Reports of Delta investing in new technology with the goal of reducing lost and delayed luggage has travelers and experts wondering how effective the technology is, and if other airlines will follow. Delta’s new tracking system uses “radio-frequency identification” (RFID) technology to make sure every bag gets to the right destination, by scanning all bags
Is there anything better than a fancy gadget that can not only provide quick solutions to everyday problems but also reduce human effort and conserve space? Tricky question. If you are a gadget geek and a traveler, take a look at this selection of items that will help you control your life in digital, wireless,
A recent report on ABC 7’s Eyewitness News, told the sad story of a World War II veteran who was traveling to a reunion of his fellow platoon but when he arrived at the airport, his luggage—and all his war memorabilia inside—were gone! Emmett Nolan was on a United Airlines flight from Los Angeles
When you’re on the go your smartphone becomes your best friend. Why? Because it’s a premium resource that can not only guide you to your hotel, but also help you rent a car for the weekend, buy a cheap plane ticket, play a game while waiting for the bus to arrive, and capture the most
The British Olympic team did a lot right at this year’s Summer Olympic Games in Rio, taking 67 medals back to England, but when traveling home, they did something that was anything but medal-worthy. An article in The Washington Post revealed that when the 300-plus athletes and support staff got off their plane, they were
We hate to stir up bad memories, but luggage nightmares happen. Anyone who travels often has likely had an experience where a bag gets lost or damaged. It isn’t funny at the moment, and some experiences are harder to get over than others, but after enough time goes by, sometimes we can look back and
An avalanche of wearable products is coming our way and you should enjoy the new releases. Thanks to the advent of f technology, wearable products are becoming easier to own than ever before.. Not only are these tech accessories fashionable, but also functional. One can monitor sleep, track fitness, count calories, and even feel a
A business trip or a family holiday are all too often the perfect situations to slack on workouts and take a vacation from fitness. Fortunately those excuses don’t make any sense nowadays, as you simply need a device to continue moving your bones with your everyday routine. Sure, if you think that Pokémon Go counts
Luggage can say a lot about a person. Sure, you can buy a generic suitcase that anyone could walk around with, but a lot of people express themselves with their bags. Is a suitcase intended for a family vacation, or is it all about getting down to business? You might be a world traveler with
Entire industries wiped out or transformed by the internet (author looks fondly at antique Encarta CD on the windowsill), a trend that appears set to continue as the internet’s baby brother, the aptly named ‘Internet of Things,’ grows to maturity and more of the items we use daily become connected.
That’s beginning to change, however, with a host of start-ups recently starting to push the boundaries of what is achievable with a suitcase, and the tech getting cheap enough for dominant players like Samsonite to start jumping on board. RFID, Bluetooth, and GPS are not new by today’s standards, but this suite of technologies is finally starting to play an active role in an industry that is ripe for disrupting. The humble suitcase.
The latest generation of smart luggage, baggage tags, and the apps used to track and control them, signal the beginnings of rapid change for the way we interact with our bags and the way airlines use technologies like RFID to handle and track luggage. Below are a few of the current standouts.