Saturday 19 July 2014

@NEXTEKEnergy Illuminating USB Cable - Perfect #travel companion to ensure you power through #TSA enhanced security measures.

You might remember Cathy Thinking Out Loud's Review of the Pocket Booster 4200 by NEXTEK Energy. I loved the convenience of having portable power where and when I wanted it, whether it be on my Florida vacation, at We Day or at the BConnected Conference. With the TSA's recent announcements about enhanced security measures, having a way to quickly charge your devices and check the charging status is no longer just a convenience, it is quickly becoming a necessity.

I've got the power at BConnected 
NEXTEK Energy Pocket Booster 4200

At the beginning of this month TSA (U.S. Transportation Security Administration) implemented new enhanced security measures for electronics. "Electronic devices are already screened daily, but now, security officers might ask that you power up your devices, including cell phones. Powerless devices will not be permitted onboard the aircraft, so it's important to have them charged prior going through security." via The TSA Blog

These enhanced measures affect direct flights to the U.S. from certain overseas airports. Although Canada is not considered "overseas" and these security measures do not affect flights out of Canada to the United States, they are surely a sign of changes and the direction of airport security in the future. 

Canada is set to implement new enhanced security measures of its own, that will target electronic devices, and may require passengers to power on their devices in order for them to be allowed on an aircraft. via Radio Canada Report - New Security Measures Coming to Airports - July 8, 2014

Links for more information about the enhanced security measures:

The timing couldn't be better for the release of the NEXTEK Energy's Illuminating USB Cable with a "build-in LED  indicator which provides quick visual feedback on charging status", makes finding your phone easy in the dark and comes in 5 fun colours. (Available in micro USB and Apple Lightning)

Personally I love the LED feature, and how the PISEN* for Galaxy and the Illuminating cable charge my phone at lightning speed. I also appreciate the "teen-proof" orange colour. No longer will my kids be able to say they thought it was theirs.

The Illuminating USB Cable is a perfect travel companion for your Pocket Booster, 
for power on go, wherever you go.

For more information about the Illuminating USB Cable and all the NEXTEK Energy products be sure to check out their website NEXTEK or follow NEXTEK Energy on Facebook  or NEXTEK Energy on Twitter  

Yep, just me Cathy thinking out loud about NEXTEK Energy Illuminating USB Cables and TSA's new enhanced security measures.

Note: I receive an Illuminating USB Cable free of charge for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own, and a true reflection of my experience with this product.


  1. I would choose something that caught my eye so it is less likely to get lost. So I'd pick orange.

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  3. Orange for me. Nice review Cathy.

  4. I would choose orange, Pretty sick!

  5. Good to know about the new security measures