The ultimate gadgets when ditching the train during Walk to Work Week – 12-16 May 2014
According to the NHS*, the average person takes between three and four thousand steps a day and with walking proven to aid posture and muscle tone, we should all be taking to the pavement more.
There’s certainly no excuse during Walk to Work Week in May, and with Ranieri’s range of gadgets and accessories, walkers can be comfortable, entertained AND track all those extra steps when ditching the car or train.
13″ / 15″ Be-ez LE reporter bag
Available from Amazon.co.uk / £59.50
The canvas coated LE Reporter bag is waterproof – perfect for when there’s a sudden downpour! It boasts ample storage for a 13″ or 15″ laptop and the main compartment is elevated from the bottom of the bag to protect a laptop from bumps and knocks. The LE reporter also has pockets on the inside for a mobile phone, MP3 player, book and smaller items such as, pens keys or cables.
Available from John Lewis / £99.95
The Shine is an elegant fitness activity monitor that can be worn on the wrist, as a necklace or as a discreet accessory anywhere on the body for up to 4 months without the need for being charged. Fully waterproof, the Shine will monitor how far someone has walked, along with any extra activity (i.e. cycling and swimming) when they get home. It will also track sleeping patterns and feed all information back to an app.
Jabra ROX Wireless
Available from Amazon.co.uk and Apple Online / £99.99
The Rox earbuds have a low-profile design based on musicians’ in-ear monitors for maximum bass response. With rich Dolby® sound, the ROX Wireless connect via Bluetooth® and NFC and have a playback time of up to 5.5 hours. The earbuds have exclusive built-in power-saving magnets so can simply be clipped together and hung around the neck or thrown in a bag when arriving at the office.
Available from Apple Stores / £129.95
Lumo Back is a posture and activity sensor with an accompanying app that not only monitors a user’s posture but also coaches to encourage improvement throughout the day. The sensor gently vibrates when it detects slouching, whilst the app monitors posture and activities in real time, mirroring daily activities. Lumo Back keeps track of daily activities such as steps taken, time spent sitting, calories burned and even sleep habits.
Harman Kardon Soho
Available from John Lewis stores and Harman Kardon website / £169.99
The Harman Kardon Soho headphones combine impeccable design and sound quality. Available in white, black and chocolate, the headphones feature a leather headband and ear cups, a stainless steel construction and are also able to fold flat to less than 1.25 inches.
Booq Boa nerve in graphite
Available from www.booqbags.co.uk / £110
The new messenger bag has been designed to hold and protect a 15” laptop and all day-to-day equipment. The bag is water resistant with a rubberised bottom and reflective trim making it ideal when walking to work.