If you're a travel blogger, vlogger, or just someone who simply likes to document and cherish special moments, you know better than to fly off sans your handy-dandy gadget gang. Exactly how do those jetsetting Instagram girls capture every picture-perfect moment of their dream vacations? Here's a clue: it's all in the tech! Below, we hint at six essentials you're gonna need to make every second of your getaway last forever and ever (minus the heavy lifting because, we promise, these are all smartphone-friendly!).
1. Mpow iSnap X Selfie Stick, P999, Beyond The Box
At only 7.1 inches long when folded up, the iSnap X can easily slip into a purse or pocket when not in use. Extended, though, its full reach is a whopping 31.5 inches! It also boasts of a built-in Bluetooth remote control, impressively lengthy battery life, and an easy-to-use shutter button.
2. Joby GripTight ONE GorillaPod, US$39.95, joby.com
An OOTD fanatic traveling alone? The GorillaPod is hands down your new best friend. Its ultra-flexible limbs can wrap around pretty much anything—banisters, railings, poles, tree branches, from whichever angle you fancy snapping your latest IG update.
3. LuMee Case, P1800, instagram.com/lumeecase_ph
If you want consistently A+ photos, you'll defo need consistently A+ lighting. LuMee's got you! It's basically a phone case with a built-in beauty lamp, great for both selfies or night shots. Smile bright!
4. Lifeproof Fre Case, P3950, ICON Gadgets & Accessories, Glorietta 5
This tough cookie's got impressive specs. Aside from offering waterproof, scratchproof protection without the brick-like bulk, it's also fully submergible underwater (up to 6.6ft for 1 hour, whew) and can withstand drops up to 6.6 ft. It even features an enhanced speaker port.
5. Insta360 Lens, P12500, instagram.com/insta360philippines
The Insta360 lens is a spherical video camera that gives you an impeccable 360° viewing angle experience—need we say more? Hello, National Geographic-esque travel diaries!
6. Propel RC Atom Micro Drone 1.0, P998, Hobbes & Landes
Listed as one of 2016's best micro drones by various online tech reviewers, the Atom 1.0 is amazingly easy to use and is in fact designed especially for drone newbies! The wireless quadcopter comes with 6-Axis Gyro Stability and a 2-speed set--perfect for both first-timer users and more experienced pilots.