For those of you lucky folks that live in a city with a reasonable mass transit system — and no, buses don’t count — you know how nasty those subway bars can get. With the TranStrap ($17) you can worry no more. Its makeup of heavy nylon webbing, aircraft grade aluminum, and high-friction neoprene will keep you secure, and the germs from the “less desirable” passengers far from your hands.
If you're ever on an international adventure and find that the establishment you're staying at lacks an in-room safe, you're going to wish you had one of these. The TravelSafe from PacSafe ($40) is a tough bag reinforced with slash-proof stainless steel wire that's perfect for securing your gadgets while exploring the town. It has a draw wire and padlock so you can lock the entire bag to a fixed object so the "helpful" hotel workers can't "sort" your valuables.