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GateMate keeps your coffee upright and devices charged while waiting to board

For those who travel often, using and charging mobile devices on the go can sometimes be a hassle. This problem is sometimes compounded by the frustration that results from what have increasingly become prolonged check-in procedures.

GateMate is a portable table that aims to make the entire travel experience much more convenient. GateMate is essentially an attachable table one can connect to their suitcase handle. Once clipped on, the table is perfect for storing items like keys and cups of coffee. It can even be used as a platform for a laptop if you want to get some work done. Even better, the GateMate has the ability to charge electronic devices. Notably, the product is small enough such that it can be stashed away in a suitcase’s front compartment.

Other travel accessories that frequent fliers might want to consider include Smart Unit, Lugabug, and RuitBag. This campaign seeks to raise $50,000 CAD (~$39,300 USD) by April 15, 2015. Backers get one product for $45 CAD (~$35 USD) with an expected delivery of August 2015.


Puggle provides portability when those wee one changes are needed

The new generation of dads  willing to help out with kids are awesome fellows. Where they often find difficulty, though, is when on-the-go and baby needs to be changed. Many men’s bathrooms still don’t offer a changing table, and the few that do are questionably sanitary.

Puggle offers busy parents the convenience of always having a changing table on hand. The table includes a safety strap so babies that like to rock and roll don’t end up head banging, and the pad underneath is made of 100% cotton, washable, and is easily removable with a few buttons. Puggle easily folds up for travel, and an additional set of straps allows for easy carrying over the shoulder or on stroller handles.

It’s not entirely clear what the base is made of, but it appears to be a lightweight metal. Other portable baby products that may be of interest to backers include Bizee Baby and Portable Potty. Those seeking an alternative to diaper bags might want to consider the Riutbag. This rather ambitious, and ridiculous, campaign seeks to raise $1,000,000 by December 12, 2014. Backers get one product by December 2015.