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July 9, 2015updated Jan 07, 2016

Most Expensive Travel Gadgets

By Zahra Al-Kateb

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From mini projectors to Swarovski embellished headphones, the latest travel gadgets that have made their way on to the scene this year promise efficiency, reliability, convenience and style.

You’ll be able to pack your bags with peace of mind knowing that you’ll never lose your luggage again thanks to Trakdot – an electronic tracking device. Using cellular technology, Trakdot automatically switches off during take-off only and notifies you of its location once landed.

Lose yourself in your music while on board your flight with the Bose Noise Cancelling Earphones – perfect for blocking out pretty much anything, be it children crying or the drone of aircraft road noise. The latest Kindle device from Amazon is also sure to keep you entertained during your flight with its 300 ppi display and long lasting battery life.

Finally, while you’re busy seeing the sights, you’ll be able to take your phone photography to the next level with the Olloclip – a 4-in-1 detachable camera lens which allows you to capture fish eye, wide angle and macro shots.

Take a look at Elite Traveler’s top travel gadgets for more.

Mophie

Mophie

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Award winning battery pack phone case Mophie will help you stay charged all day long, whether you are boarding a plane or seeing the city sights.

The ultra slim low profile design can provide up to 150% extra battery power through the flick of a switch. The protective and updated lightweight case provides resistance without the bulk, so you don’t have to choose between protection and power.

Now available in an array of colors, there is a Mophie to suit everyone.

Bose QuietComfort 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones

Bose

The first ever noise cancelling earphones from Bose allow you to shut the world out and enter your own. The QuietComfort 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling earphones let you lose yourself in your music, with TriPort technology and Active EQ to provide sound with depth and balance while the shape of the earphone designed for maximum comfort.

Don’t want to be so cut off from your surroundings all the time? For moments like crossing a city street or waiting for airline gate announcements, the Aware button allows you to switch to hear sounds around you – while your music keeps playing.

Lytro 8GB Light Field Camera

Lytro

Thanks to the Lytro Light Field Camera, you’ll never need to worry about blurry unfocused holiday photos again, thanks to new technology that allows you to endlessly refocus photos after you have taken them. The Perspective Shift allows you to change your point of view on a mobile device or computer once the photo has already been taken.Lytro is the first ever consumer camera that records the entire light field instead of a 2D image.

The easy-to-hold lightweight aluminum body provides for easy handling, while the lack of autofocus means you can instantly capture the moment before its gone – and refocus it later.

Philips PicoPIX PX2055 55 Lumens USB Business Projector

Mini Projector

Take the big screen wherever you go with this remarkably small projector. Able to fit in the palm of your hand, the fully portable PicoPix weighs just 115 grams and is able to project content up to 120”, showcasing extraordinary image clarity and quality.

Boasting a 55-lumen lamp and LED light source, this mini projector can be easily connected to a notebook or laptop via USB. You won’t need anything else, as even the power is supplied via the USB connection.

GlobaTrac Trakdot Luggage Tracking System

Trakdot

Never lose your luggage again thanks to Trakdot – an electronic luggage tracking device. Using newly patented micro-electronics and cellular technologies instead of GPS tracking technologies, Trakdot will report the position of your luggage on the ground even when in metal containers, hardened suitcases and parked aircraft.

While flying, Trakdot’s artificial intelligence enters “airplane-mode” by turning off its transmit and receive capabilities, ensuring it complies with FAA regulations. When Trakdot is “re awakened” on the ground – by detecting the sense of deceleration of the aircraft – a sample text message will be sent letting you know of its location.

B&O PLAY by Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A2

B&O speaker

This powerful and portable Bluetooth speaker from Danish electronics brand Bang & Olufsen offers ground breaking sound and unprecedented battery life.

Powered by a digital processor, these speakers offer well balanced sound with a rich bass, delivering a sound that is authentic and clean.

It features a rechargeable battery, allowing you to play music at full volume for up to three hours, at 75% for eight hours, or at 50% for 24 hours.

Its portable size and strong aluminum body makes it perfect for travelling.

Olloclip

Olloclip

This 4-in-1 lens will transform your phone photography thanks to the new redesigned advanced optic lens.

This pocket-sized, patented lens attaches itself to the front and back cameras and offers four versatile lenses, including fisheye, allowing you to change your perspective with ultra wide vision, wide-angle, a lens which allows you to capture nearly double the field of view and 10x macro and 15x macro, both of which allow you to capture detail oriented shots thanks to the increased magnification.

Kindle Paperwhite

Kindle

It’s long been known that Kindles are the perfect alternative to travelling with books. Lighter than a single paperback yet able to hold thousands of titles, the all new Kindle Paperwhite from Amazon now reads just like real paper thanks to the new and improved high resolution 300 ppi display, boasting twice as many pixels as the previous generation.

A single charge can last up to six weeks, making it ideal for travelling with, and the hi resolution display leaves no annoying glare – perfect for reading at the beach.

Macbook

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The all new Macbook promises to offer a full-sized experience with the lightest and most compact Mac notebook ever. Weighing 0.9kg and 13.1mm thin, the new Macbook is not only thinner but better.

Despite its slimline design, Apple doesn’t compromise on any of its features – it boasts a 12-inch retina display, a full-sized comfortable keyboard and up to nine hours of battery life.

Dolce and Gabbana headphones

D&G headphonesHaving recently made their debut on the catwalk during AW 15, these headphones designed by Dolce & Gabbana may just be the swankiest headphones to date.

Made in collaboration with Frends, these headphones are made of Nappa leather and are adorned with Swarovski crystals and pearls. Priced at $6,995, it is safe to say that these are no ordinary headphones, and will certainly help you stand out from the crowd.

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