Traveling can be a pleasure or a pain and the luggage you use to carry your stuff will determine your fate. While manufacturers have made advancements in materials and design, suitcases really haven’t changed that much. However, some luggages are finally getting smarter and the options for devices that can help secure your bags are many, here are some of them.
Usually considered as one of the best Bluetooth trackers, it has a wireless range of 100 feet. It can track your luggage out of range and send you its location if it gets within the area of another Tile user and their application. It is lightweight and waterproof plus it can last for a year. Tile Mate doesn’t require a replacement battery.
Just connect it to the item you don’t want to lose. Although the item must be within bluetooth range, Tile Mate does have a killer feature: If other Tile users are near your lost keys or object, the Tile on your keys can still chime in and update its location on the map. For those who use Tile, it is easier it is to find lost items since it tracks them while you’re on the go.
Away Carry-On Luggage
Available in two sizes and aexcess of cool colors, the Away carry-on suitcase has a built-in battery to charge your gadgets on the go.
Every suitcase has a scratch-resistant polycarbonate exterior, a TSA-compliant lock, and high-quality wheels.
Trakdot Luggage Tracker
The Trakdot luggage tracker utilizes cellular connectivity, allowing you to keep tabs on your items just about anywhere via a smartphone app. An annual service fee of $25 is required in order for the gadget to work. Trakdot requires two AA batteries.
Trakdot employs newly patented micro-electronics and ground-based cellular telephone technologies to track and report.When in luggage and in an airplane cargo hold, Trakdot’s patented technology shuts off its transmit-and-receive capability and enters airplane mode. Once back on the ground, the same technology awakens Trakdot and employs the local cellular network to notify the Trakdot owner.
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Incase Smart Luggage Lock
The Incase smart luggage lock allows you to unlock it via an iPhone app. The TSA-compatible gadget can also alert if your luggage leaves the range of your phone. In case you run out of battery, you can also open the lock with a key.
The lock runs on battery power, but can be recharged via an external USB portable power source when that runs out. While most technology runs on battery power, this is one disadvantage of EGeeTouch you don’t want to be stranded somewhere with no outlet, a dead smartphone battery and no way to open your suitcase.
- App Controlled lock/unlock
- Alarm when lock is out of range
- TSA compatible
- Key pass-through
Blue One Suitcase
It is a sleek carry-on suitcase with brimming smart features. It includes a TSA-approved 10,000 mAh battery for recharging gadgets. It has a built-in scale and a dedicated department for your favorite tech.
This suitcase also packs a powerful location tracker which utilizes both GPS and a 3G network. It is a TSA approved digital lock that has the key features of the Bluesmart One. It can remotely lock your suitcase from your phone, charge your devices up to six times, locate your suitcase anywhere in the world and check the weight of your suitcase anytime.