Travel Gear

TripIt Now Works with Your New iPhone’s “Siri Shortcuts”

Now that you’ve got your dual-sim iPhone XS or XS MAX in hand, frequent travelers may be setting up trips to come. And if you’re like me, one of the best traveling apps out there is TripIt. Today, officially, the app has released new features that go great with iOS 12 and your new iPhone.


Traveling In Style with TravelPro

The hardest part of traveling has to be the actual packing and preparation. However, if you have great luggage that gives you enough storage space like the TravelPro Platinum Elite series, you’ll never forget things.



The Swagtron Swagger 5 Scooter Is Leaps and Bounds Above the Competition

If you’re looking for a smarter way to get around town, whether it’s a coffee run or commuting to the train, the Swagtron Swagger 5 smart electric scooter is the way to get there. Featuring a powerful motor, app integration via Bluetooth, and a folding design, the Swagger 5 checks all the boxes. Head over to Swagtron.com to get yours.


MAXXEON CYCLOPS WorkStar 800 Rechargeable LED Inspection Light Review

How would you like a rechargeable, durable, multi-purpose, high-performance LED light that can be held in hand, attached to ferrous metal surfaces with its built-in magnet, and aimed in one of 12 indented positions to put the beam right where you need it? If that sounds good, then you’ll want the MAXXEON CYCLOPS WorkStar 800 Rechargeable LED Inspection Light.


Cybex Sirona M with SensorSafe 2.0: The Car Seat That Saves Lives

How many more stories are we going to read about parents forgetting about their sleeping child in the back seat? How many more senseless deaths are going to occur due to a 100% preventable situation? We all know that car seats save lives, but the Cybex Sirona M with SensorSafe 2.0 has developed the technology to take that pledge even…



Wolffepack Escape Backpack is Something Special

Every now and then I’ll get a text from Raina that says “Cool. Get and review please?” That’s how we got the CleverPet that Nava continues to love. (Read the review.) And it is what happened with the Wolffepack Escape backpack. Its “expetoSYSTEM” is a “patented orbital trapeze technology [that] frees the bag [allowing it to] swing around.” It’s ingenious.


CISNO Portable Espresso Machine for Espresso Anywhere, Anytime

Do you love espresso or know someone who does and you wish you could have it anywhere, anytime? Look no further than the CISNO Portable Espresso Machine. This new gadget allows you to make espresso anywhere, whether it is in the office, stuck in traffic in your car, or at a remote campsite…voila, espresso!


RHA MA390 Wireless Are Affordably Impressive Bluetooth In-Ear Headphone

We’ve been covering RHA headphones for some time and have always been impressed. From the first pair we reviewed, the company has shown it is serious about producing headphones with great sound and impressive quality. The $69.95 MA390 Wireless is their latest offering. The neckband style headphones are affordable and will surely impress even the most discerning consumer.


Timbuk2 Lightweight Launch Backpack Is Ready to Go

Raina and I are getting ready for a trip to the Galápagos Islands next month. We are doing our best to pack wisely, and that begins with our backpacks. The Timbuk2 Lightweight Launch Backpack is the first of two backpacks we’ve received for review; the $129.00 backpack is light and ready to go.



Oneadaptr FLIP Family: Brilliantly Compact World Travel USB Chargers

  If you travel overseas, power strips and adapters are necessary. Since most of the devices we travel with anymore can be charged via USB cable, you can save a lot of room by packing a multi-port USB charger and a couple of standalone adapters. Oneadaptr FLIP makes that huge British 3-prong adapter slim and packable.


Trust your Keys to the KeySmart Pro with Built-in Tile Tracking

If you’re looking to stop the jingle jangle of keys that create a big bulge in your pocket, you’ll love the KeySmart Pro.  It’s a key organizer that fits all of your keys into the size of a Swiss Army Knife, PLUS it’s got built-in smart features like a flashlight, and Tile functionality so you’ll never lose your keys again!


The Peak Design Everyday Backpack: One Bag to Rule Them All

If Frodo were equipped with the Peak Design Everyday Backpack, the journey to Mordor would have been much easier. Maybe the backpack wouldn’t have done anything to guard against Orcs, however, the endlessly configurable bag would have done wonders to carry the weight of Frodo’s responsibility. Starting at $259.95, the Everyday Backpack is worthy of all of life’s adventures.


VogDUO Charger Pro 3-Port USB Wall Charger Is Thin and Ready to Charge

I have a Waterfield SFBags pouch I keep in whatever bag I am carrying any given day. Inside are some Nomad cables, an external battery, some adapters and a pair of Lighting earbuds. The VogDUO Charger Pro 3-Port USB Wall Charger is a new addition to the pouch. Thin and light, it has three different speedy ports.


Oneadaptr EVRI 80W USB-C Charging Station Review

We’ve reviewed quite a few charging stations, but never one that offered four Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 ports and a USB-C port that supports Power Delivery 2.0 Quick charge. With the Oneadaptr EVRI USB-C Charging Station, you can charge your latest-gen iPhone or iPad Pro up to two or three times faster with a USB-C to Lightning cable.



The Braven Ready Elite Can Easily Handle the Great Outdoors

It’s hard to talk about pool parties and camping trips when many of us are still waiting on at least one more winter storm, but spring is coming — and gone are your excuses to stay inside. The Braven Ready Elite is ready for all of your upcoming outdoor adventures; it’s waterproof, shockproof, and it gives 12-hour battery life.


Reliefband 2.0: Kill Your Nausea Before It Kills You

I wish I’d had the Reliefband 2.0 all the times I’ve had to deal with motion sickness. Examples? I get queasy when I ride in the backseat of a car and cool air isn’t blowing directly on me. I once lost my breakfast and had to quit early while on an all-day deep-sea fishing trip in Aruba; ugh, choppy water.