It’s been a long time coming, but the sun is finally shining on ol’ Blighty. Here’s our selection of tech that helps you make the most of the summer sunshine.
Most anti-glare screens for the iPad are self-adhesive, and thus cover your tablet’s screen in lots of unsightly bubbles. Not so the iVisor, which clips onto the iPad 2 or new iPad and cuts sun glare without ruining the look, affecting the touch capabilities or interfering with most cases. It can also be removed without leaving a speck of residue.
£149.95, Nevada Radio
Not only can the Rukus run from solar power, it can even charge your iPod (or any other USB device) and plays music via Bluetooth, cutting down on cable spaghetti. A full battery delivers many hours of audio playback, making this an ideal partner for those long weekends spent lounging in the sun.
Ray Ban Clubmaster
£113, Sunglasses Shop
Wayfarers and Aviators may be ubiquitous these days, but the lesser-known Clubmaster shades are every bit as stylish as their more widespread cousins.
£64.99, Evans Cycles
Few cycling helmets feature a visor to keep the sun out of your eyes, but the Brentwood can be kitted out with a peak – and even goes a step further by rocking sunglass channels to make wearing shades more comfy.
A protective case for your fourth-generation Kindle that also acts as a portable light and solar-powered backup battery, the SolarKindle will stretch the e-reader’s already-lengthy battery life up to threefold. Ideal if you’re heading out into the wilderness and don’t know when you’ll next see a USB port.