Top 6 mini adventure gadgets

None of this lazing about on the beach nonsense for you – you're off on an action-packed adventure holiday. We bring you six essential items for

None of this lazing about on the beach nonsense for you – you're off on an action-packed adventure holiday. We bring you six essential items for your holiday toolkit.

1GB Nu Dolphin MP3 player, £70

www.amp3.co.uk

This 25g player is IPX7 certified, shrugging off water like a duck smothered in Dax wax. Ideal for staving off the boredom when doing laps in the pool, and perfect for an adventure – sea kayaking, anyone? 

Panasonic SDR-SW20, £300

www.panasonic.co.uk

Capture your adventure in DVD-quality MP2. It records to SDHC, is water- and shockproof and has electronic image stabilisation to take the judders out. Don't miss out on the action because you're worried about your camcorder getting wet.

Victorinox SwissCard, £15

www.amazon.co.uk

This is the perfect wallet accessory for those on walkabout, featuring among other things a blade, screwdriver, pen and micro scissors. Now there's no excuse for having overgrown toenails poking out of those Teva sandals.

 

Freedom Keychain GPS 2000, £60

www.proporta.com

A SiRFstarIII Bluetooth GPS receiver that’ll wirelessly equip laptops, PDAs and phones with full sat-nav capabilities. Perfect for finding yourself.

LED-Lenser V8 Turbo torch, £9

www.zweibrueder.com

A necessary piece of tiny tech, being as useful for exploring cave drawings in the Australian bush as it is for finding your keyhole after a messy night.

Canon Powershot G9, £430

www.canon.co.uk

The creative control you have over its 12.1-megapixel snaps is more akin to a digital SLR than a compact, and yet it isn’t so heavy that it’ll drag you back down that Aztec monument.