Travelers’ new Gadgets To Make them Happy this Christmas
By Max Hartshorne
Pack this Water Bottle and Unfurl It for Hydration!
I am lucky to have been gifted dozens of very heavy, strong metal water bottles over the years, it’s the newest form of politically-correct swag. That’s great and I love using them, but sometimes they take up too much room.
The Nomader Collapsible Water Bottle solves this problem by letting me scrunch this bottle up in my backpack until I need it. No need to tell the boys at TSA that my bottle is empty!
Love Buds: Share the Music on an iPhone 6S
One jack…and four buds for two people to share!
Keepgo High-Speed mobile Wi-Fi device: Bring your Own Signal
We have been fans of the Keepgo device, that creates your own Wi-Fi signal in airports of when traveling, and this is the updated faster version that brings you up to 4 and even 5G speeds using this device. Buy the data from Keepgo, enjoy the connection on the road.
Bikers Can Signal Turns with this Backpack
Hands-Free automatic signaling for cyclists, including manual and voice control. Never be distracted by having to manually signal, our GPS routing automatically signals for you.
Takes riders through the safest routes (sidewalks, parks, bike routes, etc.). It also allows you to share your route with one or a group of riders and even sets up specific meeting points along the route.
If an accident occurs, the app will detect through motion sensors and will send SMS messages to your pre-programmed contacts alerting them and provide the exact location.
Mobile app features Map Ride so that all signaling will activate automatically. saves your popular routes, allows friends, colleagues, and family to track your exact location at any time. voice-enabled, to allow for hands-free, share rides with integrations to all popular social sites and tracking for riders and their friends, colleagues, and family
- 5000mAh battery included for over 10 hours of use.
Shiftcam: New Lenses to Your iPhone
The World’s first 6-in-1 Dual Lens Case for iPhone 7/8 Plus
In 2017, the ShiftCam team came up with an ingenious product combining a comprehensive set of 6 camera-enhancing lenses in 1 convenient and portable iphone case.
Designed for iPhone 7/8 Plus, the shifting mechanism allows users to get the most out of their dual camera feature. With a simple slide-and-click motion, users shift seamlessly between a range of wide-angle, telephoto, macro and fisheye lenses.
However you see the world around you, ShiftCam allows you to capture it better. No more juggling tiny clip-on and missing the moment. This is the perfect utility phone case for photographers of all levels. Shiftcam 6 in 1 Travelers case $69.99
Hefty 60 L Backpack from Banana Backpacks with Side Entry
Most 60 liter backpacks weren’t designed for travel. They frustrate you with their cumbersome top-loading design, force you to constantly “get creative” with your packing, and steal precious moments from your adventure. That’s why they built the Khmer Explorer Travel Set. It lays flat, has a built-in packing system, plenty of pockets (even a secret one), and all the awesome ergonomics of a hiking pack. It’s time for your luggage to stop holding you back.
The Banana Backpack $222
You Didn’t Know You Needed a Clipa!
This is a useful little clip you can use to secure your purse when you’re at a restaurant or a bar. You’ll find It instantly: Unlike other handbag hooks, the Clipa won’t get buried in your purse. Simply attach it to your purse strap, where it will always be handy when you need it.
Use It Practically Anywhere: Designed to open wide & spring shut, Clipa bag hanger attaches securely to all kinds of surfaces: tables, countertops, cubicle walls, restroom walls and doors, stroller handles & more.
Slimmer, Lighter, Stronger: Don’t be fooled by its sleek, chic look. Your rugged little Clipa handbag hook safely supports handbags up to 15 kgs. In tests, it withstands the equivalent of 10 years of daily wear! Clipa2 Bag Hanger, Matte Hematite $15.95
The Ice Mule is Ready for your Next River Trip
The Coldest Cooler you can find…and engineered to be the most portable, high-performance soft-sided cooler around and is available in a variety of sizes to ensure that whatever the occasion, your drinks and refreshments stay ice cold all day long
Icemule is a mini is a personal sling-style backpack cooler bag that straps comfortably to your back, leaving hands and arms free to carry anything other than your cooler; the double padded and ventilated straps mean effortless hands-free carrying
Forget bulky ice boxes, it rolls and stores easily when not in use; the cooler is fully collapsible, perfect for traveling to your destination
France: All Year Long
I have to admit, France is my favorite country, and the place I’ve been to more than any other country. What do I love about it? Everything that’s pictured in this wonderful 365 days in France calendar! Photos will bring me back to the many places I’ve visited in France every time I look at this on the wall.
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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 does exactly what he wants to do every day.