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TravelCard Smartphone Charger Fits In Your Wallet

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There are many credit card-shaped charger adapters out there, but no actual chargers that fit right into your wallet–until now, that is. The TravelCard is slightly thicker than your average credit card and it holds up to five hours of extra talk time, 4.5 hours of Internet use, or 98 hours of standby time. That’s pretty impressive considering its compact size.

Using it is as simple as 1-2-3: just fish it out of your wallet, plug it into your phone’s hub, and you’re good to go. It comes built with either an integrated Lightning or Micro USB charging cable, so it’s compatible with most iOS and Android devices.Continue Reading

Small Mic, Big Voice: Micro Karaoke Player

Micro Karaoke

You’re no Bruno Mars but you’re no William Hung either. But like the two, you have a passion for music and love to sing. If you can’t wait until you get home before belting out a few choice lines from your favorite song, then here’s something you’ll no doubt enjoy having: the Micro Karaoke Player. As the name suggests, it’s a handy karaoke player that’s small enough to fit into your bag or pocket.

Okay, so it’s essentially just a mini microphone that comes with echo features, but it’s the closest to on-the-go karaoke that you can get. The Micro Karaoke Player is meant to be connected to your music player and you can hook up earphones or speakers for the output.

From the earphones attached to the “mini karaoke”, you can hear a combination of the music from the music player and your own voice complete with echo through the microphone. It is as if you are singing the song you love at your favorite karaoke bar. 

Just make sure you have the songs pre-loaded onto your mobile device or music player. The Micro Karaoke Player is available for $38.90.

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Case Hobo is the Swiss Army Knife for On-the-Go Diners

Case Hobo Knife

You can eat most take-out food with nothing but your hands and maybe some tissue, but there are some that can only be enjoyed with utensils (spaghetti, for one). Nothing is more infuriating than getting ready to chow down, only to realize that they forgot to include plastic utensils with your food.

Cue the Case Hobo, which is like a Swiss Army knife for people who eat on the go a lot, since it folds out to reveal a spoon, a fork, and a knife. With an amber bone handle and the utensils made from surgical steel, this is as fancy as portable utensils can get. Obviously you won’t be able to use all three at once, but it sure beats having to use your hands.

The Case Hobo is priced at $70.

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Spare Tire Mount Grill: No Flat (Stomachs) Here!

Spare Tire Mount Grill

So this is the Spare Tire grill from Front Runner, and the first things you’ll notice are its peculiar-looking legs. In fact, the grill itself looks unlike most of the other grills on the market. The Spare Tire grill won’t be able to replace the grill that’s already in your backyard, but it will be your go-to grill for traveling or when you go camping.

There’s a reason why the grill’s solid steel legs are oriented that way. Staying true to its name, the Spare Tire grill can be hooked over a spare wheel (only those that measure 29” to 37” anyway) so you can fill your car with either more people, more meat, more coolers, or more sleeping bags. The grill is laser cut and forged from stainless steel, with grill and griddle sections so you can cook your food the way you want to.

The Spare Tire grill is available online for $125.

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Spark SPI is a Sleeping Bag You Can Hold in the Palm of Your Hand

Spark Spl Sleeping Bag

 

Camping and spending time in the great outdoors is fun. The packing part–not so much. There’s only so much that you can carry in a backpack and it’s unfortunate how much space a sleeping bag can take. That’s a first-world problem addressed by Sea to Summit with their Spark SPI sleeping bag.

It’s comfortable, as it’s packed with 850+ loft goose down in an ultralight 10D shell. What sets it apart is its portability: even with its cushy comforts, the entire sleeping bag can be folded, rolled, and compressed into a ball of sorts that fits right in the palm of your hand.

Thee Spark SPI is available online for $390.

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SolarCooler Keeps Drinks Cool With Sun Power

Solar Cooler

 

Can something hot be used to cool other objects down? You don’t have to think too hard before answering “yes.” That’s precisely what the SolarCooler does. It’s a portable cooler of sorts that’s powered by solar energy. It has solar panels covering its surface to harness the power of the sun, which is used to cool down the contents of the cooler.

The applications of the SolarCooler go beyond keeping those six-packs of beer cool for your road trip. It can potentially be used to transport vaccines in areas of the world where they are needed. In fact, the team behind the cooler plan to sponsor a pilot run of Vaccine SolarCoolers in Africa.

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Portable Door Jammer Gives You Extra Security, Wherever You Are

Portable Door Jammer

 

How safe are you in your hotel room? There’s nothing to worry about if you’re booked in a five-star hotel but if you’re on a tight budget and went for the inn with the cheapest rates in the area, then you might find that to be a major concern come nightfall. That’s what happened to me when I traveled with a few friends last year to attend a concert. Halfway through the night, we heard loud banging in outside the halls in the dead of night, and one of my friends swore she heard someone try to open the door.

Suffice to say, we checked out the next morning and paid double for a fancier (and much safer) hotel. If you find yourself traveling to places that aren’t as safe or secure as you’d like, then it’s high time you got something like the portable door jammer as an added safety measure. It works with most doors and setting it up is pretty simple. Just slide it at the bottom of the door and crank out the arm until it’s secure and snug against the floor surface.

People on the outside will be able to see the jammer’s little arm, so maybe that’ll serve as a deterrent of sorts since they’ll have a more difficult time trying to sneak in or force their way into your room.

The Portable Door Jammer is available online for $48.

Update: Found a link on Amazon for $23.50. Link below updated. -Ed.

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La Fonction is a Mobile Workstation You Can Carry Around

La Fonction Mobile Workstation

Working out of the office can be such a pain sometimes. Sure, things are a whole lot easier and more convenient with the advent of laptops and tablets, but there are a bunch of things that you can’t take from the office with you when you go. Like your workstation, for example, because that would just be impractical, not to mention nonsensical.

The good thing is that there’s an alternative, and it’s the La Fonction mobile workstation. It folds up neatly into a briefcase when you’re traveling. When it’s open, it has designated slots and pockets for your pens, papers, files, and other stuff that you normally need or use when you’re working.

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Lay-N-Go Traveler Makes Packing and Unpacking Easier

Lay N Go

Whether it’s a day trip, a weekender, or a week-long trip, the Lay-N-Go Traveler will be able to make packing and unpacking a whole lot easier for you. It’s a bag can be unfolded and transformed into a mat, effectively laying all your stuff in front of you. That way, you won’t have to rummage through your bag (and mess everything up in the process) in search for a single object.

The Lay-N-Go Traveler isn’t meant to hold your clothes or extra shoes, given the size, but it’s perfect for personal effects and smaller essentials, like your toothpaste, glasses, razor, deodorant, and phone charger and cables, among other things. It’s also available in another size, the Lay-N-Go Lifestyle, which is a larger version that you can use to carry more stuff like food for a picnic or toys for kids to play with at the beach.

The Lay-N-Go Traveler is priced at $29.95, while the Lifestyle costs $49.95.

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