No matter what kind of vacation you're planning, our must-have recommendations will make this the best summer ever. Create unforgettable moments, capture special memories and stay connected wherever you roam, all summer long.
There's nothing quite like setting up home in the great outdoors—days of hiking and canoeing, nights of s'mores and stars. Whether you're really roughing it or camping out in style this summer, these gadgets will make the outdoors greater than ever.
With the ultra-portable SP-HO3 PICO LED Projector, it's easy to watch movies anywhere: under the stars, around the campfire, or in your tent on those rainy (or just really buggy!) nights. Two hours of battery time and a maximum image size of 80" turn the great outdoors into your very own cinematic experience.
If you follow the nature-lover's credo to "take nothing but pictures," Samsung's NX100 14.6 Megapixel Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera will be your indispensable companion on the trail. The built-in iScene mode means the NX100 is always optimized to take the perfect shot, while innovative design provides advanced features, stunning photo quality and a brilliant 3.0" AMOLED™ display with none of the bulk of a typical DLSR camera.
The Road Trip Vacation: The Great American Escape
The romance of the open road calls to just about everyone in the summertime, whether you're heading out for the day or all the way across the country. So roll down the window, step on the gas and see the U.S.A your way—and be sure to hit the road with tech that's built for speed.
You can't take a great American road trip without snapping pics at every scenic overlook, local attraction and roadside oddity. Whether it's the Grand Canyon or Carhenge, you won't miss a shot with the ST700 DualView 16.1 Megapixel Digital Camera. Dual Image Stabilization provides crystal-clear images in all conditions, even low light, and DualView lets you set up and see your shots before you take them. With 5X optical view you can really take it all in, and 720p HD video recording even lets you shoot movies in the palm of your hand.
Thin, lightweight and super-portable, the Samsung Chromebook Series 5 is nothing but web. Optimized for web browsing, the Series 5 boots in less than 10 seconds, resumes instantly, and provides up to 8 hours* of continuous use. So whether you're hunting for the best local eats, making a motel reservation or just looking for the nearest rest area, you can do it all with instant web access, a brilliant non-glare display and a convenient full-size keyboard. Plus, all of your traveling companions can log on with their own Chrome settings, apps and extensions, without access to each other's personal email and data.
The Beach Vacation: Sand + Sun + Surf = Summer
If you think it just wouldn't be summer without the beach, you'll definitely be getting some sand between your toes this year. Along with your beach blanket and sunscreen, don't forget to pack these great items to make your sun and surf time even more fun.
Hit the sands with the Samsung Galaxy Tab™ WiFi 7.0" and catch up on all those great summer beach reads with the pre-loaded Amazon Kindle™ e-reader. It's just one of thousands of apps that give you access to your favorite content, including hit movies, TV shows and more. With the powerful Android™ 2.2 platform, contract-free Wi-Fi and sleek, lightweight design, the Galaxy Tab is always ready to go when you are.
The Family Vacation: A Theme Scene
Some of the best family memories are made in the summer, when the kids are out of school and the theme parks beckon with thrilling rides and magical adventures at every corner. If this summer's vacation is a family affair, you won't want to go anywhere without these family vacation must-haves.
Samsung's Q10 SwitchGrip Full HD Camcorder is the ideal way to capture every moment effortlessly. With the innovative SwitchGrip function, you can hold the camcorder in either hand, while the built-in G-magnetic sensor automatically adjusts the crystal-clear LCD display. Shoot Full HD videos quickly and easily with one-button operation and enjoy intuitive Smart Touch 3.0 advanced features right at your fingertips. With go-anywhere lightweight design and the ability to recharge at any PC's USB port, the Q10 will become your favorite memory maker.
Keep your family vacation on track with the ultimate personal assistant, the Samsung Infuse™ 4G Smartphone—your one-stop information and entertainment center. Access over 150,000 Android apps, including apps that let you check wait-times, download maps, explore special events and find deals at your favorite theme parks. Shoot stunning photos or 720p HD video and instantly share your vacation on Facebook and Twitter. Need more? Keep the kids entertained between rides with a pre-loaded suite of exclusive entertainment features, including trailers for this summer's hottest movies and a special edition of Angry Birds. Download tons of full-length movies and TV episodes on Samsung's Media Hub (and enjoy a $25 Media Hub movie credit to get you started).
The Overseas Vacation: Get With the Jet Set
If you're heading overseas this summer, you'll want something a lot better than postcards to share the experience with family and friends. Pack one of these ultra-portable devices with your passport and your jet-setting adventures will come to life long after the summer is over.
The SH100 14 Megapixel Wi-Fi Digital Camera is made for sharing memories on the go. Built-in Wi-Fi lets you email photos and videos directly from the camera, or upload them to YouTube, Facebook, Picasa and more. With the Remote Viewfinder feature, you can preview and manage images before you shoot, so you'll always catch the perfect shot. Vivid 3" touchscreen functionality makes the SH100 super-simple to operate, setting you free to enjoy the culture and atmosphere of your destination.
The rugged Samsung Pocket Cam W200 is built to go wherever your adventures take you. Waterproof, shockproof and dustproof, the W200 shoots stunning Full HD video in the most extreme conditions, even in water depths of up to 3 meters. Unique features like anti-fog glass, a crystal-clear Wide Viewing Angle LCD screen, and a built-in USB arm provide ultimate performance and convenience in a super-durable, go-anywhere package.
The Working Vacation: A Well-Connected Getaway
Need a vacation where you can really get away, but can't unplug from the office completely? Have it all with on-the-go tech that keeps you well-connected on the beach, by the lake, or just about anywhere the summer takes you.
The Samsung Series 9 Notebook is the ultimate tool for travelers who need portable performance. Built for mobility, the Series 9's revolutionary Duralumin body is as light as aluminum with twice the strength. Unparalleled portability meets unbeatable performance with a powerful Intel® Core i5 processor, up to 7 hours* of unplugged battery life, a 3-second Fast Start and accelerated Turbo Boost technology that take mobile computing to the next level.
Droid Charge by Samsung is way more than a smartphone—it's a revolution of speed, power and style. It’s a mobile hotspot, so you can connect up to 5 devices on 3G and up to 10 devices on 4G. Front- and rear-facing cameras are ideal for video conferencing. Enjoy all the tools you need, including fully integrated Google™ Mobile Services like Gmail™ and GoogleTalk™, and access Microsoft™ Office documents, presentations and spreadsheets via ThinkFree™ Office Mobile. When you're ready to relax, Samsung Media Hub turns the Droid Charge into your portable entertainment headquarters, with tons of full-length movies and TV episodes available for purchase or rent.
The Staycation: Get Away Without Going Away
If your own backyard will be this summer's destination, you can still make this a summer to remember with cutting-edge home entertainment electronics that bring movies, sporting events and games to life. And best of all, you don't even have to pack!
Get friends and family together for a movie marathon, or fire up the grill and have everyone over to watch the boys of summer do their thing at the ballpark. The new 55" Class (54.6" Diag.) LED 8000 Series Smart TV delivers stunning, Full HD picture quality on a sleek, virtually edgeless screen. Web-connected apps provide instant access to loads of content—stream movies and TV shows from Netflix and Hulu Plus, keep up on all the scores with ESPN ScoreCenter, catch your favorite team's games on MLBTV.com and more, all at the touch of a button.
Home theater enters the next dimension with Samsung's 7.1 Channel Blu-ray 3D Home Theater System. This is the total at-home entertainment package, delivering captivating 2D and 3D images**, theater-caliber Dolby Digital audio, and web-connected apps that let you instantly stream movies and TV shows, create your personal Summer of 2011 playlist on Pandora, and keep up with your Facebook and Twitter networks right on your TV—all in a sleek, beautifully engineered design that is a whole new experience in performance and style.
Take the theater outside with the small but powerful SP-HO3 PICO LED Projector. Two full hours of battery time, palm-sized portability and an image size that ranges from 9" to 80" can turn every night into movie night, and just about any place—the park, the backyard, or even the roof of your apartment building—into your own multiplex.
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**Full 3D experience requires 3D-native content; conventional 2D content can also be upconverted to near-3D image quality.