Travalo The World- The Refillable Perfume Spray

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 Travalo Refillable Perfume Atomizer Spray
When travelling you want to look and smell the best but there's always one major issue with that; you're limited to what you can bring on a plane. This is where Travalo comes in, they have invented a 5ml easy fill perfume spray that even Ryanair wouldn't have an issue with size wise. 

The Travalo perfume atomizer comes in 4 different models; Classic HD, Milano, Pearl and the Devine. All models come in various colours to match that perfect bag or purse. Made from Aircraft grade aluminum and totally free of glass this little friend is aircraft approved carry-on baggage.

We tested both the Classic HD and the Milano and true to Travalo's claims they really do refill in seconds. On the bottom of each Travalo Perfume atomizer, you will find a fillable hole which fits perfectly on nearly all perfume and aftershave bottles. 

The Innovative Genie-S 'pump to fill' works a charm with just a number of pumps it transfers the fragrance from your unfriendly sized perfume bottle to a handy pocket-sized travel accessory.  


We used the Travalo Milano for a recent trip and it lasted the whole 4 days of the trip and that's even with a generous respraying each morning, noon and night.


The only issue we were worried about was leakage and issues refilling which we've seen with other products like this. But overall we haven't had one leak. We actually found when playing about with the Travalo that not only can you refill again with a different perfume after cleaning but that Travalo has integrated a U-change removable inner vial to change in an instant. 

Verdict
Both the Classic HD and the Milano are not only brilliant for travel but for everyday use in your purse, make-up bag, pocket or in your car. We love the idea of it and think it really is the future, the only issue that comes into question is the price but when you consider how much it costs for a large and smaller travel sized bottle of your favourite spray over time you really can see a massive saving not only in money but in space.

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Where to buy
Buy now for £12.99 and free delivery from Debenhams or Travalo
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Anker Astro E1 - 5200mAh Ultra Compact Portable Charger

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Anker Astro E1 5200mAh Ultra Compact Portable Charger External Power Bank with PowerIQ Technology for iPhone, iPad, Samsung, Nexus, HTC etc.

Have you ever been on holiday, in university or out and about and had your phone die? I think we all have and this is where the Anker 5200mAh Ultra Compact Charger comes into play. Weighing only 119g and around the size of a small Candy bar, it's the perfect accessory to have in your purse, pocket or hand luggage to keep your phone charged not once but twice on the move.

Inside the neatly compact box, you will find the Anker portable charger, a micro-USB charging cable to charge it, instructions, an amazing 18-month warranty and a small soft pouch to keep the Anker portable charger safe and undamaged.

Anker is known for quality and this product is no different with a very good build quality, premium battery cells that last and a strong outer casing. In fact, we've had this product on beaches, bikes, aeroplanes, in the rain and in nightclubs around the world and it's as good as the day we first got it.

Built into this Charger is Anker’s PowerIQ technology which dynamically detects and adapts to your device’s unique charging protocol enabling it to charge at full speed.

We also use the Anker Astro E1’s big brother the Anker PowerCore 20100mAh which can charge your phone up to 7 times but is a bit bulkier than the Astro E1, so we prefer the size and durability of the Astro E1 and everyone in the team can’t leave anywhere without one.


Alongside the Anker Astro E1 5200mAh we also use the Anker PowerLine+ Lightning Cable & Anker PowerLine+ Micro USB which are as attractive as they are durable and will last you for years.

Verdict
The Anker Astro E1 5200mAh Ultra Compact Portable Charger is an essential accessory for anyone. With its simple to use plug and play option that even my mum could use, it's a one size fits all accessory. At such cheap price of £11.99, we would recommend nearly everyone to get one even just to have as an emergency or as a charger for when your little one's tablet dies. 
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Where to buy
Buy now for £11.99 and free delivery from Amazon

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Huawei E5577 Portable Mobile Wi-Fi 4G/LTE

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Huawei E5577 Portable Mobile Wi-Fi 4G/LTE
Whether you travel like Christopher Columbus or only travel once a year this accessory is not just perfect for travelling but for everyday life. The Huawei E5577 allows you to create your own Secure mobile Wi-Fi hotspot or MiFi as its commonly known now.

The E5577 follows the E5 classic design looking a bit like the predecessor models such as E5330, E5573 and E5377. Although the E5577 is thinner, faster and has better mobile capability up to 150mbps download and 50Mbps upload speed. It has been updated by the Huawei E5786 which can get up to 300Mps speed but after comparing the two, very little mobile networks are capable of that speed and you wouldn’t notice much different to say 140Mps to 190Mps.


Out of the box, the E5577 is pretty much ready to go, plug the sim card and battery in and follow the easy step by step guide. No wires, no software just a simple approach to getting the internet anywhere.

In the Box itself, you get the Huawei Mobile wifi either in black or white, a battery, USB Charging Cable, a quick start guide, and a safety information booklet. Separately you will need to buy a data sim from a mobile provider.

When the Huawei Mobile WiFi E5577 is on, users can see information from the screen such as the network providers, SSID, WiFi key, signal strength, SMS unread, battery status and WiFi connected users. The Huawei E5577 can support up to 10 wireless users to access the internet simultaneously. And one extra one could be connected with USB.

We have used the Huawei Mobile WiFi across Europe, America, and Asia and soon South America and have had no issues with over 14 different sim card providers. Although abroad isn’t the only place you can use them, In the UK we would use the EE or Three Sim card when we are in a coffee shop or somewhere where there may be wifi but it just isn’t fast enough. Just make sure to get an unlocked Huawei MiFi.

The Three 12gb- 12 months sim card is perfect for a low budget travel option due to being able to use it free of charge across Europe, Australia, Indonesia, The USA, Hong Kong and much more, (full list here).

The battery life when using it works for about 5 hours working time and 300 hours standby time. Coupled with a battery pack as it is Micro-USB this device is perfect for hours and hours of the internet when on the go.

If you are a serious traveller or have a weak signal and are thinking of using this device we would advise looking into a TS-9 Antena to boost your signal.

Verdict
Overall the Huawei Mobile WiFi E5577 is the perfect accessory to travel with if you rely on the internet as in this day and age, roaming abroad can cost a small fortune. The price tag can seem quite high and it may be better to consider the E5330 which has quite a modest price of £29 but only supports 3G.
The Huawei Mobile WiFi E5577 gets our first class rating and we would highly recommend it.
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Where to buy
Buy now Unlocked for £79.99 and free delivery from Amazon

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Syncwire USB 4-Port International Travel Adaptor

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Syncwire 4-Port Wall Charger with UK EU US International Travel Adaptor
The one pet hate of travelling is when you forget something and your 3000 miles from home. I have been in this situation way to many times and it seems the main item that travellers forget is travel Adaptors. whether it be that you forgot them all together or just don’t have enough it can be a costly nightmare. With even more items not being rechargeable from your camera to your tablet, it seems everything comes with a USB cable and this USB charger is a must whether your Christopher Columbus or only travel once a year this charger is perfect.

The charger itself has two 2.4A sockets and two 1A sockets. The 2.4A outlets are ideal for charging tablets like the iPad or phones with bigger batteries. The 1A plugs are there to look after smaller devices like an iPod or smaller phones like the iPhone.

The device itself looks and feels solid. You wouldn't have a problem believing it cost double the current £12.99 asking price. USB cables fit into the ports snugly and the socket itself is small enough to comfortably sit on an extension cable with other devices plugged in either side.

With 3 removable US / UK / EU travel adapters to easily fit into an All-in-One travel plug, it is the best USB travel charger for business trips or travelling as it also covers the voltage 110v-220v. There hasn’t been a country I have been to yet that it hasn’t worked and we think it will stay that way.
Buy now for £12.99 and free delivery from Amazon

Also Unlike most plug adapters at Amazon, Syncwire offers a lifetime warranty for customers, just TO guarantee your valued investment.

Verdict
The Syncwire 4-port USB charger plug is cheap and effective. It does exactly what you ask of it and we'd happily recommend it to everyone who travels and for anyone who doesn’t it's perfect to have at the side of your bed to charge all of your devices together. It gets our first class rating and is a first class product.

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Where to buy
Buy now for £12.99 and free delivery from Amazon

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Best Affordable Hand Luggage Under £50

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Best affordable Hand Luggage under £50
When travelling one of the main questions people ask me is where did you get your suitcase and automatically they think it's some over the top expensive swiss army suitcase. But in reality, I have tried so many expensive suitcases and there not all there cracked up to be, high prices don’t always equate to high quality. So today were going to share the best suitcases for under £50.
All of these suitcases are highly rated, meet the carry-on requirements (see below) for most major UK/us airlines and best of all, are inexpensive.


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We rate our Travel Accessories ranging from First class being the best and Last class being the worst.

Here is our list of the best suitcases under £50
1. Tripp Holiday 5 Cabin 4-Wheel Suitcase

Tripp's Holiday 5 luggage range comes in a range of vivid colours, including lemon, lime and watermelon, which not only helps to brighten up the airport but makes it very difficult to lose that precious piece of luggage. You won't find any pockets on the outside of this small sized case, but there is plenty of room inside for all your holiday essentials. Tripp’s Holiday 5 suitcase also comes with a built-in TSA Lock which is a real time saver when nipping in and out of the suitcase. Built for the passenger in mind the dimensions of this case fit almost every airline carry-on dimensions and because of this and the stylish design and price, Tripp’s cases really are the ultimate case.

Dimensions: Height: 55cm, Width: 40cm, Depth: 20cm
Weight: 2.7 KG
Price: £49.00 (But can be less in Debenhams sale)
Where to buy: Tripp Debenhams
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2. Rocklands Lightweight 4 Wheel ABS 20” Hard Shell Hand Luggage

One of the most popular suitcases out there, the Rockland Melbourne is hard-sided with 4 spinner wheels and comes in 29 colours. This luggage has an expandable zipper, allowing you to pack more in case you come home with some souvenirs. You can get it in colours ranging from the unassuming black to the hard-to-miss bright orange, or the luxe-looking purple.
Dimensions: Height: 48cm, Width: 34cm, Depth: 20cm
Weight: 2.65 kg
Price:£32.95 (3 piece-set £98)
Where to buy: Amazon
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3. Revolution London Alex M1 Cabin Suitcase

One of the best reasonably priced fashionable hand luggage cases out there, with a dimensional size Ryanair couldn’t argue with. It’s small, compact and yet like a Tardis on the inside, it feels like it’s bigger on the inside. The M1 has two outer pockets perfect for easy access to travel documents or even a book or two. Inside we have an internal mesh pocket and elasticised packing straps with a quick realise function. The only issue we have with this stylish case is that it's only two wheels and can be a bit of trek when wheeling over some European cobble streets. 
Dimensions: Height: 50cm, Width: 40cm, Depth: 20cm
Weight: 2.8 kg
Price: £39.00
Where to buy: Amazon
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4. IT Luggage Worlds Lightest Suitcase

Need a lightweight luggage to take on your vacation? This carry-on suitcase made by IT Luggage weighs just 1.54kg. The suitcase was specially designed to be as light as possible with the two inset wheels allowing for greater interior space. This case also features a detachable liquid bag inside for ease of use.

Dimensions: Height:
55cm, Width: 40cm, Depth: 20cm
Weight:
1.54kg
Price:
£30
Where to buy: Amazon Argos
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5. Karabar Monaco Cabin Approved Hard Suitcase

The Karabar Monaco remains one of the most popular choices for a cheap hard sided suitcase that is fully cabin approved. This is a lightweight piece of cabin luggage and has 4 multi-directional spinning wheels which means it can be moved around very easily. The fact that it comes with a full 10 Year warranty is evidence enough that this is a high-quality suitcase that will last you for years. As we know hard suitcases are the best for protecting your luggage and valuables. The main drawback is usually the weight of the case itself. At only 2.2 Kg this is one of the lightest currently available in the UK market. That alone helps explain its popularity.

Dimensions: Height: 54 cm, Width: 34cm, Depth: 20cm
Weight: 2.2kg
Price: £24
Where to buy: Amazon
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6. Aerolite Hard Shell 4 Wheel Spinner

The Aerolite brand is known to offer some of the world's lightest luggage sets, helping to ensure millions of travellers worldwide enjoy more of their travelling experience. Available in 3 different colours, you're sure to find the perfect travel partner. The Aerolite range is exceptionally light without compromising on quality. Four spinner wheels provide seamless 360-degree movement, while the double-tube retractable trolley grip handles allow simple and easy transportation, as well as making it easy to stabilise objects placed on top.Robust, smooth, chunky zippers on the main body make opening and closing the case simple, and each case includes a free 3-digit combination barrel padlock for extra security.

Dimensions: Height: 55cm, Width: 25cm, Depth: 20cm
Weight:
2.5kg
Price:
£35
Where to buy: Amazon
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