May 26, 2024

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Travel can be stressful — flight delays, unforeseen crises, that crucial document left on the nightstand. Preparation and the right travel gear can mitigate that stress. Phone and key trackers, form-fitting travel pillows, and most importantly, a sturdy suitcase, are a few of the essentials that can turn an otherwise exasperating journey into a smooth and even pleasant adventure. With COVID finally receding into memory, business travel is revving back up. Make your travel season a success with these helpful on-the-road hacks:

Eco Friendly Universal Charging Solution


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The planet-friendly charger: Part of the Organic Collection, Xoopar introduces Mr Bio PowerPack, a fully universal 5,000mAh on-the-go charging solution for smartphones. Its Octopus cable uses patented dual input plug (power in via either USB or USB Type C) and output to all Android phone or iPhone. Both cable and unit enclosures are bio degradable and made of a mix of natural wheat and plastic; the braids of the Octopus cable are made of recycled plastic bottles. The zip lock packaging is reusable and the inner cardboard with its diagram made of FSC certified recycled paper. Buy responsibly and have a positive impact on the planet! LED charge level indicator. the power pack itself features 2 USB power out port and a USB type C and micro USB power-in ports.1 Year warranty.

PowerCube |Extended USB|


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Power Within Reach: Struggling to charge your phone because the power outlet is across the room? Or maybe your wall outlet is hidden behind your desk or bed? Whether you need outlets near your bedside or desk, the PowerCube |Extended| is a perfect choice. This durable cable provides power across the room. You need power? We got you!
No Plug Blockage: Are those bulky laptop plugs getting in the way of the other power outlets? The PowerCube |Extended USB| is perfectly suited to neatly plug in all your devices.
Socket Multiplier: Need more power outlets in your room or office? Plug the PowerCube |Original| into one wall socket and power all your devices with 4 or 5 sockets.
Dual-USB Charging: The PowerCube |Extended USB| comes with dual powered USB-A ports (2.1A) that are compatible with your smartphones and tablets. No additional adapter needed.
Space Saving Design: Perfectly sized for any wall outlet in your living room, office, classroom, and bedroom. Connect up to five devices at once in all directions with this neat little cube.
Childproof Sockets: Spring-loaded receptacle cover plates prevent the insertion of objects when unequal pressure is applied. Align the prongs to plug into the sockets. Keep your child safe with our childproof sockets.
Mount. Twist. Charge: Tape your dock to any smooth surface. Twist and lock your PowerCube to the dock. Turn your mounted PowerCube a full 360 degrees to plug in at any corner. Perfectly suited for reachable access to charging all your devices.

Courant Catch Multi-Device Wireless Charger


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Multi-device wireless charging made simple. Wrapped in designer-quality Belgian Linen and finished with a durable ABS coating, the CATCH:2’s 5-coil array allows effortless multi-device charging without frustrating “dead zones,” and effortlessly blends in wherever it’s placed. This charger works best in spaces two people share—like living rooms—or in an office to power up your phone and earbuds all at once.


  • Dual Wireless Charging Ability (Charge 2 Devices)
  • Premium, Designer Quality Belgian Linen
  • Soft Touch Matte ABS Coating
  • Color matched soft touch cable
  • Weighted, Non-Slip Construction
  • 5-Coil Qi-Certified Fast Wireless Charging
  • Charges Through Most Cases up to 3mm in Thickness

Minder Portable Folding Bluetooth Keyboard


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Bring this wireless keyboard anywhere, anytime! It’s slim, light and foldable so you can bring it on the go or set it up in your office or home within moments. It’s a full-size, bluetooth keyboard with track pad so there’s no need for a wireless or portable mouse.

Rydebot Puledro Smart Ride-On Carry-On Luggage


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Running through the airport dragging your luggage worried to miss your connection flight? The Rydebot Puledro Smart Ride-On Motorized Carry-On Luggage can save your day!

With just the touch of a button, you can convert this carry-on into a smart rideable “scooter” suitcase powered by an easy to remove lithium-ion battery. Just flip the switch to extend the front wheel, extend the handlebar and hop on. Just sit, rev the throttle and you’re ready to Ryde!

Made from a double-widened aviation-grade aluminum frame that reinforces the suitcase from all sides, providing enough strength to hold an external weight of up to 220 lbs, this case is one strong Ryde. A powerful 100-watt lithium-ion powered motor will have you cruising from your parking spot all the way up to the gate much faster than walking. A super easy to remove lithium-ion battery let’s you cruise all day without any issues from the airlines since it’s compliant with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), and the International Air Transport Association (IATA).


  • Made from German poly-carbonate the Puledro is designed to be water and scratch resistant
  • Dual built-in USB ports allow you to stay charged on the go
  • Easy to use electric one push brake system ensures safe riding
  • Forward or reverse, easy to move in any direction
  • Removable 1980mAH/74Wh battery charges in 2 hours (TSA/FAA/IATA approved)
  • 3 – 5 mile battery life
  • Maximum speed of 5 mph
  • High performance durable wheels allow for easy maneuvering on most surfaces
  • Built-in TSA combination lock
  • Built-in adjustable height towing handle
  • 26L storage capacity gives you all the room for your essentials
  • Outer-case size, approximately 9″ x 14″ x 22″, 16.5 lbs

PITAKA PitaTag Cable for Apple AirTag


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A protective AirTag holder with a built-in cable for urgent charging needs.

Premium Materials & All-round Protection
Crafted from aerospace-grade aramid fiber and premium vegan leather, this AirTag case securely keeps your AirTag from scratches and damage with a close of the strong magnetic fastener.

Multiple Use Occasion
The charging cable that comes with the AirTag case can work as a lanyard, allowing you to attach the holder to your keyring, bag, suitcase, etc.

Portable Cable for Urgent Needs
Connect your iPhone to your USB-C enabled iPad or power bank for syncing or charging with the built in MFi-certified USB-C to Lightning cable (about 4.63 inch). It may save your day when your iPhone is about to die.

Magnetic Design Brings Convenience
The two magnetic interfaces of the cable automatically attach when put close, which makes it super easy to keep the cable secured in place.

Walden Travel Meditation Cushion


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All Walden cushions have an all-natural, hypoallergenic buckwheat-hull fill that conforms to each body and a layer of gel-infused memory foam on top for added comfort. Inspired by high end upholstery fabric, the Walden cushions use a premium fabric that is anti microbial, moisture resistant, and has a great hand that is designed to last a lifetime.


  • Technical satin pillow
  • Gel-infused memory foam cushioning
  • Hypoallergenic buckwheat hull fill
  • Moisture-resistant
  • Anti-microbial coating
  • Integrated stretch webbing carry handle
  • H6 x W15 x D6 in
  • Textile, buckwheat, memory foam
  • Made in United States.

Urban Tectuff Leather RFID Blocking Passport Wallet


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Slim design to carry more with less bulk. Urban Wallets feature durable Tectuff Leather which resists abrasions, scuffs, oil stains and water. These features allow our wallets to last up to 10x longer than traditional leather wallets. Our RFID-block technology is discreetly sewn throughout every Urban wallet for 360 degrees of protections against electronic pickpocketing and identity theft. This helps prevent hackers from wireless scanning your credit card information through RFID. Lots of wallets may block one pocket or card slot, but our special shielding blocks frequencies throughout the entire wallet, keeping all of your cards safe.

Take your wallet to the next level and pair with the Tile Slim (not included). The slimmest Tile lets you track the location of your wallet from your phone using the free Tile app. You can even make your wallet ring to find it even faster! With all the important stuff you carry like your ID, credit cards, passport and cash, Tile gives you the peace of mind knowing your wallet can never be lost or stolen for long! Place the Tile Slim in its designated smart pocket in any of the Urban Wallet and you’re ready to go.


  • Made from premium long-lasting Tectuff leather
  • Holds up to 14 cards
  • Die-cut card slots to keep wallet slim even when full
  • Quick flip passport pocket for easy access through security
  • Built-in Tile Slim pocket
  • Approximate dimensions: 3.9″L x 6″W x .675″H

Urban Hybrid 4-in-1 Messenger Bag & Backpack


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This is the one bag that does it all. The Urban Hybrid quickly converts from a messenger bag to a backpack, to a shoulder bag, and to a briefcase. One bag, four easy ways to carry. Made from water-resistant ripstop nylon fabric and finished with waterproof zippers, you’ll be ready for whatever Mother Nature throws at you. There’s no problem taking your work with you, the Urban Hybrid easily fits up to a 16″ laptop cozily inside it’s protective pocket.

Take your bag to the next level and pair with the Tile Slim. The slimmest Tile lets you track the location of your bag from your phone using the free Tile app. You can even make your bag ring to find it even faster! Tile gives you the peace of mind knowing your bag can never be lost or stolen for long! Place the Tile Slim in its designated smart pocket and you’re ready to go.


  • Organized side pockets with spots for SIM and SD cards as well as other small valuables
  • FidLock Magnetic Front Flap with card and pen slots
  • Easy access top pocket with key clip
  • Hidden, zippered back panel pocket
  • Secret back pocket for your passport, wallet or other valuables to keep hidden from thieves
  • Umbrella loops (just in case)
  • Zippered water bottle pocket
  • Suitcase passthrough allows for easy airport travel
  • Padded, detachable shoulder strap
  • Padded foam back pad gives extra comfort
  • Parafinity Stitching using 4x more thread than traditional box stitching for supreme durability



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Perfect for conferences, retreats, or company parties.

The JBL EON ONE MK2 battery-powered column PA packs a class-leading acoustic package, 5-channel digital mixer, dbx and Lexicon DSP, Bluetooth functions and universal app control into a lightweight, portable package that can be carried in one hand.

The EON ONE MK2 delivers the fidelity JBL is legendary for: combining a geometrically optimized, C-shaped 8-tweeter array with a 10” woofer to deliver class-leading clarity and coverage down to 37 Hz, with wide dispersion and a maximum output of 123 dB.

The EON ONE MK2 is engineered for versatility and ease of use: Dial up your signature sound in an instant, thanks to a full suite of pro-grade Lexicon and dbx effects and presets, with controls that scale from beginner to advanced. Variable Power Performance automatically optimizes power performance for AC or battery operation. Bluetooth audio streaming and six-hour battery operation round out the advantages of this all-purpose, all-in-one system.

EON ONE MK2 is ideal for a range of users, from buskers and singer/songwriters seeking pro-grade sound without AC power, to educators and hospitality providers who prioritize fast setup and ease of use, to houses of worship and rental companies who require portable solutions for indoor and outdoor applications. In short: It’s your go-to anytime, anywhere system.

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