We hope Santa is reading this… here are Australian Traveller’s top 3 essential gadgets for the summer holidays.

Sony Three-In-One Walkman

Tripling as headphones, a wireless digital music player and speakers, the new Walkman WH Series has all bases covered: earphones and wireless music from your smartphone for road trips, plus in-built surround-sound speakers for tunes at the beach. From $199. sony.com.au

Nikon waterproof & Shockproof camera

An Aussie first – the new digital Nikon 1 AW1 comes with an interchangeable lens that can be used underwater. It’s also shockproof against drops from up to two metres, and comes with an in-built compass, depth gauge and tracking device. mynikonlife.com.au

Lavazza mobile espresso machine

Taking espressos from the café to the car, the new Lavazza EspressGO ensures you get a caffeine hit no matter where your travels take you. Connect the power cable to any vehicle’s 12-volt cigarette lighter, pour in water, insert a Lavazza capsule and press ON. Yes, really. lavazza.com.au

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