Travel Gear

zerogrid-1

Managing cables and dongles is getting easier, but the curse of mobile battery usage and the need for chargers is still with us. Traveling with your full kit for a few days can really escalate that, since you usually have to dig out the chargers that live under your desk, or under/beside your bed. As [...]

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Posted in: Cases and Covers, Reviews, Travel Gear
spairtray

Frequent flyers who prefer the window seat will want to read more about the spAIRtray. This product not only has a genius product name, but it's also a genius design for a product that gives the passenger a 13 x 5 inch shelf. We all know how cramped for space airline seats can be. If [...]

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Posted in: News, Travel Gear
twist-world-adapter-2

The TWIST World Adapter DUO from OneAdaptr is the only power adapter that you will need to take with you when you travel internationally (okay, so maybe it doesn't work everywhere, but it works in 150 countries!); it has all that you need in one piece. This unique adapter allows you to twist the base [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News, Travel Gear
standard-backpack-3

Over Memorial Day weekend, I went on a trip to visit the in-laws, and thought it would be a perfect chance to try out some new luggage. This time, however, I wanted to forego checking a bag and rely solely on carry-on luggage for a week long trip. Standard Luggage Co. offered their carry-on backpack to [...]

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Posted in: Bags, Reviews, Travel Gear
barracuda

I can't help but hear Heart's Barracuda song whenever I look at this bag. That's not a bad thing though because that's a cool song and this is a cool carry-on bag. On paper, the Barracuda Smart Collapsible carry-on bag has all the features that seasoned travelers want. To start with, it has ample room [...]

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Posted in: Bags, News, Travel Gear
TashtegoRollup - 3

Packing for travel is a pain sometimes. You need clothes, various charging cables, and, of course, your toiletries. I generally pack fewer items in this category than my Lovely Bride, since I'm willing to wash my hair with whatever soap is available and use one lotion for skin, hair, and face. (Coconut oil is wonderful!) [...]

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Posted in: Cases and Covers, Reviews, Travel Gear
dash-travelwallet

I travel outside the USA for work several times per year and one thing I am a bit paranoid about is carrying my passport with me everywhere I go. I even take it to the hotel gym with me. However, I also always carry my iPhone with me and often I want my wallet as [...]

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Posted in: News, Travel Gear, Wallets
clothingarts-pickpocketpants-1

What is the best way to protect yourself from travel related crimes? Just don't travel right? Well that's obviously no fun. Are there other ways to protect yourself? Yes, the P^cubed Pick-Pocket Proof Travel Pants from Clothing Arts can at least prevent the baddies from trying to snag your money, phone and your other pocket gear. Let's take [...]

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Posted in: Reviews, Travel Gear
grid-it-urban-adventure-convertible-carryon-travel-backpack

I'm sure that when you travel, you want to have your chargers, cables, portable batteries, earbuds, etc. all organized and easily accessible. Cocoon makes that possible with the Urban Adventure Convertible Carry-on Travel Backpack. This bag has a waterproof rugged waxed canvas exterior and you can use it as a backpack (the shoulder straps are [...]

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Posted in: Bags, News, Travel Gear
Comfy Commuter-1

As most of us know or have probably experienced, flying these days is not a comfortable affair. The seats are getting closer together, smaller and less comfortable. Even when you take longer flights overseas the bigger planes still feel cramped and the seats uncomfortable. For those longer flights, I have an around the neck pillow, [...]

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Posted in: Car Gear, Reviews, Travel Gear
gadget-diary

Last week Jeanne and I vacationed in the Panama City Beach, Florida area on Seagrove Beach, Florida. I highly recommend it as vacation destination because the beach was the nicest one I'd ever visited and the sand felt as fine as flour. As with most trips, I always struggle to decide which tech devices to [...]

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Posted in: Articles, Travel Gear
lipault-2wheeled-22carry-on-2

The best part of traveling is seeing new places, meeting new people and eating new foods. The worst part about traveling is packing. Especially unpacking. In the past, it's been a big hassle to our old luggage because it was like a set of Russian nested dolls, where the largest suitcase held the next largest suitcase, [...]

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Posted in: Reviews, Travel Gear
genius pack hardside21-03

I avoid checking bags in while flying whenever possible.  Additional bag fees?  No, it's the hassle of waiting for checked bags at the carousel, the risk of lost luggage, and the tendency to overpack.  I tend to travel with lots of loose items (charging cables, wall warts, adapters), so what if I could find a [...]

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Posted in: Bags, Reviews, Travel Gear
google_maps1

Google just released an update to Google Maps that brings Apple Watch support. When you set a route on your iPhone, the Google Maps watch app will automatically show you the directions, in text format, as you go. You can also scroll through upcoming directions to get an idea of where Google wants you to [...]

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Posted in: iOS, News, Travel Gear
tuo-tuo-1

A few weeks ago, I introduced you to the TUO, a travel organizer designed to save space and make packing easier. Since then, I've had the opportunity to travel and test the TUO for myself. Will it ease the frustrations of travelers everywhere or is it a Kickstarter campaign full of empty promises? In case [...]

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Posted in: Bags, Reviews, Travel Gear