From a portable barbecue grill to a retro-style instant camera, here’s a list of all things cool to make every holiday in 2020 fun and memorable. By Vaibhav Sharma
1. Panasonic Lumix DC-G95M
Travel photography enthusiasts who want to dabble in video shooting have a new option: The Panasonic Lumix DC-G95 Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera. The M spec kit includes a 12-60mm lens, but spend a little more and the 14-140mm lens will grant you much longer range. Either way, this Lumix offers a 20.3MP sensor, 5-axis stabilisation, 4K/30fps video, 4K still extraction, 30fps 4K burst shooting, as well as water and dust protection. INR 94,990/USD1,330
2. Sun Surveyor
Photography is all about lighting. The Sun Surveyor app tracks the angle and position of the sun on an easy-to understand map, allowing you to scout locations and plan visits to landmarks and heritage sights for the best lighting. No longer do you have to land up at a legendary fort only to discover the light’s in the wrong direction. iOS / Android; free and paid versions available.
3. Weber Go Anywhere Portable BBQ
Road trips, camping vacays, and weekends are better with a barbecue. This compact coal-fired grill is easy to stow away, clean, and use. Also, while it’s small enough to be tucked away in the boot of a car, it’s big enough to grill fresh treats for your friends. A lid lock keeps it secure when on the road, and there’s a plated steel grate that will stand up to heavy usage. INR 8,495/ USD119.
4. Zoom iQ6
Amp up your vlogging game with this external mic designed for iOS devices. It features twin unidirectional condenser microphones with an adjustable angle to capture high-quality audio, while the lightning port makes it a seamless add-on for iPhones and iPads. The iQ6 also features LED meters and a gain dial. INR ,656/ USD93
5. Fuji Instax Liplay Mini
This hybrid instant camera makes photography even more fun. It comes in a retro design, with filters, effects, and instant printing, the ability to tag photo prints using QR codes, and remote shooting and printing. It also has enough battery life for 100 prints. INR 13,799/USD193
6. Amazon Echo Input
Get this new battery-powered variant of Amazon’s Echo and you won’t have to bid goodbye to Alexa when heading out on a vacation. The Echo Input’s 4800mAh battery gives it 10 hours of playback time and you get voice control over several streaming apps. There’s also the option of 360° audio via the 1.5in speaker and Bluetooth A2DP audio. INR 4,999/USD70
7. Satechi 75W Dual Type-C PD Travel Charger
Now, you can replace every individual power brick you own with just one travel charger. It supports 75W USB-PD charging for the latest Macbooks and Windows laptops, while the 18W USB-PD and dual USB-A charging takes care of your mobile devices. And with 110- 240V input, it’ll work just about anywhere in the world. INR 11,999/USD168