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


Mophie Juice Pack Access Battery Case: This device is made to shield the Apple iPhone X line with advanced impact protection while providing backup battery power when you most need it, wireless charging and, for the first time, full access to the iPhone Lightning port. This iteration of the Mophie Juice Pack activates up to 31 hours of total talk time, depending upon the iPhone model it protects. The case, which has an open bottom, is designed to access wireless and wired power before kicking in its reserve power. The Juice Pack Access, which is available in a variety of colors, features a USB-C input for wired charging and, because of its limited profile, resembles a traditional phone case. $99.99; www.mophie.com.

Roam Luggage: If you want easily recognizable spinner luggage whose basic color and accents best reflects your artistic nature, the Roam line should suit you perfectly. Combining color options and other components such as the zipper, wheel hubcaps, stitching, front and back shell and choice of monogram, Roam maintains that its customization tool offers more than 1 million color combinations. The brand comprises a carryon, a wide carryon and medium and large check-in bags. The standard carryon, for example, measures 22 by 14 by 9 inches, weighs only 6.6 pounds, has a polycarbonate case that is saturated with pigment so colors never scratch off and a washable liner fabric. Other attributes include a water-repellent, heavy-duty zipper; Hinomoto ball bearing wheels; and a four-stop telescoping handle. All Roam products are handmade in San Diego. $450 for the carryon; https://roamluggage.com.

Q Adapt On-Ear Headphones: Configured by the Libratone firm to offer more bass than other Bluetooth wireless headphones, the Q Adapt model boasts built-in noise-isolating microphones that minimize background noise by as much as 80% and allow you to choose four levels of limited extraneous sound. Easy-to-use ear-cup touch controls activate the noise-cancellation levels; play, pause and change a track; and operate the phone call amplification technology. The foldable headphones themselves, which look minimal compared with standard noise-canceling units and weigh only 7.6 ounces, boast an intriguing feature as well: when you remove the headphones, the playback stops automatically and resumes when you put them back on. $149 (carrying case included); https://www.libratone.com/us/.

Igloohome Smart Padlock: This remotely connected lock gives travelers easy access to their properties and assets back home while they are on the road. Moreover, PIN code technology allows users to grant remote access to friends, family and others (handyman, gardener, etc.) without their needing to download an app. This time-sensitive access system also lets a traveler set duration, one-time use or permanent codes so that necessary-but-sensitive at-home tasks get done while strictly limiting loss liability. The padlock, by the way, can also be unlocked using a Bluetooth key if the desired recipient is within proximity to the padlock. The padlock, which is powered by a CR2 lithium battery (with a 9v alkaline backup and low-battery warning), includes a keypad that is automatically disabled after several incorrect PIN code attempts; in addition, it cannot be inadvertently left unlocked after opening. Two interchangeable shackles complete the package. $109; https://www.igloohome.co.

Well Told Town and City Etched Glassware: These detailed, etched maps, which can be precision engraved on a variety of drinking glass styles, feature the GPS coordinates of the place -- your hometown or favorite vacation city or town in the U.S. -- you have chosen to memorialize. Available styles are a rocks glass, a pint glass, stemmed and stemless wine glasses, a pair of stemmed and stemless champagne glasses, a coffee mug, an insulated pint tumbler and a mason jar. The 15-ounce stemmed wine glass, for example, has a bottom diameter of 2 inches, an etched-surface diameter of 3.5 inches and a height of 4 inches. It weighs 0.5 pounds. $19.60 to $34.50; www.welltolddesign.com


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