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Let’s get TECHY-nical

We all love a bit of high-tech, you’ll probably be lying if you don’t. Tech stuff is cool, cutting-edge and, most of the time, a complete and utter luxury that you probably don’t need. But we don’t care about such details and instead we’ve put together a list of the 10 coolest things on the market right now that whether you need them or not, you should have.

Bluesmart Luggage

Bluesmart Luggage

Now there’s luggage, and then there’s Bluesmart luggage. Who’d have thought a suitcase could be so techy? The Bluesmart Series 2 has a built-in global tracking device, because let’s face it, no matter how cool your luggage is, it can still go missing. It also has a super charger so you can plug in just about every device under the sun, and it syncs with your flight information to make sure you never go over weight again.

Price $291

Google Home

Google Home

Google Home is the web giant’s answer to Amazon Echo. The small and chic egg like device can play music, podcasts, call friends and is activated through simple voice commands. The alarm doesn’t just wake you up each morning but sets out your schedule for the entire day. And will even, depending on the weather, suggest what you should be wearing and if you need to apply sunscreen.

Price $129

GoPro Hero 5

GoPro Hero 5

For all you dive nuts out there the GoPro camera is just as important kit-wise as your mask. The Hero 5 is the latest edition to the GoPro family and is by far the most powerful. For a start it’s waterproof without any housing to depths of 30 feet. It promises smooth video no matter what the terrain and can capture a whooping 4k of video. If that’s not enough it has stereo sound and is voice activated.

Price $399

AboveTek Gooseneck Tablet Arm

And just why should you have to go to all the trouble of holding your iPad while tuning into your favourite Netflix movies? Guess what, you don’t! The AboveTek Gooseneck Tablet Arm grips your device safely to a table so you can just kick back and enjoy. It’s fully adjustable for your ultimate viewing pleasure and can take tablets of any size or smartphones.

Price $39

Podo

Podo

Getting a bit sick of the stick? Selfie sticks that is, well worry no more. Podo is the new Bluetooth camera that makes any location your very own personal photo booth. Just stick and shoot. It links directly to your phone so you can see just how good you look before hitting the button and best of all, no stick!

Price $49

Hays Laptop Brush

Now come on, admit it, we’ve all got crumbs in our keyboards. Don’t believe me? Tip yours upside down and watch a week’s worth of sandwiches come crashing down on your knees. Now you can give your computer a spring clean with the Hays Laptop Brush. Designed in Denmark, it’s made of matte-lacquered beechwood and fitted with soft natural bristles.

Price $19

Polaroid Snap Instant Camera

Polaroid Snap Instant Camera

Now if you don’t believe us, ask someone older, but in years gone by when you used to take a photograph you would have to wait to see the pictures. No, we’re not kidding. It was called photolabs

and your camera had this thing in it called film. If you miss those good old days then maybe you need a Polaroid Snap Instant digital camera. Take the picture, press a button and out comes an actual print of the image you’ve just taken.

Price $99

Minipresso Portable Espresso

Minipresso Portable Espresso

For all you on the go coffee lovers, this is a must have. The Minipresso portable espresso might look like a flask but produces a coffee to tickle your taste buds like no other. It weighs just over 350 grams and is only 15 and a half centimeters in height. Plug your capsule in the top, and pump out a single serving shot of coffee.

Price $59.99

Monkeylectric Bike Lights

Monkeylectric Bike Lights

Are you a keen cyclist looking to pimp your ride? Look no further. The LED electronic wheel light kits have arrived. They are bright, durable, waterproof but above all else, they look really cool. They can last for up to 60 hours on one set of batteries and each light kit comes with different patterns to light up your bike and for that matter, light up your life!

Price (from) $25.99

Ricoh NV-10A Enhance Binoculars

Now, who doesn’t need a pair of military grade digital binoculars which not only see through fog and darkness, but also has a built-in compass, GPS and can record video and shoot stills? The Ricoh NV-10A Enhance binoculars may sound a little too James Bond, but what the heck, if they are good enough for MI6 then they are good enough for you.

Price $3,000

About Paul Kennedy

During a career that spans almost three decades, Paul has covered some of the biggest stories in the world for regional and national newspapers. A multi-award winning journalist and published author, he has worked for the past six years producing television news and documentaries in Cayman. Paul is also the host of a weekly football show. His dream story is to find a dog that can play piano.

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