Travel Gear

News, reviews and articles about travel gear and accessories.

MasterSpace Charwego 45W international travel adapter review

REVIEW – I seem to be posting a lot lately about travel, or more correctly, the lack of travel, and the gadgets I hope to use someday when I can travel again.  In keeping with that theme, I present the MasterSpace Charwego 45W travel power adapter. Charwego is much more than just a travel plug …

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LEVEL8 Elegance Carry-On Luggage review

REVIEW – We didn’t travel much in 2020 due to COVID; instead, we chose to be cautious and hang out at home a lot.  Hopefully things will look better in 2021, especially if these vaccines work well.  If they do, then we’ll definitely take a vacation or two.  Maybe we’ll head down to Myrtle Beach, …

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OmniCase is an EDC worthy USB-C dock with built-in cable storage

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Even though traveling isn’t something a lot of us are doing right now, I have my fingers crossed that by this fall I might get to take a vacation that isn’t a staycation. If that happens, I’ll be figuring out the best way to travel light and the OmniCase which just launched …

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Hulkman Alpha 85S Jump Starter review – A smart jump starter for your vehicle

CROWDFUNDING REVIEW – In the last six months, I’ve had to jump-start 4 or 5 vehicles. When the Hulkman Alpha 85S Jump Starter review offer came along, I thought it could be the answer to making that task much easier. What is it? The Hulkman Alpha 85S Jump Starter is a multi-purpose device whose primary …

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SCOTTeVEST Revolution 2.0 jacket review – 25 pockets for all your EDC gear

REVIEW – The Gadgeteer and SCOTTeVEST have a relationship that goes back to 2001. We have consistently found their products use innovative materials, are precisely tailored with attention to detail, and of course, are choc-full of pockets. The Revolution 2.0 is a new take on an old favorite. Read on to see what I think! …

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Need to get away without getting COVID? Try a submarine

NEWS – Do you find yourself spending a lot of time at home?  Do you wish you could get away and totally avoid the risk of catching COVID?  Maybe you consider getting your own submarine.  Yes, you can buy your own sub!  The Nemo is personal, 2-man submersible that can dive down to 330 feet. …

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The Bivy Stick turns your phone into a 2-way global satellite communicator

NEWS – When you are hiking, camping, or exploring in areas without cellular phone coverage can be a concern in the event of an emergency situation. Traditional satellite phones are expensive pieces of equipment with equally expensive usage charges. Is there a more economical alternative? That’s where the Bivy Stick comes in. This small device …

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Relax on the beach without worrying that your umbrella will fly away and stab someone

NEWS – One of my favorite places in the world is Sanibel Island Florida. We usually go there once a year (not this year though <sniff>) and our favorite activity is sitting on the beach relaxing under the shade of an umbrella. But each year we deal with the problem of getting our umbrella planted …

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Don’t like sporks? Check out the Silvr Fork

NEWS – If you prefer not to eat with one-use plastic cutlery when you’re on the move, and a spork feels too awkward, check out this travel fork from Silvr. This fork has stainless steel tines that are sturdy, anti-microbial, dishwasher safe, and TSA-approved. When your meal is finished, you remove the fork from the …

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Pull your kids around on a JetKids suitcase and then use it to “upgrade” their airline seat

NEWS – One day, we will get back to traveling again and when we do, this may be the suitcase you need if you happen to have toddlers. The JetKids suitcase by Stokke is a hard plastic carry-on sized suitcase that is rugged enough to pull your kids around the airport so you don’t have …

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Wacaco Pipamoka Nomadic Coffee Maker review

REVIEW – I love coffee, more so than my office mates, and am usually looking for ways to brew single cups of coffee without resorting to wasteful Keurig cups. So when I got the chance to review the unique Pipamoka Portable Coffee Maker from Wacaco, I was excited to give it a try! What is …

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