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Showing posts with label phone charger. Show all posts
Showing posts with label phone charger. Show all posts

Oct 2, 2014

Essential Travel Gadget of the Week - Powerall Deluxe Portable Power Bank

Essential Travel Gadget of the Week

This is a great travel gadget that you can take with you on the trip that can become an essential device since not only can it charge up your car's battery it can also charge all of your portable electronic devices. That is a great all-in-one charging solution on the road.

Why good to have on a trip:
1. Portable battery charger with charging adapters for all major electronic devices such as smartphones, tablets, cameras, camcorders, GPS unit, MP3 players, wireless headphones, and portable gaming systems
2. Compact car jump starter that can jump-start your car 20 times on a full charge
3. Ultra-bright LED flashlight, strobe light, and SOS signal light that lasts 120 hours
4. Built-in protection features: overcurrent protection; short circuit protection; overload protection; over-voltage protection; over-charge protection
5. Portable compact design that will easily fit in your pocket, backpack, or glove box for convenience
6. Powerall will hold a full charge for 90 days or more. great for travel, great to have under the seat as an emergency device/flashlight/charger

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Sep 16, 2014

Family Weekend Getaway for the First Time

family getaway vacation
Family Weekend Getaway for the First Time
To finish off a great summer with lots of first, we took our first family road trip as our little one turned 6 months. We drove up to Pocono Mountains region in Pennsylvania where we enjoyed local fair and stayed overnight. It was an inexpensive family mini vacation.

First stop on our kiddos first road trip, was a winery. Of course.
We went to Mountain View Vineyard to sample some of their wines. They also have a distillery with flavored vodkas. We arrived there early, before the place even opened as we were planning to feed the baby before hand so she would be nice and full and less fussy. It worked at least for half of the visit. While waiting for the place to open and getting some food, we met a big dog that turned out to be quite friendly. And also met a rooster, which turned out to be the bad-ass of the place and we were warned, after the fact, to not let him get to close to us.

dog chasing chickens

There was good wine at this winery but no phone service. We have Verizon as the provider, and we barely had any bars. This rarely happened in many of our travel. We were trying to look up the address of the next winery and could not get to it. Since we were not too far from our home base, I didn't even think about doing the Google Maps offline ahead of time. We did get pointed to correct way by some of the locals and were on our way.
Next stop was the (Sorrenti) Cherry Valley Vineyard. Unfortunately, on their site and other marketing they chose to exclude Sorrenti from the name, hence why it was so hard to find.
The food there was great, we enjoyed our pizza with some sangria and bread sticks. The property is spread out and has a fountain, gazebo, and lots of sitting areas.
The wines are ok, though well made. Though the wine servers were impersonal and standoffish. Which dampened the experience quite a bit.

While in the car we had some kids gadgets along. A very helpful one that I use even on shorter trips around the town is the mirror that you can view in your rear-view to see your kin in a back facing carseat. The one we have, BRICA In-Sight Magical Firefly Mirror, also has entertainment for the little one with music lights and shapes. It comes with a remote, so that I can easily turn it on from the front seat. One caveat, is that it has to be manually turned on before starting the drive, which is actual an OK feature, though would have like on/off button on the remote.

Overnight we stayed at the Holiday Inn. At check-in we were able to upgrade to a Jacuzzi room for less than $10. The room looked great. It was huge, see picture below. Just enough room for 3 of us :)

holiday inn hotel room

The bathroom could have been cleaner. There were some hairs around it and some small stains left over. Overall, the place looked clean

The phone chargers came in handy. I was charging my phone throughout the trip via the Griffin Dual USB Car Charger in the car and my wife powered up hers with Pebble Smartstick 2200mAh Portable Charger and with the Griffin USB AC Adaptor in the room. It saved a lot of time and worry while traveling and not having to look out for the power remain percentage.

While those are great, I have updated our mobile charger just recently. We got the Mophie Powerstation that has 4000mAh

The next day, our first stop was a butterfly farm. I have never been to one of these, and we were both wondering what the kiddo's reaction is going to be since she is so little. It was quite an experience. There were a whole lot of pretty free flying butterflies. She loved every moment of it. It was fun for an entire family

The following stop was the Largest County Store. That was also an experience. A whole lot of space filled with all kinds of stuff

We had one more stop afterwards at a winery. This time at The Big Creek Vineyard, where we met one of the owners and had a nice sampling of their wines as well as a chat. We ended up getting a couple of bottles for the road home as their wine was good and their atmosphere was pleasant.

Other gadgets that we had with us in our trusted Lowepro Passport bag:
Canon Rebel XSi DSLR Camera
TP-LINK Wi-Fi Range Extender
iPhone cable
Blue Panasonic Lumix waterproof camera for selfies and just quick shots

None of this is sponsored, except for amazon links. All opinions are my own

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May 20, 2014

Water-Powered Travel Gadgets

H2O Powered Travel Gadgets

PowerTrekk Fuel Cell Charger
PowerTrekk is a water based phone charger that uses a fuel cell technology that turns hydrogen into electricity, no sun or electricity needed.

Bedol Water Clock
Alarm clock that is powered by water. Pack it with you without water, for a light travel alarm that is ready to get you up once you get there with just some H2O added.

H2O Power Weatherstation Weather Forecast Clock

H2O Water Powered Calculator (No Batteries, Energised By Water)

Water-Powered Mini Lantern and Flashlight

JetLev Water Powered Jetpack

The Water Resistant Wireless Speaker now only $59.95

Book your summer trip today and save $50 on a $300+ hotel booking with code MOREMONEY! Book by 6/1/14, Travel by 11/19/14

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Apr 10, 2014

Small But Mighty Travel Gadgets

Small But Mighty Travel Gadgets

Packing space is always at a premium. These smaller size travel gadgets not only improve your travel experience and serve essential functions, but also can let optimize the space in your travel pack:

Smartphone Charging Wallet
smartphone charging wallet

You always have your wallet with you, its an essential accessory. And now you will also have addition charge for you phone as well. The Smart charging wallet has a built-in connector that plugs into your phone and provide up to two hours of additional talk time without having to have access to a power outlet. The wallet contains a 680 mAh rechargeable battery that has been specially integrated into one panel, where it is capable of easily connecting to your gadget.

Fuel is the "world’s smallest phone charger"
smallest phone charger

It has a shape and look of a canister of gas, which is known to most car drivers as the go to emergency auto accessory. And that is likely for a good reason as this little newest gadget can give a boost to your smartphone while you are away from the home. Its 220 mAh battery is designed to give you an extra 20-30 minutes of talk time, which is good to order a pizza or update your status so you don't feel as stranded.

ChargeCard for iPhone 4/4s
charge card iphone

This device has a Credit Card Sized Charging Cable built in. It is similar idea to charging wallet, though it does not hold the charge itself. The card acts as a connector between your gadget and a charger. The center plug comes out and plugs into a USB port, the end of the card is then plugged into your phone. It can be useful on a trip to replace a charge cord. The card can go into your wallet, pants pocket, or bag.

Ring May Be the Next Hot Wearable Device

One of the newest tech gadgets on the horizon, this ring uses NFC (Near Field Communications) technology to use gestures to interact with your smart watch, control the lights, issue commands to your smartphone and more. Per Kickstarte page for it, the ring can be used to unlock doors, mobile phones and to transfer information and link people. It is a great concept that brings the idea of virtual interaction, similar to what was has been depicted in sci-fi movies to date, to reality. It supports a range of platforms including iOS, Android and Windows Phone

Satechi Compact USB Surge Protector
usb surge protector

This device creates an additional plug-in for your gadgets when traveling so that you can charge your laptop and your phone or tablet with USB wire at the same time. Moreover, it would also protect your computer from any power surges. All that and it is only 7 oz. Great to throw in a bag or stick into the Grid-It.

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