Look What We Found: Great New Travel Gadgets and Gear
A Secret Wine Holder for Concerts
By Max Hartshorne
While this might not be a favorite product for those in the business of selling expensive drinks at concerts, for a cheap date, it sounds just about perfect! PortoVino DayPack (Black), Backpack with 1.5 liter party pouch reservoir $29.00
The Biggest and Best Blanket
The Kammok Mountain Blanket is a very well-made giant blanket, that has a variety of uses for a camper or a traveler. On one side, a hydrophobic shell, and on the other, ultra-plush fleece, and durable snaps for days. It's a massive 84" x 50". WOW!
Mountain Blanket is both incredibly soft and able to withstand the rugged outdoors. It even comes with a stuff sack that has a fleece side, making for a comfy pillow. Mountain blanket $155
A Better Way to Carry Cosmetics
The Lay n Go, is a new way of transporting all of those little tiny bottles and tubes that make up your travel cosmetic kit. It opens up to lay flat 20 inches across, and has a few elastic bars to put makeup brushes and eyeliners in.
There is a little zippered pouch for electronics too. The whole thing can hold many items and closes up with a drawstring. The company offers different models from $29-38, varying in size and compartments. Lay-n-Go Cosmo (20") Cosmetic Bag, Black $29
Sunglasses with Speakers
The Lucyd Loud sunglasses come with a twist. They contain Bluetooth Speakers so you can use them to listen to music or podcasts while protecting your eyes from the sun. This product is still in beta, which means you can't buy them yet.
But the company is offering anyone who wants to test drive them with a 35% off deal on any pair from their large catalog of eyeglass frames for both prescription and sunglasses. LucydLoud glasses
Find Your Pet
The Pawscout is the smarter pet tag that allows you to track your dog or even your cat using Bluetooth and your cellphone. But it's more than just a tag that goes 'beep' as the company offers many other features.
- LOST PET ALERTS: Mark your pet as lost in the Pawscout App and automatically alert all Pawscouters in your neighborhood and any Pawscouter who comes within 300 feet of your pet to join the search. Receive notifications and location data when your pet comes within range of anyone with the Pawscout App. No monthly or activation fees.
- OUTDOOR VIRTUAL PET LEASH: The outdoor virtual pet leash in the Pawscout App instantly notifies you when your pet strays from the yard, park, or other outdoor location.
- DIGITAL PROFILE AND MEDICAL RECORDS: Create a full digital profile of your pet in the Pawscout App that includes photos, your contact info, vaccinations, and behavioral or medical issues.
- POINTS OF INTEREST: Find thousands of veterinarians, groomers, pet daycares, parks, and other pet-friendly locations on Pawscout’s neighborhood map. Pawscout Smarter Pet Tag $19.99
A Personal Mister for Summer Festivals
Misty Mate is a little bottle that provides cool relief of a misty spray when you're sweating it out at a festival or on a hike through the desert. And it's cheap enough so you can buy two, one for you and one for your hiking partner or festival buddy.
- Hand pump allows you to easily add pressure to the bottle.
- Propels an ultra fine mist that creates an instant cooling sensation.
- Push button allows for a continuous stream of ultra-fine mist on command.
- Pressurizes easily by hand and with a push of a button
- Perfect balance of micromist technology and mobility for everyday activities. MistyMate 10025 Misty 2.5 Hand-Held Personal Mister $11.56
A Faster Way to Charge
This high-performance, heavy-duty, and stylish 8″ Apple MFi Certified Lightning Charge and Sync Cable charge up to 4 times faster than conventional charging. It has charge and sync capabilities for smartphones, tablets, and more!
CableLinx Elite 8″ Apple MFi Certified Lightning to USB $19.99
And a Way to Exit Your Burning Car
When traveling, it’s smart to take special precautions to keep your loved ones safe in an emergency. The ChargeHub V2 features (2) USB ports to power up your devices and comes with a glass breaker and seat belt cutter for use in the event of an emergency. Available in 7 Colors!
USB Cutter/Plug $29.00
Max Hartshorne has been the editor and publisher of GoNOMAD Travel in South Deerfield Mass since 2002. He worked for newspapers and other sales positions for 23 years until he finally got what he wanted, and became the editor at GoNOMAD. He travels regularly, enjoys publishing new writers, and watching his grandchildren grow up.