Top gadgets to ensure your family holiday is a success

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There’s a wealth of great gear to help families get the most out of their time away. Nichola West rounds up her five favourites.


Philips Wake-up Light

If you’re travelling long-haul, it’s good to get into your destination’s time zone as quickly as you can, and the Philips Wake-up Light really helps, particularly for children, who can find the transition more difficult. This handy gadget simulates a natural sunrise over 30 minutes, accompanied by the sounds of nature gently filling the room, and can help everyone wake more naturally at the right time and feel ready for the day ahead.


Polar Pro Trippler

The Trippler from Polar Pro takes the selfie-stick to the next level. It combines an extension pole, tripod, and grip handle and fits GoPro cameras, SLRs, and smartphones – perfect for capturing travel memories.


Zinc Flyte

Children love to bring their own luggage on their holidays, and the new kid-size cases from Zinc Flyte neatly incorporate a scooter so kids can easily zoom through the airport too. The cases are cabin sized, have a 25l capacity and come in a range of colourful designs.



Interactive luggage tags and wireless technology to track your bags. You’ll get an alert when someone finds your missing luggage. It also keeps a record of your travels.


olloclip 4-in-1 lens

It can be easier to take a smartphone on a trip when you’re travelling with kids, rather than lugging a heavy camera about. The olloclip is the perfect way to get even more out of your iPhone; it packs a 4-in-1 lens which clips onto your phone with two macro options, wide-angle, and fisheye, all providing truly memorable images.

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