This Week’s Must Haves: a Smart Suitcase You’ll Never Lose

This week, the Adweek staff is highlighting app-enabled holiday lights, an advent calendar with high-end whiskey inside, an iPhone case that's also a pocket square and one smart suitcase. Take a look!


Bluesmart Carry-On Suitcase, $399

Looking to take some of the hassle out of your holiday travel? Connected-luggage startup Bluesmart has you covered. The company's soon-to-be-released carry-on suitcase features integrated Bluetooth, GPS and 3G trackers, so you can track it anywhere in the world using the Bluesmart app (and get alerted if you ever leave it behind). Other features include a built-in 10,000 mAh battery—good for fully charging your smartphone up to six times—with two USB ports, a TSA-approved wireless smart lock that can be set to automatically lock when you're not with your luggage and a built-in scale that displays your bag's weight via app.

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Lumenplay App-Enabled Lights Starter Set, $60

Ditch the tangled web of broken holiday lights and upgrade to an app-enabled set from Lumenplay. Each 12-foot string features faceted LED bulbs that can be programmed to display an endless number of colors and lighting effects (or simply turned on and off) using the Lumenplay iPhone app. You can even sync the lights to flash along to your favorite seasonal tune.

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Solitaire Cards, $14

Long before Facebook existed, the most popular form of office procrastination was a primitive digital version of solitaire. In honor of the 25th anniversary of Windows 3.0 Solitaire, Areaware has released a set of playing cards featuring art by the game's original designer, Susan Kare. They're the perfect stocking stuffer for a '90s enthusiast—or a kid who's never seen a real playing card.

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The Whisky Advent Calendar, $188

From the outside, this advent calendar from Drinks by the Dram may look like child's play, but inside each of its 24 compartments you'll find decidedly grown-up treats: 3-centiliter drams of high-end whiskey. From a rare 50-year-old Scotch to a Japanese single-malt, every bottle provides a different taste of winter warmth.

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Minnetonka Teams With Opening Ceremony for Driving Stoned Mocs, $130

This season cult boutique Opening Ceremony teamed up with Minnetonka to create chic versions of everyone's favorite leather moccasins. Available in women's, men's and kids' sizes, the leather shoes feature luxe upgrades like fur linings and Swarovski crystal embellishments (as seen on the Driving Stoned—pun presumably intended—model shown here).

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Pocket Dial, $48

Need a gift for your favorite style-savvy gent? J.Crew's Pocket Dial is a sleek leather iPhone case that pulls double duty as a natty pocket square thanks to its interchangeable silk trim. All net proceeds from the product, which was designed by Jimmy Fallon, benefit the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Kenya.

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This story first appeared in the Dec. 7 issue of Adweek magazine. Click here to subscribe.