1Follow Me Suitcase
The carry-on, currently a prototype, connects to a smartphone app via Bluetooth. It has a built-in camera sensor that can "see" and follow you around on flat surfaces, like airport floors. It comes with an anti-theft alarm to prevent someone from snatching it away when you're not looking, and — the icing on the cake — it has a backup battery that you can use to charge all your devices.
2Bottle Opener Sandals
3Heated Shoes Insoles
The mastermind behind these innovative shades might surprise you — they were developed by Twilight star Kellan Lutz.
The Hollywood heartthrob first got the idea after an embarrassing in-flight photograph wound up on celebrity blogs and magazines. While flying a few years ago, he mistakenly opted to don a candy-colored eye mask to help him catch a few winks. Unfortunately, the paparazzi was also on the flight and snapped a photo of him for all to see. (Source)
5Inflatable Hoodie Pillow
“The Hypnos Hoodie is a beautiful, comfortable, and practical hoodie designed for creatives, travelers, commuters and anybody who has a moment to take a rest,” reads the pitch for the sweatshirt, which is designed by Los Angeles resident Josh Woodle. “It's more than a hoodie, it's your day-to-day (and day-to-night) essential comfort garment, and it does things other hoodies can't [like blowing up] to form a perfectly ergonomic pillow for rest on the go.”
Considering its inflation mechanism is similar to those on commercial-airplane flotation devices, it could also (maybe, but probably not) save your life in the ocean.
6Bluetooth Luggage Lock
7Glasses That "Cure" Jetlag
Called the Re-Timer, it is a wearable device that emits a soft green light onto the eyes. Professor Leon Lack says it can be effective in countering the effects of jet lag, as well as keeping shift workers more alert.
To work, the glasses must be worn for 50 minutes every night for the three days before their flight. Then, after the trip, they need to be worn for one more night. During those 50-minute evening sessions, the glasses trick the brain into thinking it is still daytime, and after you arrive at your destination, your brain doesn't get confused when nighttime suddenly becomes daytime.
If you are a frequent traveler and want to give Re-Timer a try, the glasses are on sale now for $249. (Source)
8Shout My Name Luggage Tag
ODO jeans and t-shirts have been designed to repel various liquids including water, honey, coffee and wine. Unlike traditional denim that's prone to staining, ODO incorporates “billions of microscopic peaks” on its clothing to decrease the contact area between liquids and the surface of the material. As a result, spilled liquids either roll off the fabric or can be easily wiped clean. Also, the silver-infused thread used in the jeans kills odor-producing bacteria, leaving your clothes free of any foul scents that stem from perspiration. (Source)