Get more out of your city break with these cool gadgets

Mar 15, 2018

When you want an adventure away from nature, these cool devices will help you navigate whatever your favourite city throws at you.

Tiny drone

Air Selfie 2

AirSelfie 2, US$299.95
Fly the average drone in a city centre and you may attract unnecessary attention, but the AirSelfie 2 is a different proposition: it’s pocket-sized and designed to hover while taking photos with its inbuilt 12-megapixel camera. It also creates its own Wi-Fi network to which your smartphone can connect, sending your shots directly to your phone so you can bag your panoramic city shots quickly.

All-weather camera


Olympus Tough TG-5, US$399.99
When your city break takes you somewhere hot and dusty, or wet and freezing cold, you may want to shoot with something more resilient. Enter the Tough TG-5: shockproof to a height of 2.1m, waterproof to a depth of 15m and freezeproof down to -10 deg C. Pro features such as a 20fps burst mode, high-res RAW shooting and 4K video add to the appeal.

Electric skateboard

Boosted Boards 2nd Gen

Boosted Boards 2nd Gen, US$1,499
Positioned as the ultimate transport choice for city dwellers, this skateboard can zoom uphill, lasts for 11km on a single charge and has an impressive braking function. Control it with a Bluetooth-enabled handheld remote, and purchase an extended-range battery to travel up to 23km. The power port in front lets you attach a headlight too.

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