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#KOGiftGuide: Need a gift for the tech obsessed?

It's often difficult to buy gifts for the tech traveller in our lives but our CEO & Founder, Matt, has some #KOGiftGuide ideas that won't cost you more than $100.

It’s often difficult to buy gifts for the tech traveller in our lives but our CEO & Founder, Matt, has some #KOGiftGuide ideas that won’t cost you more than $100.

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What’s the minimum amount of electronics you bring when you travel?

I always travel with my iPad Air, IPhone6, Bose In-ear Noise cancelling headphones and my Go Pro Hero 3+ as a minimum. If I’m going on a job then I also take my Canon 5D Mk 3 camera, lenses and flash which gets heavy, plus a Macbook pro, external hard drives and chargers. I usually take a roll on carry on to haul all this stuff. Luckily I still have some room to fit my clothes in, otherwise it could lead to a lot of awkward situations.

What’s the most trouble you’ve gotten into because of your tech?

Luckily i’ve always been very fortunate tech wise going through customs. The most trouble i’ve got into was down to a banana and a sniffer dog. Fortunately I was able to pay off the sniffer dog with the banana and he left me alone.

Where’s the best country/city to purchase tech gear?

Asia still ranks as the cheapest place to pick up tech gear. Especially random accessories and tech stuff like memory cards, cables, cases or chargers. Having said that, I still buy most of my tech gear online and locally as you always get the local warranty and the prices aren’t much different anyway. It’s just easier and often the Asia gear is fake and can be dangerous. I’ve seen pictures of 64gb memory cards with a little 1gb micro sd inside, ridiculous.

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Where do you go to relax and unplug?

Anywhere hot with a beach, although its still difficult to pry my iPhone and music away from me, especially on a sun lounger. But no wifi will do that too. Having two sons reminds me that time unplugged is invaluable and should be enjoyed more. They’re my best bosses for keeping me away from my phone and the net.

You’ve travelled a lot, but what’s the craziest thing you’ve done while travelling?

Like most people in the industry, I’ve been lucky enough to experience plenty of incredible moments. I’d have to rank mountain biking down the worlds most dangerous road in Bolivia, scuba diving with sharks in Malaysia, riding motorbikes through the Thailand jungle and swimming with pink dolphins in the Amazon as perhaps some of the best.

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Matt recommends:

Waka Waka Power + Solar rechargeable power supply RRP: $79

Batteries are always the bain of anyones tech life. This nifty little solar charger is water resistant and tough enough to take anywhere. For every WakaWaka sold, they’ll also donate one to someone in need. Now that’s cool.

http://us.waka-waka.com/?gclid=CITtierYy8ICFUIHvAodkjAA5w 

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Sony MDR 7506 Headphones $100
These are the best sounding headphones you can get for under $100. Big, DJ like cans to carry some serious tunes to your travel. They were released back in the 90’s and are still the best. Whilst I love my in-ears, there’s something comforting about slipping a pair of these bad boys over your lugs. Its a bit like my sneaker obsession when it comes to headphones, but we don’t talk about that.
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Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard cover for iPad Air $55
I love my iPad, but hate typing on it. This super compact and light keyboard is the answer to all my typo nightmares. Thin and soft. Perfect. Yes! Disclaimer: I will still claim anything inappropriate that I sent out to be an autocorrect.
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What’s one piece of tech you just can’t travel without? Let us know your thoughts by commenting below or by tagging #KOGiftGuide on Twitter.