Travel goods for today: Safe travels

The Nema series by Olympia USA (OLympia USA)

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The Nema series by Olympia USA (OLympia USA)

The beginning of a new year is the perfect time to evaluate travel accessories that fall in the category of enhancing personal safety while on the road. From nightlights that illuminate your space to a cross-body purse with RFID-blocking protection to a device that makes stream water potable, these travel goods increase the sense of well-being for mind, body — and credit cards.

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Travelers will never be in the dark again with Talus' Nightlight Charging Station. (Talus)

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Travelers will never be in the dark again with Talus' Nightlight Charging Station. (Talus)

Credit: Talus

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Travelers will never be in the dark again with Talus' Nightlight Charging Station. (Talus)

Credit: Talus

Credit: Talus

The Nightlight Charging Station from Talus ($19.99) performs two invaluable jobs in tandem: It illuminates a hotel, stateroom or bedroom and charges up personal electronics. No more stumbling around in the dark or blinding yourself with the overhead light, and no more worries about your smartphone running out of juice during the wee hours.

This compact device can be slipped into bag or briefcase and ready to plug into a standard 110V outlet. It features a long-lasting LED light with an on/off switch, plus two USB ports with a total 2.4A output. (www.talusproducts.com)

Track anywhere. Power anything. Turn any piece of luggage into a SMART bag with GoPlug’s Battery & Global Tracking Power Bank ($59.99). This device can track personal items in more than 150 countries; charge cell phones nearly three times; detect movement; and track items in real time.

A small, lightweight battery, it can be carried in purses, pockets, backpacks and business bags. It is easily removable and, unlike smart luggage with built-in power, this device is not affected by the airline ban and can be carried on board airplanes. (www.goplugbags.com)

The Hydrolite by Matador ($189.99) is the first travel pack that filters water as you drink, providing 100,000 liters of clean drinking water over the life of one filter. Adventurers can fill up their hydration pouch from lakes, streams and international taps worry-free; the Sawyer MINI inline filter removes 99.99999 percent of all bacteria, including salmonella, cholera and E.coli, as well as 99.9999 percent of all protozoa, including giardia and cryptosporidium.

Sturdy and waterproof, the pack has a BPA- and PVC-free 2-liter HydraPak reservoir; AirSupport inflatable back pad; 8-liter fully waterproof main compartment; expandable front storage pocket with sealing zippers; and chest pockets for bite valve storage, credit cards, cash and more. The entire Hydrolite system – backpack, reservoir, filter and pad – packs down smaller than a standard 1-liter water bottle. (www.matadorup.com)

Royce Leather’s style-savvy RFID-Blocking Cross-Body Bag ($150) enhances the look and security of any travel occasion. Made of textured Saffiano leather, the bag offers three external zippered compartments, plus large internal zippered compartment with six card slots, two currency pockets and two zippered document compartments for additional protection.

A detachable wrist strap with silver tone hardware adds style to security. The bag comes in black, blue and red. (www.royceleathergifts.com)

Gorgeous in sleek two-tone polycarbonate, the Nema series from Olympia USA ($600/set) comprises two carry-on models (18” and 22”) and a 29” upright. Cases feature a built-in TSA-accepted three-dial lock system for added security, a clear and detachable 3-1-1 vinyl wet-zip pouch for toiletries, bottom grip handle for easy transport and an elegantly imprinted, fully padded interior lining.

The 18" carry-on also sports a patented detachable mesh pocket for travel accessories and the 22" carry-on provides a patented hidden compartment inside the expandable area. In black, blue, green, purple, rose gold, silver and wine, cases sit on quiet jumbo dual-wheel spinners for a smooth glide. (www.olympiausa.com)

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