About a decade ago, anyone could head out the beach and be totally unconnected to the massive wired (now wireless) world that was technology. Today, technology has become such a crutch for many of us, simply heading outside to enjoy the summer rays is more difficult than ever. Fortunately, many technological gadgets that exist today are versatile enough that many people can avoid packing up twenty different electronic gizmos just to head outside. Even families can pack just a few pieces of technology to ease the burden of keeping everyone occupied. Technology holds a prominent role in our lives today, and trying to live without it, even for a few hours, can be pure torture. Here are five technological gadgets to bring to the beach with you, provided you remeber to charge the devices before leaving the house:
Zune HD 16GB Media Player
The beach is a great time to sit back and take in a few tunes. By packing the trusty Zune HD loaded with great music, you can enjoy several hours worth of music and even check out a movie while laying in the sunshine. Now nobody needs to fumble with cassettes or bring large radios to the beach, simply plug in the headphones and enjoy your own personal DJ.
The Nintendo DSi is simply one of the most impressive gaming units ever developed. Not only can the kids enjoy playing a game, but anyone can pick up a crossword or suduko title and have a little fun while laying on the beach. Packing more than one Nintendo DS will allow for multiplayer options with the family or even other beach goers. What better way to make a friend than by playing a quick game?
The Motorola Droid is one of the most versatile smartphones on the market. By packing the Droid, beach goers get a compact version of the Internet in their hands, plus and impressive digital camera to boot. Having access to the Internet allows for reading the news, checking email, and keeping an eye on the weather without so much as having to roll off the blanket.
Kodak Playsport High Definition Camcorder
The Kodak Playsport Camera is something of an anomaly on this list, as it is the only piece of technology that is really water friendly. In fact this camera is water resistant up to ten feet, which is enough depth to get some great video of local aquatic life and even the kids. This thing is durable enough to survive the sand and surf, and help record some great memories along the way.
Packing the Sony Reader is a great way to keep reading that book without having to lug the actual book along. Even uploading a few different reads and taking turns is a great way to get some use out of the device. The time of sitting under an umbrella and reading a hardcover book is coming to an end fast, and the Sony Reader is really just the beginning.