Now Arriving: Travel Accessories

Originally published in Potentials magazine, December 2006

Small Faux-Croc Portfolio

Flashy and lightweight, this fancy 15-inch faux-croc portfolio will fit under any seat or in any overhead compartment. Features a wireless security shield accessories pocket that blocks RFID signals. Holds laptops up to 15.4 lbs.
$49.99; www.mobileedge.com


Tumi Electric Adaptor

In a perfect world, electrical outlets would be standardized so that one size plug would fit all. This handy electric adaptor from Tumi makes up for the world's imperfections: It houses four adaptor configurations in one compact unit. Includes a carry case and replaceable electric fuse.
$50; www.tumi.com


RFID-Blocking Passport Holder

RFID (radio-frequency identification) chips can now be found in many credit cards, student IDs and, as of October 2006, all new and renewed U.S. Passports. To prevent identity thieves from reading the personal information stored in these chips, these soft leather passport holders contain a layer of RF shielding to protect information stored within.
$18 and $19; www.difrwear.com


WiFi Signal Adaptor

This tiny key-chain device locates WiFi signals, eliminates false readings from non-WiFi signals and features four bright LEDs that light up accordingly to indicate signal strength.
$29.99; www.mobileedge.com


Mini Jet Set

Everything they need for a comfortable bon voyage. The Mini Jet Set includes an eye mask, ear plugs, travel slippers and inflatable neck rest in a convenient carrying case with outside sleeves and zipper pocket.
$52; www.flight001.com




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