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New ways to RFID protect

Thieves are always looking for a new way to steal our identities and one of the most common is stealing our information using a RFID chip reader. Some of the new readers are so small that you will never know the person behind you in line has one. This isn’t new, but is becoming a bigger threat every year. The good news is that manufacturers are integrating RFID protection in more items than ever. Here are a few great new items.

One of our most popular items is an anti-theft tote. Travelon has a line of travel totes that Anti-Theft+LTD+Tote+-+Winefeature both RFID protection and other safety features, like anti-slash straps and locking zippers that will keep you safe and protected against any type of theft. This is a perfect item for overseas travel.

Another great way to guard your credit cards and other items is RFIDCollection+Italian+Leather+Passport+Cover protected waist belts. These are designed to go under your clothes so thieves don’t even know you are wearing one. What I recommend is keeping a wallet and/or purse with a few items, a small amount of cash, and maybe one credit card on you, and keep your passport and a backup credit card in your hidden waist belt.

Like to keep your passport with you? The good news is that many passport cases now have RFID protection built-in. In addition, many cases have slots for credit cards so they will be protected as well. With both leather and nylon styles available you are sure to find one that suits your needs.

RFID+Security+Waist+Stash+NaturalLastly, if you have older wallets or passport cases that you own and love, then, by all means, continue to use them. Just make sure to purchase RFID protecting sleeves for your credit cards and passports anytime you travel overseas. This is an inexpensive way to keep your information safe. Bon voyage!

Top 10 Travel Essentials For the Holidays

Holiday travel is coming!  Here are our Top Ten Essentials to have in your luggage when you head out to the airport or on the road.  We cover a wide array of items from RFID blocking accessories to TSA approved laptop bags.  Are you prepared?

  • ECR-EC41196-BLSPacking cubes are essential whenever I travel.  They are versatile in organizing/compressing clothes, functioning as a travel kit, consolidating souvenirs, and so many more applications.  They also act as a 2nd barrier if something spills in your bag, adding just that extra level of protection and peace of mind as well.  Eagle Creek offers packing cubes that are just perfect to fit in luggage and hold your belongings.

 

 

 

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  • A speedthru laptop bag/case will make getting through TSA easier.  No fumbling around with your netbook in your carry on or messenger bag, a speedthru laptop makes accessing your electronics so much easier.  And it frees your hands up from holding your laptop while in line; easy in, easy out, easy through, and you can get to your shoes, belt, spare change, etc. a lot easier.

 

 

 

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  • TSA approved travel bottles allow you to bring some of the comforts from home with you, without risk that TSA might toss your amenities.  Travelon makes travel bottles sized to TSA security specifications; these bottles hold your shampoo, body wash, or any other liquids you may need from your home bathroom.

 

 

 

 

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  •  An expandable lightweight luggage carry-on, such as the Lucas Vortex Lite, is easier to carry than most other bags due to its lighter frame, but it can also save you on checked baggage fees!  4 Wheel Spinner luggage is easier to maneuver than other wheeled luggage, making the entire piece high on mobility, low on overall cost to you.  Carry more, spend less, and an even lower risk of your checked bag getting separated from you!

 

 

 

 

 

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  •  A luggage scale is another way to combat luggage fees, by addressing any weight limits for your airline.  The Victorinox Digital Luggage Scale is a good option to use when you want to avoid overweight luggage fees.  You can save yourself a few dollars and especially some time by testing your luggage before you leave for the airport, and meeting the necessary guidelines.

 

 

 

 

 

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  • A great anti-theft bag (especially the anti-theft bags made by Travelon) can be invaluable in this day and age.  Thieves employ more and more sophisticated methods to take your information or possessions, and you have to travel smart to be prepared for such instances.  Gain peace of mind that your personal electronics and items such as wallet and passport are kept safe in a slash-proof, RFID-protected, and securely fastened cross body bag or something similar.

For more information on RFID/Anti-Theft, see Travelon’s video on this anti-theft bag here:

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  •  An RFID wallet is less visible than an anti-theft bag, but no less important to your safety.  It will keep your ID and personal information protected from IR scanners and other devices intended to pick up your info while you are unaware.  Definitely a great purchase if you don’t own one yet.  It would also make a great gift for someone else!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Sometimes an electric wall outlet just is not available while you’re out and about, or you have to recharge while on the move and cannot afford to sit still for 2 hours waiting for your device to charge.  A mobile charger/battery pack is an invaluable item to carry with you, to get your electronic device charged when you might need it the most.  In a pinch, you could reach who you need when you need, and that’s one less worry for you in an emergency! Irv’s Luggage offers a wide variety of tech accessories.

 

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  •   A waterproof bag for your iPad, cell phone, or any other electronics can handle inclement weather, accidents, spills, nature, the oceans, life and adds one more protective layer for devices necessary to you when you travel.  You wouldn’t have to be mindful of what’s in your pockets when caught in a downpour or dropping your phone in the snow, it would all be tucked away and secure in a sealed waterproof container.  There are a lot of preventable accidents that can disable one’s electronics while abroad, be ready for some of them and ultimately save yourself the expense and trouble of a replacement.

 

 

 

 

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  •  Personal organizers work much like the packing cubes, only a more proportionate size for what you need in it. A jewelry organizer would keep your earrings, necklaces, rings, and other assorted accessories together and matched up in one place without risking losing them in a baggie, dropping them somewhere, or breaking while sitting in your suitcase.  Toiletry kits are a necessity for keeping your bathroom amenities in one place and packed together tightly, rather than have your shaving kit or hand mirror sliding all over the inside of your luggage and at risk to spilling or breakage.  Everything is so much easier to find, keep track of, and travel with peace of mind regardless of how your luggage may shift.

 

 

 

 

These 10 items are our top picks for what to take on vacation.  They’ll make traveling more organized, efficient, smoother, less worrisome, and add to the overall experience for veteran and rookie travelers.  You can worry less about certain details and definitely enjoy and focus on where you are, what you’re doing, and the family you’re spending time with.  While you can’t always predict what will happen on a trip, these accessories will make sure you’re more prepared and organized for whatever may happen.

Anti Theft and RFID Blocking Wallets and More

 

RFID signals and RFID-Blocking wallets are relatively new compared to suitcase locks and spinner wheels, but in the realm of identity protection it is a very important concept to understand.  This video should help.

PacSafe and Travelon both offer a variety of RFID blocking wallets, travel handbags, passport wallets, backpacks, sling bags, and more in a variety of colors and styles, so you can have form as well as function.

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Theft is a bit less techno savvy than RFID identity theft, but Pacsafe has a number of anti theft countermeasures (in addition to RFID blocking) to keep your personal belongings safe.

 

Luckily, the solutions are pretty simple as well with anti theft accessories.

PacSafe and Travelon offer anti theft bags, travel packs, and tablet cases to deter/hinder theft in a variety of ways.  While you should still be aware of your surroundings, these accessories can make things a little bit easier on you if that proves difficult.

 

 

But beyond the human factor, nature has a way of making a vacation go sideways.  Inclement weather, or in some cases, gravity takes over and your fabulous camera/electronic device goes into the water or something like it.  In such instances a waterproof pouch from Travelon is perfect to keep your devices protected from the elements!

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As covered in a previous post, Packing Cubes and Packing Folders help keep your belongings and clothes orderly and clean.  With everything organized, it can also be a lot easier to fit more stuff into less luggage.

Travel Easier, Travel Organized.  But also travel safe and Travel Out Loud!

Spring Travel – American Tourister Spinner Luggage & Anti-Theft Accessories!

As the weather warms up, the wanderlust is unavoidable.  You feel the need to travel, to go and see something new!

AT-60429-2575Make sure you’ve made the right choice with American Tourister Luggage.  With a variety of wheeled carry on luggage, spinner luggage,  and luggage sets, American Tourister is sure to have just what you need and Irv’s Luggage carries it.

We now have the American Tourister Colora Collection as well. Thanks to the spinner wheels, this piece is incredibly mobile.  Its vibrant colors assure how easy it is to spot and gives it a sense of of fun, along with plenty of room to pack for your trip.

After you’ve picked your luggage, packing comes next.  There’s the tried and true ECR-EC41196-BLS“rolling” method to save space, but recent experience has taught me the majesty of packing cubesEagle Creek has a wide variety of packing solutions to keep your clothes folded neatly, (especially when it comes to button down dress shirts) your socks and undergarments organized and together, and your shoes covered and separated from the rest of your clothes.  Everything is clean, fits together, and saves you on wasted space which could lead to additional check bag fees.  These packing cubes can also organize your personal electronics and toiletries, an invaluable aspect when you really don’t want to lose anything.

And when you’re not just looking at the luggage, you have to keep in mind your personal effects.  When you travel, make sure you travel safely.  Pacsafe Smart Travel Gear offers a number of solutions to protect your personal effects when traveling, especially during the popular travel seasons, when it’s easy to find yourself a target for theft.  RFID-blocking wallets, and anti-theft bags with slice-proof panels and straps, mesh camera bag protectors, we carry a myriad of options to help you make sure your personal effects remain personal.

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When all is said and done, enjoy your vacation to the fullest.  Preparation only goes so far before it begins to diminish the joy of getting away from it all.  Conversely, it does not pay to be reckless and lose common sense and self-awareness when on vacation.  Be safe and be smart, but most of all make as many memories as you can.

Gift Ideas for the “Hard to Buy For”

I love everything about the holidays – festive lights on houses, the aroma of treats from the kitchen, the crispness of the air on a chilly winter morning. This time of year always seems to bring out the best in people, spreading extra generosity throughout every community. Whether you are in need of a gift for someone close like a friend or family member or perhaps an acquaintance like your next door neighbor, your child’s teacher or a co-worker, Irv’s Luggage is THE place to start your search.

We are always looking for ways to help our customers whether it is fiHarold Feinstein iPad Case nding the perfect piece of luggage for their trip or assisting them in the search for the best luggage accessories for their budget and their needs. Now, it seems like everyone and their grandmother has an iPad these days and we have a great selection of iPad cases in all price ranges. A really fun piece we carry priced at just $22 is the Harold Feinstein iPad Case White Daisy. Not only do we carry pieces with great designs, but we have zip around holders, slide in cases, and easels for iPads to suit every budget and every personality.

And, with new technology popping up everyday, you need to be extra careful Stewart Stand RFID Gusset Driving Wallet with your personal information. Stewart Stand has created some great RFID wallets and passport cases at great prices, like their stainless steel Leather Accent Passport Sleeve, which not only protects your information but is stylish as well!

Now, when you give a gift, you hope that it is well received and as unique as the recipient themselves. We offer many unique gifts on our website, some you won’t find anywhere else!

Whether you need a gift for a child or a child at heart, you won’t go wrong with Buckyballs Sidekick Buckyballs. While you may not recognize the name, you will recognize this fun item! Each set contains 216 powerful rare earth magnets that can be shaped, molded, torn apart and snapped together in unlimited ways. Make sculptures, puzzles, patterns, shapes, stick stuff to the fridge, or invent a new game—trying to find something more useful is useless.

Another great unique gift we offer can also help the environment. Eco-friendly gifts are a huge selling point for many consumers and we offer one of the best selections around. From water bottles to handbags to messenger bags you won’t go wrong with any of the eco-friendly items on this list!

Knowing just what to purchase for someone for the holidays can be an arduous task; but with some expert information and a suggestion or two, you can be the ultimate gift giver. Be sure to check out more gift suggestions at www.IrvsLuggage.com today!