Booklight in a CoverTM (Reviewed: Oct 2010) is a handy little device that provides light for reading (Three AA batteries required). It is cordless, clipless and clutter free. Often we find ourselves traveling in situations both during the day and at night with very little ambient light. This is the answer to reading under low light conditions! Merely slip a small book into the cover pockets, pull up the LED light from the cover spine. This light … [Read more...]
We have personally tested and used all of the travel related products reviewed on this site.
Some but not all of the products reviewed have been sent to us as samples.
Yak Pak (Reviewed: Oct 2010) sells a variety of laptop and netbook sleeves in various colors, sizes and styles. This company was actually conceived "on the road" by founder Stephen Holt while he was in a remote part of Tibet in the late 1980's. Different themed sleeves are available. The sleeves are available in both foam and neoprene (same material as used in wetsuits) versions with easy 3/4 sleeve zipper access. This is an excellent light … [Read more...]
Vino Amici Wine MummyTM (Reviewed: Sep 2010) is the perfect item for wine lovers who travel - and how many wine lovers do you know who do not travel!? Each Wine MummyTM is an innovative black sealed padded bag that zips at the top. This is the perfect way to protect your valuable wine when transporting it or checking it into your suitcase when flying. It is large enough so that it holds a variety of wine bottles all the way up to a Champagne … [Read more...]
Xtreme 24-7 Power Pack, Fuel Cell Charger (Reviewed: July 2012) Fast, affordable, portable and easy to use. What more do you need in a charger! This is a wonderful invention that has a variety of uses. This is the perfect gift for a traveler or for anyone who wants an instantaneous emergency backup power supply. Medis Technologies provides a compact portable fuel cell charger that is easily used to charge cell phones. We have accumulated a … [Read more...]
Vizini (Reviewed: Jul 2010) - Where better to test out a product meant to be worn in the sun then the sunny state of Hawaii. We took a Vizini on a recent trip to the big Island to test it out - from sea level to the top of Mauna Kea the Vizini worked as advertised! It is small and lightweight; simply slide in the straps on your sunglasses and voila you have shade without having to wear a cap. Since the Vizini is strapless and is a stand alone … [Read more...]
Kuru Shoes (Reviewed: Jun 2010)We recently wore a pair of these shoes on a trip to Hawaii. While being new these shoes hardly needed breaking in and wore wonderfully on hikes in the diverse microclimates of Maui. From running beachside on the edge of the surf to hiking at 10,000 feet on the upper slopes of Haleakala these shoes held up very well to the different rigors. Kuru shoes are lightweight, extremely comfortable, and very breathable … [Read more...]
Checkmate II Laptop Case (May 2010) is designed to be extremely travel friendly. This was one of four new airport security checkpoint-friendly laptop cases offered by Staples office supply store beginning in November 2008. Staples is the only office supply retailer to carry the Samsonite cases. The cases range in style and price to meet any traveler's budget.The Checkmate II as well as the other cases are designed so that you should not have to … [Read more...]
My Little Steamer, Go Mini - (Reviewed: May 2010) Never iron again and...Be wrinkle-free and on-the-go with the fabulous Joy Mangano "Go Mini" - My Little Steamer! This is a small portable device that because of its size is ideal for travel (or for use around the home for that matter). We recently tested this and were pleasantly surprised by how fast the water starts boiling and producing steam (2 minutes or less)! Why lug around a big iron … [Read more...]
Cinzia Design, Sport 4 (Reviewed: Apr 2010) is the latest of Cinzia's trendy sunglasses from their Sport Collection. Cinzia was founded in 2002 but has a long optical history behind its products; it is a division of US based Europa International, Inc., which was founded in 1977. The company was founded by Cynthia Shapiro (also the lead designer). Cynthia has more than 30 years experience within the optical fashion industry. The Sport 4 glasses … [Read more...]
The "Shoul" (Reviewed: Mar 2010) by Casual Essentials, takes its name from Shawl and Shoulder and is a one size fits all shoulder wrap for a woman's shoulders. Once you put this shoulder wrap on, it stays on. It is basic yet very functional, small and easy to pack for travel, soft and is very lightweight. It is surprisingly warm and because it is so easy to put on an off it is a very versatile solutions for changing temperatures. The shoul … [Read more...]