Coolest gadgets to buy for this Christmas

The Trunkster suitcase is like the Swiss army knife of luggage. It charges your cell phone. It weighs itself. It has a GPS tracker that connects to your smartphone in case you lose your luggage. And it has a zipper-free garage-door style opening.


Microsoft HoloLens, $3,000

CNN reports that Microsoft has developed goggles that offer an augmented — or “mixed” — reality experience. Unlike Facebook’s Oculus Rift, which completely blocks out the outside world to fully immerse the wearer in another reality, HoloLens keeps one foot (and both eyes) firmly planted in the real world. The lenses of the goggles are transparent, your view of the space around you only selectively blocked by digital images that can mingle with real objects. It’s currently only available for software developers.