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
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
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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