What's New, What's Hot: October 2018
EyeTemp Home Protector: Unlike other devices for which this one could be mistaken, EyeTemp is designed to prevent disasters such as home fires and floods rather than just detect them after the fact. Activated by means of WiFi, EyeTemp monitors temperature, time and, to prevent flooding, water leaks, if home appliances are inadvertently left on for too long or reach dangerously hot temperatures. If it detects trouble while you are away, the device, which is no bigger than a hockey puck and works in concert with a dedicated app, will alert you or nearby friends and neighbors to make things right. According to the manufacturer, EyeTemp is made to attach to and monitor appliances that include stoves, cooktops, dryers, refrigerators, electrical heaters and candles. It can also detect water leaks before they become floods. $39.99; https://eye-temp.com.
- Brave Era Travel Sheet: You're not going to need this product if you are staying at The Ritz or anyplace remotely like it, but if your accommodations figure to be somewhat off the beaten path the Travel Sheet should have you resting easy no matter where you lay your head. Naturally hypoallergenic while protecting against dust mites, unclean bedding or worse, the Travel Sheet absorbs and regulates body heat, air dries quickly (it is machine washable) and is constructed of premium silk so it will last through many a long-distance trip. Although it is long enough to accommodate sleepers as tall as 6 feet, 6 inches, it only weighs 6 ounces and, folded, fits into a small pouch for easy packing. It comes in gray or white. $79.95; https://braveera.com.
- SleepPhones Effortless: These comfortable Bluetooth-enabled headphones are travel-ready inasmuch as once they're paired with a smartphone or tablet they can help you fall sleep, relax or just chill out while settling into a new and/or strange environment. Fitted with a soft, rich fleece headband or a moisture-wicking headband for warm-weather travelers, the SleepPhones Effortless headphones feature induction technology for wireless charging that provides up to 10 hours of listening time. The headbands are hypoallergenic and, with the speakers removed, washable. $149.95; https://www.sleepphones.com.
- 'LectroFan EVO: About the size and weight of a small portable radio, this product is hardly ideal for travel when it comes to portability. Nevertheless, for those of us who require absolute quiet or noise-neutralizing soft sounds to reach dreamland might find 'LectroFan from Adaptive Sound Technologies is essential as a comfortable pair of shoes when on the go. This device, which comes with an AC adapter and a travel case, is capable of creating 22 digital sounds comprising 10 fan sounds, 10 white noises and two ocean surf sounds that can mask most annoying street sounds, snoring and noisy neighbors. A sleep timer can be set to turn it off in increments of 30, 60, 90 or 120 minutes. $59.95; https://www.asticorp.com.
Cambiami Sandals: Starter sets of these fashionable, yet practical sandals include one pair of soles and three different mix-and-match color straps that can be used interchangeably to suit one's whim, need or circumstance. Designed so that women can personalize footwear to complement virtually any attire, Cambiami Sandals will be a space saver in a carry-on or checked luggage. Among the many sets available, the Tan Wedge Set, for example, features a pair of Napa leather wedges, a pair of tan leather straps, a pair of rose-gold crystal straps and a pair of tan leather embroidery straps. The Cork Sandal Set offers metallic gold soles, red leather straps, chambray straps and gold leather straps. Both sets include a Cambiami-branded dust-bag to keep the straps organized. $128 to $148; www.cambiami.com.