For those carrying precious trade secrets – or who are just hugely paranoid about pickpockets stealing a favorite tie – Heys’ sleek Crown Edition BioCase features a James Bond-esque biometric lock to ward off unwanted hands. Only a recognized fingerprint scan allows someone to open the suitcase, while each stores up to eight individual prints. The silver shell case is constructed from German polycarbonate, rendering it nearly indestructible. Its air glide feature, a touch sensitive wheel system, makes the luggage glide effortlessly – helping you to be quick on your feet. This sophisticated carry-on also includes a USB cord and power adapter for recharging the Biolock system.
Bose QuietComfort 15 Headphones
This is a must-have for frequent flyers wishing to drone out the pestering noise of screaming babies, crackly overhead announcements, and chatty neighbors. Bose has redesigned the headphones’ ear cushions – helping to form an acoustical seal that further reduces bothersome ambient sounds and replaces them with the soothing lull of your own soundtrack. The updated headphones also boast a longer 35 hour battery life and a lightweight fit that’s comfortable enough for long-haul travel. In terms of accessories, the QC15 comes with a protective hard case in which the headphones lie flat neatly to save space. It also includes an airplane adapter.
Handwritten notes and meeting minutes may be a distant memory in the age of netbooks and smartphones, but DigiMemo is bringing it all back. An impressive time-saving gadget, the portable electronic “clipboard” notepad digitally captures and saves notes or scribbles made on ordinary paper. The device is perfect for those who prefer to jot down their notes at meetings and conferences, but don’t have time to transcribe everything. When you are back at your desk, connect the digital pad to your computer by USB and the notes are transferred with ease on to digital pages in Windows or Mac OS. Those records can then be shared with others via email, or organized into your own database. DigiMemo comes in two sizes, 8.5 x 11 inches or 6 x 9 inches.
Traveling around the world can mean being subject to differing levels of water quality. So for people on the go, a quick swish of this small, pocket-sized wand can help purify drinking water and protect you from bacteria and viruses. Using UV light ray technology, the pen promises to destroy 99.9% of bacteria with the push of a button and in less than a minute. Four AA batteries last for 200 half-liter servings of water. The product’s effectiveness has even earned a Gold Seal of approval from the Water Quality Association. SteriPEN is currently only distributed in Hong Kong at Protrek and Hill Rock stores.
Preparing business presentations can be time consuming enough. Frequent business travelers don’t need the additional worry of operating unfamiliar technology, or having to drag a laptop along on every trip. Weighing just 1.23 pounds, the device is compatible with most BlackBerry (Research in Motion; RIMM.NASDAQ, RIM.TSX) smartphones and is an ideal tool for simplifying presentations. Just plug it into a projector or monitor, and present PowerPoint files from your BlackBerry. Slides can also be frozen with ease on the monitor while you look back or forward at other slides on your BlackBerry, without the audience even noticing.US$199