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May 26, 2017updated 30 May 2017 11:04am

Top tech gadgets for the bank holiday

It's been a year since we had any decent weather to speak of so it's time to get some new gadgets that'll keep your kids entertained, everyone cool, and the burgers perfectly cooked.

By Hannah Williams

We can finally all rejoice because a sunny (hopefully) bank holiday weekend is here and we’re that much closer to the long-awaited Summer 2017.

Everyone is looking for a way to stay cool in the heat and what better way is there to do this than with technology?!

Instead of searching around for what could help you enjoy your summer in full blast this year, CBR has put together a list of the best new tech gadgets that’ll help you stay cool and have some fun this bank holiday weekend.


Dyson Humidifier

Summer is near, and with this week seeing heat of up to 27 degrees, it’s time to find a way to stay cool, especially if it gets any hotter.

Essential for all to have, is definitely a portable fan, but here we have not just any traditional fan but the latest Dyson Humidifier which includes patented technology features to make it a unique technology that’ll keep you cool.

Dyson’s latest Humidifier is not only a cooling fan but a hygienic cleansed water vapour that uses ultraviolet technology to expose every drop of water to supposedly kill 99.9% of bacteria that may be present in the air.

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It is a smart technology gadget that works to measure the temperature of both outside and indoors, whilst delivering accurate climate control with a patented air multiplier technology embedded that is meant to distribute cooling air quickly and quietly.

Dyson has described it as “scientifically proven to hydrate air for a healthier environment.”

Sounds cool right? If you’re interested in purchasing, the Dyson Humidifier is priced at £499.99 on Dyson’s website.


DJI Phantom 4

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A gadget that can be played with by adults and kids, shows there definitely something to it. So why not get a drone, and have a fly about in the garden this summer.

The latest DJI Phantom 4 drone is designed to be user-friendly, with a large battery capacity of 5350 mAh, this drone is also able to track objects and people which means you have no reason to be scared of it crashing into something. With the built-in sensors it’ll spot it before it even gets close.

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It also includes a 4K camera, which enables high-quality birds-eye view pictures while flying high above. These images can be captured at 30 fps following the speed of DJI Phantom 4 which is over 70km/h.

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As well as its high-quality image feature, the DJI Phantom 4 also includes a full HD 120 fps video capability to capture high-resolution videos at an advanced speed.

The DJI Phantom 4 is priced at £958.87 with a 2-year warranty, which can be purchased online at


Fidget Spinner

The latest toy obsession of the year is a fidget spinner, which will surely keep kids busy this summer.

The fidget spinner is one that can also be played with by both young and old, although the young are taking over the streets with this spinning gadget.

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Surprisingly, the fidget spinner isn’t a new invention and was actually first invented in the 1990s but has only become increasingly popular this year- just in time for summer.

Fidget spinners can be found across many retailers, both online and in stores at a price of as little as £2.99. Grab it while as the craze rises and give your kids something to keep them busy this summer.

 What about a little music on the go?

Bose SoundLink Revolve & Bluetooth Speaker

Whether you’ll be attending lots of BBQ’s this year, or heading to the beach to chill out with some friends- music will always be the best answer when trying to wind down in the heat.

Why not create that illusion with a handy speaker? The new Bose SoundLink Revolve Bluetooth speaker provides that 360 degree sound for great coverage.

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Although it appears small, the sound travels well due to its highly efficient transducer, dual passive radiators and omnidirectional acoustic defector that works to deliver life-like sounds for all to enjoy.

The SoundLink Revolve is also designed with water-resistance so there is no need to worry when placing it by the pool this summer, just drop it down and enjoy the music. And let’s face it, it’s probably going to rain.

Bose’s SOundLink Revolve can be purchased online from the Bose website, retailing at £199.95.


Sportline HydraCoach Intelligent Water Bottle

Water is essential during the hot weather, and what better way to keep hydrated and Image result for Sportline HydraCoach Intelligent Water Bottlecool than with the HydraCoach Intelligent water bottle.

Described as the only water bottle that is able to calculate and track fluid consumption, it can also keep you motivated to never miss a gulp of fluid flushed down your system.

It is built to automatically calculate a recommended hydration goal and displays the average amount consumed per hour.

The user-friendly bottle offers an easy setup and operation and acts just like a normal refillable water bottle, just with hi-tech capabilities to keep you hydrated while using it.

Sportline’s HydraCoach Intelligent water bottle can be purchased from for £24.99.

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USB Phone Fan

As we’ve discovered, keeping cool is essential and most especially for mobile phone lovers who may not desire putting their phone down to fan themselves.

Well, this technology has the answer to your problems- here we have the USB phone fan that you just need to put into the USB port of your phone and be blown away while you use your phone to its full capacity.

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For an effective power supply, the USB phone fan can be fitted into the phone’s USB port or a power bank to charge up.

Only accessible with phones that support OTG functions, however, the mini fan will not disturb you but deliver a cool breeze as small as it is.

The USB Phone Fan can be purchased for as little as £6.99 from


Weber iGrill 3

The Weber iGrill 3 is a smart thermometer that is connected via the iGrill app and Bluetooth that is built to measure the temperature of the food and show it to you on your smartphone and alert you when the food is ready.

So for users that will be hosting BBQ’s this summer, but may not want to stand in front of the grill whilst others socialise – place the Weber iGrill 3 thermometer in and wait for the alert of when the meat is ready to eat.

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The device is to be placed at the side of the barbeque and is suited compatible with most Android and iOS devices.

Weber iGrill 3 is priced at £82.79 and can be purchased online at

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