Laptop computer shelter
The Planet Business from LapDome Inc. is a padded laptop carrying case that pops open to shade and protect your computer. The product offers protection from the elements, but most of all it provides computer visibility when working outdoors.
The carrying case features a rear slot for power and security cables; a lockable front zipper door; and a handy pouch to carry DVDs, extra batteries, and cords. The product also includes a padded modular shoulder bag to hold paperwork, books, maps, etc.
The Planet Business has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $74.95.
1578 Noyes Road
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
Automotive ipod interface
The WiFli kit consists of a transmitter that connects to the iPod and a wireless remote with a cradle that mounts to the steering wheel. Once connected, the WiFli transmits a digital radio signal to the vehicle’s stereo. Radios equipped with RDS technology also will display song information on the radio’s display. In addition, the transmitter can be connected to a mini-USB charging device (sold separately) to charge the iPod while also powering the WiFli.
The WiFli has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $79.95.
13190 56th Court
Clearwater, FL 33760
The 5.5-inch-long flashlight is made of anodized aluminum and weighs just 3 ounces (with batteries). The 3-watt CREE LED puts out 200 lumens with a projection distance of up to 300 feet. The flashlight includes rechargeable lithium-ion batteries that will provide full light for up to four hours, or can be equipped with CR123A lithium batteries.
The Top Gun P.I. also includes a belt carry pouch and an AC-DC multi-volt charger. It has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $175.
1498 Rogue River Highway
Grants Pass, OR 97527
The 6-foot flagpole accommodates flags from 2 feet to 4 feet high and includes a 360-degree rotation system that keeps the flag from wrapping around the pole. The universal mounting socket receiver installs to a variety of vehicle locations at any angle. The 1-inch-diameter flagpole, mounting hardware, and 360-degree rotation system are made of heavy-gauge 304 stainless steel, while the aluminum fittings have been hand-polished and plated with RealGloss, said to be more durable than chrome.
The Liberty Vehicle Flag Pole System comes with a 3-foot-by-5-foot American flag and has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $288.60. The system also can be purchased without the flag for $246.20.
3940 Tannahill Drive
Gurnee, IL 60031
(800) 982-1180 (U.S. only)
RV shade repair kit
Each kit comes with all of the accessories needed to repair two-cord, three-cord, or four-cord shades, including constant-tension stainless-steel springs; 130-pound-rated, high-tenacity filament polyester cords (in 25-foot sections); nylon replacement guides; high-impact nylon cord retainers; and a Master Cording CD with step-by-step instructions on how to make repairs to the 12 most common cording patterns. The company offers 10 different cord colors in its kits.
The two-cord kit has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $14.99, while the three-cord or four-cord kit is priced at $19.99.
The Dirty Blind Man LLC
44489 Towne Center Way
Palm Desert, CA 92260
Refrigerator spill protection
Are you tired of worrying whether the contents of your motorhome’s refrigerator are going to spill out the moment you open the door after a day of travel? A solution to this common RVing problem may be the Christar’s Net.
This 27-inch-by-16-inch nylon net attaches to the inside of most Dometic and Norcold refrigerators to create a barrier between the shelves and the floor. The net is held in place via eight suction cups attached to elastic nylon cords for tethering flexibility and comes with a plastic zipper for easy access to your refrigerator’s contents while traveling.
The Christar’s Net has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $29.95.
Christar’s Net Inc.
P.O. Box 41565
Long Beach, CA 90803
The Dominator is constructed of steel and aluminum components and weighs just 30 pounds. According to product literature, its independently moving arms are designed to ease the task of hooking up to the towed vehicle, and the adjustable mounting clips on each arm enable users to place the provided safety cables and storage arm for the coiled wiring cable (not included) anywhere they want. The Dominator has a 7,500-pound towing capacity (when used with the appropriate weight-rated 2-inch receiver) and also features easy trigger arm releases and a silent hitch pin. The tow bar can be stored in multiple positions on the motorhome when not in use.
The Dominator has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $995.
4010 320th St.
Boyden, IA 51234
These slippers feature weight-activated LED “headlights” in the front, providing approximately 25 feet of light so the wearer can move hands-free around a dark area. The LED lights turn on only in the dark and automatically shut off when they sense light. The slippers are constructed of 100 percent polyester fleece material, while the soles are made of a non-skid rubber material.
BrightFeet Lighted Slippers are available in 5 colors and in three sizes for both men and women. They come with replaceable lithium batteries. The slippers have a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $39.95.
Boston Ideas LLC
1209 E. Jackson St.
Thomasville, GA 31792
The sunglasses feature a lightweight, durable, wraparound frame matched with the company’s proprietary High Velocity Protection Selenite polycarbonate lenses, which provide protection and distortion-free vision. The sunglasses also protect the eyes from harmful ultraviolet A and B rays and help eliminate distracting glare.
Reign sunglasses are available in a number of frame and lens combinations and have manufacturer suggested retail prices ranging from $104 to $146, depending on lens options.
Wiley X Eyewear
7491 Longard Road
Livermore, CA 94551