Time to connect with nature!

Spring is in the air here in the Northern Hemisphere and the sap is starting to rise.  If you’re feeling the urge to get outdoors, to move your wintry limbs, or just dig your fingers in the soil and start growing something, take a look at these five gadgets. They may help you achieve a healthier technature balance.

 You may not have access to a garden or even a balcony, but you can still grow fresh herbs for your table with this popular kit. Ideal for everyone from beginners to experts. There’s nothing like scattering your own homegrown basil across a bowl of spag bol. This kit has everything you need to start an indoor herb garden (a planter box, 3 rustic pots, growing medium & seeds).

Just the act of touching natural materials like wood and stone can calm your mind and help your technature balance. This case comes in over 10 different kinds of wood: cherry, bamboo, ash, elm, maple, mahogany and others, each with a unique grain and texture. Keep nature always close at hand.

 Another way to keep the touch of nature in your life is by using computer kit made of natural materials, like this bamboo keyboard and mouse. When you need a break, just pause for a while and focus on the energy and growth that gave rise to the wood beneath your fingers.

4. Fitbit Blaze activity tracker/smart fitness watch. £150.81*

March winds and April showers bring forth May flowers. The weather is pretty unpredictable at this time of year, but Fitbit Blaze will track your activity both indoors and outdoors. It maps your routes, tracks your steps, and monitors your heart rate while you speed around the park, saunter along the beach, or just workout at the gym. Connect your body to the world around you.

5. All-New Kindle Oasis with Black Leather Charging Cover, 6” High-Resolution Display (300 ppi) with Built-in Light, Wi-Fi £269.99*

 Spending time outdoors doesn’t have to mean running around like a maniac. Personally, I prefer settling down under a shady tree and reading for an hour or so. Did you know that the aromatics given off by trees can be very healthful, and even reduce your heart rate?  This new Kindle is light to carry and offers varying levels of brightness – ideal in unpredictable weather. And if you want to take it wandering in the wilderness, no worries, the leather charging cover can keep it going for months.

*Correct at the time of going to press