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Stay connected with your smartphone
Tumi's keychain may look like nothing more than a flashy bauble, but as a way to make sure you are not separated from your mobile gadgets when traveling, look no further.
The keychain is Bluetooth enabled and can be attached to your phone or any other object you want to keep with you through a key fob. If you leave an item behind, you are alerted through an alarm system, and you can also wirelessly connect your phone and answer incoming calls within a range of 30 feet.
Cost: £150 ($230)
Sony's Playstation Vita
Traveling can be a joy, but spending hours in an airport when your flight is delayed or hours on the craft itself can be dull.
So, why not take along a portable gaming console with you? The Playstation Vita, for example, is the successor to the PSP range and sports two quad-core processors, a 5-inch OLED display and dual analogue control.
The Playstation Vita is a pricey bit of kit, coming in at over £200 for the 3G version, but the rear-control and comfortable joysticks make it a comfortable, entertaining way to spend time on the plane.
Noise cancelling earphones, a necessity for flying
When you're off on summer travels, a lot of people who follow the backpacking circuit end up using cheap — and often long — public transport.
If you're on a bucket-and-spade airline, a way to forget about the constricted blood flow to your legs and the screaming child behind you (most likely as annoying to you as embarrassing for the parents) is to zone out with your favorite music.
This particular pair of headphones from Bose are a staple in my backpack. You can connect them to any media player or your smartphone, and you can switch between your music list and taking a call.
They're pretty comfortable (although in my opinion a little bulky), but certainly do what they say on the tin — just don't wear them crossing a road.
Price: £299.99 ($460).