Now that everyone has caught the travel bug, there are loads of cool tech-savvy accessories you can get for those globetrotters in your life. Whether you want to help them increase their safety or improve their wellbeing while travelling, or both, there are lots of super cool gadgets that can make the whole process of travel all the easier and more enjoyable. —Jennifer Cox
The Tile Mate Bluetooth Item Tracker ($35, available at Best Buy) can help avoid the stress and headaches of misplacing something while travelling. Whether it’s attached it to a set of keys, a bag or piece of luggage, or any other item, it is equipped with a 250-foot Bluetooth range and connects to the companion app so the user can ping the tracker to activate its ring.
Gift the traveller you love with the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II ($379). They offer the best in sound as well as noise cancellation, while a feature called CustomTune technology auto-adjusts it to the wearers’ ears’ liking. They have soft ear tips and stability bands that come in three sizes for a perfect fit every time.
Travelling for long hours can wreak havoc on our bodies, and those who travel a lot need the cutting-edge technology of the Hyperice Hypershere Mini ($149), a compact vibrating massage ball. It helps soothe and loosen stiff and sore muscles in the feet, calves, hamstrings, glutes, hip flexors, shoulders, back, and forearms. It also fits conveniently in carry-on luggage.
SmartGoggles from Therabody ($249) is a unique eye mask powered by SmartSense Technology, which contains biometric sensors that customize treatments to lower your heart rate to a more relaxed state. They can soothe headaches, reduce eye strain, and help to bring a sense of calm. Every traveller needs these!
The Benjilock TSA Travel/Luggage Lock ($60, available at Indigo) makes securing your items fast and efficient. No more keys and combinations—it has integrated fingerprint technology for quick access and is accepted by the TSA. And you can store up to five different fingerprints on it so the whole family can use the same lock.
Dell’s Belkin Travel Hub ($50) has four high-speed USB 2.0 ports for laptops and other devices, all conveniently packed into a compact device. It can be slipped into any purse, briefcase, or laptop bag, and will become a must-have to whomever receives it.
Travelling with technology means a lot of wires, plugs, and other accessories that also need to be organized. The answer: the Basic Tech Organizer Case from Staples Canada ($25). All those cords and wires can stay safely tucked in this chic bag. It has a durable zipper closure to keep everything neatly contained, and it’s super lightweight, too.