It sucks to loose your luggage. When I moved to New Zealand they didn’t find my luggage for a full two weeks and during that time the airline offered no explanation or compensation…. I pretty much had to buy a new pair of everything. It sucks… it really sucks to lose your luggage while on a trip, and it’s the last kind of stress you want to have during your vacation. Which is why we love the following gear for keeping your valuable stuff safe…
The Lug Loc locates your luggage
Did you know that 42 million passengers on average have their luggage misplaced by airlines? And who knows how many have their luggage stolen from hotels or while using transport. So wouldn’t it be great if there was some way to track it down once it has left your sight?
The Lug Loc is a new device which was sent for us to review. It is basically a little black box which you put into your suitcase which you can track using an app on your phone for as long as the battery is alive on the device – about 40 days.
The Lug Loc uses GSM technology which means it tracks your luggage using the phone network. It’s main purpose is to track down your luggage if it gets lost by an airline, as pretty much every airport in the world has phone reception. But we think it would also be a great aid in helping police track down your belongings if your suitcase happens to be stolen – as long as the thieves were within cell phone coverage, the Lug Loc would help narrow down their location.
The Lug Loc doesn’t interfere with the safety of the plane either, as it automatically shuts down when in motion or under vibration and it complies with FAA/ CAA regulations. It also come with a 5 year warranty…. sweet!
So what does it cost? Well the device itself costs about $50 and it comes with a few free traces. After that you need to purchase each additional trace through the app which cost as little as $1 each depending on how many you buy at once.
Prevent loss and theft with the Nio Tag
We havn’t personally tested one of these yet but we will write more once we do. However I LOVE the concept. The Nio Tag is a bluetooth enabled security tag which synchs with your smart phone and alerts you when the device and the phone are separated.
When we were traveling through Europe Dan misplaced the camera bag TWICE (ie. left it in bars). Both times we were super lucky and managed to find the bag, but this would never have happened if we had the Nio Tag. We could have put the Neo Tag in the camera bag, and then when Dan and the phone it was synched to got up to walk away, the smart phone would have reminded him.
It also works both ways, if you lose your phone you can press a button on the Nio Tag to help you locate your phone.
Prevent pick pockets and theft with this simple $5 trick
Last week I wrote about a simple trick to secure your luggage from theft and pickpockets…. best thing is… it hardly costs anything at all.