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Summer Ready: Essential Tech for Outdoor Adventures

As summer festivities and activities begin in full force, there’s much to consider when it comes to preparing for a day in the sun. While sunscreen and hydration may be top of mind for many, the role that tech has in summer fun cannot be underestimated. Gone are the days of being disconnected. In preparation for warmer months to come, Victra has put together a list of the best tech to make your time in the sun as stellar as possible. Whether it be keeping cool or capturing your coolest memories, Victra has curated a list of summer tech essentials.


Portable Bluetooth Speaker

A summer without music is no summer at all. In fact, music can be the very defining factor of summer fun. A major must-have for any beach day, barbecue, or backyard bash is a high-quality Bluetooth speaker. Key factors Victra recommends for your search for the best speaker out there is battery life, durability, and water-resistant options. One of the best options on the market is the Sonos Adventure Set. Your beach day will thank you.


Waterproof Phone Case

As things heat up this summer, it’s only natural that more and more of your planned activities will involve water. Whether you’re lounging by the pool or hiking your way to a mountain spring, protecting your phone should be top-of-mind. A reliable waterproof phone case will not only protect your phone from moisture damage and improve its durability, but it can also allow for more adventurous activities such as kayaking, snorkeling, and even underwater photography. Knowing your phone is fully protected can give you the peace of mind to participate in your summer fun without worry.


Instant Film and Digital Cameras

The new thing in tech doesn’t always have to be, well, new. As personal photography has turned into a phone affair, many have come to miss the tangible memories of disposable film cameras. Luckily, many camera companies have recently begun instant film cameras to soothe the nostalgia and make physical media an on-demand activity. Whether you want to capture beautiful nature views or portraits of friends on vacation, a Polaroid or Fuji Instax camera is a great way to capture memories and keepsakes instantly.


For those looking to keep things digital, some of the best cameras on the market are actually built right into your smartphone.


Available at Victra, the iPhone 15 Pro has a revolutionary camera system that harnesses groundbreaking sensor technology and AI enhancements. It delivers stunning image quality and incredible versatility.


The Pixel 8 Pro by Google is also available at Victra and captures breathtaking detail and color. Perfect for capturing the ultimate summer shot, both of these amazing phones can help make your memories more magical.


Solar Powered Charger

Undoubtedly there has been at least one time in your life where your phone’s battery percentage has caused a mid-day panic. Perfect for camping trips or just a long day away from a charging port, solar-powered charges ensure the fun doesn’t have to stop for a recharge. These eco-friendly devices can provide more assurance than a typical power bank purely by their convenience of sun-powered charging.


Portable Fan

When the summer heat becomes unbearable, a portable fan can be a lifesaver. Whether your camping trip aligns with a heatwave or you’re standing in line at a crowded amusement park, a handheld fan provides an instant way to beat the heat. Victra recommends looking for compact, rechargeable options that are easy to throw in a bag or clip to a stroller or wagon. Some portable fans can even be powered right from the charging port on your Victra-licensed devices. If there’s no breeze, bring the breeze with you.


Outdoor Projector

Perfect for warm summer nights, an outdoor projector can turn your backyard into a magical, open-air movie theater. Hosting a movie night is a great way to get the whole family together for a night everyone is sure to remember. When it comes to picking the right projector, one should consider image quality, brightness, and whether or not the projector comes with built-in speakers. With the right projector, you can experience an immersive, beautiful night beneath the stars.


Insect Repellent Device

The one thing that might put a damper on your movie night magic is mosquitos. Instead of layering on the harsh chemicals found in most bug sprays like DEET, equip your backyard with an ultrasonic insect repeller. Using ultrasonic frequencies to drive the bugs from your backyard, these devices can be the best way to keep your summer itch-free.


SmartWatch or Fitness Tracker

As the summer months make many considerably more active, you might consider tracking your activity with a smartwatch or fitness tracker. Whether you’re vigorously swimming laps or taking a leisurely bike ride around your neighborhood, a smartwatch can help you set goals for your activity levels, heart rate, and calories burned. Letting your smartwatch or fitness tracker handle the numbers will help you stay active and accountable for your fitness goals throughout the summer months. Premier smartwatch models like the Apple Watch Ultra 2 and the Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 are available at Victra. Seamlessly blending style and functionality, these watches won’t just help with fitness, they’ll become an integral part of your device web making connectivity even easier this summer.


The Apple Watch Ultra 2 boasts one of Apple’s brightest screen displays and has a titanium casing making it one of the most durable smartwatches on the market. With a prolonged battery, it will keep up with you all summer long.


The Galaxy Watch 6 is perfect for the summer adventurer. Tracking HIIT workouts and sleep cycles, the Galaxy Watch 6 takes monitoring your health to the next level.


From outdoor adventures to lazy days, the right tech gear can help keep your summer fun, cool, and connected. Whether you’re dancing your way through July with your new portable speaker or making scrapbook memories with a new collection of Polaroid pictures, the tech you bring into your life this summer can be the very thing that makes it special.


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