Top Technology for Traveling Easier


By Darren Meacher (Own work)

While travel can be exciting, as soon as we step into the airport we’re quickly reminded that a large part of traveling is filled with monotonous activities, waiting in lines, and convoluted itineraries.  

Thank goodness for technology. It provides entertainment during down times and helps us to get to our destinations faster and easier. In fact, It’s hard to even imagine traveling anywhere without our smartphones, tablet computers, eReaders, or GPS units.

At Bags Inc., we appreciate any tools or techniques that can make travel easier, and technology is always a favorite topic. So while we’re all familiar with the typical technology, we’ve come across a few unfamiliar gadgets that can make travel even easier.

1. Trackdot luggage tracker

The perfect complement to our Bags VIP luggage delivery service, the Trackdot luggage tracking device provides text message or email notifications regarding the exact location of your luggage, anywhere in the world. You can also track your luggage online, creating 24/7 peace of mind as you will never wonder if your luggage has taken any unexpected detours. Compact and lightweight, the device is designed specifically for air travel and fits right inside your suitcase.

2. Franklin 12-language global translator

As indispensable as your passport, this device can translate in 12 different languages. You simply enter a word or phrase in your native language and the device will display the text translation with an audible pronunciation.   

3. Trackstick II

Working across the planet, Trackstick II traces your every step by superimposing red lines over satellite photos and 3D terrain obtained from Google Earth. Tracing the precise routes, stop times, speed, and directions associated with your trip, the device creates a complete electronic history of your journey that is viewable on your computer, allowing you to record your explorations or create a satellite album of your vacation.

4. HipKey

Are you habitually losing your keys, smartphone, or other important devices when traveling? HipKey has the solution. With HipKey, you place the device on any item and set the distance at which the alarm with activate. When you exceed that distance, the alarm will sound, and if you lose the item, the HipKey app can help you find it. 

5. Clear Card

Clear Card provides access to faster airport security lines, eliminating wait times and the need for arriving early at the airport. Combined with our Bags VIP luggage delivery service, Clear Card trims hours off travel time. Bags VIP allows you to skip baggage claim on the outbound leg; Clear Card allows you to skip long security lines on the inbound leg.  


What technology makes travel easier and more enjoyable for you? If you could bring only one gadget, what would it be?


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