 rechargeable batteries
  • It only weighs 78 grams
  • Expandable storage up to 32GB memory
  • Compatible with original GoPro mounts and accessories.


BAD:

  • MicroSD Card is sold separately


OVERALL: Take full control of your camera, plus enjoy live previews of your footages on most smartphones and tablets with the iSport Cam app. You'll be able to enjoy hands-free recording as well using the wrist remote. The Supremo 1 also allows you to record videos at 1080p at 60fps, 1080p at  30fps, 720p at 120fps, and 720p at 60fps. I recommend this to all you adventurous thrill-seekers who's looking for an affordable action camera that's both sleek and lightweight.


Vecto Bluetooth Speaker


Vecto Bluetooth Speaker.PNGWhat's a summer outing without music. I've tried a lot of different Bluetooth Speakers in the market but this is the first time I've gotten to use one which lets me connect to smartphone via NFC. It comes with 6000mAh battery with 16 hours playback too.


Look no further if you're looking for a portable speaker that you can bring by the pool or to your next beach trip. With its rugged robust chassis and water resistant housing, the Vecto speaker is the perfect companion for camping, festivals, trekking, sailing, the beach, picnics or lazing by the pool.


GOOD:

  • Rugged robust chassis and IPX4 water resistant housing designed for the outdoors
  • Large 6000mAh power bank to charge most smartphones 4 times


BAD:

  • Storage is limited to 16GB via microSD card

 

OVERALL: The good thing about the wireless Vecto speaker from Veho has been designed for the outdoor lifestyle. You don't have to sacrifice sound quality since it comes with a dual acoustic drivers coupled with two powerful speakers to give a wide audiospectrum. Aside from that, you'll also get to enjoy your music with 16 hours playback and answer calls with its built in hands free microphone.

 

Freeman X6 Bicycle Outdoor Wireless Speaker


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There are a number of different accessories for bikes available on the market. But have you ever thought of mounting a speaker before? The Freeman X6 Bicycle Outdoor Wireless Speaker does just that, and more! Its really a 4 in 1 device - it's a bluetooth speaker, a bicycle flashlight, allows you answer calls hands-free, and a selfie remote. It comes with a USA Cree LED light with five lighting modes (strong, weak, slow flash, flash, SOS lighting distance up to 250M.)

 

GOOD:

  • Ability to wirelessly stream music from Bluetooth devices
  • Built-in microphone to answer calls hands-free
  • Take selfies anytime and anywhere
  • 2600mAh rechargeable battery provides 10+ hours playback

 

BAD:

  • Wireless connection is limited to 10M working distance

 

OVERALL: I'm really impressed how this portable device can do so much. Besides the ability to listen to my playlist and answer calls hands-free, I can't really complain. This is the perfect gift to all your bike-loving friends. Trust me, they'll thank you for it.

 

Make your next summer outing fun for your family and friends. Get these and other wonderful gadgets and accessories at the Globe Online Shop and Globe Gen 3 stores near you.