The idea of a solar powered laptop case was unveiled at Las Vegas’ CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in 2006. And now that vision has become a reality, thanks to Eclipe Solar Gear. They have come up with a hardcase that can charge laptops and other items, so long as there’s plenty of sunshine of [...]
Veuve Clicquot has come up with the perfect travel companion. This innovative cooler pack, made of neoprene and leather, costs just $89.99 (and includes one bottle of Veuve and two custom Champagne flutes!) and allows you to transport your Champagne with you on your travels. It can be found at wine.com and on other retail [...]
Not only will The Beerbelly help you look the part at baseball games and the like, it’ll also help you to keep hydrated. This removable spare tyre sits underneath your clothing, and is made with a neoprene holster and a polyurethane bladder that holds up to 80 fluid ounces, along with a tube for dispensing.
If you have a laptop, the chances are that you don’t use the PC card slot. Well, now you can use that empty space for something practical yet unrelated to the performance of your machine. With the StashCard from Wireless Garden, you can use it to store small items such as memory cards, stamps, keys [...]
The Acton Treadway Cummerbund Bag is made to go around your waist or across your body (as pictured). It has three separate pockets and made in LA from leather and felt. Or, as they put it, it’s “like having pockets around your waist but leaving your pants pockets free for your hands”. At $500 a [...]
Doctoral student Joe Hynek (aka ‘solarjo.com‘) has designed a fashion friendly handbag covered in solar panels, allowing you to always re-charge your mobile phone or MP3 when on the move. The final product looks to have been tastefully finished and I’m sure at $300 a piece he should be able to find a few buyers.
Book a flight via KLM.nl and you can now create your own luggage labels in the process. Upload a picture of your own and you can create a truly unique label – perhaps a picture of favourite destination or one of yourself or the family. Alternatively, there’s a range of KLM images to choose [...]
Ever travelled with a traditional-looking black suitcase and not been sure which one is yours as they emerge on the luggage carousel? You could try tieing some colourful ribbon to a handle but these disposable luggage tags from Pamela Barsky are much more fun! With colourful messages such as “I’m pretty sure this isn’t [...]
It’s a figure that’s hard to digest but more than 3 million bags are lost in transit every year. Many more, of course, are left in hotels, taxis and the like. Buy luggage from TUMI, however, and you could avoid falling victim to lost luggage. A few years ago they introduced the TUMI Tracer which [...]
Yanko Design have come up with a number of suitcases with innovative designs through their Home Comforts on the Go furniture collection. Pictured is the ‘Suitcase-Turn-Chair’ which is designed to act as an alternative to uncomfortable seating at airport lounges. Also in the range is a suitcase that doubles up as chest of drawers [...]
Avoid costly overweight luggage penalties with the Solutions Luggage Collection from Ricardo Beverley Hills. These cleverly designed cases feature a built-in digital scale that instantly weighs baggage and its contents. It has received top honours from the Travel Goods Association, winning the Innovative Award at the 2006 Travel Goods Show.
This unique briefcase is the work of designer Takumi Shimamura and is made from ecological thinned Japanese cedar. Handmade by Japanese craftsmen and with a water-repellent finish, it is designed with laptops in mind and available from MoMAstore for $265.
Hear the name Ducati and you probably think of motorbikes. But did you know they’ve also licensed their name to a luggage line? The Ducati Collection from TUMI includes everything from the £245 T3 Ducati Factor Carry-On Duffel (pictured) to the T3 Ducati Turn Transporter 22″ at £450. They come in a stylish red [...]
With a starting price of $3,800, the Monogram Canvas Alzer Luggage set from Louis Vuitton is not for the cost-conscious. These beautiful crafted luggage pieces are made of solid, re-inforced panels, with polished brass fittings and, as you’d expect, have an exceptional finish. Ideal for overnight trips or longer journeys.
No more lugging your luggage around! With Fido Luggage, your luggage follows you instead. The case is the brainchild of architect Peter Yeadon and follows its owner thanks to a wireless signal that connects with a special watch controller, or in response to voice commands. It’s still in prototype at the moment, and may never [...]
If you’re looking for plenty of padding on your luggage, then check out Sumo Cases. They currently specialise in cases for laptops and iPods. One item in their somewhat limited range is a bright red women’s laptop case. Hardly inconspicuous but comes with plenty of padding to help live up to the company’s tagline [...]