Upgrade Your Business Trip With These In-Flight Essentials - 2 minutes read

Upgrade Your Business Trip With These In-Flight Essentials

With up to eight hours of listening time per charge (and 24 hours of reserve power in the case), these brilliant-sounding buds make great in-flight companions. The noise-canceling system adapts to the environment, adjusting automatically to block out the snore monster in the middle seat. Just pack decent wired headphones too, for plugging into the plane's entertainment system.

This vacuum-sealed vessel keeps 12 ounces of artisanal Yirgacheffe brew piping hot for up to five hours. The two-piece lid is the real standout here: The center clicks open with just half a twist, letting you sip from anywhere along the rim. No more aligning your mouth with a tiny spout. A leakproof seal prevents the precious caffeine from sloshing onto that clean white shirt.

The latest iteration of Microsoft's flagship tablet is one of our favorite ultraportables. The sub-2-pounder has a bright, hi-res 12.3-inch touchscreen, gets eight hours of battery life, and runs all the critical Windows apps. Add a Type Cover ($160) and Surface Pen ($100) to turn the Pro 7 into a full-fledged laptop replacement.

When you're flying light, this travel briefcase could be all the luggage you need. Choose an exterior made of lightweight ripstop nylon or tougher ballistic fabric. The inside is roomy enough for a 13-inch laptop (or the Microsoft Surface Pro 7), toiletries, and a change of clothes. The front pocket has a vertical zipper for easy access to a water bottle or travel mug.

If your feet swell when you fly—or even when you sit for long stretches—try a pair of compression socks. They'll improve circulation to curb swelling and lower the risk of blood clots forming in the lower limbs. Also, with each pair you buy, the company donates one pair to a homeless shelter.

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Source: Wired

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