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Cool Must-Have Travel Gadgets

Updated on August 13, 2016
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Ms. Inglish has 30 years' experience in medicine, psychology, STEM instruction, history, and aerospace education for USAF Civil Air Patrol.

Travel Organizers Smooth the Way



High Road Entertainment Organizer XL.

Do you carry much entertainment media with you while traveling? If so, you can organize your DVDs and CDs, even VHS tapes, with this car organizer that comes from Talus company. Never misplace a CD again.

This organizer is called the High Road Entertainment Organizer XL. This particular gadget for the car is fitted with several pockets that hold music media, movies, game media and all the accessories, including handheld and other gaming paraphernalia.

The organizer features a large front pocket to hold a portable DVD player and a hanging system keep the floors of a vehicle clean and entertainment items in reach of each of the seats.

The gadget contains three additional covered pockets and three more outside mesh pockets. These all hold iPods, snacks, games, or anything else of a similar size.

The organizer hangs snuggly from the headrest of one of the front seat of the vehicle and fastens securely with mountain climbing buckles and a stretch cord.

The High Road Entertainment Organizer XL from Talus is found online from, in dimensions: 22″ high x 16″ wide x 3″ deep. Talus also carries additional organizers for other uses.

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Apple Airport Express

Apple Airport Express
Apple Airport Express | Source

Airport Express Internet Spot

Being unable to find an Internet connection is almost a life or death situation these days, especially if you are lost, injured, or late for a business appointment while traveling in a more isolated location. You may work online and absolutely need that Internet connection!

Personal Wi-Fi hotspots for sale deluge the marketplace, but many of them are not very good. Some hook you into automatic payments made from your credit card that you were not expecting. Others never provide a strong enough signal for effectiveness. Still others break immediately.

Some of these devices are dependable. For instance, for $99.00 or less, the Apple Airport Express is an excellent portable Wi-Fi hotspot that belongs to you after you acquire it.

This device features easy setup from an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch and even a Mac or PC. Plug an Ethernet cable into the 7.58 oz. white box, then plug the box into an outlet.

When you power on your computer, the transmitter appears and you can configure it into your Wi-Fi domain. Anyone in the room can access it, if you wish.


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SportsBuns car seat.
SportsBuns car seat.
SportsBuns car seat. | Source

CritBuns or SportsBuns

This seat cushion is a different sort of shape and is called the CritBuns or the SportsBuns.

These padded seats can be used for more comfortable sitting and driving, or they can be taken to the sports stadium to cushion hard bench seats.

Any of these "Buns" comprise a soft, malleable sort of seat cushion made of foam. The device is most handy for use on hard chairs or for traveling by car, van, bus, or train. Public transportation seats are sometimes very uncomfortable and the Buns can help. Some people even take them to church and Bingo games.Borrowing one of these gadgets for a long drive, I found the foam very comfortable. It helped me become less tired while driving 400 miles.

This gadget is also an efficient multi-tasker, in that it can be used in gardens for kneeling, for performing yoga positions, for picnics, for cleaning out cupboards at floor level, and even for supporting a painful limb in bed. A Buns is also excellent for use as a back cushion for typing, at sporting events, at work, at home, and when going out to see a film. You can use this device just about anywhere you need to sit or kneel.

CritBuns is made in eight different colors to go with your car, truck, or home decor. Its inventor, Joe Gebbia, produced it at his art school as a project to help at art critiques ( the "Crits" ) at the Rhode Island School of Design.It was his first invention. Joe Gebbia is now the famous Co-Founder and CPO of Airbnb.

This is where critics found they had to sit on folding chairs at exhibitions for prolonged periods of time. SportsBuns come in different shapes, like the football pictured above.

The portable cushion-seats are weatherproof and can be screen printed with a team, clubs, or company logo.

The Genesis of Critbuns

© 2008 Patty Inglish MS


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