What Will They Think Of Next

Now for the what-will-they-think-of-next department By: Anne Burke

Now for the what-will-they-think-of-next department: A gadget that tells you how clean your hotel room really is; a handbag that advertises your business every time you leave the house; funky clogs that go from beach to bistro; and a TSA-approved carrying case for Zippo lighters.


What a Croc
These funky-looking shoes weigh less than 6 ounces but are cool and comfortable, with an orthotic bed that molds to your feet. Heel strap can be rolled forward. Lots of ventilation, anti-microbial and odor-resistant. $29.99.




Sanitized for Your Protection?
Ever have the feeling that your hotel room is not as clean as it should be? Clients can play stinko sleuth with this device that uses ultra-violet light to detect contamination on bed and bath linens and elsewhere. Four AA batteries not included. $15.85.
800-962-4943; www.magellans.com




Got a Light? Zippo Cargo Case by OtterBox
Clients who never leave home without their Zippo lighters were disappointed by a new federal rule prohibiting passengers from bringing even empty lighters in carry-on luggage or on their person. (Fueled lighters have long been banned from checked baggage.) Now, the Department of Transportation has made an exception for fueled Zippo lighters packed inside these vapor-tight boxes in checked luggage only. $12.95.
888-695-8820; www.otterbox.com;
TSA rules: www.tsa.gov




Creative Advertising
Z Becky Brown Purse
This decorate-it-yourself handbag is a portable billboard for your travel business or a cool way for clients to show off vacation shots and holiday souvenirs. Postcards, photos, fabric, ticket stubs, luggage labels and other design elements slide easily between a liner and crystal resin base. Lid comes in black or white; handle in black, white or bamboo. $56.
866-923-2592; www.zbeckybrown.com