Three for the road – Ventev, Weight It and Mountie
Planning a trip? Here are three things you probably didn’t plan to pack – but should have. They’re worth their weight in gold the first time you need them….and they’ll all fit easily in a pocket.
Ventev Powercell 6000+
The Ventev Powercell 6000+ is a Li-Ion polymer battery that will recharge a tablet or recharge your smartphone twice. Easy to pack, this thing is priceless when your device runs down and you aren’t near a power source.
With two USB ports, it can charge two devices at once, so if you really blew it and forgot to charge both your phone and your tablet…no sweat. Ventev’s Powercell 6000+ can handle it. Putting out 3.1A max, it can deliver power to your 1 and 2.1 amp devices simultaneously.
When it’s time to recharge the Powercell 6000+, simply fold down the 110v prongs and plug it in a standard wall outlet. No cords needed. A small LED scale will show the amount of power remaining in the device.
With its Rapid Charge technology and weighing less than 2/3#, this thing deserves a place in your carryon or backpack. See all the charger models at Ventev.com.
With the airlines looking to grab every extra dollar they can, some of the biggest surprises come at the expense of your heavy luggage. One pound can be the difference between FREE and $100.00. You really need to know how much your luggage weighs before you get to the counter.
With Weigh It you can weigh your luggage anywhere; hotel or home. It will register the weight of your bag up to 110 lbs (50-kg) and it’s decidedly easy to use.
Open the protective plastic clamshell case and unhook the carrying strap. Release the magnetically held hook and slip one end of the strap over the hook. Pass the other end of the strap through your suitcase handle and then secure it to the hook as well. Lift.
The weight will be displayed on an easy to read digital display. Repeat for each of your bags. It’s so much easier to repack to rearrange your belongings if you do it at home or in your hotel room before leaving. Let’s face it – everyone in line will hate you if you try doing it at the airline counter.
Check it out on line at www.inventhelpstore.com. Avoiding just one overweight bag will pay for it.
Ever bump your phone or tablet off a table while working on your laptop? Yuucch. Somehow they seem slipperier on a table top. Well, now there’s a device to prevent that. And it will even make checking your phone or tablet more convenient as well. It’s called the Mountie and it couldn’t be simpler to install.
Open one half of the clip and clamp it to your laptop screen. Then slide your tablet (or phone) into the other side of the clip and clamp that down as well. You’ve now got your second device conveniently and securely mounted where there’s no chance of forgetting them or accidentally knocking them around.
The Mountie comes with various sized rubber mounting pads that slip on or off instantly. That enables you to use them with today’s equipment and tomorrow’s as well. I found for example that I needed the thickest pad available with my super thin Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro Ultrabook screen, but I could use the medium thickness pad with my tablet.
Get two and have your tablet on one side and your phone on the other. Read more at Ten One Design, makers of the Mountie.