Ideal Travel Clock For Heavy Sleepers and Hearing Impaired

When traveling on business, it is fairly common to have the front desk give you a wake-up call.  However, we never like to leave anything to chance, so we always carry a travel alarm clock.  Finding an alarm clock that is easy to read, easy to operate, and easy to carry in smaller luggage and yet loud enough has been a challenge.

Magellans Folding Alarm Clock 92 db

In looking for an ideal travel clock, we looked for three specific qualities: that it would be easy to pack, a loud alarm, and ease of use.  THECLOCK will fit in the palm of your hand, closes flat, is simple to use, and has an alarm that will wake up heavy sleepers and those hard of hearing.  This clock has all the features we need to get sound sleep and a resounding wakeup.  By far, the best feature of this clock is the volume at which the alarm rings.  You will not sleep through this alarm!

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Packable Backpack

Magellans Daytripper Bag Packable Backpack

If you are looking for a perfect-sized packable backpack, we found a nifty item that can really save the day!  The Daytripper bag by Magellans is a completely portable pack that stows away in a small zipper pouch until you need it.  The pack has ample space for any essentials you may need.  We like to stuff it in our pocket as a just-in-case bag.  It is a great on-the-go travel beach bag.  The outer pocket is lockable.  We also use it after swimming to carry our swimsuits and towels.  When not in use, this bag takes up only as much room as a pair of socks.  You can find this great bag at

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Best Colorful Alarm Clock

Aluminum Alarm Clock by Magellans

What time is it?  Time to find an alarm clock that exactly suits your travel and leisure needs!  We recently found a highly cheerful travel alarm clock made by Magellans.

The Magellans Aluminum Alarm Clock is “Designed for Travel.  Refined for Everyday.”

This little alarm clock is the perfect size to fit in your travel bag.  It’s a must-have travel essential.  It contains the basic functions you need: time, alarm, and a stop watch.  It is easy to read.  The alarm is also easy to hear at 69 dB.

What we like most:   The color!  It is easy to remember to always take this alarm clock with you.  Since it is colorful, you will notice it in your hotel room.

Rating: 3 Stars!  Good.

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Travel In Style With This Travel Duo

Versailles iPad Shoulder Bag

What three words are music to a traveler’s ears?  “Pack your bags!”

Beauty comes in small packages, and it’s especially great when they’re travel-related!  When it comes to travel, less is more.  We recently tested two bags you will want to make part of your permanent travel fleet.

Versailles iPad Shoulder Bag

Ornate jacquard graces a black iPad case to create a beautiful masterpiece bag.  Once you see it, you will want to carry your iPad everywhere in this!  Whether for travel or leisure, this bag perfectly fits your iPad and contains extra padding to protect and secure it.

Lipault Weekend Shoulder Bag

The Lipault Weekend Shoulder Bag is sleek, sophisticated, and best of all?  Compact!  This amazing shoulder bag flattens for easy storage yet expands to provide the perfect roominess needed for weekend travel.

What our reviewers liked most: spacious design and smooth, 420-denier reinforced nylon.  This bag is made of durable material with a beautiful sheen.  It is extremely lightweight yet high-quality.

Rating: 5 Stars!  Best!

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The Perfect Travel Blanket

Cashmere Blanket and Eye Shade

At Best Rated Reviews, we highly recommend taking a personal travel blanket on all of your travels.  You never know when you will need it.

Many travel blankets are available on the market today.  Yet most are thin polyester.  We believe part of making the everyday ordinary extraordinary, including travel, involves achieving luxurious comfort whenever possible.  What this means for travel blankets: the cozier, the better.

The perfect travel blanket offers a combination of warmth, weight, and softness.  However, it is much more difficult to find a travel blanket which offers all three qualities.  Most blankets are either too thin to be truly cozy, comforting, and warm.  Others are too thick to realistically pack in your suitcase.  We recently discovered the perfect travel blanket: the Cashmere Blanket.

The Cashmere Blanket is sumptuously soft and luxurious.   It comes with matching eye shades and carry case.  If you travel with it once, you will never want to leave home without it again!   It truly is the perfect travel blanket.  It is extremely warm yet lightweight.

When we tested it, our reviewers commented that it provides instant warmth.  We also liked that the eye shades warm the eyes.  The combination made us feel as if we were traveling in a cocoon of warmth.

This blanket will provide lasting comfort throughout all of your travels.  We highly recommend it!

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Rating: 5 Stars!  Best!

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Magellans Makes Great Holiday Travel Gifts!

Each year, Best Rated Reviews selects one company to highlight as the “best of the best” in travel products.  This year, our reviewers selected Magellans hands-down!  Magellans carries well-made, good-quality travel supplies.  They carry great products by their own brand as well as other recognized brands in the industry.

We trust Magellans and highly recommend their products.  This week, we will be featuring reviews on must-have travel products carried by Magellans.  We encourage you to check out their selection at and make your holiday wish list a dream come true!


~Happy Holidays from all of us at Best Rated Reviews

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Best Cozy Travel Apparel

Clagstone Quarter-Zip Sweater

If you are looking for his and hers travel gifts, we have recommendations for you!

The Clagstone Quarter-Zip Sweater provides a magnificent combination of lightweight knit and thick-sweater warmth.  It combines several fibers to achieve maximum insulation while taking up minimal space in your bag. Wool, acrylic, cotton, and polyester combine to make a cozy, sturdy sweater.

Made by Royal Robbins and carried by Magellans, this sweater is a must-have for the men in your life!  Dads, husbands, sons, and boyfriends will all love this unique sweater.

The Plush Cardigan by Magellans is great for the female traveler who has it all.  No other travelwear matches the Plush Cardigan in plush comfort.  This cardigan feels like you are wearing a luxurious robe styled as a cardigan!  It is amazing.  You have to try it to believe it.

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Rating: 4 Stars!  Very good!

We have tested both.  They are truly two gifts worth giving!

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Best Travel Keychain

Weather Station Keychain

When traveling, sometimes the weather can take you by surprise.  Have you ever asked, “What is the weather like outside?” Then you have to get dressed to go find out?!  Problem solved.

The Weather Station Keychain by Tech Tools is a hand-held, lightweight device that gives you the forecast at your fingertips.  The device  contains an alarm clock, calendar, temperature, forecast, compass, and small flashlight.  It is useful for on-the-go travel, adventure travel, camping, and other rustic travel as well.  We highly recommend it.

Rating: 4 Stars!  Very good!

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Best Carry-On Luggage 2011

Lipault 22" Folding Carry-On Bag

If you are looking for the “best of the best” in carry-on luggage, we have a recommendation for you.

The Lipault 22″ Folding Carry-On Bag is one of the most beautiful, well-designed carry-on bags we have ever seen.

The Lipault Carry-On is truly beautiful.  It has a slightly shimmery sheen and looks luxurious.  Yet it retains its durability, since it is made of 420 denier nylon.

It is well-designed because it actually folds flat when not in use for easy stashing.  This bag also is laid out in a manner that helps to keep your clothing looking good.  It contains a slimline hanging bag which fits securely within but does not take up extra room.

Our reviewers rated this bag as “Best Carry-On Luggage 2011”.  It is truly a must-have for the discriminating traveler.

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Rating: 5 Stars!  Best!

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Small But Mighty Travel Accessories

We discovered some small but mighty travel accessories that will meet the needs of discerning travelers.  Here they are:

wrinkle wiz

Got wrinkles on your shirt?  Get them out with Wrinkle Wiz.  Wrinkle Wiz is a small spray that smoothes away the wrinkles from most fabrics, including silk.  It’s small.  Why not take it along just in case?

Go Girl

Ladies, got to tinkle on the go?  Sometimes western-style toilets are nowhere in sight.  We recommend taking Go Girl with you.

Go Girl is a compact silicone funnel which rolls up into a convenient tube, making it easy to tinkle on the go and be discreet.  As they say, “With Go Girl, women can answer nature’s call anywhere.”

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