Top 3 Portable Summer Gadgets

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ipad-sand.jpgSummer’s nearly here, and tech fans the world over are leaving their wire-ridden caves in search of some much-needed sunlight. You’ll get a nasty complexion fit for a Twilight extra if you don’t venture out, but that’s not to say you can’t bring some of the world’s finest gadgetry out and about with you. Here we pick three of the best summer gadgets to help you work and play while on the beach, as well as a sneak peek as to where you can find even more of our favourite devices for the coming months.

Nintendo 3DS

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Nintendo follow up the mega-popular DS handheld console with the 3DS. Packing in an autosteroscopic screen, it allows gamers to view 3D content without the need for expensive glasses. And the games aren’t half bad too, with titles like PilotWings Resort and Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition, already available alongside augmented reality features too. Next month also sees The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time get a 3D revamp on the console too, making one of the greatest Nintendo adventures of all time even more jaw-dropping.

Motorola Atrix

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Is it a smartphone? Is it a laptop? Well, it’s both actually. Motorola’s mad hybrid device allows their latest smartphone to be paired with an ultra-portable keyboard dock, turning your smartphone into a 1GHz dual-core one-stop work machine. There’s even 4G connectivity too in territories where it is available.

Apple iPad 2

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The daddy of all tablets, Apple’s iPad is still the slate device to beat. Drastically slimmer than the first generation model, but retaining the same superb battery life, the iPad 2 now squeezes in a camera for the odd photo snap and FaceTime VoIP call, a dual-core processor and a host of great new apps including Garageband.

Looking for some more gadgets to spend your hard earned cash on this summer? Then check out Technode, the new quarterly digital magazine from the editorial team behind TechDigest.tv and ShinyShiny.tv.

We’re pumping more lengthy articles into the magazine, the sort that are too long to comfortable fit on here on the blog. This quarter’s issue includes articles on the 4G future, Augmented Reality and also the top 20 most wanted gadgets.

It’s available as a free iPad and iPhone app, as an online edition, and available for other tablet and smartphone OS’s via Magcloud. Alternatively, you can order a print copy by clicking here, though this service comes at a small charge. We also plan to have a Kindle edition for future issues too.

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Gerald Lynch

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