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Travel Stix: Pocket-Sized Peace of Mind

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Travel Stix: Pocket-Sized Peace of Mind

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Attorney Linda Kagan often spends hours on planes or in courtrooms where she can't be reached in an emergency. So as an innovative mom and entrepreneur, she decided to put digital copies of medical release forms for her children on a small USB drive for easy access.

For the past 3 years, Kagan, CEO of Travel Stix, has marketed the idea and has been producing Travel Stix, credit card-sized Flash drives equipped with important legal documents. Travel Stix, which can easily fit into a wallet or gym bag, come in two capacities (2GB and 4GB) and four versions (Sport, Teen Sports, Traveler's, and Pet Care). Each Travel Stix holds templates for legal forms that vary from version to version, and the forms can be downloaded onto a computer, completed in PDF, notarized, and carried in a card less than 1" thick. In an emergency, Travel Stix can hold everything from a digital copy of a passport to medical release forms to instructions for the care and feeding of a pet.

Despite advanced technology and connectivity 24/7, there are still times that we can't be reached in an emergency, says Kagan. "In reality, cell phones don't always work," she says. "Sometimes you're in a building and don't realize that someone's trying to call you. …

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