Eight Travel-Friendly Items You’ll Definitely Want

published on August 25, 2014 by

Vacationers are some of the savviest people out there – we know the perfect tips to maximize luggage space, how to score the best deals on rooms as well as the ins and outs of our favorite destinations. As such, we’re always on the hunt for anything to improve our efficiency or quality of life on the road. At RedWeek, we’ve tracked down eight travel products that will entice your inner spender.

1. La Fresh Travel Lite Wipes
Evade the TSA’s stringent rules on liquids with these handy wipes. La Fresh Group compresses many traditional liquid staples into a convenient, disposable wipe. With clever solutions like insect repellant wipes, SPF 30 sunscreen wipes and facial cleansing wipes, you can kiss traditional bottles goodbye in favor of much-needed convenience and packability!

We’ve all been in that dreaded situation – stuck on a plane or in the car and our favorite gadget drains precariously toward 1% battery life. Keep your phones, tablets, game consoles, MP3 players and cameras fully charged with Trent’s iCarrier. With two USB charging hubs and guaranteed to charge up to six times on one original charge, this is sure to save your gadgets when on the road.
We’ve seen the beatings our trusty luggage takes in airports. Not every suitcase is up to challenge, but the Lojel Wave’s lightweight yet extra-tough polycarbonate shell is a force to be reckoned with. The wave is offered in four sizes ranging from the 19.5 inch carry-on model to the extra-large 29 inch model. The wave is also equipped with removable, 360 degree wheels for ultra-smooth movement.
If you’re seeking pristine audio quality and noise-cancelling features without all the bulk of over-hear headphones, these little earbuds are exactly what you need. The earphones come with a set of seven switchable silicone earpieces – ensuring a perfect fit – as well as a tangle-free fabric braided cord. Situated on the cable itself is a microphone and a set of volume/track controls designed for usage with Apple products.
The ingenious GoToob makes transporting liquids easier than ever. Offered in 1.25 oz, 2 oz and 3 oz options, each option is TSA-cleared. The tough-but-pliable silicone is much easier to squeeze than typical hard plastic travel bottles, and the GoToob is equipped with a special “no-drip” valve as well as a larger opening specifically for filling it up. Customizable ID labels built right into the cap also help prevent accidental mix-ups.
Had enough blind rummaging through your bags for that one particular item? Consider investing in one of Cocoon’s Grid-It! organizers. The firm board base is covered with an interweaving system of elastic bands that holds various items in place to reduce clutter and keep things flawlessly organized. If you’re traveling with your laptop or tablet, special models are designed with built-in protected pouches!
Family photos and tricky angles are so much easier to tackle with the posable GorillaPod. With three bendable arms, this mini tripod can be attached to, wrapped around or balanced on any location that might provide that perfect picture. If you’re rocking a more weighty or high-end camera, Joby also also offers the GorillaPod SLR-Zoom and Focus models!
If your bags are prone to becoming a rat’s nest of twisted cords and cables, Belkin’s cable kit makes traveling so much less tangle-prone! Ideal for the professional, this set comes with multiple USB adapters as well as less-common networking cables like a crossover cable and modem cable. The convenient retractable design helps keep cables untangled and clean.
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