I’m on the road today to go pick up my oldest son at college, but I still have to get stuff done, which means carrying my “portable office” with me, including lots of plugs and cables. To keep them organized, and from taking over my pack, I use a Cocoon Grid-it just like this. It’s a perfect idea – overlapping strips of elastic on a hard back lets you coil up cables, and slip them under to keep them secure and organized. And you can pick one up today for just $13 today!
My other travel buddy is a ChargeTech Portable AC Outlet Battery Pack. This is your normal portable battery on steroids. Instead of just providing power for your gadgets via USB ports, this 27,000mWh monster battery also boasts an AC outlet (ie a normal plug) into which you can plug anything that needs power. You can run your laptop off of it for a couple hours extra (so it’ll make it all the way on those cross-country flights), or almost anything else you might be taking with you on the road. You can pick one up today for just $174.