Message from The Timeshare Guru: I am obviously a fan of travel but I am definitely also a gadget guy. Here is a guest post from Kelsey at The Lux Authority. She provides some good information on some new techie suit cases. The Lux Authority has some great information on travel, fashion and gear so I definitely encourage you to check out the site and information provided.
Sleek Travel Gear for the Tech-Setter
Luggage can be a terrific or terrible travel companion depending on its personality. We've all seen the person at the airport dragging their suitcase, wheels discombobulated and hair disheveled as they huff and puff to their gate. How does one have the ideal experience in such a hectic setting?
Gear up with the latest and greatest travel cases that function above and beyond the task of lugging around too many pairs of shoes.
Here are the four sleekest suitcases you'll want to splurge on for the smoothest travel experience.
Arlo Skye is a line of aluminum luggage founded by design engineers previously associated with Louis Vuitton and Tumi, so it's not a stretch to say these suitcases epitomize high design meets functionality. It's small enough to carry-on, big enough to never feel without. Coming in at 22.0 x 14.0 x 9.0 inches including the soundless wheels, it truly is the perfect size.
The anodized, meaning coated with metal using a chemical process, shell makes for an indestructible, impenetrable carryall. An airline-approved USB C port supplies you with a MacBook charging station, so work on the go or Netflix and chill while waiting for that delayed flight. These sell for $450-$550.
Away may be the most recognized of the bunch, with their appeal to the large millennial crowd and impressive marketing strategies, doesn't hurt that they are one of the most affordable options. Nine colors to choose from, five variations of sizes, and even an aluminum shell to vary the standard polycarbonate option.
The detachable USB charger offers a fast charge option to keep you communicating no matter the lack of outlets. The inside is hollow on either side to allow for dual-capacity packing with straps to keep your belongings secure.
Away strives for a transparent relationship between company and consumer, with a core value of giving the whole world access to better travel standards. These sell for $225-$450.
Barracuda brings an edge to the game with features unseen on any other luggage. On the innovative handle, which is called the Halo Handle and mounted on a compartment instead of the usual two-poled attachment, there's a secret compartment for storage and a retractable shelf perfect for a computer desk or a place to rest food other than the airport carpet. If the worst happens and your luggage becomes lost, fear not, Barracudas come with built-in trackers so you can see exactly where your things are traveling without you.
The soft, breathable material the suitcase is made from may not be indestructible, but the light-weight allows for easy exertion and is small enough to collapse and store anywhere. The more Barracudas you buy, the cheaper they become per unit, so the whole family can travel in style. These sell for $224-350
Samsara sells luggage for the true robo-tech entrepreneurs, with a piece that rivals the coolest briefcases full of money in those action dramas. This is the only luggage made completely of aviation aluminum alloy, so it's basically a mini airplane (please do not attempt to fly).
The suitcase is considered "smart," which means functions like notifications when the suitcase is getting away from you or if the suitcase was opened out of your sight. Additionally, there's an led light control inside the suitcase to assist you in the dark. This suitcase is still in the production process, so if you're yearning for what you've read above, pre-order to ensure manufacturing. These sell for only $60 plus shipping.
About Kelsey at The Lux Authority:
Kelsey is the Managing Editor at The Lux Authority and is trying to balance both her budget and her credit card balance. She likes to live lavish and treat herself when the opportunity allows it. She loves the newest tech, old cars, the smell of rich mahogany, and leather-bound books as well! When she isn't working, Kelsey is an avid academic, artist, stargazer, blogger, and yoga enthusiast.
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A big thank you to Kelsey and The Lux Authority for providing this guest post.