Home Keeper, Covert Carry-On, PodTrapper

A monthly rundown of the latest gadgets that can help you succeed in real estate.

June 1, 2009

Keep Home Records Safe

Help buyers keep track of important documents they’ll need for their new home. Home Keeper is an attractive binder designed to store information such as decorating plans, service contracts, repair records, and property inventories. The binder includes pocket-tabbed dividers for decorating, contacts, maintenance, pets, and more. Pages also are provided for jotting down notes and project ideas. $27.50. Welcome Books; New York; 212-989-3200; www.welcomebooks.com/homekeeper.

Combine Your Carry-Ons

Most airlines allow only one carry-on bag, but you’ve got more stuff than that. The Covert Carry-On is a wheeled duffel that unzips into two bags—you can keep work documents in one and clothes in the other. When zipped, the individual pieces of luggage meld into a single bag. Detach them at your destination and use one piece for essentials during day trips or business meetings. $249.95. Hammacher Schlemmer; New York; 800-543-3366; www.hammacher.com.

Never Miss a Podcast

Listen up, Blackberry users: You no longer have to carry around your media player to listen to your favorite podcasts. PodTrapper is a podcast manager and player made just for Blackberrys. Once it’s downloaded to your device, the software automatically grabs new episodes of podcasts you’ve subscribed to. It also keeps track of the last podcast played and remembers exactly where you left off. $9.99 for an unlimited-use license for one device and access to all future upgrades. Versatile Monkey; Denver; www.versatilemonkey.com.

Erica Christoffer
Product Manager

Erica Christoffer is the product manager for REALTOR® Magazine, driving growth and helping make data-driven decisions for the editorial products and programs that fall under the publication's umbrella. Erica also co-manages the magazine's 30 Under 30 program. During her tenure as an editor, she wrote and edited hundreds of articles for the magazine and launched the Broker to Broker section. Connect with Erica via email: echristoffer@nar.realtor.