5 Smart suitcases for truly smarter travel

In January 2018, a ban came into effect for what are known as smart suitcases and smart bags. After fears that built-in batteries may catch fire or even explode mid-flight, it was a necessary measure to protect passengers.

5 Smart suitcases for truly smarter travel
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In January 2018, a ban came into effect for what are known as smart suitcases and smart bags. After fears that built-in batteries may catch fire or even explode mid-flight, it was a necessary measure to protect passengers.

While brands scrambled to adjust their product line, the consumer was left assuming any smart bag was a waste of money. We’re here to set the record straight: smart bags are allowed on flights if they meet certain criteria. And what is that criteria, you ask? The smart bag must have a removable battery.

Still confused on which one to get? We’ve got you. Check out these approved smart suitcases for truly smarter travel.

Horizn Studios M5 Smart Cabin Luggage

You’ve probably had the pleasure of being stranded in an airport for much longer than expected. Rather than suffer through it, this in-cabin suitcase has a removable smart charger, so you won’t have to deal with a low battery. With this, you can continue to watch and stream all the Netflix your eyes can consume. And, all airlines approve it for in-cabin use. Additionally, because it’s an airline-approved device, you won’t be forced to part with it before security. Along with the smart tech features, it also comes with 360-degree spinning wheels, leaving you free to dance down the terminal when it’s finally time to board.

Horizn Studios M5 Smart Cabin Luggage

This in-cabin suitcase has a removable smart charger

Kabuto Xtend Smart Carry-On Luggage

The Kabuto Xtend carry-on suitcase not only looks beautiful, but it also has several impressive functions. First of all, this carry-on bag can extend to become another 50% larger. So it’s great when you pick up a few more souvenirs than you intended. Plus, this travel suitcase comes with a removable battery that can charge most smartphones up to eight times over. You never have to worry about lugging around your power bank. It can even charge your laptop. This means that even if you’re going on a weeklong vacation, you shouldn’t have to worry about recharging it.

Genius Pack Supercharged Carry-On Luggage

Outfitted with loads of convenient features, this single bag will totally upgrade your travel experience. Ultra-light and airline-approved, the Genius Pack Supercharged weighs just 6.8 lbs. and is complete with a removable 10,000mAh Power Pack. Perfect for trips of any length, the bag has two external USB ports so you can top up all your devices even on the go. The exterior also features a durable 100% polycarbonate shell as well as a combination lock and eight 360-degree spinning wheels. This bag truly has it all; just watch what our Unboxing host Jonny Caplan has to say about it:

Salsa Deluxe Multiwheel Electronic Tag Suitcase

Complete with its own electronic luggage tag, you’re able to check this suitcase before your arrival to the airport so you can avoid long lines and frustration. Equipped with four wheels, the Salsa Deluxe Multiwheel Suitcase easily and effortlessly glides with you in step no matter which direction you push it. Inside are two Flex-Divider systems to make packing a breeze while an Add-a-bag holder totally lightens the rest of your load. To suit any style, this futuristic bag comes in black, brown, red, and blue.

NoviConnected Smart Luggage Travel Roller by INCASE

With four hub-less wheels, this suitcase helps you glide around the airport. Once you pass through check-in, the class-A Makrolon polycarbonate shell should also protect your kit in the cargo hold. On the inside, the polyester jacquard interior liner provides a soft space for fragile items. In addition, this case is seriously smart. It has a TSA-approved lock and a 10,500mAh battery bank. As a result, you can easily charge your gadgets between flights — even your Macbook, thanks to the USB-C port.

Which one of these suits your travel style the most? Share with us in the comments below.

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Meet Madhurima Nag

Madhurima Nag is the Head of Operations at Gadget Flow. She side-hustles as a digital marketing lecturer/speaker and loves to voice her opinion on marketing, crowdfunding and gadgets (of course!) in general.

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