The ChessMate TravelMate-Box
The ChessMate TravelMate-Box is an upgraded modification of an "oldie-but-goodie" magnetic chess-set offering that had sold-through completely when I was making it several years ago.
The ample 10" x 14" x 1-3/8" self-contained TravelMate-Box is hand-wrapped inside and out with a Burgundy colored, imitation-alligator "Pellaq" material that's polymer-coated for a bit of extra protection.
The self-contained, smooth-surfaced magnetic chessboard is printed and hand-inlaid with the same type of attractive, marbled & foiled material that we use to craft two of our other high-end sets (The TravelMate Deluxe and the TravelMate-Ultra), and it lends a pleasing, old-world look and feel to the chessboard's edge, which also contrasts nicely with the interior hand-wrapped Burgundy material.
This elegant, self-contained portable travel set box comes with the same set of wooden, magnetic Staunton-style pieces that come with my "TravelMate-Ultra" set, and at a very special re-introductory price.
Lathe-turned and hand-carved from Dark Indian Rosewood & Boxwood (w/ 1.875" King height), the set of classically-styled wooden magnetic pieces is a pleasure to play and analyse with whether you're playing on the go, hanging-out with friends at exotic cafes, or simply relaxing over chess at home.
The piece magnets are quite strong and hold to the surface well, yet they glide easily around the chessboard surface during use, while the 9.5" square board (w approximately 1.125" sized squares) is coated with a clear-matte scratch-resistant laminate to protect the chessboard and inlay-material for many years to come.
PLEASE NOTE: The Staunton-style wooden pieces, with a King-height of 1.875," cannot be stored in an upright position with the lid of the box closed. Rather, they should be stored in the drawstring pouch provided, and then placed in the inner capture-tray that can be seen in several of the images for this chess set.
The ChessMate TravelMate-Box is a pleasure to use when analyzing or composing, and it's also very portable for playing while traveling in style, whether by plane, train, bus, boat, or car.
The approximate shipping-package-weight for this item is 4 lbs.
And remember, the ChessMate TravelMate-Box is handmade in the USA.