When is a bangle, not just a bangle? When it’s a fitness tracker, PA and personal safety device

Celebrate your inner geek with the latest tech-driven travel buys


The Suitcase That Charges Your Phone As You Go

Wish that your suitcase could do more than just tote your clothes? Then what about the Bluesmart One that features a battery charger, a location tracker, a digital scale and a remote lock that kicks into action as soon as it leaves your side. Bluesmart is priced around USD$350.

Bluesmart carry-on


The Bracelet That Calls 911

When is a bangle, not just a bangle? When it’s a fitness tracker, PA and personal safety device. Not only does the new Socialite Calder bangle by Wisewear track your steps, but it also warns you when you’ve missed a call and features a panic button that will call 911 or text your nearest and dearest your location when you give it a tap. Priced USD$325.



The Wireless Speaker That Floats

If you’re looking for a robust speaker to take to the pool or beach, snap up the Philips Shoqbox speaker. This rugged speaker can pipe music to you while you’re cooling off in the pool. It also features a mic for phone calls – perfect if you don’t want to put down that mouthwatering cocktail. Priced USD$39.93 from Amazon.


The Cufflinks That Create A Wifi Hotspot

Those who dream of being the next James Bond should snap up Ravi Rattan cufflinks that come with a 4GB USB flash drive and when you plug them into your computer create a wifi hotspot. Priced USD$200, www.cufflinks.com



The Noise Cancelling Headphones

If you want to hear your music instead of your neighbour, slip the Bose QuietComfort 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling headphones into your carryon. Just slip them in your ears and then shut out the world. But if you really need to pay attention to what’s happening around you, just press the Aware button that puts you back in the room. Work with Samsung and Android devices. Priced GBP229.95.


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