The contents of one’s suitcase can determine the flavour of one’s travels to a significant degree. From the humble compass to the ubiquitous selfie stick, the gadgets we pack can aid and enrich our forays into foreign lands. And as the gizmos grow and the technologies develop, travelling may become less hassled, our experiences more full, and our memories more vivid. Any 21st century jet-setter worth their e-passport requires some cutting edge technology to see them on their way. Here we take a look at some of the latest travel accessories on the market beyond the neck pillows and charge packs.
Pushing the limits of airline weight restrictions is the Olloclip 4-in-1 Lens ($79.99 USD), weighing in at less than one ounce. This nifty smartphone attachment comprises four advanced optic quick-change lenses allowing you to expand group photos with the Wide-Angle, envelop your surroundings with the light bending Fisheye, and capture the minutest of details with the 10x and 15x Macro lenses. Enhance the capabilities of your device’s already advanced camera and diversify your memories with this simple yet effective add on.
Find it here: https://www.olloclip.com/
The Bluesmart Smart Suitcase ($449/$549), dubbed a ‘personal travel assistant’, is ideal for the frequent flyers. Glide effortlessly through customs and enjoy the added security of this high spec revolution in luggage technology. Boasting a global location tracker, inbuilt digital scales, app-controlled remote locking, and an on board battery charger, this suitcase is so smart it will even carry your belongings for you 😉
Find it here: http://bluesmart.com
It used to be that when travelling to countries with a foreign tongue that a humble phrase book and good intentions where the only tools available to you to communicate with the locals. Waverly Labs are changing that with The Pilot (estimated $299 USD), the world’s first ‘smart earpiece’. Currently in the development stage, each earpiece of The Pilot receives and translates audio into users’ different languages. Once made available in May 2017, Pilot owners may effortlessly dissolve the language barriers that so often inhibit interactions in foreign lands.