Top 5 Gadgets 2020 to battle the After Summer Gadget-Dip!

After Summer Gadgets

Sadly the summer is almost over… But that doesn’t mean we’re done with all the fun. We as gadget freaks love to tinker with new stuff. And in this After Summer Gadgets Guide I’ll give you a few of our favorites to battle the after summer depression!


Quad Copter Mini Drome

The first of the After Summer Gadgets is a drone. One thing I always loved as a kid were remote controlled toy vehicles. I had a small boat to play with in the bath, and a mini race car to irritate my friends cat with. But the new trend of the last years is drones.

You can get drones in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Some four blades, others up to eight. Some have cameras made to capture the most beautiful landscapes. And others are made for their raw speed and agility.

If you’re a bit like me you would love to have a drone of your own to play with. But you don’t want to spend €100,- or more on a drone. Well, here is a fun alternative for you.

F36 Mini RC Drone
F36 Mini RC Drone from GearBest

The F36 Mini RC Drone is not a replacement for your professional photography drone, nor is it a viable option to do drone-racing with. But the things it can do, it does quite well. This RC Quadcopter retails for 8-15 dollars, which is a very nice price to start playing with drones. You’ll learn to control drones and do stunts! And with the guards around the propellers it is quite shock-proof. All in all a very fun way to spend your weekend. And if you like this little drone, there are many more drones on GearBest. Some are even under €100,-. A nice way to upgrade along the way. 

Whistle Key Finder

At my home I always make sure to put my keys back in the same spot. That way i can easily find them! I even have a little cup I put all my keys in, just so I never lose them. The problem is, when I misplace them it can take hours to find them, because I’d have no idea where to look.

Whistle Key Finder
Whistle Key Finder from GearBest

This little gadget can fix this problem with ease. Just attach them to your keys and when you’ve lost them, whistle for them! The little nubbin can pick up your whistle from across the room and signals you back with a loud enough noise to find it back. It even has a little light for those nights that you cannot seem to find the keyhole for the front door, if you catch my drift.

Xiaomi Ultra Thin Power Bank

We rely too much on our mobile phones these days. If you want to know at what time the supermarket closes, or if you’re lost while going there, or even if you need to ask your partner if she needs anything. I bet you’d reach for your smartphone as well in those moments. So what do you do when you find out your phone is all out of juice?

Xiaomi Ultra Thin 10.000mAh Power Bank
Xiaomi Ultra Thin 10.000mAh Power Bank from GearBest

This gadget is probably one you’ll find on every summer gadget-list, but this is for a reason. If you still don’t have a powerful portable charger there is something wrong with you. Power banks come in all shapes and sizes, but the power banks from Xiaomi are a sight to behold. They’re durable, made from aluminium, and this model in particular is extremely thin for its whopping 10.000 mAh! In fact, this is a no-brainer. Go get yourself a power bank, before you wish you had one.

EKEN H9R 4K Action Camera

Action cameras are a lot of fun! Sometimes you want to film something, but you don’t want to risk damaging your expensive camera equipment or your smartphone. These cameras are made to take a beating, and can even withstand a splash of water.

This action camera from EKEN has pretty good reviews on Gearbest and shoots in 4k! That is an incredible feature if you compare it to main-brand action cameras with 4 times the price tag of this one.

EKEN H9R 4K Action Camera
EKEN H9R 4K Action Camera from GearBest

It has a build in battery of 1050 mAh, has WiFi to connect to your phone and can even make great pictures. So for your next outdoor adventure, make sure to take this new interesting gadget with you for those extra special camera-shots.

Xiaomi Mi Band 3 Smart Watch

I think the best way to get out of the post-summer-dip is to keep moving and going forward. And what better way is there to make a gadget freak exercise more than to add one of the After Summer Gadgets in the mix, right?

With the Mi Band 3 you can not only track your steps, exercises and heart rate, but you can also measure your sleeping cycles, receive calls and notifications, and much more! I’ve been using my Mi Band 2 for almost 2 years now and I can’t wait to upgrade!

Xiaomi Mi Band 3
Xiaomi Mi Band 3 from GearBest

With Android phones you can even tinker with the settings to see who’s messaging you, and setup custom alarms that wake you between certain times when it knows you’ll be more awake. I cannot recommend this gadget enough, and with its amazing price you’d be stupid to let this one pass you by!


So those are my After Summer Gadgets recommendations to battle your post-summer dip. Everything described here can be found of Gearbest with the attached links, go ahead and check them out!

Make sure to also check out other articles on our website. Ever wondered where to start with home automation? We have an amazing library of tutorials to get you started with Home Assistant and Domotics. More of a casual gadget freak? Check out one of our product reviews. Maybe there’s something for you there.

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