Traveling with luggage is no longer a nightmare

Traveling with luggage is no longer a nightmare

For some people, packing is one of the worst things about traveling. But this age-old nightmare may now be gone forever. Thanks to technology and the evolution of products and devices that improve people’s lives and adventures, today the journey is more enjoyable and stress-free.

Really smart suitcases

Intelligence has come a long way and, nowadays, even our luggage has it. Some of them can charge your smartphone; others can weigh themselves so that you no longer have to re-pack them when checking in (or face the alternative of paying extra). Some can even verify their owners through biometrical data. No one knows what the future holds, but at this rate suitcases will soon be folding our clothes and doing our laundry as well. Sweet!

Getting organized

Optimizing space is the key to packing for a trip. Fortunately, there are now lightweight bags that help you to get organized with their different compartments (with one for underwear on one side, dirty clothes on the other, etc.). No more lost items or loose grocery bags all over the place. Nice and tidy.

The tiny luggage locator

You know that sinking feeling when the luggage carousel comes around and your suitcase is nowhere to be found? It’s awful, tragic even. Luckily there is LugLoc to help you with that. How? It’s small enough to fit inside your suitcase and uses GSM-GPRS technology and Bluetooth to let you know whether your luggage made it on the plane and when it will come out on the carousel. You just need to place LugLoc inside your bag and download the app. With just a tap on your smartphone, you’ll know exactly where your bag is. This way, LugLoc allows you to travel with smart luggage, and without trouble.

Super chargers

Going to a coffee shop or a restaurant just to use a plug to charge your smartphone is no longer a necessary pit stop during your travels. Although there are now multiple options to solve this problem, there are two that you should definitely be aware of. You can either get a great charger – for example, one that allows you to plug in two or three electronics and USB cables at once – or you can buy yourself an external battery charger so that you’ll never have to worry again about missing calls or updating your Social Media statuses during your travels. It’s quick and easy.

It’s all about traveling smarter and more efficiently. Good luck!

The Lugloc is at the apex of luggage locator technology

Lost luggage is one of the biggest stressors when transiting from one destination to another.  Tens of millions file luggage claims each year.  This is where the innovative LugLoc comes to the rescue.  Winner of the 2015 Product Innovation Award at the 2015 Travel Goods Show – the Lugloc is at the apex of luggage locator technology.

HOW DOES THE LUGLOC WORK?

The LugLoc system is very user friendly and easy to use.  All you need to do is place the LugLoc (roughly the size of credit card) in your airline luggage, and if it goes missing you can easily track it via an Apple or Android application.  In a nutshell the LugLoc utilizes GSM-GPRS technology to transmit the exact location of your bag to your smart phone.  Since LugLoc uses cellular signals to locate your luggage, it is more accurate in locating it.  There is a built-in Triaxal Accelerometer technology that turns off while in the air, thus no issues with plane automation interference.

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TRAVEL PREP 101 |YOUR PACKING-MADE-EASIER CHECKLIST

INGENIOUS STRATEGIES FOR TRAVELING LIGHT, SAVING SPACE, AND ARRIVING AT YOUR DESTINATION WRINKLE-FREE AND READY FOR ANY ADVENTURE.

Keep tabs on your bags, use a luggage tracker like LugLoc ($70; lugloc.com) to locate your suitcase in the event that it gets lost. Also important: label your bag tag with an e-mail address, rather than a home address, so that you can be more easily contacted in transit.

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Four LugLoc stories from the LugLoc Team

In order to offer the best product – that one device you just can’t travel without – we take LugLocs with us on every trip and experiment with them. In this way, we always know first-hand how it works and how it can be improved to make sure you enjoy your trips to the fullest. Our own experiences with them are full of fun anecdotes that you don’t want to miss. Here are just a few.

Carlos Esnal, COO at LugLoc

“Let me tell you about a time when I traveled with ten LugLoc devices that I was taking to test in different countries. After the trip, I went to my mother’s house in Argentina, where I left my stuff for her to unpack while I went to work.

“When I went back to her house the next day, she wasn’t there. I needed to take the devices with me to check the behaviors I had tested with the technical team, but I had no idea where she had left the LugLocs. My mother never picks up her cell phone (when she even remembers to take it with her) so I had no way of knowing where my LugLoc devices were!

I checked the App using the Bluetooth feature and, one by one, I searched for and found them all. Mystery solved!”

Ignacio Tabó, Technology Head & Solution Architect at LugLoc

“I also have an interesting LugLoc story. I was going to meet Carlos Esnal in Miami, as we had been arranging a meeting for some time. That morning when I woke up, I realized that I hadn’t charged my cell phone and so would probably be unreachable until I arrived at the hotel where Carlos and I had our appointment. Since there was nothing I could do about it, I got all my stuff together, including one LugLoc device, and set out on foot, given it was such a nice day.

I must have walked too slowly because I arrived an hour late and my cell was dead. Luckily, Charly was still there waiting for me. After having tried to phone me several times in vain, he used LugLoc to track where I was and saw that, by the time he got to the hotel, I was still crossing Miami Bridge. If it hadn’t been for  LugLoc, he would have left long before I had arrived.”

Mike Akner, Marketing Analyst at LugLoc

“Moving is always quite a messy endeavor, and the last time I did so, I traveled with twelve LugLoc devices separated into four checked bags and two carry-ons. I knew I would be able to track them that way, and when I finally got to my new place, I decided to unpack right away. If there’s one thing I don’t like about traveling, it’s unpacking. But, when it came time to collecting the devices, I couldn’t find the bag where I had put three of them. Knowing what to do, I smiled.

“I connected the Bluetooth to each of the devices and, there it was: I found the bag on the patio with just one LugLoc in it. I kept searching, and sure enough the second one was on a table beneath a pile of clothes. They turned up one by one, and LugLoc managed to organize things quite nicely for me. It was a very happy ending.”

Rob Harper, Advisor at LugLoc

“This happened on a flight to Paris. Unlike other flights, on this particular one I was able to sleep like a baby. I knew that somebody was going to pick me up at the airport and, after a quick shower, I would have my first appointment.

“I tried to get off the plane as fast as I could and went straight to the luggage carrousel. One by one, all of the passengers took their bags and, suddenly, I found myself all alone in the hall and without my stuff.
“I checked my LugLoc app and voilà, my luggage was still in Miami. At least I knew where it was! So I contacted the airline and gave them my address so they could send me my bag as soon as possible. I went ahead with my schedule and, twenty-four hours later, received my suit.”