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Tech while you tan: Top five summer holiday gadgets


Supercharge your holiday fun whatever your idea of relaxation.

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Technology is transforming not just how we work but also how we play, with a host of great gadgets available to enhance your summer holiday.

From fitness to photos, music to reading, the right technology can help you feel at home while away. We provide a range of great gadgets as gifts for our clients through our award-winning* Thank You from Coutts reward programme. Here are five of the hottest offers:

  • 01

    Bang & Olufsen Beoplay A1 Bluetooth speaker

    Take your tunes with you wherever you go with this portable speaker that offers Bluetooth connectivity and top-quality sound despite its compact size.

    A robust design and long battery life mean this speaker is ideal for travelling, whether you’re sunbathing by the pool or getting ready for a night out. It also has a built-in microphone for making calls.

  • 02

    Amazon Kindle Paperwhite e-Reader 

    Lots of books on your holiday reading list but not enough room in your suitcase? The Kindle provides the answer. Billed as the most advanced model yet, the Kindle Paperwhite offers a high-resolution display that looks like real paper.

    It also boasts new display technology, a faster processor and more responsive touch controls. And with an adjustable light, you can read through the night without disturbing anyone. It’s a must-have for keen readers who are less keen on heavy luggage. Check out the Coutts Collection Summer Reading List 2018 for our recommended page-turners.

  • 03

    GoPro HERO

    The GoPro HERO provides one of the best ways to capture your holiday memories, enabling you to take full HD videos and high-quality photos anywhere.

    Small but perfectly formed, this camera features a two-inch touchscreen to help you frame the perfect shot and responds to voice commands if you need to go hands-free. Its waterproof, durable design is suitable for a variety of environments, while cutting-edge technology enables you to capture clear, stabilised video. 

  • 04

    Nintendo Switch

    Can’t tear yourself away from your favourite video game when travelling? Take it with you with the Nintendo Switch. You can switch this versatile games console from an indoor, TV plug-in design to a portable, tablet-style console for when you’re out and about.

    Enjoy flexible gaming with the ‘Joy-Con’ controller, which you can attach to the main console to use in handheld mode or share with a friend for two-player action.

  • 05

    Fitbit Charge 2

    Perfect for those who want to stay fit and healthy while away and feel they’ve earned those three-course feasts, this Fitbit wristband tracks your steps, distance, calories burned and floors climbed.

    It also offers a range of sport modes to help track specific exercises like running, lifting weights or yoga, displaying your workout stats as you go.

    As being healthy is not just about being active, the device also uses your heart rate to track the quality of your sleep.

If you’d like to find out more about these gadgets and the other benefits on offer through the Thank You from Coutts loyalty programme, please get in touch with your private banker or wealth manager.

Find out more about our Silk Card.

* ‘Best Benefits or Loyalty Programme of the Year’ at the Card and Payments Awards 2018

The Coutts Silk Card is available to Coutts Private Current Account holders as either a Credit Card (Representative 14.7% APR variable) or a Charge Card (Representative 0% APR variable).

Over 18s only. Always aim to pay off a Coutts Silk Credit Card balance every month to ensure the benefit of any reward outweighs any interest costs.


Whether you’re heading for the beach or out on a cruise, the right gadget can help you unwind with the right tunes or a good book, or help you capture those special holiday memories. You can pick up some of today’s top tech through the Thank You from Coutts rewards programme when you use your Silk Card. Log on to Thank You from Coutts to find out more. 

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