Posted by Tom Wilkins on Thu 18th September 2008 at 04:08 AM, Filed in Travel AccessoriesTravel GadgetsTravel Tips

With thousands of students heading off for the first time or returning to Uni this Autumn, First Luggage have developed a rather useful service set to take the stress out of the whole affair.

Student’s often take their worldly possessions on a train, plane or in a car which is not much fun (from experience) I have to say. The service is aptly named ‘Smarter Students’ and is a student friendly (in terms of budget), hassle-free door-to-door collection service operating within the UK as well as internationally. Prices start at just £20.

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The service also ensures everything arrives in one piece! From computers to cutlery First Luggage will ensure it gets to the final destination without a hitch.

If the above news isn’t enough to convince you then First Luggage was recently recognized as one of the top 10 most promising businesses in the UK (at the coveted nationwide ‘Start Up Stars Awards’) and has already gained support from Dannii Minogue and official ambassadors in glamorous Joan Collins, socialite and journalist Normandie Keith and British travel veteran Alan Whicker, media personality Piers Morgan. Say no more!

Posted by Patrick Woolmer on Fri 25th July 2008 at 06:00 AM, Filed in Travel Accessories

If you’re travelling through an airport this summer you will more than likely come across a Trunki. The Dragon’s Den reject seems to have come of age this year and with good reason.

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Having dragged my own daughter through the airport on a bright pink Trunki, the concept kind of clicked in my head. It quite simply converges 3 common problems that you will encounter with children in an environment like an airport. These are:

1. Carrying enough toys and books to keep your kids occupied.

2. Having somewhere for your kids to sit during long waits in lengthy cues.

3. Transporting your kids from A to B without wrenching your back.

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Posted by Hayden Allen-Vercoe on Fri 11th July 2008 at 04:36 AM, Filed in Travel AccessoriesTravel Gadgets

This innovative Duracell mini charger has recently picked up an award for the 2008 battery product of the year award. Obscure I know but a fantastic achievement all the same.

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It charges anything from your battery operated shaver to your electric eyelash curlers, and it’s small, so it’s perfect take away on holiday!

It comes with rechargeable batteries, and allows you to recharge them over and over. It plugs straight into the wall and charges up two AA or AAA batteries.

The best bit is that it’s only £9.99 so will pay for itself in no time!

Posted by Bob Bulmer on Wed 9th July 2008 at 04:26 PM, Filed in Travel AccessoriesTravel Gadgets

How often is it that we forget to take a phone charger on holiday and we’re stranded when the battery fails. Mobile phones are more than just a gadget to keep your friends posted on your shenanigans… when travelling they are crucial to your safety and alerting people to potential dangerous situations.

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Here’s a little gadget called the Juicebar which is a highly affordable safety net at £2.99. It’s infact the world’s slimmest disposable mobile phone charger that can recharge a completely flat mobile phone battery in around 60 minutes, giving you up to 60 minutes of talk time and 480 minutes standby.

Just plug a Juicebar into your phone, and charging will start.  You can even use your phone whilst it is charging.

Juicebar is available for Nokia, Sony, Samsung, Motorola and Blackberry phone brands with an LG product available soon.

Posted by Ruth Miller on Fri 27th June 2008 at 06:00 AM, Filed in Travel Accessories

For those of us hiking to soggier climbs this summer, you must get one of the OverBoard waterproof backpacks.

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Designed for a variety of wet situations these nylon packs from OverBoard are a very good way to keep your clothes and valuables bone dry. Certainly they managed to keep my brand new iPhone safe during a recent trip to Canada.

They come in 20 - 25 litre sizes and in red, blue and yellow.

Retails for £25.

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