Rimowa Electronic Tag Suitcase
If we’re going to spend up to £1,045 on a suitcase, we want it to fluff and pack our Speedos and spend the rest of the trip ferrying to and from the pool bar for us. Sadly, not even Rimowa’s most advanced models do that (yet), but they do show off a future without long lines and ugly paper tags.
The German manufacturer has developed a case which uses an app, e-ink screen and syncs with airline systems to create and display an electronic baggage tag. Call it robo-case.
Available at Rimowa, priced £600.
It’s the ridiculously luxurious car millionaire fly fishermen have been calling out for. Finally. We’re not sure what took Bentley so long but the British firm has at last updated its Bentayga SUV, dubbed ‘the fastest SUV in the world’, to include a fishing station.
Dreamt up by Bentley’s in-house custom shop, Mulliner, the car features four leather-trimmed rod holders, a burl walnut tackle box and a china set. Now that’s fly.
The fly fishing kit is available as an add-on at Bentley, priced £76,035.
Freddie Grubb Fleet DB Silver Edition
The past decade has seen hundreds of thousands of ‘Mamils’ (middle-aged men in Lycra) take up the newly cool sport of cycling. An integral part of the boom has been new style-led wheels, like those turned out by Freddie Grubb.
The independent bike manufacturer, named after British cycling maverick Frederick H. Grubb, has created an all-silver road bike to mark the record holder’s dual silver medal wins at the 1912 Stockholm Olympic games.
Available at Freddie Grubb, priced £1,299.
Xbox One S
Microsoft’s smaller, slicker and sharper Xbox One S dropped into man-caves across the UK this weekend. Equipped with a new a striking ‘robot white’ colour, 2TB of internal storage and the holy grail of 4K Ultra HD playback, the tech giant’s flagship console has gone from boy’s toy to man’s machine
Want to know what you should be playing it on? Check out Panasonic’s new 50-inch design-focused TV, for starters.
Available at Microsoft, priced £349.99.
Brutalist Estate Prints By Sarah Evans
It’s not just American cities immortalised by Alicia Keys songs that can be referred to as concrete jungles. Designer and former architect Sarah Evans has captured London’s post-war housing blocks in a series of geometric prints.
The brutalist artwork is part of the Beautiful Estate collection, which includes Lambeth, Southwark, Wandsworth, Islington, Westminster and Hackney.
Available at Oscar Francis, priced £45.
i.am+ EPs Bluetooth Wireless Headphones
Producer-turned-tech entrepreneur Will.i.am has brought together the best of both worlds for his latest launch – a pair of vinyl-inspired Bluetooth headphones.
Called the iam+ EPS, the earbuds feature oversized metallic discs that can be clipped together when not in use. Meanwhile, under the hood they come packing a 30-foot Bluetooth range, built-in remote and microphone.
Available at Farfetch, priced £175.
Farer Frobisher II
Farer launched in 2015 with a series of British-designed, Swiss-made timepieces inspired by great adventurers. Since then the brand has spent its time navigating countless ‘best watch’ lists, including our own.
One of the brand’s hero models, the Frobisher, has just been given its first update with all new burnt orange hands. Offsetting the black matte face and luminous numerals, the result is one that pairs modern design with a retro edge.
Available at Farer, priced £380.
Panono 360 Camera
Flat, two-dimensional images are so 1994. This is the year of the virtual reality revolution and before long everything from our holidays to our sex lives will be captured and replayed in full 360-degree glory.
Spherical snap-catchers are still in their infancy but Panono has made a pretty good start. The toss-able camera stitches together images from each of its 36 lenses to create one monster 108 megapixel photo.
Available at Panono, priced £1,200.