Tag Archive: accessories

Mar 10 2016

Travel Goods Show 2016

So many suitcases. Red ones and blue ones and ones with pictures of dogs. Soft side and hard side, rollers and carry ons. Nothing sums up the travel industry like the dizzying array of travel bags on display at the Travel Goods Association Show. 2016 was no exception as all of the big companies debuted …

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Sep 04 2015

Letrav Converts

So, I was sitting around avoiding real work the other day doing heavy web research to find the kind of innovative products that you, my talented and good-looking readership desires when I came across something innovative. The Letrav convertible luggage series. Yes, I confess that I have a bit of a fetish for transformer like …

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Aug 14 2015

Kelty Ascender 22 Review

What do you do when you have a business trip planned but very rarely make trips by yourself? You can either use one of your daughter’s pink suitcases or, if you’re lucky like I am, you can ask your tech-savvy, world-travelling uncle if he has a bag to borrow. I have nothing against the color …

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Jul 31 2015

Eagle Creek 2-in-1 Backpack/Duffel Review

I like things that convert, change and become other things. Well, except for the Transformers movies and werewolves. Ick. I also like Eagle Creek, and when they sent me info on a bunch of bags and packs that change form and function, I was hooked. The 2 in 1 Backpack Duffel that I reviewed is …

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Feb 07 2015

Romoss Battery Pack Review

You know you are playing too much Words with Friends when you actually start to click on the ads. Embarrassing I know, but confession is good for the soul, or so I have heard. Where was I? Oh, yes. I had been on the look out for a large external battery as I had an …

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Jul 12 2014

STM Grip For MacBook Air Review

I tend towards minimalism when I travel. I try to carry everything on a plane when fly, so a couple of ounces here and there really add up when you are carrying everything on your shoulder or back. Because of this I will often choose to take just a smartphone or a tablet on a …

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Mar 11 2014

BlueFlame Just the Plug 2 Review

I have this thing about traveling light. I try to take what I really need rather than a stack of stuff that I might need. The logical extension of this is being able to travel to Miami for a week with only a ziplock baggie for luggage. I will get there someday. Oh yes, I …

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Mar 07 2014

Nomad ChargeKey Review

Ah, the life of a digital nomad. Making your way from coffee shop to bistro, setting up your office wherever you go. The only limitation…the endurance of your smart phone. No battery, no work. No work, no pay, No pay…no more coffee. Digital nomads need caffeine. You see what a horrible spiral that is. Of …

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Feb 15 2014

CES 2014 Trends

A version of this article originally appeared at Living on the Cheap. The 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show was monstrous, gathering nearly everything related to technology across many facilities in Las Vegas. I wandered from booth to booth in the Las Vegas and Venetian convention centers to get a feel for what was going to …

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Feb 01 2014

iLuv JStyle Phone Wallet Review

Are you a back pocket phone toter? No, it’s okay, I am not judging you. I have been there and done that. In fact, I have a great solution for you. iLuv will bundle up your iPhone or Galaxy S4 in leathery goodness in their J Style wallet case. The J Style is a book …

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