As the weather warms up, we are getting those Festival feels. So we have put together our top 10 essential gadgets under £150 which you won’t want to live without this Summer.
Alcatel 1x in Pebble Rose
Losing ones mobile mid-mosh pit is a common festival occurrence. Thankfully, Alcatel comes to the rescue with an affordable yet stylish smartphone you can pop a SIM into and dance, safe in the knowledge that even if you do mislay your blower, it isn’t going to break the bank!
In a snazzy dusky pink Pebble Rose shade, the Alcatel 1x comes features a range of top tech features including:
- Dual rear camera – 13MP plus 2MP – to snap your friends and favourite artists
- Large 5.5 inch display so even with beer eyes, you can still see which mate is calling you!
- FM radio & 3.5mm audio jack for headphones for the long and painful journey home
- 14 hours talk time so you won’t be searching round for a charge point
The Alcatel 1x in Pebble Rose is exclusively available at Carphone Warehouse SIM-free for £99.99.
OK, so these might not win any fashion prizes, but hell, they are fantastic at protecting those new kicks you’ve just purchased and keeping them looking box fresh.
Made out of clear transparent tough plastic, the Mudsavers still show your footwear, so you won’t look completely uncoordinated!
The unisex covers easy slip on and off and tie up securely with adjustable draw string toggles to keep the water and mud out. They are fully reusable, and no matter the weather at the festival site, will keep your shoes free of dirt and water.
The Mudsavers are available now at Flashwear for £9.99.
Energizer Max Portable Power Bank for Phone/Tablet
Traipsing round the entire festival site searching for a plug socket and finding a never-ending queue snaking in wait is nobody’s ideal way of spending precious time at a festival.
Eliminate the need to find power by cleverly taking your own. The Energizer Max power bank has two USB ports to pop in your phones cable and power your iPad or tablet at the same time.
Pass-Through charging enables up to two phones and the power bank to be charged overnight and ready for the next morning. Finished with a smooth texture the stylish black and blue power bank is perfect for demanding use throughout the festival and beyond. A worthy investment.
The Energizer Max Portable Power Bank is available now from Argos for £22.99.
New Tile Pro Bluetooth Tracker
Ensure you aren’t that friend who finds themselves a billy no mates after losing everyone else in the group.
Now you can quickly and easily identify your tent or your friends at the festival with the All New Pro Tile Bluetooth tracker (£30, thetileapp.com). Clip it inside your tent or ask your friend to attach it to their body. That way, if you can’t find them later, you can open the app on your phone to make it play a tune, helping you find your tent or friend easier. If you’re out of Bluetooth range (about 200ft) and you manage to get some kind of internet access, you can log on to the app and see the last known location of your Tile tracker so you’ll never be lost and alone again.
The TileApp Bluetooth Tracker is now available TileApp.com for £30.00.
Festival Survival Kit
This super affordable kit of must-have items will keep you feeling fresh throughout your festival experience.
Prevent germs with the antibacterial hand sanitiser, and if you can’t get to a shower, ensure a clean wipe with the freshen up hand and face towels. A toothbrush kit is also included to keep that breathe pleasant!
A handy torch is included for navigating the site at night, whilst super-bright neon sunglasses will ensure you protect your eyes from the sun’s rays whilst still looking cool. Light sleepers will benefit from the Ear defenders whilst a clear plastic rain poncho will protect your clothes from showers and still allow you to dance.
The Festival Survival Kit is now available from Studio.co.uk for £11.99.
Portable Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker
Make your tent/campsite and life and soul of the party with the super powerful UE Wonder BOOM that will project some powerful bass and keep the fun alive. The immersive bass sound is provided thanks to its frequency range of 80 Hz to 20 kHz.
The lightweight wireless speaker connects via Bluetooth and is fully waterproof and shockproof, and easy-to-clean, so even if it gets a drink spilt over it won’t matter at all.
A good battery life of 10 hours will mean it doesn’t need to be charged regularly, so music can be enjoyed for longer.
Comes in a snazzy multi-coloured ‘Unicorn’ shade and is now available at Amazon for £147.78
Toast Electric Handwarmer
Keep the evening chill at bay with this portable, pocket-size hand warmer. Quirky and shaped like an actual slice of toast, this electric hand-warmer is the best thing since sliced bread.
Charges via included USB cable, easy peasy.
The Toast pocket-sized toast hand-warmer is now available from Firebox for £29.99.
Lixada Camping Gas Stove
Save money by cooking up your own hot drinks and food on this small camping stove.
Light-weight and easy to fold up and pack, this stove from Amazon can be bought alongside a gas cartridge and folding screen to keep the breeze at bay.
The portable camping stove is now available from Amazon for £13.99 and the Gas Cartridge to use with it is now £4.49 from Amazon. Keep the wind away from your fire with this Foldable Outdoor Camping Cooker Wind Screen, now £7.99 also from Amazon.
Fineway Portable Toilet
If you have a fear of falling into the long drop toilets then you’ll be sensible to bring your own toilet.
Avoid the stench of the communal facilities by bringing along this cheap and easy 5 Litre capacity portable toilet with lid.
The loo is super compact in size and easy to carry. It comes with removable 5L waste bucket/container with handle & Lid for easy cleaning for hygiene.
The High-Density material provides a sturdy and reliable design, with no risk of tipping. Comes with an attached Toilet Roll Holder and waterproof PEVA material cover which protects from water, dust, sun rays and adverse weather conditions.
The FineWay toilet is now available for £23.95 from Amazon.
Black Heavy Duty Foldable Garden Trolley Cart Wagon Truck
Many festivals charge ridiculous amounts to hire you a wagon to cart your camping equipment from car or bus to the camp site. Save money by thinking ahead and purchasing this handy folding garden trolley.
Made in a durable, lightweight design, the wheeled truck is manufactured from weatherproof 600D polyester fabric with a heavy-duty steel frame. The trolley is foldable which makes it easy to store, and it can carry up to 70kgs in weight when fully loaded.
So don’t break your back under the strain of heavy rucksacks and bags – wheel this beauty with ease!
The Black Heavy Duty Foldable Garden Trolley Cart Wagon Truck is now available from Oypla.com for £38.99.