Tuesday, November 10, 2015

The big news in bags is
the emergence of "smart" luggage: souped-up suitcases that can charge
phones, weigh themselves, send out homing signals when lost, and, oh yes,
carry stuff.
So far, the standout model is the Bluesmart ($399), created by a
group of travel-hungry entrepreneurs.
Their bag performs on all fronts—and
looks slick, too.
No.
1: Case Closed The Bluesmart has a hard polycarbonate shell, a
retractable handle, and four hardy wheels.
It's carry-on only—the battery
means it can't be checked.
And despite all the gadgetry, it weighs just over
nine pounds.
No.
2: Inner Space Electronics take up less than 10 percent of the main
compartment, leaving plenty of room for your gear.
The outside sleeve can hold
a laptop as big as 15 inches, and has an extra pocket for a phone or tablet.
No.
3: Weigh Station The handle doubles as a digital scale: open the app
and lift the bag to get a reading.
No.
4: Linked-Up Lock The main compartments can be secured with a key or
via smartphone if you are nearby; a light on the bag lets you know the
(TSA-compliant) lock is engaged.
No.
5: Power Supply The high-capacity battery, which plugs into a
standard outlet, can juice up an iPhone six times over on a single charge.
No.
6: Tracking System Within Bluetooth range (about 100 feet in an
airport), you can use the app to pinpoint your bag's location.
If your stuff
goes missing farther afield, an onboard SIM card can send its GPS coordinates
to your phone.
No.
7: Spare Wire There are two USB charging ports, one in the laptop
sleeve and another on the back of the suitcase.
The big news in bags is the emergence of "smart" luggage:
souped-up suitcases that can charge phones, weigh themselves, send out homing
signals when lost, and, oh yes, carry stuff.
So far, the standout model is the
Bluesmart, created by a group of travel-hungry entrepreneurs.
Read our full
review, here.

0 commentaires:

Post a Comment

Travel Club. Powered by Blogger.

Popular Posts

Popular Posts

.