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THE MARKETPLACE Three Smart Accessories for On-The-Go Living Compiled by Lisa D. Smith In today’s fast-paced and mobile society, function and style are a must when it comes to products that help us keep on-the-go and stay connected. As a full-time traveler I need all the help I can get when it comes to bad hair days, keeping my phone charged, and working on a deadline in a dark hotel room. These three products have solved some of those pesky and unexpected issues that by usual standards, would throw one’s game off.

CROSSBODY POWER PURSE Seriously – a purse that charges your smartphone? Oh heck yes! Does it have style? Yes, again! My Crossbody Power Purse by Chic Buds arrived just in time to save me from a technical meltdown. We were busy streaming one of our Big Blend Radio shows live online, when the power went out. That meant the internet and hotel phones we were using to air the show went down too. I quickly grabbed my smartphone to call back into the show and continue the discussion with our guests. However, to bring our other guests onto the show I needed to control the radio switchboard which is done via the web. I jumped to get our second smartphone to use the data to go online. You guessed it, the battery was dead. I was stuck in talk radio land with guests who were done with their segment and the next set of guests who were ready to be introduced – but I was powerless and could not make that switchover. Crossbody Power Purse to the rescue! It was still in its packaging and I didn’t even have time to read the instructions. I just saw the USB port, plugged the phone in, and voila! I was back in control of our radio show! Who knew you could run a radio show from a purse and a phone! Available in a variety of colors, the Crossbody Power Purse by Chic Buds provides more than a full charge to smartphones. Crafted in vegan leather, the purses are lightweight but have room for a wallet, keys and makeup. Purchase online at $69.99 at www.ChicBuds.com.

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