- The Washington Times - Wednesday, January 18, 2017


It makes total sense when you think about it: Anyone who’s anyone can just walk up behind you, unzip your bag when you’re not paying attention and take your stuff.

So why not put the zippers on the inside?

RiutBag by Riut has solved that problem with what it touts as a “backwards backpack,” which has the zippers for all pockets in direct contact with your back, making it much harder for anyone to steal your things without your somehow noticing.

I recently tried out the RiutBag, made in the U.K. on a trip to the West Coast while traveling for The Washington Times, and in addition to the security it offers, the bag straps are incredibly comfy, leaving none of those nasty shoulder soreness when you take it off. There’s a great pocket for your laptop too, and it’s also waterproof if you happen to get caught out in the rain.

It’s a great way to travel with piece of mind, well, at your back.


Puro Kids headphones 

I travel quite a bit and also like my tuneskies while working out at the gym. The problem I find is that with the earbuds requiring wires, I often get myself all tangled up. Furthermore, the wired variety often suffers against the decibel levels of a jet engine. Call it a first-world problem if you like, but as a consumer and a busy man on the go, I do want to enjoy the best possible soundscape during my day.

While the Puro headphones are marketed for “Kids,” I find that they work well for this reporter, who remains young at heart even as the gray hairs invade. During my most recent workout at the gym, I tried to turn the Puros up to a volume I like, but found they would only increase to a certain level. Looks like the good folks at Puro were one step ahead of me considering the product employs a “Healthy Ears” setting that actually limits how high the volume can go.

However, as I pushed myself on the elliptical, I noticed that the volume was actually perfect. It pretty much canceled out the ambient noise of the gym’s televisions and other exercisers, and I never felt like the stereophonic experience was in any way lacking due to this volume control setting.


Oh, and did I mention that they’re wireless? With a Bluetooth setting I can put my iPhone down and allow the ether to bring the sounds from my iTunes library directly to the Puro headphones on my ears.


I can’t wait to try these out on my next airplane flight.


Visit PuroSound.com to learn more.





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