When your bag is packed with essential and handy tech, you’re always prepared for every situation that comes your way, for both work and the weekend. Here’s a selection of great tech products that make handy additions to any purse or day bag.
Xiaomi Mi 20000mAh Power Bank 3 Pro Edition
A portable power bank is an essential piece of tech that you should keep in your bag. Never get that sinking feeling again when your phone is about to die and you realise you’ll be without charge for at least a few hours. The Xiaomi Power Bank 3 Pro is a reliable power supply that’ll keep all your gadgets juiced up no matter where you are. With a whopping 20,000mAh battery, you can fully recharge your smartphone 7 times. Plus, with a two-way fast charge function of 45W max, your gadgets will charge up in no time.
Ultimate Ears UE WONDERBOOM 2 Speaker
Whether you want to set the vibe during a sunset picnic, or play music in your hotel room while getting ready, packing a compact Bluetooth speaker will have you sorted. The Ultimate Ears UE Wonderboom 2 speakers are small but mighty and deliver incredible sound quality for their size. The compact speakers deliver 360° sound that is crisp, clear, and balanced; and with the new Outdoor Boost mode, you can instantly boost the loudness and clarity of your audio for outdoor listening. The UE Wonderboom 2 packs 13 hours of battery life, and an IP67 waterproof rating, meaning its ready to take on impromptu raves, beach detours, and pool parties. Plus, it's floatable and will keep playing your tunes even when you are waist-deep in water. Now, we all know the golden rule about portable speakers – no matter how good you think your taste in music is, don’t play it out loud on public transport or walking through the mall. Please and thank you from everyone!
Bose Frames Tenor Audio Sunglasses
If you want to listen to music on public transport or out shopping without headphones on, Bose Frames Audio Sunglasses are the way to go! These innovative sunglasses use exclusive Bose Open Ear Audio™ technology to play music aloud that only you can hear. Thanks to the angle of the speakers, you’ll hear lifelike sound you’d never expect from sunglasses, while others around you hear practically nothing—even if they’re sitting or standing pretty close to you. So, you can listen to all your favourite songs while being totally present in your environment. It’s like adding a soundtrack to life. With the frames weighing in at less than 57 grams, they’re a light alternative to over-ear or in-ear headphones that you can comfortably wear all day.
The Bose Frames Tenor Sunglasses is a popular choice for those who are after a stylish and elegant pair of sunnies. They feature a refine square frame with a distinctive keyhole bridge, a high-gloss black finish, polycarbonate polarised lenses, and fuller, deeper sound than original Frames. They offer a jaw-dropping experience that leaves you free to engage with the world around you, all while discreetly listening to music. Not only that, but you can also take calls on the go, hands-free. Bose Frames sunglasses feature an advanced microphone system, designed to focus on your voice while reducing the sound of the wind and noise around you.
FujiFilm Instax Square SQ1 Instant Camera
These days, everyone has a smartphone that is capable of capturing great photos. But there’s nothing like an Instax instant photo – which oftentimes, ends up being treasured a tiny bit more. If this year is about making more treasured memories, taking an Instax on the go is a good way to go about it. Keep a FujiFilm Instax Square SQ1 Instant Camera in your bag and you’ll be prepared for all the best photo ops at any moment. The latest Instax Square SQ1 Instant Cameras are new and improved, taking better snaps, and producing better instant photos!
Stylish, simple, and square, the new FujiFilm Instax Square SQ1 produces large 6 x 6cm square prints. The camera's fun and minimal design incorporates a Fujinon 65.75mm f/12.6 lens, which offers intuitive zone focus control, with a minimum focusing distance of 11.8". A small selfie mirror is built into the front of the lens design for accurately composing self-portraits and a dedicated Selfie Mode can be used to optimize focus and exposure. The camera's design also features an optical viewfinder with a central target spot for accurately composing images. A built-in flash is also featured, for illuminating scenes in low-light, and straightforward auto exposure helps to ensure properly exposed shots in all conditions. With these improvements, you can now expect brighter pics and better prints!
Samsung Galaxy SmartTag
The Galaxy SmartTag is a Bluetooth Tracker & Item Locator that is great for attaching to everyday items, like backpacks, keychains, and more, so they can be precisely and easily located. If you’re prone to misplacing things, you should consider getting a SmartTag or two. In fact, you should even get one for your bag in case it ever gets left behind or stolen. SmartTags work by connecting to SmartThings Find – a network built into Samsung Galaxy phones – making it an ideal Smart Tracker for Samsung Galaxy users. By tapping into the network, it is able to pinpoint the location of your SmartTag based on the proximity to other Galaxy phones in the network.
If you’re an iPhone user, you might want to consider an Apple AirTag instead. Otherwise, check out some other great options in our ‘Best Smart Trackers for 2021’ guide.
Moshi Digits Touchscreen Gloves
During the winter, you’ll want to keep a pair of touchscreen gloves in your bag, especially if you’ll be using a smartphone or tablet. Consider purchasing a pair like the Moshi Digits Touchscreen Gloves that let you use a touch screen without sacrificing your hands to winter's bite. The Moshi Digits dual-layered touch screen gloves are designed to go hand-in-hand with your mobile device. Each fingertip is made with a special conductive fiber that enables responsive and accurate gesturing on your smartphone or tablet. They also feature a unique GripTrak™ pattern on the inside of each glove for a slip-free grip on both right and left-handed users. The soft microfleece inner lining provides enhanced comfort, and total warmth during the winter. Plus, the Digits are 100% hand-washable for easy maintenance and durability.