This week, Adweek is highlighting style and smart technology for travelers on the move and hobbyists happy to stay at home and play. Take a look:
Kate Spade iPhone-Charging Clutch, $189
In a perfect world, we'd all travel with a backup iPhone power bank. But in reality, they tend to be a pain to recharge—not to mention that you have to actually remember to bring it along in the first place. Kate Spade's new line of smart bags, created in collaboration with Everpurse, solves both problems in style. The clutches, totes and backpacks never need to be plugged in—just place the bag on its wireless charging pad to refuel—and since the battery is integrated into the bag itself, it's always on hand. And did we mention that the collection is also ridiculously cute?
Available at katespade.com in November
Gamevice Controller for iPad Mini, $24
Missing the tactile quality of your Game Boy's control pad? The Gamevice Controller brings that experience to modern mobile gaming by adding physical controls to your iPad Mini, so you use both hands to jump, shoot and toggle with ease. The Gamevice Live app provides a constantly updating list of controller-compatible games, from Halo to FIFA.
Buy it: apple.com
GoPro Odyssey, $15,000
One GoPro camera isn't cool. You know what's cool? 16 GoPro cameras. Announced earlier this year at Google's I/O conference, the GoPro Odyssey allows filmmakers to shoot video for the tech company's new Jump virtual reality platform. The pricey setup comes with everything you need for a VR shoot, including 16 GoPro Hero4 cameras, a microphone, rig, cables and a Pelican carrying case. But even before shelling out $15,000, GoPro requires all prospective buyers to go through an application process—presumably to ensure that the first batch of content is top-notch.
Buy it: gopro.com
Logitech G933 Artemis Spectrum Wireless Gaming Headset, $200
Upgrade your next hours-long gaming session (and ensure that the rest of the household isn't forced to listen along) with Logitech's new wireless gaming headset. It accepts audio from up to three devices simultaneously, so you can listen to music or take a phone call without interrupting your game. Three programmable keys give you immediate access to your most-used functions, while customizable sound profiles let you create and save audio settings for specific games.
Buy it: logitech.com
Rise Weekender Bag, $139
Frequent travelers are all too familiar with the annoyance of living out of a suitcase. Lucky for them, luggage company Rise is making it a lot easier with a line of bags containing built-in shelves. Just pack your belongings in the bag's compartments, and when you get to your destination, hang it up and voilà: Your clothes will be neatly organized and easily accessible. Plus, the bottom compartment doubles as an on-the-go hamper, so you don't have to worry about your dirty socks contaminating your just-washed shirts.
Buy it: risegear.com
Wilson X Connected Basketball, $199
Whether you're training for a local league or just shooting hoops in your driveway, Wilson's smart basketball will help you up your game. Its built-in sensor pairs with the Wilson X smartphone app to track your performance, identify areas of improvement and share progress with friends or teammates. It's compatible with any regulation 10-foot hoop—indoors or out—and never needs charging, thanks to a 100,000-shot battery life.
Buy it: wilson.com
This story first appeared in the Oct. 5 issue of Adweek magazine. Click here to subscribe.