The Esquire guide to beach tech

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Holiday booked? Sun, sea and sand are all very well, but they're not so friendly to your gadgets. Which is why we've sourced the six products most suited to slipping in your beach bag.

1 The speakers (above)
Tembo Trunks are power-free, stackable and almost indestructible. All you do is shove your iPod buds into the slot at the back of the rubber cone — not loud by any means, but fine for background. $40 tembotrunks.com

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2 The watch
G-Shock’s Frogman is tailor-made for those who want to break out the boards. Its tide function ensures you’ll miss those “dumpy closeouts” when the water’s low. Add in a dive-time log, 200m waterproofing and this GWF-1000 will awaken your inner Johnny Utah. £500 g-shock.co.uk

 


3 The backpack
You’re a man. You need power. So go harness the energy of the sun. Ralph Lauren’s hi-tech RLX Solar Panel Backpack channels solar energy into a battery pack. Your iPhone gets a full charge in less than three hours. $795 ralphlauren.com

 

4 The sunglasses
Oakley’s Water Jacket polarised sunnies have vented lenses and sport
a hydrophobic coating, so you can safely don when the waves are cranking — or when you want to goon around on the shoreline. £216 sunglasses-shop.co.uk

 

5 The camera
You can take the Olympus Tough 8010 scuba diving, then run over it and it’ll still be clicking. Waterproof to 10m, shockproof to 2m, crushproof to 100kg and with GPS (so you can record exactly where you fell off that cliff), the Tough is exactly that. £270 olympus.co.uk

 

 

6 Music to your cheekbones
Underwater mp3 players are floating around, but they all have the same problem: traditional earphones. The Swimp3 plays through your skull. Yes, your skull. Slip the pads onto the straps of your goggles and they transfer vibrations from cheekbone to inner ear. $150 finisinc.com