I had a bit of a tech splurge transiting through Singapore airport, not once, but twice! Picked up a few things that have been on my mind for a while (portable phone charge & card reader) and succumbed to total impulse purchasing (um, a Fujifilm Instax Mini, ahem…!)
Portable iPhone charger – Such a brilliant idea! I’ve been wanting one for a while. Some come built into your bag (quite girl, over-the-top one here) or there are some cure design ones, like this one by Motorola, just £16.99 and does 2 and a half full charges. Mine just does one charge cycle. And how cool is this? A charger that powers anything USB.
Fujifilm Instax Mini film – The painful bit of film photography, the cost! 20 sheets for £14.98 on Amazon. Search though, there are places doing it cheaper…
Memory card reader – Transfers photos to your computer way faster than plugging in your camera. This fits a regular SanDisk compact card. I’ve yet to get one for my DSLR, but that is one the list! Super cheap, this Fujifilm one is just £4.99.
64 GB data key – Basically to use as a portable external photo library when travelling. I’ve got a 500GB G-Drive I use at home – I had to as my laptop was slowing with the number of pics I had in iPhoto. (I tried a Lacie rugged but it didn’t work very well, kept crashing my laptop so I switched and the G-Drive is much better). It’s pretty easy to transfer to an external hard drive (thank you Google!) and means no more worries how many photos you’re taking! 64 GB data key here for about £10.
Fujifilm Instax Mini 7s – Total impulse buy! But I’ve never had a camera like this before and it’s pure unobliterated fun – well, apart from the film cost, which hurts when a shot doesn’t come out that well… But printing out photos and storing them is something we do so little of these days and capturing a moment and having it right before you in a few minutes is immensely satisfying… see my scrapbooking here. There’s actually a 7s bundle to buy here.
What are your recent tech buys?