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Finally, A Perfect Carry-On Bag!

The latest innovations in luggage have all been technology based, with charging stations, built in scales and tracking systems being just a few of the innovations driving new products. But the classic qualities that make for a great carry-on bag, things like a rugged exterior, or really good spinner wheels that allow you to either pull the bag behind you …

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Bugaboo Boxer: The New “Must-Have” Luggage

In some weird distant future, suitcase archeologists will surely marvel over the cumbersome bags we once used to haul inappropriate clothing from one side of the world to the other. “How did we go from ancient steamer trunks to the laser-guided hovercases we use today?” they’ll ask themselves. Then eureka! In the ruins of what was an ancient burial ground, …

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The World’s Smartest Travel Bag

Every timeyou visit Kickstarter, it seems like there’s another backpack promising to be the World’s Smartest Travel Bag. Sometimes features are added without any benefit, like when a band adds a dozen bonus tracks to an already bloated record, but that’s not the case with the Barracuda Konzu. This pack is designed for the digital nomad, with an external USB …

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Aloft Debuts Voice-Activated Room Service

The Aloft Hotels brand is trying another tech-heavy initiative to position itself as a forward-thinking chain: voice-activated room services. The chain has introduced the technology at its US properties in Boston and Santa Clara this week, allowing guests to use an in-room iPad to issue commands. The user says “Hello, Siri” into the device and then ask for different services or …

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The Latest Travel Gadgets

Innovation in travel gadgetry has reached new levels as new products appear which make life easier for road warriors. Among the latest must have designs: The Travelrest Ultimate Inflatable Travel Pillow; the Etekcity Digital Hanging Luggage Scale; the UiiSii GT800 Noise-Isolating Ear Buds; the Tugo Luggage Drink Holder and the HooToo Wireless Router/Hard Drive/External Battery. Your inner gadget guru not satisfied yet? There are …

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Secure Browsing On The Road with SilentKeys

Although free Wi-Fi is every business traveler’s favorite hotel amenity, those networks can leave you dangerously vulnerable and at risk of being hacked, infected with malware or having your sensitive data stolen. SilentKeys is a portable keyboard that attaches to your computer through its USB port and, when activated, it uses TOR or a VPN to securely encrypt all of …

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First Look: The $17,000 Solarin Smart Phone

Hollywood stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy were front row at the London launch of the new super-secure Android smart phone, Solarin, on Tuesday. It has, company officials claim, the best screen, the best daylight smart phone camera, the richest and loudest speakers, more 4G LTE bands than any other phone ever, and WiFi speeds up to ten times faster than today’s networks. It …

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The Ultimate Traveler Wearable: Pilot Translating Earpiece

From the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’s Babel fish to Star Trek’s universal translator, science fiction has found ways to break down the intergalactic language barriers, but it’s something those of us in the real world are still struggling with. New York startup Waverly Labs is now claiming it’s ready to make fiction a reality with the Pilot earpiece, which …

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Announcing Modobag!

A revolutionary new concept in luggage, Modobag is the world’s first motorized, smart and connected carry-on that gets savvy travelers to their destination up to three times faster than walking. With a ballistic nylon shell with 2000 cubic inches of internal stowage space (85 percent of the space found in a standard carry-on) Modobag features cushioned exterior stowage compartments and …

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Trunkster: A Brainy Suitcase with Zero Zippers

There’s a popular question floating around the crowdfunding world right now: What does the luggage of the future look and act like? The Bluesmart believes it looks like a GPS-enabled trackable carry-on. The Fugu is pretty sure it comes in the form of a suitcase that expands from a carry-on to a check-in bag. Yet another answer has arrived on Kickstarter …