Gad­gets and travel ac­ces­sories

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Re­cy­cled pocket knife

Any trav­eller worth their salt knows that the key to a good ad­ven­ture is a good pocket knife. And here’s one with a dif­fer­ence: Vic­tori­nox has re­leased a limited-edi­tion range of the nifty knives us­ing re­cy­cled caramel-coloured ‘Li­vanto’ Ne­spresso cap­sules in the han­dle de­signs. With bil­lions of Ne­spresso’s alu­minium and plas­tic cap­sules go­ing into land­fill around the world each year, it’s nice to know our con­sumer dol­lar can see some of them be­ing re­pur­posed, and in a su­per stylish way, too. About PGK240; vic­tori­

iPad sound boost

For those jour­neys when you only have your iPad, this SoundBen­der is the best non-pow­ered way to squeeze every dol­lop of sound out of it. A mag­net clips the plas­tic scoop-shaped at­tach­ment around the speaker of your iPad, di­rect­ing the sound up to­wards you, so you get en­hanced sound with­out wires, a power source or a bulky speaker. Comes in a va­ri­ety of colours, and fits iPads 2, 3 and 4. About PGK41; ama­

Clever key­board

Bry­dge has been creat­ing great iPad key­boards for a while now. But in ex­cit­ing news for Mi­crosoft users, the com­pany has launched its first key­board for the Sur­face Pro. With a slick de­sign and sturdy con­struc­tion, the Bry­dge 12.3 clicks on to the Sur­face, transforming it from handy travel tablet to lap­top. About PGK598; bry­dgekey­

Smart­phone re­mote

This nifty smart­phone re­mote can help you avoid those awk­ward frozen smiles you get when us­ing a self-timer. Just use Blue­tooth to pair Sat­e­chi’s BT Shut­ter But­ton with your smart­phone, then press the but­ton when you want to snap a blur-free photo that doesn’t fea­ture the back of your head as you run back into po­si­tion. About PGK80; sat­e­

Blue-light glasses

Although we’re aware that the blue light seep­ing from our mo­bile phones, lap­tops and TVs can af­fect our sleep qual­ity, we still can’t help log­ging in when we should be wind­ing down – es­pe­cially when we’re on the road. By help­ing to ab­sorb 98 per cent of that blue light be­fore you shut your eyes at night, these or­ange-tinted glasses from UVEX (which also have an ad­justable ratchet for a snug fit) can im­prove your sleep qual­ity, help­ing you hit the ground run­ning the next day. About PGK53; op­ti­

Trendy T-shirt

En­vi­ron­men­tally friendly, good look­ing and com­fort­able, the Voy­ager Peak T-shirt from UKbrand Berghaus is a triple threat. Made from a sus­tain­able eco fab­ric called ‘Colourkind’, which uses 89 per cent less wa­ter and 63 per cent fewer chem­i­cals in its pro­duc­tion, it also in­cludes in-built sun pro­tec­tion that helps shield your skin against UV rays. Avail­able in light grey, blue and red. About PGK163;

So­lar charger

When you find your­self off the grid, but you still need power to charge your cam­era or speak­ers, the Anker Pow­erPort so­lar charger might be your best friend. Just un­fold the com­pact, light­weight pan­els on the ground – or if you’re on the move at­tach them to your back­pack us­ing the eye-holes on each cor­ner – and start charg­ing your de­vices us­ing the power of the sun.

About PGK191;

Aztec camp rug

If you’re feel­ing like your next camp­ing ad­ven­ture could use a bit of a pick-me-up, this limited edi­tion Seek So­ci­ety camp rug could be just the thing. Hand wo­ven with a geo­met­ric Aztec de­sign, it will look as good tossed down as a pic­nic rug as it will around your shoul­ders by a crack­ling fire. It comes with a stylish leather and brass car­rier, so you can sling it over your shoul­der or chest for hik­ing ad­ven­tures. About PGK381; the­seek­so­ci­

Por­ta­ble router

One of the most frus­trat­ing travel mo­ments has to be find­ing your­self in a ho­tel that has yet to en­ter the 21st cen­tury, where you’re un­able to find a se­cure mo­bile hot spot. Well, you can avoid it by in­vest­ing in HooToo’s TripMate Elite, which lets you in­stantly con­vert a wired net­work to a wire­less one via its Eth­er­net port, and also ex­tend or bridge ex­ist­ing Wi-Fi sig­nals. This natty de­vice also works as a dual USB wall charger and power bank, so you can charge two mo­bile de­vices at the same time. From about PGK140;

Fos­sil smart watch

One of the best-look­ing smart watches we’ve seen around, the Fos­sil Q Tailor is a dis­creet, in­tel­li­gent time­piece that con­nects to the Fos­sil app on your phone via Blue­tooth to send you so­cial me­dia, text, email, cal­en­dar and app alerts. You can also track your fit­ness and sleep with it, take a photo with it, con­trol your mu­sic or find your phone with it. The best part of all is that it looks like an el­e­gant ana­logue watch and comes with stylish in­ter­change­able straps.

About PGK605; fos­

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