No-one wants to spend time and money choosing Christmas presents that get consigned to the back of a cupboard, so at Shirt Shield HQ we came up with a list of present ideas for commuters, cyclists and globe trotters, we’re sure even the most difficult to buy for will love.
Shirt Shield provides an innovative answer to the age old problem of how to get your spare shirt to work uncreased. Shirt Shield’s clever design means you look smart wherever your journey takes you. Simply place the collar in the holder, wrap your shirt around the plastic design and fold Shirt Shield closed. Slide the A4 Shirt Shield into any bag and away you go – crease free travelling. Essential item for all commuters.
3 in 1 Powerbank, Torch and Hand Warmer
The silver 3 in 1 Powerbank, Torch and Hand Warmer is a multi-functional device that would make a great gift for any gadget lover. Simply click your way through the different functions and enjoy its various uses.
Designed to work universally on any phone, the Energy Tube has a high-powered Samsung battery inside which will fully charge an iPhone 5 in approximately 90 minutes. The LED torch will give out around 50 hours of light, whilst the hand warmer will provide 4-5 hours of heat. The gadget has a USB and micro USB port at the bottom for easy recharging.
ICEdot Crash Sensor
The ICEdot Crash Sensor mounts to any helmet and detects critical impacts that may leave you incapacitated. It pairs with a companion app running on your smart phone over Low Energy Bluetooth.
When it detects critical forces the Crash Sensor triggers your phone to sound an alarm and if not disabled alert your pre-specified emergency contacts over SMS text message and include a link to your current GPS coordinates if available. Phone types currently supported: iPhone 4S or 5 (BLE 4.0 Required) Android version coming soon.
Icedot Personal Safety Band
With your PIN etched into this silicon bracelet the ICEdot Band can identify you and notify your emergency contacts on the scene.
Comes with a one year ICEdot Premium Membership if you are a current member you can synch an additional PIN to your account and it will add an additional year to your membership.
Tetris Puzzle Cube
Put your brain to the challenge with the addictive Tetris Puzzle Cube. Its three-dimensional design makes the popular tile-matching game even more mesmerising and brain teasing! Test your own skills as well as fellow work colleagues to see who can solve the cube first.
Wahoo Blue SC Speed and Cadence Sensors
If you like to know how fast you’re cycling and pedalling, the Wahoo Speed and Cadence sensors clip onto the bike and use Bluetooth or ANT+ to relay the data to a compatible smartphone or cycling computer. With more people using smartphones instead of traditional cycling computers to record rides, and most packing Bluetooth, there are an increasing number of cycling sensors available to provide more data from your ride. They’re compatible with most popular apps like Strava and Map My Ride. It’s weatherproof, small with a low drag profile, and comes with a rubber band and zip tie mounts.
Batman Gadget Pen
Inspired by the innovative gadgets of Wayne Enterprises, the Batman Gadget Pen includes a ball-point pen, flat and cross-head screwdriver, ruler, spirit level and smartphone stylus all in one trusty device. Built from anodized aluminium, the pen also has a pocket clip and is a must-have multifunctional gadget for fans of DC Comics and Batman.
Fly6 Rear Light/video Camera
The Fly6 is a unique gadget in that it combines a rear light with an integrated video camera, so you can film while you’re riding. Why might you want to film what’s behind you? The inventors came at the idea from a safety angle, and reckon other road users behave differently if they know they’re being filmed. It films at 1280×720 resolution, the light outputs 30 Lumens with three modes and four dimming options, and lasts for up to 6 hours.
As the need for off-grid power continues to grow, travellers, adventurers and outdoor professionals alike are looking for more efficient, space-conscious ways in which to charge their devices. With the powermonkey explorer 2, Powertraveller gives users the ability to generate their own power from a small, compact unit, whatever situation they find themselves in.
The powermonkey explorer 2 is the official power product of the Red Bull X-Alps 2015 – the world’s toughest adventure race and aims to become the flagship of the already award-winning Powertraveller range, further cementing the brand’s reputation as charger of choice in the outdoor, adventure, aid and military markets.
The Bose Quiet Comfort 20
The Bose Quiet comfort 20 use soft silicone rubber StayHear+ tips that both fill in your ears and grip onto the cartilage that rings your ear canal so that they fit snuggly in place without an invasive fit.
The good thing about these noise cancelling earphones is that while you can reduce surrounding distractions and focus on your music, with the touch of a button, you can activate Aware mode to hear what’s happening around you. There’s also an inline microphone and remote let you switch easily to calls and control of certain functions.
They don’t come cheap but they are by far the best earphones you could ever use for travel. Choose either the QC20 Apple device model or the QC20 Samsung and Android model depending on which device you have.
£259 john lewis