What's New, What's Hot: January 2019
Jiobit Location Tracker for Children: This tiny gadget makes a lot of sense for parents traveling with their kids. About the size of two quarters, once clipped onto a child's clothes it provides accurate, real-time tracking at any distance (it can switch from WIFI to Bluetooth to cellular); works through walls such as in hotels; and is water proof for effectiveness at the beach or pool. Moreover, Jiobit has an altimeter so you can track a lost kid to a specific floor in a hotel or mall. The product can also be used as a geofence to establish a predetermined boundary. Jiobit, whose battery can be powered for up to a week on a single charge, is compatible with IOS 10.0 or later as well as Android 5.0 or later. $149 (plus $8.99 a month); www.jiobit.com.
Bluffworks Quilted Travel Vest: This versatile garment includes pockets, pockets and more pockets (seven in all). Great for layering, the vest is roomy enough to go over a sweater or even a blazer while it can also be worn as a lightweight stand-alone. Its quick-dry polyester construction is machine washable, water repellent and wrinkle resistant, which makes it easily packable or, in a literal pinch, stuffable. This Travel Vest, which comes in dark sapphire or olive green, sizes XS to XXL, features a full zipper, double-snap collar for wind resistance and cord-zipper pocket pulls. $155; https://shop.bluffworks.com.
Blisslets Nausea Relief Bracelets: Although Blisslets are designed to relieve motion sickness through acupuncture, their primary selling points are beauty and comfort. According to Katie Aparicio, the founder and CEO of Blisslets, "market research showed that our largest customer base would likely be cruise-goers, clients concerned about seasickness who also want to look their best." In addition to being stylish, comfortable, breathable and quick-drying, Blisslets are available in three women's sizes, three men's sizes and come in a variety of styles. The bracelets, which can be used before or after the onset of nausea, come as a pair; one should be worn on each arm to achieve maximum effect. $22 to $46; www.myblisslets.com.
Delsey Comete 2.0 28-Inch Spinner: The French luggage brand Delsey is out with a new hard-side line that the company touts as affordable, stylish and durable, all of which seems right on the mark. Made of a lightweight polycarbonate blend, the Comete 2.0 ("Comet" in French, to connote speed, it seems) sports a scratch-resistant metallic finish, four double-spinner wheels for maneuverability, top and side carry handles, a two-position pull handle and an expandable case. The spinner, which weighs only 10 pounds, profiles at 27.5 by 19 by 12.25 inches. Available in a gray, plum and blue, the Comete 2.0 line also includes a carryon and a 24-incher. $139.99; www.delsey.com.
Polished Skin Care Travel Kit: The product of "celebrity dermatologist" Dr. Lancer and TV host Ryan Seacrest, this travel-sized cosmetics set is designed to help men look better, age better and feel better, which, if nothing else, are estimable if difficult to achieve goals. The Travel Kit contains four double-duty products: a scrub and exfoliant; a daily facial cleanser that also promotes a smooth, close shave; a moisturizer/sun screen; and a lip moisturizer/UV-ray screener. $48; https://polishedbydrlancer.com/.