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The Nike+ FuelBand ($149) acts as a gentle reminder to stay active, even when on holiday. The rubber-coated wristband automatically tracks your activity throughout the day and measures how much you move by calories burned and steps taken, rewarding you with NikeFuel points. As you near your pre-set goals, its LED lights turn to green from red. Synch the device with the Nike+ website or iPhone app to monitor your progress day by day. nike.com

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Samsung Galaxy camera (from $499, available for sale Dec. 7). The high-definition digital camera and video recorder operates on the Android Jelly Bean OS, which means you can upload photos directly to social-networking sites without connecting to a computer first. Before you start sharing, tap on the touch-screen display to edit your favourite shots. samsung.com/ca

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The Phillips DiamondClean ($239.99) is a serious upgrade from the average travel toothbrush. The rechargeable sonic toothbrush comes in a sleek case that doubles as a charging mechanism when it’s plugged into a laptop (via USB) or an electrical outlet. At home, simply pop it into its charging glass (which can also be used for rinsing); philips.ca.

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Whether you’re après-skiing in Aspen or sightseeing in Manhattan, ThermaCell Heated Insoles ($129.99) provide instant relief for cold feet. Powered by rechargeable batteries, the remote-controlled, water-resistant foot warmers heat your boots and shoes from inside out, toasting from heel to toe to a maximum of 43 C. thermacell.com

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If you manage to score one of the coveted airport wall outlets during your next layover, Innergie’s mCubePro ($89.99) will enable you to charge two mobile devices at once. The universal adapter, smaller than a business card, is designed to simultaneously accommodate a laptop and either an e-book, smartphone, game console, mp3 player or GPS. When you’re on the move again, connect it to an airplane power socket or a car cigarette lighter; myinnergie.com.

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