What's New, What's Hot: November 2015

What's New, What's Hot: November 2015

Lady Teresa Duffel: One of a unique line of handmade bags from designer Zahyly Heravi's Freedom 24, whose line of products is crafted with original paintings, amulets and exotic skins, the Lady Teresa Duffel features a genuine python skin exterior, leather, mini horn pulls, high-end Lampo Zippers and nickel hardware. The bag's interior, a match for its classy exterior, has a suede lining, two open pockets and a zippered pocket. Designed and handcrafted in the U.S., the duffel, as much a work of art as it is a practical carryall, measures 12 by 21 by 11 inches. To be sure, this is a high-end product for consumers willing to pay the price for high-end quality, so don't look for it at your local Walmart or Target. Black and cream are among the many colors available. $3,600; http://byfreedom24.com

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Phiaton BT 220 Earphones: These compact and ultimately mobile earphones have a lot going for them. For one, they feature active noise-cancellation technology engineered to block out 95% of the ambient background noise a traveler can expect to encounter on any airplane flight. For another, they are Bluetooth 4.0 equipped, which translates into better sound quality and range as well as easy "tap-to-pair" connectivity with any NFC-enabled Bluetooth device. In addition, the BT 220 boasts clear phone voice capture. Another plus for travelers is that the earphone's battery offers 16 hours of calling time, 17 hours of music-listening time and 300 hours of backup (music can be listened to even when the battery runs out by way of a supplied audio cable). $179; http://phiaton.com.

Two protective cases for the iPhone 6, 6s and Plus models provide extra power if your battery runs dry when you need it most:

• PhoneSuit Elite 6: This slim, rechargeable battery case delivers up to a 130% charge within two hours of implementation, in addition to offering automatic off at 100% charging; iTunes synch; pass-through charging that enables you to power up the device and your phone simultaneously; and touch controls. The case, which the manufacturer maintains can withstand "drops and impacts from virtually any angle," is made of polycarbonate and rubber composite materials, with a soft-touch rubber coating. Available in a number of color options. $79.95 and up; www.phonesuit.com.

• Boostcase: A unique two-piece design sets off this innovative battery case, incorporating as it does an ultra-thin snap case and an easy-on, easy off rechargeable battery sleeve capable of providing over a 100% recharge for your faltering phone. Both case and sleeve are made of a hardshell material that should keep your device safe and sound in most untoward circumstances. Other features of the Boostcase include an off-on toggle switch for the battery; LED light bar to illuminate battery level; and the ability to simultaneously charge/synch the battery and phone. The case comes in several colors. $79.99 and up; www.boostcase.com.

Helly Hansen Royan Coat: This lightweight, packable (it can fit in a brief case, to be sure) raincoat would both literally and figuratively be a great fit in any man's travel wardrobe. Stylish enough to be worn over a business suit and comfortable enough to work as leisure attire, the Royan Coat is waterproof, breathable and windproof. The 2.5-ply fabric construction is soft and light and has attributes such as an anti-chafe chin guard, adjustable cuffs, zippered hand pockets, zippered hood in its collar, and one-hand hood adjustments. Available in black or gray. $180; www.hellyhansen.com.

For information about the PhoneSuit Elite 6 phone case, visit www.phonesuit.com; an incorrect URL appeared in an earlier version of this article.


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