Travel & Tech Products for Summer

The TarDisk 256 GB Storage Expansion Card fits in all MacBook 13" Ai devices.
The TarDisk 256 GB Storage Expansion Card fits in all MacBook 13″ Ai devices.

We’ve reviewed some of the latest products that can make your travels more comfortable and more efficient. Try these out for your summer travels. 

TarDisk Storage Expansion Cards

Don’t run the risk of losing all your files, music, and photos. TarDisk allows you to increase onboard MacBook storage, allowing it to double in size. All of your MacBook content stays protected inside TarDisk.

Inserting your TarDisk into your MacBook expands the hard drive up between 128GB to 256GB of integrated storage. Working at 90MB/sec, it is efficient and does not slow down your computer.

This particular model fits the MacBook 13” Ai. Both TarDisk products hold a 4 ½ star rating on Amazon. These products are available at:

128GB TarDisk sells for $147- Click Here

256GB TarDisk sells for $399- Click Here

Giesswein Vent Loafers

On your feet all day? The comfort of these slippers goes unmatched, from their breathability, to arch support, to cushioning. They are made from 100% natural boiled wool and suede leather lining.

The patented footbed can easily be removed to put your over-the-counter orthotics footpads in instead.  Editor Max Hartshorne has been wearing these non-stop since they arrived in the mail!

The Geisswein Loafers are available in several different styles and colors. The loafers are their most popular.
The Giesswein Loafers are available in several different styles and colors. The loafers are their most popular.

The slip-resistant, non-marking waterproof rubber outsole means only the best durability even when you’re on your feet for hours at a time.  The arches are higher than in regular slippers, providing a nice comfortable arch support.

And even better, because of the natural material, they’re machine washable.

Giesswein Vent Loafers maintain a 4.2 star rating on Amazon, with reviews boasting everything from “high-quality materials and construction” to “happy feet!”

These slippers come in various styles and colors, and are also available in both Men’s and Women’s sizes on Amazon:

Women’s styles range from $76-$138 – Click Here

Men’s styles range from $54-$92- Click Here

Glovax rubber glovesGlovax Gloves

These adventure gloves are perfect for both indoor and outdoor activities. Unlike regular gloves, they provide your hands with full protection while remaining light and easy to move your hands in. The come in a garishly bright orange color, but they’re great for the garden or other messy jobs.

They are water and oil proof, and moisture, cut, and abrasion resistant, which makes them long-lasting and durable.

They’re the perfect gloves for all sorts of tasks, from working on automobiles to logistics construction, to working in the garden, to drilling or oil extraction.

The yarn from which these gloves are made is a special tech blend and is only produced in two factories around the world. The lightweight material measures in around 40 grams, which means no fumbling or stiffness when working with your hands. Glovax gloves on Indigogo. $15

DistilUnion Wally Wallet eurostyle.

Wally Euro Wallet by DistilUnion

This is a wallet designed for the 21st century!  Forget the bulging wallets of the past, this Wally Euro wallet includes a place for dollar or euro coins and has a tab that slips your cards out when you need them.  I’ve been using a DistilUnion wallet for six months, and love it.  It has a unique feature called “FlexLock” that ensures none of your valuable credit cards or license can slip out, even after using for a while.  When was the last time you bought a new wallet? This might be the right one!

Distil Union Wally Bifold Slim Leather Wallets for Men – Money Clip, Credit Card Holder, $69

FacecradleFace Cradle Travel Pillow

We’ve seen a lot of travel pillows in our long career, and this one is truly different.  This one wraps your head in soft velvet and mimics what one might do with your arms on a flight. The Face Cradle has four modes, dozing, snoozing, table nap,  deep sleep. The pillow has a hinge so it can convert from a padded donut to a what resembles a padded toilet seat.  This allows facedown sleep, and a variety of different positions to suit the passenger.  Travel pillow $49.50

The Ecococoon Iconspeak stainless steel water bottle, with cuddler and handle.

Ecococoon 4 Cup set with Cuddler and Ultimate Drink Bottle insulated drink container

In every airport these days, we see special water dispensers next to the traditional bubblers to allow travelers to refill plastic water bottles.  Just remember to dump out the water BEFORE you go through security. But truthfully, wouldn’t you rather be sipping out of a metal or

But truthfully, wouldn’t you rather be sipping out of a metal orTROPICALE cup set includes ceramic container?  Ecococoon offers several new products that not only can be filled with cold, filtered water for your flight, but they have a handle and a nice insulated cover.  $44.00 plus $15 for the cover.

Ecococoon Iconspeak water bottle. $44.00 plus $15 for the cover.

The company also makes a neat product if you want to share your bottle of wine with friends.  Their Tropicale cup set includes four nested stainless steel cups all fit into a little sack, this would come in very handy in an expensive country where you want to be able to “BYOB” and have some drinkware to share with the group. $44.00

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Mary Govoni

Mary Govoni

Mary Govoni is a freelance writer from Cape Cod, Mass. She loves traveling to find food, good conversation and good company.