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Travel gadgets for the future: No zipper suitcases, arm sharing and...coffee socks?

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It's time to bring those run-of-the-mill suitcases and assorted travel gear into the future.

Last week, the latest designs in luggage and the newest ideas for travel gadgets were on display for three days at the International Travel Goods show in Las Vegas. At the event, the organizers awarded product innovation awards to some of the more innovative items that address the most vexing travel issues. Yet most of the products on display would be useful for the modern road warrior.

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From suitcases to gadgets and devices that almost magically create more arm space on a plane, CNBC rounded up a modest sample of the more noteworthy products on display at this year's Travel Goods show.

— By Harriet Baskas, special to CNBC. Follow Road Warrior on Twitter at @CNBCtravel.
Posted 13 Mar 2016

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