Stuff Picks: Rimowa's electronic luggage tag is the future of travelling

Plus a new fitness tracker and the world’s thinnest smartphone

Rimowa Topas Multiwheel Electronic Tag (S$1,710)

A constant gripe about travelling is having to deal with long lines at the airport. Rimowa’s electronic luggage tag does away with the hassle of queuing to drop off a checked bag. The suitcase features an embedded E Ink digital display that abolishes the need for physical paper tags.

Send luggage and boarding information to your suitcase via Bluetooth on your smartphone, and the electronic tag is displayed instantly on the bag. From there, you can drop off your bag at the airport in seconds, avoiding the check-in queue. The system currently works with two carriers, Lufthansa and Eva Air, but hopefully it becomes a global standard so we never have to queue again.

Lenovo Moto Z (S$899)

At 5.2mm, the Moto Z is the kind of skinny we’d be deathly afraid to sit on. Don’t worry though, the 5.5in modular phone made from military aircraft-grade aluminum is hardier than it looks.

Available in Charcoal Ash or Washed Oak, it’s powered by a Qualcomm SnapdragonTM 820 processor and comes with 4GB RAM and a 2600 mAh battery that gives you 7 hours of juice in just a 15 minute charge. Pimp yours with Moto Mods like the JBL SoundBoost, Insta-Share Projector and Hasselblad True Zoom, to transform your phone into anything from a movie projector to a compact cam.

TomTom Touch (S$239)

While loads of fitness trackers can measure heart rate and steps, TomTom’s Touch is one of the first that also gives you a body composition analysis, right from the wrist. Having access to data on your body fat percentage and muscle mass goes a long way in determining if your workout is any effective.

It syncs with your smartphone to give you notifications on step tracking, sleep cycle, heart rate and calories burnt, and also has a sports mode for different activities — all in a sleek little package with interchangeable straps.

Nikon KeyMission 360 (S$739)

Capture seamless 360-degree videos in 4K UHD both horizontally and vertically with this tough little action camera. The front and back are dominated by ultra-wide angle lenses and 20MP 1/2.3-inch sensors for sharp shooting.

It’s also really rugged — shockproof up to 2m, waterproof down to 30m and can withstand temperatures up to negative 10-degrees — making it the perfect companion for your next big adventure.