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Technology by the pool. Yes or No?

Would you go technology free for your summer holiday? Is your holiday really a holiday if your smartphone or tablet constantly has you plugged into the grid back home? A few years ago part of what made you want to come back after your two weeks in the sun was finding out everything you had missed from your friends and family. Now you know everything from Facebook, twitter, iMessage, BBM. It's as if you are not even on holiday! The world is certainly a smaller place with todays technology… but does all of this make for a better more relaxing holiday?

Kindles and iPads around the pool are what you see nowadays… Teenagers glued to smartphones and iPod touch style devices using the hotel WiFi are commonplace. Unsavoury news reports from the resort of Magaluf in Majorca in recent weeks show that the old adage of ‘what happens on holiday stays on holiday’ certainly doesn't apply any more. Nowhere are you safe from the smartphone camera and instant shame burned forever onto the Facebook servers for all to see. Watch out as well for the new tech savy parents (me included!) who seem to be joining Facebook in there droves as its the only way they can see what their kids are up to!

There are of course lots of plus points for taking your gadgets away with you. Nowadays most people have their entire music library on their mobile device - great for relaxing by the pool and saving on your luggage allowance. Not to mention the numerous apps that can be download for the kids to keep them entertained on the journey. Technology can also ensure that ‘you’ get the best price for the holiday with numerous apps now able to deliver this information at the touch of a button. Get ahead of your fellow passengers by grabbing the best seats on the plane via online check-in. How does your technology enhance your holiday?

Whatever you are doing this summer the most important thing is to enjoy it. If you are taking your iPad make sure its protected from bumps and scrapes with a premium leather Torro Case. Our iPad cases and smartphone cases are made using both Italian and American leather and our iconic bulls head logo will certainly make your device stand out from the crowd.

Of course you could leave all your technology at home. I’m sure you’ll be able to pick up a 3 for 2 offer on paperbacks at the airport! We would love to see some pictures of your tech with you on holiday. Post your pictures to our Facebook page. There’s a free iPad case up for grabs for the best pictures.


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