Travelers, let me pose a question to you, whenever you travel away for a holiday, regardless of the type of luggages that you bring over, do you have a travel lock to ensure your belongings, clothes, toiletries, camera gears, technology gadgets … etc etc are secured? Do you find it troublesome with the combination number lock? Today, I would like to share a new travel accessory with you, the Air Bolt, a revolutionary travel sized lock.

Moving ahead into the future, I am going to cover more areas on travel and tourism, that would fulfil my travel wanderlust! From my previous articles, you would have read on my various travel photography adventures to different countries. I would be sharing more travel related topics, from travel, tourism, hospitality news, travel technology, to travel accessories that make things and traveling easier for us travel wanderlusts.

The Air Bolt caught my attention, definitely a travel accessory that travelers would be interested in, this revolutionary product is ideal to replace the traditional travel combination lock! I am using combination locks when I travel and they can be troublesome at times.  Do share the word and pass it on, information on the Air Bolt to your family, relatives, friends and fellow travel wanderlusts! They are now available in Singapore and you can purchase it, if you like it after reading the information that I share below:

The AirBolt, a revolutionary travel sized lock that can be opened and tracked via your smartphone, is available for pre-order sale in Singapore via www.gadgetgoodsasia.com. The AirBolt is the world’s first Bluetooth enabled smart travel lock that can be opened and closed via a smartphone, can be tracked through crowdsourced GPS network, will automatically alert the traveller if they accidentally leave their luggage, can share access among multiple users, and includes anti-theft controls among other features. The AirBolt comes in six colours: Monza Red, Amazon Green, Champagne, Cape Cod Grey, Persian Pink, Bondi Blue.

**** Gadget Goods Asia are offering a limited offer pre-order discount of 20% (from SGD109 to SGD87) for all Singapore residents when ordered through www.gadgetgoodsasia.com on or before June 20, 2018. ****

While travel technology has caught up with the modern world, the humble lock has remained unchanged for almost 140 years, with travellers experiencing the same problems as their forebears, including lost keys and forgotten combination codes. Travel lock keys are small, finicky and easy to lose. If you forget your combination, you’re stuck with two options: cutting it open, or sitting down and manually trying every combination before the lock can be opened.

AirBolt utilises cutting edge smart technology, bringing the travel lock into the 21st century. AirBolt uses leading Bluetooth 4.2 LE technology to talk to your smartphone via an app and unlock with a single push of a button as long as you are the owner and your smart phone is within range of the AirBolt. To prevent accidental unlocking, the AirBolt will simply relock itself if the rope is not taken out of the locking mechanism. AirBolt is easy to setup and use. Once you download the app, a step by step tutorial will have you going in no time. You can name your device, add a picture and even set up backup unlock codes for added piece of mind, and should you choose, you can protect your luggage further by adding a security pin to prevent unauthorised access by someone who just happens to have your phone.

Keeping your luggage close

Occasionally, a traveller will need to rush to their gate or train, and accidentally leave a bag behind. With the AirBolt, you can set distance controls which alert you either via the app or by using the built-in buzzer on the AirBolt if you get separated from your luggage. This is also useful if someone is trying to be sneaky and run off with your luggage! You can also set off an alarm manually if you can’t find your AirBolt, or if your luggage is somewhere around you but can’t be found.

Landing at your destination and finding out that your luggage hasn’t made it is a very real scenario that millions of people face every year. With the AirBolt’s crowdsourced GPS network, travellers will be able to see their luggage’s last seen location. This is particularly helpful if you have reached your destination from a multi-stopover flight and reduces the hassle in communicating and tracking your luggage with the Airline staff! You may even be able to have your luggage returned to you much faster.

Sharing with trusted friends

The AirBolt goes beyond a travel lock. Sending a package to a friend and want to ensure it only gets opened by them. The AirBolt allows you to hand-off access to anyone you like. As long as you are the owner, you will be able to revoke access from any shared users.

The AirBolt is durable and rugged, with its body made from die-cast Zinc, and the rope made from sturdy stainless steel. The size of the AirBolt is 55mm (less than 2.2in) wide and 16mm (0.63in) thick and weighs in at approximately 60 grams. The design of the AirBolt allows you to lock your luggage from one of three different zones, including a space to thread the rope through a zipper.

Design and Specifications
Dimensions Ø55mmx16mm(D)
Weight Approx. 60 grams
Materials Body: Die-cast Zinc
Rope: Stainless Steel
Physical Buttons 2
Lighting LED
Battery Rechargeable Li-ion
Battery Usage 1 year under typical usage
Water Resistant Yes
Connectivity Charging: Standard micro-USB
Communication: Bluetooth 4.2 LE
Backwards Compatibility Bluetooth 4.0/4.1 LE
Compatibility iOS/Android devices with Bluetooth 4.0 or above

For more information please visit: www.gadgetgoodsasia.com

* Information and pictures courtesy of Gadget Goods Asia *