Seven ways to keep your phone, passport and luggage safe on your travels

Nothing ruins a holiday like a stolen bag, lost passport or damaged phone. But with a few wise investments in some innovative products you can protect your stuff against theft or damage

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 24 December, 2015, 8:01am
UPDATED : Thursday, 24 December, 2015, 8:01am

Pacsafe Retractasafe 250

Weighing just 90g, so ideal for travel, this stainless steel wire cable lock (HK$136, keys.com.hk) with four dials is ideal for securing luggage on trains.

Kenu High Line

If you use your phone for taking photos and paying for goods while travelling, it’s constantly at risk. Keep an iPhone 6/6S or 6 Plus/6S Plus tethered to you with the High Line (HK$235, kenu.com) leash and protective case.

EasyLock

Perfect for backpackers staying in accommodation with unpredictable security, the simple EasyLock (HK$338, the-easylock.com) temporary door-lock secures 95 per cent of doors that open inwards.

RFIDsafe 50 passport protector

Biometric passports in Hong Kong are fitted with RFID technology to authenticate identity, but they can be tampered with. Protect against identity theft with this RFID-blocking wallet (HK$155, outdoormart.silver.yp.com.hk) that can protect a passport, credit cards and cash.

Le Maurice Glossy

Travellers to the USA should choose luggage with a TSA Lock, which allows officials to inspect bags without damaging them. This 60cm case (HK$398, suitcase.hk) has a TSA lock plus 360-degree double wheels under a strong though lightweight polycarbonate body.

Noke smart lock

A padlock with Bluetooth? Although it can be opened using an app, Noke (HK$542, noke.com) is really just a keyless padlock; Bluetooth merely allows programming a series of apps and pinches.

Pacsafe Metrosafe 350 GII

Keep a 13-inch MacBook or iPad safe with this anti-theft daypack (HK$720, keys.com.hk), which includes a pocket armed with RFID-proof protection that’s perfect for stowing a passport and credit cards.