Longstanding favorite in the kayaking community but weirdly unknown among travelers. It's a true drybag, so it's 100% submersible. Thoughtful details: zipper runs diagonally for maximum stuffability, handles on 4 sides, perfect carry-on dimensions.
Looks like a gimmick but it's not. The knife is terrifyingly sharp, the screwdriver works great, and it has made it through over 100 TSA checkpoints so far. Cuts through annoying packaging like butter.
Xiaomi is a neat company that sometimes gets called the “Apple of China.” They make pretty high quality stuff, and unlike Apple, they’re determined to do so as cheaply as possible. This USB battery is $8, and has all the features the $50 ones have.
Someone gave me this and ever since, I've no longer had to do any of the stupid things Google recommends you do to open a wine bottle in the absence of a corkscrew. Works surprisingly well, and it looks neat too.
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