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Aussies have a passion for getting out in the sun and exploring, keeping fit, capturing photos and video of adventures - or even just getting to and from work without being cooped up in the car. getting out there easier and more fun than ever.

ebikes and scooters

Get on your Bike... or Scooter!

One of the best ways of keeping fit while getting some serious adventuring done has always been the classic means of getting from A to B without an engine – the bicycle. It’s traditionally been the simplest of things. You put your energy into making the pedals move, and you eventually get where you’re going – just tired and sweaty, especially if your journey involves hills. So, it’s no surprise that someone came up with the idea of fitting bikes with a small electric motor to help out. What stayed a niche market for decades, though, finally exploded in popularity as advances in both battery and motor tech made lightweight, compact, affordable e-bikes possible for the first time. 

Not far behind were e-scooters, packing the benefits of the e-bike into a compact, carryable travel platform. The difference between the two is all about travel distance. An e-bike is perfect for long rides, whether it’s exploring or commuting, where you can choose to let the motor take over when you need a break, but want the flexibility of a conventional bike as well. An e-scooter, on the other hand, is the ultimate urban short-trip machine, something you can carry on the train with you and then use to quickly zoom to work or home.

jb's top tips

  • Both e-bikes and e-scooters are designed with water resistance in mind – but they’re not waterproof, and because there’s a lot of electronics on board that don’t like to get wet, it’s best to keep your bike or scooter away from large downpours and deep puddles.
  • Check the road rules in your state to make sure it’s legal and safe to ride your e-scooter on the road. Generally, e-scooters are more at home on footpaths, while e-bikes are designed to be ridden on the road.

Please Note: Each state and territory in Australia has a different set of rules and regulations pertaining to the usage of e-scooters and e-boards (including where e-scooters and e-boards can legally be used and whether e-scooters and e-boards need to be registered with the relevant road traffic authority). Any user of this product must ensure that they check and abide by their local by-laws and use responsibly. Ride with caution and always wear a helmet and protective gear when riding your e-scooter and e-board.

drones

Drone Home

Drones have become a go-to for film and TV producers, but thanks to camera tech getting better and better – packing more pixels and smarter image processing into a tiny space – the drones you can buy today are capable of absolutely stunning video, while incorporating smart tech that makes them easier to use. 

Flying a drone and capturing stunning aerial video is now something everyone can do, and the creative possibilities are endless.

jb's top tips

  • There are rules for where and when you can fly a drone, including keeping it well away from other people and aircraft, and not flying higher than 120 metres. Be sure to check the rules before sending your drone into the air for the first time.
  • Choose a drone with a return-home mode so you don’t lose it if you fly out of range or it runs out of battery before you can fly it back.

action cameras

Lights, Action, Camera!

Action cameras are the perfect outdoor companions – lightweight, durable, and packing some serious video quality into a tiny device that you can take on your adventures anywhere. 

Designed to go all the places where you’d never take your smartphone – and capable of clever image trickery to make your action video rocksolid stable – these are the devices you want to make sure you have in your bags when you travel.

jb's top tips

  • If you’re going to be shooting video underwater, pick up a waterproof housing for your camera so you can capture your videos safely.
  • PICK UP: Don’t forget to grab extra memory cards so you don’t run out of recording space while you’re out adventuring.

portable speakers

The Sound of Music - Wherever You Are

Music is an essential part of life, and having the ability to listen to an endless library of music anywhere on our smartphones is one of the greatest things that tech has given us. And with wireless headphones and earbuds now the norm, Bluetooth has become the go-to tech not only for personal listening, but for portable speakers as well.