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


beachsafe: Plenty of time remains to venture to the beach and a smart way to do so is with this portable security locker in tow. Made of water-resistant, leak-proof and airtight ABS plastic, beachsafe is designed to protect from theft your wallet, keys, cell phone, money, jewelry and the like while you are off cavorting in the surf or floating belly up in a pool. Among its features are a four-digit programmable combination lock; a three-foot stainless steel cable to secure the unit to a lounge chair or other immovable object; a built-in charger with a solar panel; a battery pack; and two USB ports. Oh, and one other unusual thing: a cooling fan to keep your phone at a safe temperature on super-hot days. $59.99; https://www.thebeachsafe.com.

Alchemi River Hat and the Wallaroo Explorer: While you are out there sweltering, you should also consider donning either of these two hats. Your scalp, forehead and face will be the better for it. The River Hat, which comes in khaki, blue or dark olive, uses what Alchemi calls "radiant barrier technology" to block 99.8% of skin-damaging UV rays while reflecting 80% of the sun's heat. In addition, an asymmetrical brim, a moisture-wicking sweatband and a ventilation system add to the wearer's comfort. The Wallaroo Explorer, on the other hand (or head, in this case), boasts a wide, microfiber, three-inch foam brim that will float on the water if you go under as well as a UPF 50-plus fabric that blocks 97.5% of UV rays. It is available in camel with a navy trim or natural with a camel trim. While both hats fold flat for storage and portability, the Explorer comes in two sizes, M/L and L/XL (with internal drawstring to adjust fit), while the one-size River Hat has an adjustable fit. River Hat: $32; https://alchemilabs.com; Explorer: $42; www.wallaroohats.com.

VinGardeValise: If you are not a wine lover or planning to become one, best move on; this product is not for you. Marketed for oenophiles, this unique suitcase is equipped with closed foam-insert wine cavities that will hold a combination of wine bottles of almost any shape. It can accommodate 12 regular-size, 750mi bottles (a full case), larger bottles up to magnums, or most any other size bottle, from perfume to olive oil. Fully packed with a case load, the VinGardeValise will weigh between 43 and 50 pounds (the valise weighs about 14 pounds empty). The exterior is a ribbed, hard-side shell with outer burst straps, while the interior, in addition to the foam inserts, has top covers and safety straps to keep your cargo intact. Other attributes include a lift handle, a luggage locator and a TSA-compliant lock. It comes in burgundy (how appropriate!), silver or black. $329.99; https://vingardevalise.com.

Deep Sentinel Home Security System: This all-in-one set harnesses wireless cameras, motion sensors, predictive artificial intelligence and 24/7 video surveillance personnel (most are former police officers) to monitor your home's perimeter when you are off premises. With Deep Sentinel, AI interprets suspicious behavior in real time to, say, distinguish a stray animal from a burglar. Once a suspicious activity is detected, the installed cameras light up with a red ring strobe, which signals a video recording is being fed to the surveillance personnel who can, if necessary, engage law enforcement before a crime is committed. The equipment comprises two-way audio speakers and a microphone for communication; three weather-proof, wireless cameras; one storage/charging hub with four rechargeable lithium-ion batteries; and three wall mounts. $499, plus $49 a month for surveillance (one-year commitment); https://www.deepsentinel.com.

Delsey Montrouge Luggage Collection: Fashioned with female travelers in mind, this collection includes a carryon, a larger upright, a carryon duffel and a backpack with a padded laptop sleeve. Distinguishing characteristics of the Montrouge line are a soft-side exterior, gold metal and vegan accents, and a light-weight package. Other benefits are a security zipper; top, side and bottom handles; removable and washable interior lining; double spinner wheels; and zipped interior dividers. The carryon, for example, is expandable and measures 22 by 14.5 by 10 inches and weighs only 5.8 pounds. It is offered in sage green or black. $169; https://shop.delsey.com


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