We’ve all been there. The wave of panic when your phone falls to 10% on the 45 minute subway ride home or when your phone decides to shut off as you’re mid-sentence typing an email to your boss. Given how technology and smartphones have revolutionised our daily lives, gone are the days when we could get away with one charge that would last all day. Luckily, an innovative wave of smart-luggage now caters to the modern millennial and their needs. While luggage and backpacks are certainly not new to the market, these brands are transforming the way we utilise them. Whether you’re travelling across the country or simply commuting to work, these modern brands are here to make sure you’re always at 100%.
ISM San Francisco
Catering to creative professionals, ISM bags are perfect for those seeking both style and function. Whether taken to a night out with friends or to the office, both the Classic (half nylon half leather) and the Saffiano (leather) offer multiple compartments and a thoughtfully designed side flap for easy access to the powerbank (so you can use your phone on the move even while it’s charging). If you’re looking for a stylish yet practical bag that meets all your modern needs then look no further than ISM.
Travelling with Away has never been easier. The shelled suitcase features built in USB chargers and interior compartments that makes going away that much more enjoyable. With four sizes to choose from and an array of colour selections, the options are endless. More so than the suitcase itself, Away believes it should be your home between homes and your outlet between outlets. With Away, you no longer have to panic over not finding an outlet during your next layover.
Raden’s sleek and smooth design is sure to attract many looks at the airport. With a TSA approved design, it prioritises maximum storage space and function with built-in phone chargers and weight sensors. The suitcase also connects to a mobile app that allows for an interactive experience of travel tech.
If you’re looking to have the techiest bag at the airport then you’ll definitely want to check out Bluesmart luggage. In addition to two USB ports for charging, the suitcase comes with a digital auto-locking program that allows you to lock your bag from your phone. Other insanely cool features include a built-in GPS, a passport pouch and a weight sensor (so you’ll never have to hold your suitcase on the scale again).
Looking to walk into your next business meeting fully charged and in style? Targeted towards the modern professional, Poros bags are the perfect combination of a traditional accessory with modern technology. The clean design includes a laptop sleeve (that can fit up to a 15” laptop), metal hardware and a fully integrated charging system.