From headphones that isolate you from wailing infants to an elegant toiletries pouch, we have you covered
COACH BLACK DOPP KIT POUCH
Stylish and functional, this pouch is the perfect home for all the toiletries and magic fixes that can help you roll back the years and look fresh even after a long flight. Fashioned in polished pebble leather, this pouch has multi-function pockets.
HUAWEI P20 PRO
If you need your smartphone camera to occasionally behave like a DSLR, you might want to consider Huawei’s 2018 flagship. It’s the only device that sports a triple Leica camera (on its rear), which allows you to shoot 5X images with lossless zoom. There’s close to 100MP across all its lenses
BOSE SOUNDLINK MICRO
Need your playlist to get you started? Bose’s eminently portable (under 300 grams) speaker slips easily into your bag and belts out great sound, notwithstanding its diminutive form. Its IPX-7 waterproof rating ensures you can strap it on to your shower-head, and the battery life is quite acceptable too.
Sony’s premier ‘over the ear’ headphone is just what you need for a transatlantic flight. It’s pre-loaded with a whole bag of tricks, including Sony’s ‘Quick Attention Mode’, which allows you to tune into external sounds with a quick gesture. And then there’s the 30-hour battery life.
KINDLE OASIS 2017
The 10th anniversary Kindle is its first splash proof (IPX8-certified) device ever. It’s a clever touch, given the number of bibliophiles who like to read by the pool or the sea. The large, bright screen doesn’t hamper battery life. This is as close to crisp white paper as an e-reader can get.
Rs 21,999 onwards
CLARINS GRAB AND FLY
All the skin essentials you need in one pack. Long distance travel can be hard on your skin, and this kit has all you need to purify your skin and give it a much needed energy boost when you’re on the go. This 5-piece set also includes a super-moisture gel and an anti-fatigue eye serum.
AMAZON FIRE TV STICK
If small-screen entertainment is not your jam, and the hotel’s in-room entertainment options are insipid, just pack the ultra-portable Amazon Fire TV Stick and remote. Plug it into the HDMI port in your room’s TV, get on the internet and stream the entertainment you want.
Fitbit’s third crack at a smartwatch is probably its best. The Versa is remarkably light, with an elegant, almost chic form factor with a range of customisation options, so you can switch from gym to meeting mode with the change of a strap. It features all the fitness creds we have always loved about our Fitbits, like calorie counts and sleep tracking.
Rs 19,999 onwards
MICHAEL KORS BLACK BRYANT MEDIUM LEATHER BACKPACK
If you prefer a backpack to a messenger bag and still want that air of style, this backpack from the Bryant collection seals the deal. We dig the pebbled leather and the high quality build, that combine with great functionality.
TUMI TRAVEL ACCESSORIES CUBE
The perfect accessory for frequent fliers who need to protect delicates or fashion accessories. This packing cube allows you to separate these away from heavier items with suitable protection. This lightweight cube comes with a secure zip-around closure.
APPLE IPAD PRO (10.5-INCH)
You never know when you might need to flit from holiday mode to work mode. Apple’s latest iPad Pro has all that you need for serious entertainment – great speakers and a vibrant retina display. Add Apple’s weightless keyboard and it quickly morphs into a proper work device.
Rs 50,900 onwards
Charge your smartphones many times over with the Mi 20,000 mAh power bank, which allows you to charge two devices at the same time. If you’re charging just one device at a time, you can take advantage of Mi’s Quick Charge 3.0, which quickly fires up your device.
If you energise yourself with a run when you’re on a business trip, you might want to consider OnePlus’ new Bluetooth headset. We love the quick charge function, which gives you a couple of hours of music with a 10-minute charge. And then there are the silicone winglets, which ensure these don’t pop out of your ears.
PANASONIC LUMIX ZS200
If you’re a frequent traveller and a camera buff, but dislike the bulk of conventional DSLRs, the ZS200 is a great option. It weighs less than 500 grams and comes with a Leica (DC 10x) lens with impressive zoom capabilities and a large 20.1MP sensor for brighter images.
TARGUS WORLD POWER TRAVEL ADAPTER
There’s nothing worse than getting to your swish hotel room abroad and discovering that the charging plugs of your devices won’t fit into the electrical sockets. The Targus adapter is your friend – it’s compatible with sockets and voltages worldwide.