Life on the road and in the skies can be grueling enough, what with jet-lag, hotel arrangements, meetings, and language barriers. One way to alleviate international stress is traveling with good product companions. Here, Vogue Man Arabia lists 10 items the travel wizards of the world have designed to make your journey to foreign territories that extra inch better.
Horizn Model M Luggage
Travel brand Horizn is revolutionizing the world of luggage, and their smart cabin bag has arrived to upgrade digital nomads and business passengers in true Vogue Man style. Model M has built-in removable chargers that power up mobile devices up to six times, a GPS tracker to monitor belongings, and an easy-access, waterproof, front pocket to hold a 15-inch laptop. It also has silent Japanese 360-degree spinner wheels that roll smoothly over any surface, so you’ll glide through airports and tarmac no matter how time poor, and there’s a built in TSA-approved lock. Equally chic check-in options with similar features are also available.
PX Intuitive Noise-Canceling Headphones
Bowers & Wilkins have launched PX, the brand’s first wireless noise cancelling headphones. These buds of magic deliver optimum sound quality, and respond with intelligent behavior; pick them up and they switch on, put them down and they return to stand-by mode, or lift an ear cup to ask cabin crew for coffee and they pause. PX has three adaptive noise canceling modes; ‘City’ allows through traffic noise so you can cross roads safely, ‘Office’ allows through voices so you can hear colleagues when they talk to you, and ‘Flight’ completely cancels ambient engine noise.
Buckle and Seam Ralph Business Portfolio
The Ralph business portfolio will turn professional heads out of office. Choose from one of seven inner lining options including stripes, tropical, and anchors, or even add your initials on the outside. It is crafted using premium quality leather and fits any 12, 13 or 14-inch laptop or iPad, plus all your meeting day essentials including pockets for phones, power banks, hard drives, earphones, cables, business cards, keys, and notebooks. We were amazed at how much you can squeeze in. Proceeds from Buckle and Seam products go towards improving the working conditions of craftsmen in a poverty-stricken area of Pakistan, as well as a village school.
Ili Wearable Translator
Business trip to Tokyo but not sure if watching two hours of Memoirs of a Geisha is enough to get you by? Fear not, Ili is the world’s fastest offline translation device, giving you a foreign tongue in as little as 0.2 seconds without an internet connection. It currently translates English into one of three languages; Japanese, Spanish, and Mandarin, giving you quick and easy spoken help whether you’re out dining, trying to get directions, or getting to know a local team. Ili recently collaborated with Booking.com to produce limited-edition cases.
Hello Nomad Wireless Stand
Video call while low on juice? Worry less about balancing your phone on top of the cable and more about the meeting itself, thanks to Hello Nomad’s nifty Wireless Stand. It is wrapped using premium leather which stops your device sliding off, with an extra stable rubber base. The charger stands upright and packs flat when not in use.
Slip Pure Silk Sleep Mask
The cabin light is still on and you need to catch those all-important winks before a big day at HQ. Airplane eye masks are often uncomfortable, pressing too hard on lids and leaving you with strap marks at landing. The Slip Pure Silk Sleep Mask shuts out those rays of light without feeling tight on your face. It is made with 100 per cent pure mulberry silk to ensure supreme comfort. That’s how first-class sleep should feel.
Red Original Drinks Bottle
Airlines are encouraging flyers to take their own water bottle to fill after security and pre-trolley rounds. Red Original have designed a carry-on friendly stainless-steel bottle with double-walled insulation that keeps drinks ice cold for 24 hours or hot for 12 hours with no external condensation. This is great to bring along for hikes or other outdoor adventures, as the 750ml capacity means it’s able to carry up to three cups of coffee or even a whole carton of juice.
House of Marley No Bounds Sport Bluetooth Speaker
Whether you’re having a party in your beach cabana or relaxing with spa music in your hotel bathroom, you’ll need a good traveling speaker to pump out crisp beats. The No Bounds Sport provides 360-degree sound so you get the full audio experience no matter where you stand. It is also waterproof, dust-proof, and boasts a 12-hour battery life.
Moshi’s Vacanza Weekend Bag
In terms of making efficient use of space, the Vacanza wins hands down, making other weekend bags look like budget airlines. Its spacious main compartment expands so you’re able to throw in last-minute souvenirs even when you’re done packing. There are plenty of inside partitions including a padded device slot which cushions a laptop, a crush-resistant front panel to protect your sunglasses, side slot for a water bottle or umbrella, and wet/dry bags to store damp items. There’s a rear trolley strap so you can attach it to rolling luggage too.
Cirrus No 2 Steamer
One of the fastest portable steamers on the market, the Cirrus No 2 Steamer from Soda Shop is ready to go within 25 seconds, and gets your shirts wrinkle free with minimal effort. There’s a 75ml water tank giving six minutes of continuous steam, enough to straighten out a full suit, and at 0.58kg it’s light and compact. No need to worry anymore about squashing Facil Blancos into a heavy suitcase.