What's New, What's Hot: August 2019

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Robbi Smart Cam: This home security system has it all and at an affordable price: reliable infrared LEDs for day/night; 1080P image capture; sound detection and customizable motion alerts linked to your mobile device; 24/7 live streaming for on-the-go total access; and two-way audio. The Robbi Smart Cam offers a 130-degree viewing angle from a 360-degree pivot hinge so you can pinpoint any area of your home to surveille. Free, on-demand, 24-hour video playback comes with the package, while cloud storage or micro SD storage is available. The smart cam, which is compatible with both IOS and android, measures 4.5 by 2.5 inches. $99.99; https://momentumcam.com.

Sea Bags Courier Carry-All: This bag has travel built into its very construction inasmuch as it is handcrafted from recycled boat sails in Portland, Maine. Among the hallmarks of its original purpose on the water are sail stitching and hardware. The Courier, which is designed as an alternative to a purse, beach bag or backpack, features removable, adjustable straps for a custom cross-body fit; an inside zippered pouch; and a clasp closure. One size, 10 by 13 by 5 inches, fits all and is enhanced by a host of eye-catching designs. $135; www.seabags.com.

Ultralight Espro Travel Press: Of course, you can quick-brew lousy coffee in most hotel rooms, or worse, have a lukewarm pot sent up from room service, but why not get it right with this French press travel device. Made with double-insulated stainless steel, the press is equipped with a patented double filter -- Espro says it is 12 times finer that a traditional coffee press -- that helps produce up to 10 cups of coffee without grit or sludge. And it tastes great, too. Easy to clean and vacuum-insulated to retain heat, the Travel Press also can function as a 14-ounce hydration bottle. $39.95; https://www.espro.com.

Meme Space Odyssey Duffels: From Bixbee comes this colorful duffel backpack series for kids. This model, one of several offered by Bixbee, has a washable exterior that features images that include a taco-eating shark and burrito spaceships. Other child-friendly features are an easy-grip handle, extendable shoulder straps, an exterior zip pocket, two interior slip pockets and two easy-to-grab zip pulls. The roomy duffel comes in three sizes: large, for kids ages 7 to 10 over 4 feet tall; medium, for a 5- to 7-year-old between 43 and 49 inches tall; and small, for a 3- to 5-year-old, 36 to 42 inches tall. The large duffel, for example, measures 17 by 9 by 9 inches. $30; https://bixbee.com.

Travelpro Crew Expert Rollaboard: Designed for the frequent flyer (it is boarding compliant with 80% of the world's largest airlines), this carryon boasts the same rugged components and materials used to construct the professional luggage made for flight crews, according to Travelpro. Its attributes are many. Among them are a durable ballistic nylon outer fabric that resists stains and abrasions; a two-inch expansion capability; pockets (exterior and interior) galore; a padded laptop compartment; abundant corner and side protection; a removable TSA-compliant toiletries bag that fits in an exterior pocket for easy display and passage through airport security; sealed ball-bearing wheels; as well as top, side and bottom grips. Vital statistics: overall dimensions, 21.5 by 14 by 9 inches; weight, 8 pounds; volume, 45 liters. $220.99; www.travelpro.com.

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