For those who seem to leave behind their umbrella in a restaurant, or always mislay their house keys, help is on hand – in the shape of techy dongles and gizmos that will remind you on your stuff’s whereabouts.
1 Don’t forget your umbrella
Who has never left their brolly behind in a restaurant, at school or on the bus? The Davek Alert Umbrella promises to stop these tragic events from ever happening again; the ‘smart’ device will alert you that it has been forgotten with a smartphone notification. In the handle of the umbrella, there’s a tiny Bluetooth-operated “proximity chip” that broadcasts the signal when you’re roughly 30 feet (9.14 meters) away from it. Battery life on the brolly lasts up to three years.