Well, this week didn't exactly go as planned.
I had grandiose dreams of a week of blog posts and giveaways, but the gods of technology had something else in mind. What happened? A big cup of coffee, spilled all over my still new-ish Macbook Air. UGH.
Please learn from my mistakes and buy a keyboard cover. It probably would have saved me from an unexpected $1K purchase at the UWS Apple Store.
And yes - I did have AppleCare, but AppleCare doesn't cover liquid damage.
But I digress... let's talk about my favorite tech items for travel! Oh yes, and we are still going to do a giveaway. Better late than never, right?
In honor of #smallbizsat and all things lost to the technology gods, let's make a list:
Alpaca Your Bags Travel: My Top Five Travel Tech Buys
1. Belkin Mini Power Strip with USB Ports
How many times have you been in a hotel room or a cruise cabin and struggled with the number of outlets? Bring this with you and you'll never want for outlets again. It even has 2 USB ports so you can leave those bulky wall plug-ins at home!
Pro tip: This one is especially great for cruises where there is typically just one outlet to share. Oy.
2. Skits Smart Tech Case
This is a recent addition to my travel bag. I received something similar at an advertising event in NY and instantly fell in love. This is the perfect size case to keep all of my cords, chargers and devices in line. LOVE IT. http://amzn.to/1Iqq5w5
3. Mophie Powerstation
Do you get panicky when your phone drops below 30% I do. I get hives. Keep this charged and in your bag for a boost on the go. Best purchase ever. http://amzn.to/1Iqqe2L
4. Noise Canceling Headphones
Use these when you need a little peace and quiet. On a recent flight to Miami, these successfully blocked out 4 drunk Australians doing shots in first class. True Story. Worth Every, Single Penny.
5. Kindle Fire
I saved this one for last because it's the favorite, AND WE ARE GIVING ONE AWAY!
This snappy little device allows you to read books, play games and watch videos (including downloads from the Amazon store -- downloads, not streams!) Matt and I both have these and use them religiously. You also can't beat the price... I love technology! http://amzn.to/1RdC9YI
Want to win your very own Kindle Fire HD? How about your own portable charger, similar to the Mophie one pictured above? It's simple. All you need to do is follow the instructions below via Rafflecopter (may take a second to load... patience please!).
Disclaimer: Winner must "like" our page on Facebook AND leave a comment on this blog post. To comment - tell us about YOUR favorite must-have item for travel. Can't wait to read your responses!
Hi, I'm Ashley
Ashley (@ashleysmorris) is a freelance writer, virtual assistant and owner of Alpaca Your Bags Travel.
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