Kid-Tested Toy & Product Review

Family Travel Products

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Family Travel Products! Whether you are traveling by plane, train or car, these travel products are sure to make any family trip more enjoyable.


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The Pouch

$24.99; GreatUsefulStuff.com


This Travel Media Pouch stores tech gadgets, personal items and charging cords in one lightweight Pouch that can easily fit into any carry-on. The Pouch features a Velcro strip with three Velcro ties to bundle and organize cords. There are two medium elastic topped pockets designed to fit a MacBook adapter and smart phones (up to iPhone 6 plus). A large padded sleeve is designed to protect an iPad Air and other similarly sized tablets. The spacious central compartment holds larger adapters, cables or small power strips and USB charging units. The Pouch also includes a zippered pocket for smaller items such as Nanos, Shuffles, earbuds or wearable tech. The bottom row compartment has room for more cords, sunglasses or other smaller items. "Holds everything I need in one place so it is always easy to find a charger," says Mark.

 

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Zoe Mini Jewelry Case
$55; TheGrommet.com

The Zoe jewelry case is a compact solution to traveling with jewelry in style. The case features a mesh flap for earrings, a cylindrical ring holder and a velvet pillow cushion for necklaces, watches, and bracelets. Available in three color options. Water-resistant exterior and removable velvet pillow. "Perfect size and function for traveling," says Rachel.

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SCOSCHE: MagicMount Pro

$29.99-$39.99; Scosche.com
The MagicMount Pro line is built with powerful Neodymium magnets that are 100 percent safe, will not damage devices and securely maintains a tight grip. The MagicMount Pro Window/Dash securely mounts devices to a vehicle’s dash or window for 360° portrait or landscape viewing. It’s built with StickGrip technology that provides a powerful hold on multiple surfaces. The MagicMount Pro Dash four-axis adjustable angle and enhanced soft touch rubber lock-nut ensure tight, secure positioning to a vehicle’s dashboard. Its bendable base allows it to secure tightly to curved, angled or flat surfaces. “I love the magnet! I can easily grab my phone when I need to but it stays secure to the windshield while driving,” says Tyler.

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Velocity Backpack Duffel
$59.99; Solo.net

Inspired by Brooklyn skateboard culture, hybrid designs and smart details easily transition from dawn to dusk, work to workout, weekday to weekend. Backpack coverts to duffel, fully padded 15.6” laptop compartment, internal iPad/ tablet pocket, separate shoe compartment, large side zippered pockets, padded carry handle, padded back and backpack straps for added comfort. "I love how there are different compartments for everything," says David.


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Snack & Play Travel Tray 2.0
$24.99; SnackAndPlayTravelTray.com

Perfect for short trips in the car around town for homework or snacks. Folds easily and buckles around the child and not the carseat, so safety is not an issue. Provides a firm dry erase, magnetic receptive surface and includes two mesh side pockets with one designated cup holder. “Keeps my son busy while traveling or running errands,” says Mayka.



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HOGG Tumblers
$20-$30; HOGGOutfitters.com

Perfect for the person who is on the go and likes to have their drinks kept cool or hot as they navigate their daily routines.  HOGG tumblers are made with 18/8 stainless steel and double wall vacuum insulated for maximum temperature retention. These tumblers are sure to keep you refreshed throughout the day. “Fits in my car cup holder, the lid seals well and it keeps my coffee warm all morning,” says Laura.



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Eagle Creek Cargo Hauler Rolling Duffels
$159-$169 for 90L-120L; EagleCreek.com

Made from a highly abrasion-resistant, water repellent, Bi-Tech™ armor lite fabric, cargo haulers are designed for inclement weather.  Integrating the latest fabric technology for a lighter-than-you-can-believe bag with treaded conquer-any-obstacle wheels, these duffels are stronger, and more environmentally friendly than any wheeled duffel in its weight class. “Great size, well made and easy to roll. And I love the case to store it in when not in use,” says Eric.


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Sleep Emergency Travel Blanket
$29.99; ContainerStore.com

Make the trip a little cozier with this easy-carry travel blanket. Ultra-soft and lightweight, it comes packed in its own zippered jersey-knit pouch. Just unfurl for a little warmth on long flights, car trips or mornings at the office. Even when not in use, keep the blanket in its pouch and use it as pillow. “We keep it in our trunk for road trips or late nights,” says June.


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Groovies Kids Headphones
$29.95; Kenu.com

Groovies kid’s headphones provide premium sound at safe listening levels. The volume-limiting technology maintains the sound pressure at 85dB, while Kenu’s Sharelink™ technology allows up to four pairs of Groovies to “daisy-chain” together without the use of a separate splitter. "I love that the kids can connect their headphones in the car," says Brian.


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Dreamliner Travel Bassinet
$69.99; US.Diono.com

Whether at home or away, baby is kept comfortable and secure with a well-padded mattress, adjustable hood for directional shade and integral insect net. The cozy sleep space is well ventilated with mesh side panels and the removable mattress cover makes cleaning a breeze. Ready straight out of the box and perfect for use at home or away, it can be folded in seconds and comes with a carry bag for easy portability. Mom Cynthia likes that it is compact and easy to transport.


Published: April 2017