Our Ultimate Summer Gadgets Guide

The Summer is well and truly here, and it’s all set to be another year of sun, sea and staycations.

We’re thrilled to be able to get out, and enjoy Summery activities with our friends and family. When the sun has got his hat on, there’s no better way to spend a day than by heading outside and having some good old-fashioned fun with our loved ones.

Whether it’s the beach, the park, or simply your back garden, the Summer is all about making the most out of that long-awaited spell of sunshine.

As you’ve probably already guessed, we’re very big on technology. We love to learn about the latest big gadgets, devices and accessories to be released, and we’re always keen to share our findings with you.
In this, our Summer Gadgets Guide, we’ll be sharing some of our favourite accessories to invest in this season. With these on hand, you’ll have even more fun when you’re out and about. They make the perfect addition to your trip to the beach or the park, are super helpful for hosting, and will bring some fun to all the adventures you’ve got planned.

Read on to find out what devices made our list.

1. Fujifilm Vintage Camera - Instax Mini40

Instax Mini 40 Fujifilm

Whether young or old, parents or kids, friends or family, everyone loves taking photos at a Summer occasion. Taking snaps of the day is all part of the fun.

The Fujifilm Vintage Camera takes this to another level. This gorgeous camera allows you to take cute, retro photos, in a classic Polaroid style. Then, when you get back home, you can pin these sentimental keepsakes up on your wall, or add them to a scrapbook. With this camera, you’ll never forget the Summer memories you make.

Price: £89 | Shop Fujifilm

2. Sonos Roam Speaker

Sonos Roam

No party is quite complete without a bit of music. So, this Summer, it’s vital that you invest in a quality speaker.

With the Sonos Roam Speaker, you can bring life and soul to your garden parties all Summer long. This brilliant device boasts a number of impressive features - not only is it portable and waterproof, when at home, it also has voice control and multi room listening capabilities. So, whether at home or on the go, this is the perfect speaker to have with you.

Price: £159 | Sonos website

3. AEG Air Conditioner


Sick of feeling hot and stuffy at home? We always struggle to sleep when it gets hot out, but with this device, you no longer have to suffer from restless nights. The AEG Air Conditioner is a brilliant addition to the home, which will keep you far more comfortable throughout the Summer.

It is an impressive and efficient air conditioner, which looks chic and modern, too. Ticks all the boxes.

Price: £499 | AEG Online Shop

4. NURV - Smart shoes inserts


By their nature, Summer adventures involve a lot of walking around. Whether you’re exploring new places, having fun, or going on a stroll in the sunshine, you’ll be on your feet for the bulk of the day. And so, you’ll be curious to know how much exercise you’re getting in.

With the Nurvv Smart Insoles, you can keep track of your fitness levels like never before. This intelligent device allows you to track loads of key fitness metrics, reduce the risk of injury, and receive fitness coaching in real time, straight from a coach. How cool is that?

Price: £249 | Nurv website 

5. Smarter Coffee

Now that we’re allowed to again, we’ve loved being able to have loved ones over to visit. It’s always great fun being the host, especially during the Summer time (who doesn’t love a garden party?).

But, it can be a little stressful at times, particularly when there’s loads of drinks to make. So, we wanted to include a device that equips your kitchen, and allows you to continue being the perfect host. With the Smarter Coffee machine, you can get fresh, aromatic coffee brewed to order, all through your phone. With a few quick clicks on the Smarter app, you can have a pot of delicious coffee ready, without even having to leave your guests.

Price: £179 | Smarter Online Store

6. iKettle Range

The iKettle is another Summer kitchen essential. It works in a very similar way to the Smarter Coffee - to boil, all you need to do is enter the command into the Smarter app. Or, you can even use your home voice activation devices to ask the kettle to boil itself. Just like magic.

What’s more, thanks to its precise settings, you can control the temperature that the water is heated to. This is perfect for natural drinks recipes like iced tea, as it allows you to extract the maximum flavour from your ingredients, without making the drink bitter or harsh. 

Price: £99 | Smarter Online Store

We hope you’ve enjoyed our Summer-inspired round up. With this top technology on hand, you can make this year’s Summer adventures ones to remember forever (regardless of whether they’re abroad or UK-based).

Filling the whole six weeks with fun has never been easier.

So, if you want to invest in some new Summer gadgets, head on over to the Smarter online store. There, you can find two items from this guide - our Smarter Coffee machine, and the iKettle. With these intelligent devices, you can quickly and easily equip your kitchen for Summer hosting.

Visit the Smarter online shop to find out more.

Written by Josephine Walbank