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Kill It With Tech: 6 Ways To Locate And Lock Luggage With Technology

Travel Technology | Gabe Zaldivar | April 29, 2016

Kill It With Tech: 6 Ways To Locate And Lock Luggage With Technology

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It’s now possible to travel with smarter locks.

Sadly, this doesn’t mean your luggage security item will point out various landmarks or regale you with interesting historical anecdotes.

It just means that more technology is being pumped into the industry, which means it’s now easier to maintain a careful watch on your items with things like Bluetooth.

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What we have below are just some of the various items you might consider that are available now or in the near future.

Of course, if we missed anything, feel free to holler with your amazing and completely valued suggestion.


The AirBolt is a newfangled lock that uses your smartphone to do the unlocking. That means you can actually open your bag from a distance — in the rare case that you need a document and are away from home or the hotel.

And you can even track the lock's location so you never have to wander the airport paranoid again.


The upcoming G-RO (ships this November) has a great many attributes, such as giant wheels, a durable construction and optional electronic module.

All of this makes it the kind of carry-on that we are confident will last years. The fact that you can also track its location sells us on that fact.


Dynotag has a large catalog of various tags that you can affix to your luggage.

From the hefty items that professionals might ship to that smaller check-in luggage, the tags allow you to digitally pair documents to the luggage to ensure all of your important items are noted and archived. 


Another way to make sure your luggage is exactly where it should be is to stuff in a tiny sleuth.

Seeing as how you can’t ask a friend to get in, you might want to consider this device.


Your smartphone does the heavy lifting as it can unlock and track your most crucial of travel items with the handy app.

The luggage looks sleek too, which is an added bonus. 


And if you aren’t sold on a bag upgrade, you can still locate your luggage with tech that is similar to the Trackdot above.

LugLoc will have you tethered to your luggage via its app.

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Alaska Airlines:

Lastly, we would like to toss out a hopeful nod to Alaska Airlines’ electronic baggage tags.

In time, the best kind of luggage management may come from the airlines themselves. It will be some time before this happens, but we can dream in the interim.


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