1 Zagg Pocket keyboard £5999 We all do it Try

first_img1. Zagg Pocket keyboard, £59.99We all do it. Try to reply to emails or even compose documents on our smartphones and tablets – and it’s a sure fire route to RSI and over-used thumbs. With this clever keyboard those hand cramps are a thing of the past, giving your jet-setting friends an easy on-the-go solution to smartphone typing. They’re still more than 85% of the size of a desktop keyboard but it folds into a compact, protective case that easily fits into a pocket or purse. And, unlike other folding keyboards, the Zagg Pocket folds between the lines of the keys, preserving normal, comfortable key spacing. Gift this Christmas gadget and they’ll never miss an email again. 3. Olloclip iPhone6 lenses, macro pro £59.99, 4-in-1 £69.99 (case £24.99)Yes, the iPhone camera is awesome and handy for globe-trotting, but it doesn’t have a zoom lens. With Olloclip’s macro lens it does, and it’s one that gives almost 100 times magnification when combined with the iPhone’s in-built digital zoom – like carrying a pocket-sized microscope. If you’ve got snap-happy travellers or Instagram addicts in the family, they’ll love being able to take super-clear close-ups and zoom in on details without losing any clarity. Feeling generous this Christmas? Grab the 4-in-1 photo lens and you’ll get two additional zoom settings (x10 and x15) as well as fisheye and wide-angle to add to their present bundle. Panoramic landscapes and group selfies just got a whole lot easier – and iPhone photography a whole lot more creative. 10. Bill Bryson, The Road to Little Dribbling, £20 hardback, £9.99 kindleKnow someone who likes to travel vicariously? With Bill Bryson’s latest novel they could be trailing around Great Britain without getting even putting down their mince pies this Christmas. The Road to Little Dribbling follows the Bryson Line, a loosely followed route from Bognor Regis to Cape Wrath, calling in at all manner of places you’ve never heard of and yet of which Bryson makes you instantly fond of. Anyone who has read his Notes From A Small Island (now 20 years old) will know exactly what to expect, others be warned: this is laugh out loud, snort through your nose funny. For more book gift ideas, check out 12 of the best travel books of all time. 5. EDZ Layering Merino Grip Gloves with Touch Screen Fingers, £15You’re walking along in winter, you get a WhatsApp message, whip your phone out and…your fingers freeze. Not any more. Buy these clever twenty-first century gloves for the digital nomad in your life and they’ll thank you for it – and have no excuse not to reply to your messages! Made with special conductive tips to work with touchscreens, the rubberised dots on the palms and fingers also give extra grip when driving, riding or just holding their device, plus the merino wool is super cosy too.6. The House of Marley Chant Sport portable speaker, £79.99Nomads can bring the party with them just by bringing this super-sonic speaker on their travels. It works with all Bluetooth® enabled devices wirelessly, and with many more through the auxiliary input. Sounds last for up to 8 hours with one charge (by USB), it fits in a cup holder for in-car use and it’s water-resistant and designed to float – so they can even use it on the beach. What’s more, it’s built-in microphone means if they Bluetooth® it to their phone it acts as a call receiver and a speakerphone, so even long-term travellers have no excuse for not keeping in touch. Related10 best business travel gifts for Christmas10 great gadget-y gifts for the business traveller.TripIt – app of the weekTripIt – app of the weekThese 5 carry-ons fit in the cabin of every airline – even RyanairWe’ve pulled out the tape measure and compared the carry-on allowances from 22 of the most-used airlines in the UK, from Aer Lingus to Wizz Air. After careful calculations, we found that any bag that’s 55x35x20cm or smaller should be allowed in every cabin, whether you’re city-breaking in Lisbon, skiing… 4. Geox Nebula shoes, £110Named after a cloud, these shoes claim to make you feel like you’re walking on one – a bold statement that for once turns out to be true. Super-comfy, anyone who finds these under their Christmas tree this year will want to leap up and down in them just to feel their squishy soles. They’re not just for travelling in – they’re stylish enough to be worn everywhere. The office, hostel, airplane, we can’t think of a place they wouldn’t fit in. A good pick for gap-year adventurers and anyone who likes to travel light. 7.Leitz Complete Messenger Smart Traveller, RRP £134.43, Amazon £60.32Carrying a laptop on your travels is always something of a worry – will it get bashed or dropped? Give someone who’s always on-the-go the Leitz messenger bag in their present pile this year and their worries will be left behind. Soft padding for up to 15-inch laptops, the front compartment gives speedy access to smartphone, passport, pens and business cards – and there are 16 further pockets, including a zippable front pocket that is the perfect size for mini tablets or eBook readers. There’s also a cleaning cloth, a key holder and a separate removable pouch for power adapter and cables so they won’t get tangled up with everything else. There’s a handle, a shoulder strap and even a specially designed airport trolley fixing on the back too, so they can jet off in unruffled style.center_img 9. Mia Tui Amelie bag, £59.99Flight attendants and overseas workers have probably spent years searching for the perfect carry-on bag, so give them their dream this year. Small enough to pass muster with the budget airlines? Check. Enough pockets for all your stuff? Check. A bright interior that means you can actually see your stuff and not have to go rummaging? Check. They even get an extra clutch bag so they can keep those things they need to whip out quickly (passport, money, phone) to hand, and there’s a key clip, phone pocket, pen holder and insulated water bottle holder. Two clear plastic toiletries bags are also included, so they’ll always be ready to take off. Not quite your bag? Find the perfect cabin bag for your best pal here. 11. Griffin Technology iPhone 6 Survivor case, RRP £34.99-39.99, Amazon £18.99You know a product has been put through its paces when it’s undergone and passed military endurance testing. This iPhone case has survived some seriously trials and can handle almost anything your gallivanting friends can throw at it. Designed to go anywhere and stand up to the toughest environments, this case is the one for prospective mountaineers and jungle-trekkers, with this shatter-resistant polycarbonate frame clad in rugged, shock-absorbing silicone. It can even withstand a drop of ten metres onto concrete. A built-in screen protector seals the Multi-Touch display from the outside environment, while hinged plugs seal the dock connector, headphone port, hold switch, volume controls, and camera. Risk-taking has never been so safe (for their phone). 2. Groov-e Solar Bank 6000 mAh Portable Battery Charger, RRP £44.99, Amazon £18.99What’s the worst thing about your smartphone? We’re willing to bet it’s the battery life – and for holidaymakers and frequent travellers this can be a huge pain in the backpack. With the Groov-e solar charger, they’ll never be out of juice again. It charges using solar energy so it doesn’t need a plug (though it can also be charged via USB) and will power their device in just two hours, sometimes less. It’s integral cable means they won’t need to buy anything extra, and the carabiner clip means they can attach it securely to their rucksack, ensuring it will recharge itself as they move. Perfect for those lucky so-and-sos heading for sunnier climes in 2016. In need of some more Christmas tips? We’ve got the lowdown on travelling through the festive season:How to get festive in LondonWhether you’re heading down to London with the kids this festive season or yo’re just looking for some Christmas ideas to get you in the spirit, here’s our guide on where and how to get festive in London this year.Best Christmas markets in EuropeSwap the annual trudge around your local high street for some festive fun at one of Europe’s best Christmas markets.Where to travel in DecemberThe coolest winter cities, the greatest events, the most beautiful sunny beaches – and the best places to get a cheap deal this December.Skyscanner is the world’s travel search engine, helping your money go further on flights, hotels and car hire.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map 8. Waterproof iPhone and smartphone case, £15.99If your loved one’s a bit of a water fiend when they travel, forget those dodgy disposables and get them this waterproof case instead. It fits iPhone and other smartphones and seals completely to allow them to take their device to depths of up to one metre. The perspex skin is sensitive enough to use a phone below the waves while it’s safely ensconced and, thanks to the security test paper, it’s 100% waterproof. Whether they’re snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef or splashing about in the shallows, be prepared for many, many water-based selfies. last_img read more