Travel Gear: Child-finding bands, a compact yurt and a hard drive

Irish-designed kids’ ID bands, a travelling yurt and slim computer storage

 

Koolio Children’s Identity Bands

Strictly speaking, that should read “Bandz”. This Irish-designed idea is a simple way to tag your child, whether on holidays or at home. You just buy a pack with a pair of KoolioBandz, activate them on its website, nominating two mobile phone numbers. And stick the wristband on the youngster. Then, if some guardian angel finds your waif a wandering, they can use the band’s unique ID to send a text message to you. It’s all safe and secure, and isn’t language-dependent. There’s no subscription and no annual fee. €9.95. 

More info at kooliobandz.com

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Seagate Seven Hard Drive

The Seven in the name relates to its 7mm thickness. No bigger than a slender notepad, at about 12cm x 8cm and only 178g, it can be stashed away unnoticed. Powered through its USB port and with a stainless steel body, it’s a stylish companion for aluminium-bodied laptops. Its 500GB of storage is plenty for most uses, but having no wireless connection means it’s not so useful with a smartphone or tablet.

€175 from dabs.ie

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Trakke Jero Yurt

Looking for all the world as if it’s just been shipped in from Mongolia, the Jero Yurt is actually from Glasgow. With marine plywood walls, a waterproof canvas cover and telescopic roof poles, it arrives flat-packed and would fit in the back of an estate or jeep, or a spacious boot. So you can take it on your travels or to festivals. With 13m sq of floor space, you can host generously in the nomadic tradition.

£4,200 from trakke.co.uk


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