Here are my very favourite electronics products that I’ve been using for the past year living in my van.
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All your books in one hand! I wasn’t sure about the Kindle when it first came out. But being in a van means I can’t carry all my books. So I bought this Kindle, and I’ve never read so many books! I love this thing. You forget you are reading an electronic screen. A van and rucksack essential
All your music in one hand! I’ve had this Ipod for 4 years and used it every day. I could not be without it. I have used the full 160gb just for music. I’m going to buy another and stick them back to back.
Headphones that will last for +10 years. Industry standard, as used by the BBC, and most djs. The HD25s came out in 1988! Forget the crappy fashion headphones. Sennheiser doesn’t even have to advertise these. I have the velour pads on mine and have used them every day for the past 3 years
I don’t own one but Finn has one and used it all the time in the van – he uses it for busking whilst travelling. I was really impressed with it compared to all the other naff portable speakers around. Really solid and good quality. Used for music outside the van, beach and busking
I already made a couple of posts saying this is the perfect travel camera (like here). It’s been 2 years and it’s still an excellent camera with way more than I need.
Lets you get WiFi internet from way further than normal. Very useful for van life. It has a nice long wire and is built to be used outside – fully waterproof.
I use 3G most of the time (when there is no WiFi). This unlocked version lets you use any sim card in it. I buy a data sim card in each country – if I’m staying for any length of time.
Easy and reliable navigation. I have the Garmin Nuvi 50 (now discontinued). This link is the newer version (Nuvi 52) with a brighter screen and a few other improvements. I’ve tried over satnavs – including the no brand ebay ones, but I find nothing beats Garmin. This will let you track and download your route to your computer with the included software
These give you great sound at low cost and small size and weight. It’s difficult to get good sound in a small place, but this was the best solution for me. I have these mounted on the van walls in front of the sofa.