Travel gear

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I love traveling with my family, but detest packing for a stay away from home. I like having everything neat and orderly; unfortunately, packing a suitcase is akin to solving a Rubik's cube for me. Even if I manage to pack everything away nice and neat, my suitcase usually is a disaster by the time I [...]

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Posted in: Bags, News, Travel Gear
tooletries-hard-side-travel-kit

If a soft-sided travel kit just can't handle the job of protecting your toiletries for travel, you need to step up to the Tooletries travel kits.  These hard-sided cases have removable silicone netting inside to prevent your items from shifting during travel, and the waterproof neoprene lining adds protective cushioning and protects the contents of [...]

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Posted in: Gear, News, Travel Gear
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Have you ever stood at the baggage conveyor after a flight and wondered which black rolling bag was yours? I sure have. We have half a dozen in the attic in various sizes and weights, so when our Benevolent Gadgeteer Overlord offered the Genius Pack, I wondered if it might somehow be different. I had [...]

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Posted in: Bags, Reviews, Travel Gear
smart-unit-luggage-tracker-2

Smart Unit says that 90,000 pieces of luggage are mishandled and from that 3,000 pieces are definitely lost each day.  They have created a smart luggage tracker that can help you locate your luggage anywhere in the world where a cell phone GSM/GPRS network is available, even when the airline has no idea where it is. [...]

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Posted in: News, Travel Gear
travelon-anti-theft-classic-neck-wallet

My husband was telling me about a co-worker who has to travel outside the country a lot on business.  This person said he was swarmed by a crowd of people, all talking at him and bumping into him in the lobby of his hotel.  When he reached into his pocket, grabbed his wallet out, and [...]

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Posted in: News, Travel Gear, Wallets
hootoo-tripmate-nano-2

The HT-TM02 TripMate Nano Wireless N Pocket Travel Router is tiny enough, at 2.2" X 2" X 0.7" and 1 ounce, to fit in a pocket or bag.  It's a 802.11b/g/n, 2.4GHz wireless router that lets you create a personal WiFi network for your mobile devices and laptop when you travel.  You can also plug in a [...]

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Posted in: News, Travel Gear, Wireless
travel-laundry-stuff-sack

The Travel Laundry Stuff Sack from Tom Bihn makes it easy to pack and easy to separate your clean from dirty clothes when you travel.  The Sack is available in two sizes: 11.8" x 5.5" x 5.5" to fit the Tom Bihn Aeronaut 30 bag and 13.8" x 6.7" x 6.7" to fit the Tom Bihn Aeronaut [...]

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Posted in: Bags, News, Travel Gear
triple-bar-set

You can take three of your favorite beverages with you in this luxurious Daines and Hathaway Triple Bar Set.  The round case is made of premium leather with a suede lining;  it has a shoulder strap for easy carrying.  Perfectly fitted inside are three stainless steel flasks and three stainless cups.  The strap can be [...]

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biaggi-sharktank

There are only a couple of gadget specific TV shows that I know of and Shark Tank is my favorite. I always love it when I'm watching the show and someone comes on to pitch a product that we've written about or even reviewed in the past. It's fun to see people who I've interacted [...]

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Posted in: Bags, News, Travel Gear
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   Here are three gift ideas for your favorite world traveler. First of all we have the Biaggi Contempo 28″ Expandable 4 Wheel Spinner Upright folding luggage. I reviewed this bag last year and still love it. First of all, I like the fact that it's well made and has fully swiveling wheels which makes it [...]

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Carry On Cocktail Kit

Flying these days can be a big hassle, long lines, short tempers and that's just at the security checks. But there was a time when flying and being on an airplane was a more civilized venture, with hand mixed cocktails and plenty of elbow room. You can't do anything about the elbow room, but you [...]

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Posted in: News, Travel Gear
lynxhooks

Bungee cables, I love them and I hate them. I remember using them all the time when I had a small pickup truck. I would use them to secure boxes in the back on trash day. Numerous times I was snapped by one of the cords when it slipped out of the hook while trying [...]

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Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear, Travel Gear
chargerleash-pro

Early this year Smythe reviewed the first gen ChargerLeash, a smart USB charging cable that warned you when you left it behind so you wouldn't lose it while traveling. Now the same company has announced the 2nd generation of the ChargerLeash, the ChargerLeash Pro. Available with either a Apple 30-Pin, Lightning, Micro or 2-in-1 Apple [...]

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Posted in: Android related, Cables, Batteries and Chargers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
blue-bottle-travel-coffee-kit

If your coffee is the key to a good morning for you, and if the cost of getting it your way is no object, then the Blue Bottle Coffee Travel Kit from Timbuk2 Bags is the perfect addition to your travel gear.  The kit is packed in a Timbuk2 bag with 14-oz waxed canvas exterior with [...]

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Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News, Travel Gear
travelon-slim-pouch

The Anti-Theft Classic Slim Pouch from Travelon looks perfect for keeping your cards, passport, and a phone with you while you travel.  The bag has a quick-access phone pocket on the front and a small zippered pocket for cash or small items.  The main zipper compartment can be locked to prevent easy access to the [...]

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I often think that I should have been born in an earlier time. Back when the world was a simpler place, a person's word/handshake was their bond, people made things with their hands, doors were left unlocked etc. The Colonel Littleton gear I have had the fortune to review is truly the embodiment of those [...]

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Posted in: Bags, Reviews, Travel Gear
convert-a-hanger

Do the anti-theft style hangers that you find in hotel closets annoy you because they can't be removed to hang your clothing on a door knob or shower rod due to the fact that they don't have an actual hook on top? Here's a solution for you, it's the ConvertAHanger adapter. The CovertAHanger is an [...]

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Posted in: News, Travel Gear
travelon-anti-theft-convertible-hobo-and-wallet-2

Travelon, as you can guess from the name, makes great bags for traveling - around town or around the world.  This particular wallet and bag combination is perfect for protecting your valuables and your personal data as you go about your daily travels.  The Travelon Anti-Theft Convertible Hobo with RFID Blocking Wallet are made of 100% polyester. [...]

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laundry-pod-2

The Laundry Pod Countertop Washtub doesn't require electricity or water connections to run.  Add water to the tub with the clothes to be washed,  and you serve as the power to agitate your clothes clean.  There's a hose to drain the water, so you don't have to lift a heavy bucket of water to empty [...]

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Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News
satechi-smart-travel-router

The Smart Travel Router from Satechi works with the electrical prong layout used in about 150 countries, and it allows you to charge one device in an AC outlet and one in a 2.1A USB outlet.  Be aware that only the prongs are converted; you'll need to make sure your device can handle the local [...]

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Posted in: News, Travel Gear, Wireless