Music Festival Gadgets
With Laneway Festival happening on Saturday, we thought we'd assemble a quick list of helpful stuff that'll get through a day of awesome music.
(Lead image via A Travel Book)
Additional reporting by Elissa Loi
1. Hardy Cameras: Video everything, without breaking anything
5 pieces of gear you'll need to survive Laneway Singapore
Don't put your precious smartphone in harm's way - get a tough and sturdy camera to document your festival shenanigans. Cameras like the GoPro Hero4 Black Edition (S$700, pictured) or Ion Air Pro (S$349) are sturdy enough to handle all the bumping and grinding that’ll be going on. Plus you’ll get some awesome video while looking like a pro.
2. Battery Packs: Keep Instagramming the whole day
Innergie Pocket Cell Duo lite
Face it - your phone isn’t going to last you the entire festival. Not every phone out there has the Samsung Galaxy Note 4's monstrous battery life, and we doubt there’ll be any powerpoints nearby. That’s where battery packs are going to show you what they're made of. With all that tweeting going on, you’ll definitely need more juice. About 6800 mAh should do the trick, like with Innergie's PocketCell Duo lite (S$119). It will give your phone more than enough power for a whole day of slaving away at social media and calling the friends you've lost in the crowds.
3. Shazam and Soundhound: Show that you know your stuff, or at least pretend to
Shazam and SoundHound
Just can’t seem to place that tune being played? Time to break out one of these apps to identify it. Shazam and Soundhound compare the tunes and lyrics being played with their vast database of music. Once they’ve identified it, they’ll just send it over and voila, you look like you know your stuff. Take note that both apps have a bit of a problem with really loud volumes and live recordings. Still they’re good apps to have on hand for any music festival. You'll probably only need one and either one will do just fine.
Samsung squeezes all its camera knowhow into the tiny NX500