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Why GITA makes a terrible autonomous suitcase

What’s GITA? View this post on Instagram A post shared by Piaggio Fast Forward (@piaggiofastforward) Who is GITA for? 1. It’s no use as a self following suitcase 2. It can’t move around airports 3. GITA doesn’t actually carry much luggage View this post on Instagram A post shared by Piaggio Fast Forward (@piaggiofastforward) The…

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Apple AirTag — The new best luggage tracker?

Bluetooth tracker luggage tags are an accessory that’s highly recommended — we’ve written a complete overview to bluetooth tags — alongside their GPS tracker tag equivalent. Cheap, largely subscription-free and lightweight, these little devices are a great smart luggage accessory, and replicate luggage tracking features found on the most high-end smart bags. Until now, the…

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Andiamo Luggage — Reviewed

Originally founded in 1970 before fading into obscurity, the Andiamo was relaunched in 2018. We live in a world of constant reinvention and with the rise of social media and sharing so much of our lives with others, the reinvention of self has become more prevalent than ever before Andiamo CEO — Yi Zhang The…

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Take a photo of your luggage before you fly

Packing top tips are plentiful — YouTube is awash with some great videos on how to roll clothes, or what order to pack your suitcase in. However, some genuinely helpful tips fly under the radar. One of the best little-known travel tips is easy in today’s tech-driven world, simply use your smartphone to take a…

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5 Covid travel gadgets for your next flight

Before you travel: Comfortable face masks Paper masks have become synonymous with the pandemic era. While these cheap disposable masks are great for short durations like popping into the shops or taking a bus, take a moment to appreciate just how long most airport days are. Masks are mandatory for the entirety of the Covid-19…

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6 tricks to carry excess baggage

Luggage allowances are shrinking. In size, and in weight. There is also a rising trend in travellers choosing hand-baggage only, to avoid extortionate checked-bag fees. This combination means it can be a struggle to squeeze all your belongings in this shrinking baggage. To make matters worse, while some airlines only implement baggage weights for checked…

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How to fly with a laptop

Business travellers usually have their travel routine down to a fine art, knowing the ins and outs of travelling with laptops. But for those that don’t travel frequently there are multiple questions surrounding flying with laptops — from previous laptop flight bans causing confusion, to questions around where to place laptops. Can you put a…

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Rimowa’s eTag — What happened?

What Happened to Rimowa’s electronic luggage tag? Using this new technology, travellers will be able to check in their luggage from home using their smartphone and drop it off at the airport in seconds — without all the stress and time pressure. Rimowa — eTag While it’s frequent to see smart luggage upstarts on Kickstarter…

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Best VPN for global travel?

Working in the travel industry I’ve received numerous top tips, advice and best practises from colleagues in different roles. Something that I never really gave much consideration to was internet security, preferring to focus on the latest smart luggage, and packing tips. However, once the benefits were explained to me, and I started using a…

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3 best airline approved power banks for your luggage

Self-following robotic luggage and feature-packed smart luggage like Plevo get all the headlines. However, not all smart luggage has the wealth of inbuilt features, and some don’t even come with a built-in power bank. Manufacturers like Samsonite prefer to build-in wiring and pockets for power banks and features like tracking devices, but leave the choice…