What's New, What's Hot: February 2021


Better Off Alone Travel Kit: Assembled to help put an on-the go germaphobe at ease, this kit comprises everything but the traditional caboodle: a seat cover, pillow case, blanket, reusable face mask and an eye mask, all of which fit into a reusable matching tote, eliminating the use of plastic packaging. The fabric, 100% biodegradable cotton in navy or gray, is treated with a non-toxic antimicrobial that the Better Off Alone fashion brand says reduces surface contamination of microorganisms. Size are S/M and M/L. $190; https://www.betteroffalonenewyork.com

Ekster Aluminum Card Holder: Ekster says this high-tech product is made from "space-grade" aluminum, which means it should suffice for the needs of us earth-bound voyagers, certainly those who prefer to go as cash-light as possible while on the road. How does it work? A push of a small button on the back of the wallet releases up to five embossed cards hidden inside for ready access, ending the risk of theft or loss while wrestling with a traditional wallet to extract the proper the card. Designed to be adjustable and modular with an expandable or removable backplate, the Aluminum Card Holder measures 0.29 by 4.1 by 2.3 inches and blocks RFID (wireless theft). $63.20; https://ekster.com

Quilted Travel Jewelry Case: If you hit the road with jewelry in tow, you might as well go in style with this pebbled, full-grain leather case from Levenger. Compact enough to fit easily into a carry-on or travel bag, the classy case is big enough to store and/or organize one's traveling treasures. Moreover, and equally important, a microsuede interior helps to keep the golden goods scratch free. Other features include a detachable snap tab earring holder for six pairs of earrings; four snap tabs to hold necklaces in place, with a pouch for tangle-free storage; two zip pockets for watches and delicate jewelry; a zip-around opening; and snap tabs that enable the easy addition of rings and earrings. The case, which measures 5 by 1 by 8.5 inches, comes in red or black. $119; https://www.levenger.com

Cascade Wireless Charging Bank: This portable power source from the Lander company could be a life saver, figuratively speaking, when no external power source can be found for a dying smartphone. While it can charge multiple devices thanks to a fast-charging USB-C outlet, it is the product's battery-powered QI pass-through ability that makes it uniquely valuable to anyone with a phone that can be charged wirelessly. No bigger than the average smart phone (5.6 by 2.8 by 0.8 inches), the Cascade Wireless Charging Bank is waterproof, dustproof, and comes in two models: 6k or 10 k mAh. In addition, a securing band enables you to store cables and phone to the body of the power bank. $49.95/$79.95; https://www.lander.com

Alpha Sleep Sound Machine: Sound of Sleep's Lectrofan snooze inducer is small, highly portable and has a lot going for it, especially as it targets (but not exclusively) travelers with small children in tow. Not only does this compact unit, which can reproduce seven sounds to soothe a restless infant or toddler, feature a built-in, pop-out foot rest it also has a clip that enables it to be secured to a crib, stroller or car seat. The Alpha, which recharges through an included USB cable and lasts for 40 hours at normal volume, can also do the sleep trick for adults who can place it under a pillow or on a bedside table. And the seven relaxing sounds? A heartbeat, two fan speeds, two variations of white noise (pink and brown) and two ocean waves. $24.95; https://www.soundofsleep.com


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