Travel Essentials

Lynnette, resident Proporta Marketing Manager and workaholic, recently returned from a three week stint backpacking around Bali and after taking much advantage of Proporta travel products, felt it was only right that she share this information with the Proporta blog readers. You’ll need to excuse the blatant corporate promotion (we don’t usually like doing this), but be assured that our intentions are entirely honourable. It’s sometimes tricky getting across just how useful our products are, so what better way to do it than to momentarily stick you in Lynnette’s flip flops…

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USB TurboCharger 3400
It’s about a 14 hour flight to Bali, but once you’ve taken into account getting to the airport 3 hours early, a transfer somewhere on the way (which should only be a few more hours, but may be longer if you’re an idiot like me and book a flight with a 12 hour overnight stopover in Kuala Lumpur) – you could end up looking at a 37 round trip… which I did. Brilliant. Even the calmest of fellows would probably start to go a little stir crazy after 15 hours in an airport (naturally the flight was delayed), but not I. I had the new Proporta USB TurboCharger 3400 in my clutches, which meant that I could listen to music, text till my heart was content and surf the internet on my BlackBerry, aaaand still have enough power left to watch a couple of films on my iPod on the plane. There’s a bit of technical spiel which goes with this product, but all you really need to know is that it’s a battery pack that you charge from anything USB powered, and it holds more charge than any of your devices will – quite a bit more. So all you need to do is charge the TurboCharger from either your laptop, computer or a USB wall plug (we sell those too) and the TurboCharger will charge anything from your iPhone, BlackBerry or iPod to your Sony PSP, DS Lite or GPS and more. Even better, it’s really small (about the size of your phone) so you can take it pretty much anywhere.

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Proporta Eclipse – Solar Keyring Torch
Even though I’m a grown up and have been for some time now, I’m still a little bit scared of the dark and after a few late night power cuts at home, I decided to invest in a Proporta Solar Keyring Torch. This little fella was charged when I got it a couple of months ago and has been as bright as a button ever since, even though it spends most of the daylight hours in my bag. I didn’t really think I’d need it in Bali, but took it anyway and it turned out to be one of the handiest items I packed. Apart from helping me to stumble around the Gili Islands during the daily power cuts, you could almost call it a lifesaver after it stopped me from falling off a very pointy volcano, Mount Batung, during an unplanned overnight hike to watch a ridiculously beautiful sunrise.

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Reversible Drawstring Bag
Being a little bit on the tidy side, I have a real thing for cables, adaptors and such getting tangled up and messy in my bag. Luckily, the Proporta Reversible Drawstring Bag makes this little obsession of mine a lot easier to deal with. It’s essentially just a bag, albeit a very good quality one, but it also includes a free cable tidy that makes tangled headphones a thing of the past (and that my OCD instantly fell in love with). Proporta also do a three pack of them (naturally I’ve got squillions), which means any iPod cables or headphones or adaptor cables stay completely away from each other and never get twisted. Really simple, a little bit boring, but utterly essential.

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Stuff I wish I’d taken, but didn’t
The Morfica BeachBuoy (100% Waterproof Case – ideal for rafting and snorkelling), Stereo Y Splitter (so you and a mate can listen to the same iPod at the same time), Airline Headphone Adaptor (use it with the Stereo Y Splitter and your own headphones for a much better sound quality), UK to EU mains adaptor (didn’t realise they used this connection in Bali and ended up buying one out there), Passport Holder (see previous mention of obsessive tidiness).

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2 Responses to “Travel Essentials”

  1. Carlton says:

    i love the USB TurboCharger, works great!!

  2. ella davis says:

    Great post. Solar keying torch sounds to be very useful. Traveling to a new location, especially a new country can be a stimulating experience, especially for a first timer. But to be sure that it does not end up being a nightmare, one needs to plan well, and well in advance. Travel information is offered by a splendid website that provides up-to-date information on safety travel tips.

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