Tech Report: Gadgets geared for summer vacation

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LOS ANGELES -- Summer is finally here, which means one thing–vacation.  This month, all of my favorite things will go great with your summer travel plans.

Beats Mixr headphones come in bright summer colors, and let you share what you’re listening to with a friend by using a second auxiliary port.  It’s perfect for watching an in-flight movie.  Buy a pair for $250.

The Sony Xperia Tablet Z will turn heads by the pool or the by the beach.  It’s thin, light, and water resistant.  The tablet is $500.

Surround yourself in music with the UE Boom bluetooth speaker.  It cranks out tunes in 360 degrees, so everyone can enjoy the music at the party.  It’s not only water and stain resistant, but the battery’s good for up to fifteen hours.  Price is $200.

Whether on public Wi-Fi or on a random computer, Surf Easy lets you go online in complete privacy.  Just pop the USB drive into a computer, and you get a special browser that leaves no tracks.  Buy it for $70.

Free up storage on your smartphone or iPad with the Kingston MobileLite Wireless drive.  With this device, you’re free to load a memory card or USB drive with movies, pictures, or files.  The battery lasts up to five hours, and it streams media up to three users at the same time.  It’s $60 plus doubles as a memory card reader and a battery charger for your phone.

By Rich DeMuro

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