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CoolCanucks Blog Contest ~ Magellan’s Travel Supplies iPad Bluetooth Keyboard Case Review & Giveaway!!CLOSED

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

Magellan’s Travel Sup­plies is an extremely well known and rep­utable com­pany around the world! They are defi­nately a trusted source of all sorts of travel supplies.

“Magellan’s was founded by two travel pro­fes­sion­als to pro­vide a sin­gle source of unique and use­ful travel prod­ucts, sup­ported by well trained travel gear spe­cial­ists, and backed by a com­plete 100% guar­an­tee of satisfaction.

While work­ing for Pan Am Air­ways, John and Glo­ria McManus trav­eled exten­sively around the world and were frus­trated by the inad­e­quate sup­ply of travel prod­ucts avail­able to con­sumers. In 1989 they cre­ated Magellan’s cat­a­log, start­ing with a 32 page black and white cat­a­log of hard-to-find travel prod­ucts. John’s no-nonsense, detailed descrip­tions of each item made it clear how each addressed a travel prob­lem, from over­seas elec­tri­cal adap­tors to third world health and hygiene.

The cat­a­log had inaus­pi­cious begin­nings from their kitchen table, but the con­cept took hold, trav­el­ers took notice, and sales grew rapidly, prompt­ing a move to larger space, first in a Quon­set hut down by the beach, and then to the for­mer Arling­ton hotel garage that houses the busi­ness today, just off State Street in down­town Santa Barbara.

What started with two con­sum­mate trav­el­ers now employs nearly 100. We still pro­vide hands-on train­ing for our staff on every item in our cat­a­log, stores, and web­site. From com­fort pil­lows and travel blan­kets to water purifi­ca­tion and insect pro­tec­tion to select­ing the best moisture-wicking, wrinkle-resistant travel cloth­ing, we’re pre­pared to meet your needs.

Our mis­sion is to make your travel more com­fort­able, safe, and reward­ing. And if for any rea­son you are not com­pletely happy with your pur­chase, we’ll make it right or cheer­fully refund your full pur­chase price.”

Shop­ping at Magellan’s Travel Sup­plies is a com­plete snap as their exten­sive array of high-quality, low-priced prod­ucts are all very neatly cat­e­go­rized on the left hand side! What­ever you are in search of for your travel needs, Magellan’s is sure to have it!

Adap­tor Plugs & Con­vert­ers

Alarm Clocks

Auto Travel

Busi­ness Travel

Charg­ers & Bat­ter­ies

Children’s Travel

Cloth­ing Care

Cloth­ing for Men

Cloth­ing for Women


Gifts for Trav

Health & Hygiene

In Flight Com­fort

Insect & Sun Pro­tec­tion


Lug­gage Scales & Locks

Pack­ing Orga­niz­ers

Packs, Purses & Totes

Photo & Optics

Rain Gear

Safety & Secu­rity


Toi­letries & Toi­letry Kits


Wal­lets & Money Belts

Being an avid trav­eller when time allows, I have defi­nately turned to Magellan’s Travel Sup­plies for all of our travel needs and more! They take the stress out of trav­el­ling, and that is some­thing that we all require! You can also shop by brand, and the Magellan’s web­site also has Travel Advice & Coun­try Guides for your con­ve­nience so be sure to check them out as well!

Magellan’s Travel Sup­plies sent me this really AWESOME iPad Blue­tooth Key­board Case and I was over­whelmed with excite­ment!! It essen­tially turns your iPad into a lap­top by com­bin­ing a key­board and a case into one unit. The case unfolds to reveal the key­board and the iPad play-through holster/stand.

The iPad slides into the hol­ster and is held inside with a small flap that slides behind the tablet to hold it in place. No zip­pers, snaps or elas­tic straps are used.

It’s also impor­tant to note that the home but­ton, power but­ton, vol­ume but­tons, ear­phone jack and dock­ing / charg­ing con­nec­tor are all acces­si­ble while the iPad is in this case.

I will be trav­el­ling with my iPad all over now with ease!!

In use, the iPad rests on a built in stand in a hor­i­zon­tal ori­en­ta­tion which makes the whole pack­age look and work almost like a net­book. The key­board itself has a sil­i­cone cover that will resist the occa­sional caf­feinated spillage of your choice and pro­vides notice­able tac­tile feed­back. In other words, you’ll feel like you are typ­ing again instead of tap­ping. The case is made of soft syn­thetic leather and closes with a mag­netic clasp. It feels good when you’re car­ry­ing it around, but it isn’t so hefty that you notice it. In fact, loaded up with an iPad the whole weighs just 2.75lbs, which is less than the new 13″ Mac­Book Air.

The key­board comes with all the func­tion keys you’d expect with an iPad: Home, Vol­ume, Search, and iPod Con­trols. Tap the Home but­ton once and you’re look­ing at your apps. Tap the Home but­ton twice and you bring up a mini iPod con­trol. With­out leav­ing the cur­rent app, you can fire up songs on the active playlist with a touch of the Play but­ton. You can also Pause or skip forward/backward through the active playlist. The Search but­ton puts every­thing on your iPad at your fingertips.


I give Magellan’s Travel Sup­plies a huge thumbs up for all of their EXCELLENT prod­ucts and for exceed­ing my expec­ta­tions! Their cus­tomer ser­vice skills as well as deliv­ery time were both beyond outstanding!!

Would you like to win one of these iPad Blue­tooth Key­board Cases as well? Thanks to the very kind and gen­er­ous folks over at Magellan’s Travel Sup­plies – one very lucky Cool­Canucks reader now has that very chance! SWEET!!!!!

To Enter:

1) Head on over to Magellan’s Travel Sup­plies and pick out the prod­uct there that you love most and then please leave a com­ment here!

————->The Above is MANDATORY before any extra entries count. <—————

*****EXTRA ENTRIES: (Optional, these are there for you just in case you would like more chances of win­ning!!)********** Leave com­ments all in one com­ment box, or in sep­a­rate boxes, that is totally up to you! Note: All entries left in one box only counts as one entry so your choice!****************

•SUBSCRIBE to Cool­Canucks Blog (right hand-side of blog) via email. (You must ver­ify the sub­scrip­tion in your email too, as I will check! Not ver­i­fied = dis­qual­i­fi­ca­tion, sorry!) Leave me which email addy you sub­scribed with in your com­ment please.

•Fol­low Cool­Canucks Via Google Friend Con­nect – this is also on the right hand side of my blog.

•Fol­low @coolcanucks and @magellanstravel on Twit­ter! Leave me your twit­ter name!

•Tweet this con­test. Leave me the Sta­tus Link to your tweet! **NOW UNLIMITED TWEETS DAILY!!* and leave a com­ment each time with the Tweet Sta­tus Link**

•(Please note, there is a NEW Retweet but­ton added below this post – you may also use that for a quick and easy tweet – be sure to leave me the sta­tus link though!)

•Become a Reg­is­tered Cool­Canucks Mem­ber in our forum and leave me your user­name there!

NEW!! “Like” Cool­Canucks on our Face­book Page! 2 entries, leave 2 com­ments! Leave me your FB name please!

Become a “Liker”/Fan of Magellan’s Travel Sup­plies on Face­book and leave a com­ment on their wall that you came from Cool­Canucks!

•Blog, Stum­ble, Digg or share this give­away on any open pub­lic forum and leave me the link to it! +5, leave 5 comments

•Grab our Cool­Canucks but­ton located to the right of the blog. +5, leave 5 comments

•Sub­scribe to Cool­Canucks RSS Feed! + 2 leave 2 comments

•Pur­chase any­thing from Magellan’s Travel Sup­plies for the dura­tion of the give­away and get 10 extra entries!! Just tell me in a comment!

**Give­away open to both US & CANADA and expires on July 30th, 2011**

A HUGE thank you to Magellan’s Travel Sup­plies for spon­sor­ing us with this GREAT Con­test here at CoolCanucks!!




    Doreen Riopel
    July 8th, 2011 at 9:57 pm


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