Last updated: 05:00 AM ET, Tue December 15 2015

Travel Tech Next: Travel Smarter with AirBolt Luggage Lock

Travel Technology | Gabe Zaldivar | December 15, 2015

Travel Tech Next: Travel Smarter with AirBolt Luggage Lock

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We live in a wonderful world wherein even the locks are smart.

AirBolt is the product of a newly funded IndieGogo campaign that aims to put peace of mind to something that is out front and center during your various travels.

With this gadget, which received a whopping AUD$203,990 as of this writing, you have the assurance of always knowing where your items are in the world.  

Essentially, the AirBolt is a TSA-accepted lock that lets you track your respective baggage, also garnering the ability to wirelessly lock and unlock your device.

Here’s a video that explains the simple yet profound innovation:

As you can see from the above video, the AirBolt boasts features such as an alarm that goes off when the bag is out of range, perfect for that carry-on you may be lugging around the airport.

Or, it also has the capability of notifying you about its location; equally perfect for that moment you find that your luggage has been lost by the airline.  


Now if you are interested in slapping some intelligence onto your security measures, you can pre-order at the Indiegogo campaign. For $70 (AUD), you get an AirBolt that will be delivered at some point in August 2016.

And again, the lock is it itself TSA approved. As for whether it is fine to fly with the gadget, the company assures: “The AirBolt also features a timed-Aeroplane mode that turns off the Bluetooth transmitter for a specified period of time.”

And the opportunity to have some fun with the lock continues well after launch: “We will also be making certain libraries available for our developer friends. You’ll be able to build on the AirBolt feature set and make it your own!”

For the exhausted traveler, the need is simply for a lock that secures our items and uses technology to enhance travel, not to bog it down.

AirBolt, at least from the outset, seems like that kind of innovation that uses tech wisely, offering amenities that actually matter to the concerned party.


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