Urban life is complicated. You might be visiting a city or just going about your daily schedule in a packed metropolis. We’ve put together a list of three essential gadgets that will make your daily runaround a little bit more interesting. Read on, brave explorer…
1. A do-it-all tablet
You’re not fully dressed without a tablet these days. A new tablet will handle all of your apps, maps, books, photo and video editing software and should ensure that there’s never a dull moment on your city escapades. Need to find a place to buy new boots? Look it up on your tablet. Need to navigate a place from A to B? Soon you’ll be able to use Apple’s own map software if Google maps leave you cold (or stranded). If you want to go Geocaching (a game where ‘treasure’ is hidden around and players use GPS systems to navigate to it) , then your tablet is the perfect tool.
2. Digital SLR camera to gather the evidence
You need a great camera to document all of your adventures. Bring back photos of your treasures, like that incredible organic burger you had in the cafe by the canal. Nobody will ever believe that it exists if you don’t take a photo of your lunch. The right model to buy will be light enough to sling in a bag and run around with.
3. A luxurious but sturdy watch
A solid timepiece is the cornerstone of any explorer’s gear. The best watches come with a range of bells and whistles that are perfect for urban explorers. Omega watches are some of the most reliable pieces on the market, whilst you could also look for watches that are waterproof, have emergency signals that can activate when you find yourself stranded (locked in a broken lift perhaps?) and best of all, impeccable mechanics.
What are your essential gadgets to survive the city? Maybe you have a favourite pair of headphones or a smartphone that you just can’t live without. Perhaps your gadget is your mp3 player, your portable gaming console or something weird and wacky that’s unrelated to any of the wireless or imaging technologies that we’ve just mentioned. Most of us carry something with us –a favourite brand of water bottle, a trusty pair of running shoes or a snack that we just can’t get through the day without. Share your essential city items.