Summer Gadget Guide 3

Top-notch Technology Trends

Gear up for summer with some seriously cool gadgets. These tech items will enhance your adventures and possibly inspire some new ones. Soar to great heights with top-notch drone technology, harness the power of the sun to recharge your devices, experience the latest in virtual reality and stay connected on-the-go with a smart watch. Not exactly technologically gifted? No problem. Each item offers user-friendly capabilities in sleek, portable designs. You can learn as you go and seriously impress your friends.

DJI Phantom 3 Standard Quadcopter, $499, Best Buy

Capture your summer adventures from an entirely new angle. Even a novice can operate this drone, which pairs ease of operation with powerful capability. The Phantom includes a GPS which remembers it’s takeoff point and a camera that shoots video three times clearer than your flat-screen TV.

Goal Zero Guide 10 Solar Recharging Kit, $119, Cabela’s

Outdoorsman, stay connected no matter how far you roam. Avoid the dreaded low battery signal on your smartphone, GPS, MP3 player and more. The kit operates on AA or AAA batteries recharged by the sun or through any USB port. Smartphones reach full power in an hour.

Google Daydream View, $79.99, Verizon

Want to get away this summer, but don’t have time for a vacation? This accessory headset and controller pairs with any Pixel Phone or Daydream-ready device, immersing the wearer in high-quality, captivating virtual reality. From the shores of the Caribbean to tours of a virtual museum, the sky is the limit with the Daydream.

Apple Watch Series 1, Starting at $269, Simply Mac

Embrace your inner nerd and revel in the glory of this powerful smart device that fits on your wrist. The dual-core processor allows it to move at your pace, launching your favorite apps immediately and sending messages in an instant. Track activity, monitor your health and stay connected through lightning-fast performance.