Talk about easy listening: Samsonite’s Black Label X’Lite Shadow travel case is tricked out with speakers for MP3 players so globe-trotters can set the musical mood wherever they land. The speakers are tucked inside the case and connect to a cable in the front of the bag. Still a prototype, it’s due out later this year, leaving loads of time to fine-tune that playlist.
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But for those who can’t stop the music, Montreal-based brand Want Les Essentiels de la Vie has fused functionality and elegance, creating a chic, white version of its De Gaulle leather laptop tote, complete with an iPod pocket, starting at $975.