Our Tech Savvy Travel Favorites

With a new slew of innovative, tech-savvy suitcases, carry-ons and portable essentials now available, you and your next vacation may be in for a significantly more streamlined travel experience.

Rimowa Electronic Tag
The Electronic tag is a new addition to Europe’s largest luggage brand. This latest innovation allows travellers to use their smart phone to check-in baggage from the comfort of their own homes or hotel. The Electronic Tag is based on digital technology that is integrated directly into selected RIMOWA suitcases. The clever new technology replaces the paper tag that is usually placed on the case by an airline; with a digital data module integrated into the suitcase. The tag displays data digitally in the same size and style as paper labels. Launched exclusively with Lufthansa Airline the inventive new system is set to expand among leading global airline partners.

Bose QuietComfort 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling headphones
Bring an oasis of silence on board with you with these impressive noise-cancelling headphones. Not only can you look forward to forgetting the sound of snoring passengers, you’ll find exceptional sound quality for music and films. Plus they’re so comfortable you can sleep in them. They also come with their own case meaning they are protected no matter where you take them.

Raden
Raden’s first generation of luggage, the A series, is intended to make travel as smooth as possible. Each case has built-in sensors that calculate the weight – and display it on the iOS app – when it is lifted off the floor. Proximity sensors use Bluetooth technology to locate the bag when it is nearby and send an alert when it is coming down the baggage carousel. The app also provides updates on traffic to or from the airport, wait times at security queues, flight details and weather conditions. Available in a range of colors, the case also acts as a phone charging station, with two USB ports and a battery.

Steamfast SF-717 Home-and-Away Mini Steam Iron

The Home and Away Steam Iron is small and lightweight so it’s easy to pack, yet it has 420 watts of power to easily get out wrinkles. It’s perfect for quick touch-ups and it features a quick 15-second heat-up for steam.

Beats Pill+ Portable Speaker
The Beats Pill+ was designed to go wherever you do and fill the room with a rich, clear sound field that has as much power as it does definition. Pair with your your iPhone, MacBook or any other Bluetooth-enabled device and play your favorite tracks, videos and games with optimized sound.

Away  Carry-On 

The Away Carry-On boasts an unbreakable (yet super lightweight) shell and a battery that can charge an iPhone, along with two USB ports to power up your other gadgets. Proportioned to the maximum size allowed by all major airlines, the suitcase design features a lightweight Bayer Makrolon polycarbonate hardshell with top and side handles, quiet Japanese Hinomoto 360-spinner wheels, YKK zippers, a TSA-approved integrated lock, silk/mesh interior lining, removable laundry bag and an organization-friendly compression divider.

Aspinal of London Tech Tote
Innovation meets aspiration in the highly acclaimed Large Marylebone Tech; the first luxury tote specifically and cleverly designed to carry an integral mobile phone and iPad battery charger pack for use with all your mobile devices. Boasting extra internal pockets with cable paths to carry your phone and tablet devices, the tech charger pack gives you the freedom to recharge your gadgets on the go or in the air.

Mophie Juice Pack
The Mophie Juice Pack safeguards your mobile device from the bumps and bruises of daily life—while its integrated battery provides up to 100% more power than the iPhone itself. Thanks to premium materials, pass-through controls, and a low-profile design, this is a beautifully practical companion for your phone.

HooToo TripMate Elite Wireless Travel Router
The HooToo TripMate Elite Wireless Travel Router is an all-in-one device that simultaneously serves as a portable battery, USB wall charger, travel WiFi router, and a network-attached storage (or NAS). It packs all this into something the size of a glossy black MacBook charger.

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