Whether you are snapping a picture of the grandkids with your digital camera or investing in the latest gaming device for the younger ones for a quieter car journey to the Suffolk coast, we take a look at the best tech gadgets to take away on your next UK coastal or countryside retreat.
Nintendo Switch is designed to go wherever you do, transforming from home console to portable system in a snap. So you get more time to play the games you love, however you like.
Nikon DS3400 DSLR
This powerful 24MP Nikon camera would be the perfect tech to take away on a UK staycation or indeed a visit to your own holiday property for any photo-lover. Grab some shots of the beautiful coastal or countryside landscape, snap some wildlife or even the grandchildren pulling funny faces on the boat. Capture detailed shots with freedom with its manual mode and DSLR quality images. Even record full HD video at 60fps and use its guide mode to get step by step assistance for the perfect shot.
Garmin Vivosmart HR+
Garmin's Vivosmart HR+ can track your heartrate day or night and provide calorie burn information. It displays steps, distance, exercise intensity and can monitor sleep. The fitness monitor syncs with the Garmin Connect app. A great piece of tech for the fitness lover for that New Year health kick and will give you an extra incentive when doing a long beach walk or orienteering session through the countryside!
Snapchat's funky Spectacles allow you take Snaps with your sunglasses, which are then uploaded to Snapchat using your smartphone. So you can let all your Snappy followers aware of what a great time you are having away from home in a world of Tingdene relaxing at you holiday retreat on the North Norfolk Coast.
Amazon Echo Dot
Amazon's Alexa powered mini speaker, perfect for anyone just getting started on their smart home journey. It is just £49 from Amazon so would make a great addition to your holiday lodge.
Google's Chromecast audio is a great addition to a smarthome set up, allowing you to make your home speakers fully connected. Simply plug in the wire and cast music or podcasts from your smartphone or tablet.