Tech-savvy travelers today will adore these cutting-edge, upscale and helpful tools that will enhance your journey in a luxurious and stylish way. From pioneering luggage design to high-tech devices to keep globetrotters and expats continually connected, these items are top candidates to add to any all-inclusive packing list.
By Marla Cimini
1) The Garment Weekender
For chic travelers who like to turn heads, Hook + Albert has recently introduced one of the coolest concepts in carry-on luggage with their stylish Garment Weekender bag. This innovative concept allows a suit or pieces of clothing to be laid flat and kept wrinkle-free, yet it folds up beautifully into a compact duffle-style bag. Pockets, non-stick zippers and plenty of inside compartments make this perfect for a weekend getaway. It’s available in black, brown or blue saffiano leather; or several colors of waxed canvas with leather piping.
2) Luxury Car Seat
Families with babies can experience peace of mind with this safe, luxurious, versatile car seat. The latest innovation from Diono is the Rainier, the ultimate car seat technology that literally and figuratively wraps a child in luxury from birth until their tween years. Typically, parents must buy at least two (or three) car seats and boosters as their baby develops. The Ranier grows with your child — all the while keeping your little one safe with a five-point harness and extra deep sidewalls, providing enhanced impact protection. With extended rear-facing capabilities, it can comfortably seat rear-facing children from 5 to 50 lbs, and forward-facing children to 90 lbs. It is NCAP crash tested, FAA approved, folds flat and easily converts into a backpack for hands-free portability. Just a click and a snap and you’re on your way.
3) Wireless Headphones
An airline flight is always so much better with a fabulous soundtrack, and the Sol Republic Tracks Air wireless Bluetooth headphones provides users with an exceptional audio experience. With 15 hours of battery life and the ability to use on two devices, these hip headphones provide quality sound during your entire trip. The best part? The company is offering a 100-day ‘money back’ guarantee. And an extra bonus for music-loving travelers… they also collapse and come apart for easy transport. Your trip has never sounded so sweet.
4) XCom Global Mobile Wifi
Imagine never having to worry about a strong Wi-Fi connection while traveling internationally. The latest piece of ‘must-have’ tech gear for savvy globetrotters is this tiny, portable mobile Wi-Fi device. This California-based company makes your life so much easier (and stress-free) by allowing you to always stay connected during your trip. You receive the device via FedEx before you leave, use it constantly while on your journey, and then simply send it back in the envelope provided when you return. All for one price, so there are no surprise charges after your adventure. (For a 10% discount, use the code: XCOM10).
5) Jackery mobile charger
Jackery’s cutting-edge mobile charger external battery is considered by many to be a prerequisite for traveling – or for any time when you might be away from an electrical power source. Available in several colors, this compact battery fits in your purse or pocket and easily charges your phone or other mobile devices (such as android, iPhone, windows, blackberry, etc.) in minutes. With up to 110 hours of extra operation time, the Jackery charger is lightweight, fast charging, small in size and has a sleek design. It comes in a variety of sizes including the mini, bar, giant, air (the world’s thinnest external battery) and the newly launched leaf, Jackery’s first snap-on battery case.