At the International Travel Products Exhibition held in Las Vegas this month, I saw the future of travel. Travelers will always be able to master the check -in luggage at all times. They can enjoy the sleep on the plane like a cat who sleeps in the basket, and no longer have to worry about the electronic device cannot find the charging port. What’s even better is that this future is not far from us. It only needs to wait until June.
“The manufacturers are constantly innovating and meet the needs of travelers.” Said Michele Marini Pittener, chairman of the Travel Products Association, said that the association is also an annual organizer of the annual international travel supplies exhibition. “The suitcase is getting lighter and lighter, and the box will take into account the needs of mobile device users, and security guarantees are getting higher and higher technology.”
This exhibition is the largest in its 70 -year history, and almost 100 exhibitors of more than 300 exhibitors come from the United States. Among the exhibitors, there are big names such as Samsonite, Briggs & Riley, Eagle Creek, and Walter + Ray, Yay Novelty, Dandy Nomad. Céline Dion also released a new series of luggage designer Bugatti from Europe.
It took me two days to visit the exhibition hall covering an area of 15,000 square meters to find new trends and new products that can improve the travel experience. At least, I want to find things that can improve the flight experience.
The hard shell bag is like wooden shoes, sometimes becoming trend, sometimes fading out of people’s vision. This year, the hard shell bag returned to the fashion stage, but added some decoration. You can see external pockets (such as Delsey or Lojel), USB charging port, bright colors, block texture, and artistic design (such as heys). Some of IT Luggage also allowed tourists to stop and watch. For example, Grillz is a skull image with golden teeth, and Smooch is a pile of red lip prints. Tourists who want to travel to the Nakkannian Peninsula in winter can consider buying the Crate Reflex series released by EPIC. The pink, gray, and blue color pieces flashed with slightly light, looking like the galaxy in the clear night sky.
If our mobile phone can have many functions, our luggage can also. VisionAir’s two luggage can be used as drink cars and entertainment centers. The Beverage Pal has a groove with a water leaving cup outside, and Podpal has a bracket that placed a tablet.
During the test stage, Delay-Lay has a foldable and inflatable cushion in the box, and is quickly inflated through the trolley of the suitcase, allowing you to take a while quietly in the airport.
The BedBox produced by Jetkids is a small box with four wheels. Usually you can act as a Trojan toy for children. After boarding, you can develop a simple bed suitable for children under 7 years old.
The smartest design is the Space Case 1 of Planet Traveler. HOROON Sheikh, chairman of Planet Traveler, and product engineer Haroon Sheikh, personally demonstrated how to use fingerprints or mobile apps to lock, use the app to weigh the box, charge the electronic equipment with the box, use the built -in Bluetooth microphone and friends Call up. There is also a text prompt system in the box to inform you whether the box is on the conveyor belt or whether it is taken away by strangers. In addition, the box is equipped with a GPS system, allowing you to master the whereabouts of the box.
For many luggage manufacturers, the safety of the box is the first. “The charging port is standard, and it is even better to have a scale,” said a representative of Aerolite, “but safety is the biggest problem facing luggage.”
In March, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced the ban on electronic equipment from 10 airports from 8 countries, including Turkey and Egypt. The current travelers are worried about valuables (computers, cameras) in the box. Another concern is that some strangers will stuff illegal items into your suitcase. In some countries that implement extreme drug laws, such as Malaysia and Thailand, or countries with intercession bans, like Cuba, some criminals will stuff smugglers into other people’s boxes, so that innocent tourists will not argue.
Aerolite’s employees explained that thieves generally do not waste time to crack your lock and simply open the zipper. So Aerolite made a zipper -defensive zipper and added two layers of metals.
Other safety hazards are outside the airport door. Some cities are famous for stealing thieves and rowing thieves. Lewis N. Clark responded well and launched the Secur anti -stealing series bags. This company in Chicago uses an anti -cutting raw material called Magnaloft to make the bottom of the bag. This raw material is also used in firefighting. A stainless steel cable will pass through the shoulder strap and a lock, so that you can eat the bag on a restaurant in a restaurant or rest in a square -crowned square. “We want this industrial hardware to have a visual deterrent.” Said Jen Panattoni, director of the Aerolite Business Development Department. Other similar designs include locking zippers, protecting your digital information through RF recognition technology (RFID), and so on.
The following is a familiar scene: you plan to participate in a event, perhaps swimming, volleyball or playing on the beach. In short, your sight is not on your portable items, what else can you do? Travelon created a wallet called Lockdown (released in June). You can safely tie it to a solid object, so you don’t have to worry about it.
The strict luggage regulations of airlines have given birth to the latest trend: there are no illegal but capacity boarding cases in volume. For example, Mia Toro’s portable bag has sufficient space, there is a partition design, an additional sleeve, and a USB charging port. You can easily install what you need for a weekend, and you can plug a few souvenirs. After boarding, you just get it up and put it on your feet.
The Fly Intransit travel package was born under the “coercion” of the boss. Tania Rodrigues, founder of Walter + Ray, often travels for the business at home, and is eager to a multi -functional travel bag like a Swiss military sword. It is best to have insulation foods, pockets for exchanging laundry, small bags that can put ropes, a TSA standard lock, hooks that can be stuck in the water bottle, card folder, and so on. “There are too many functions to do.” She joked, “I am almost exploded.”
The Adjustable Bag is in line with our taste: it can be packed and taken away easily. After the expansion, there is a lot of space and can plug a lot of things. A nylon folding bag is the best partner of shopping mad. In the folding state, it is not much bigger than a piece of bread. According to the size of the side with the degree of loosening the side, the bag can be expanded into three forms: large, medium, and small to meet your different needs (in the case of the brochure, it is the three modes of overweight, weekend, and tourism). In addition, with the universal strap system, it can be adjusted on the back, oblique shoulders, or back of the back, and adjust the weight of your mood and bag. This folding bag has now received $ 340,000 crowdfunding funds on the Kickstarter website and will meet consumers at the end of June.
2. Bag matching
When you check your luggage at the check -in counter, do you feel good for your luggage forever? Luglock is a tracking lock with GPS, which can appease the hearts of anxious tourists. Put this small object in your box, download an app, and then master the whereabouts of your box. It can display the position of the box on the map in real time.
The most indecent way to pack the box is to use plastic bags. A more fashionable way is to protect your box with the Dandy Nomad protective cover. There are various continents on the protective cover. For example, the Eiffel Tower on the background of the blue checkerboard represents Europe. The indigenous pattern and the giraffe represent Australia, and the image of the elephant and the Marcels represent Africa.
Dave Hall, co -founder of Motoart Studio, started using scrapped aircraft parts to make furniture, but he is now making airplane luggage brands. He uses the body of the body, including the original coating as the main body of the luggage brand, and the flight number and serial number of the original aircraft also retain the original plane, so that you can go online to understand the past and present life of this luggage brand. At present, the company has launched the luggage brands of nearly 20 aircraft, including B-26 plunders, F-86 troops, and Virgin Airlines’ “Ms. Bhnie Loto” Boeing 747, and a new product will be released every month.
3. Sleeping products
At least twenty exhibitors exhibited neck pillows. Just at the new product exhibition hall, I saw Cloudz’s cool gel bamboo pillow, Sutton Home Fashions’s memory foam pillow, and the automatic inflatable pillow of Travel Pal. And the AiROPEDIC self -inflated portable seat can be given to the buttocks.
Cabeau’s packaging looks like special preparation for extreme sports enthusiasts: air circulation port, hygroscopic sweats and so on. Some small objects can also temporarily act as children’s toys, such as Lapnap is a U -shaped pillow on a metal frame. Its R & D Andrew Comley said this product is suitable for those who like to sleep on their stomachs. “It can stretch your back and release the pressure of your spine.” He introduced at the exhibition site.
The shape of The FaceCradle looks like a plush toilet lid, which can adjust the angle and satisfy those multi -moving sleeping people.
Among these products, my favorite is Travel Heads, because it is not so embarrassing to use. Its main body is a thick layer of memory foam, which can put on your shoulders, like an over -obese parrot, when drowsiness strikes, it can hold your head steadily. Passengers sitting on the aisle can fix it on the seat like an airplane seat belt.
4. Convenience facilities on board
Yes, the economy class is very anti -human, but you can still beautify your space. Craig Rabin invented a product called Air Hook, saying that passengers can “better use the space of aircraft seats.” It is a wonderful small device, which consists of two parts. One is the cup holder of the standard water cup, and the other is to place the bracket of the mobile phone and tablet. It can be sandwiched on the front seat, replacing the small table board instead of the aircraft, and it can also be fixed with a elastic rope to avoid the front row passengers suddenly adjust the seat and destroy your “private theater”.
The Tab Messenger Seatback Organizer produced by Walter + Ray is also a bag designed for improved seat space. This bag is composed of multiple parts. It can be used to stick to the storage bag with a magic patch, hang it on the storage bag with a hook, or hang it on the table foot of the small table. When you want to get off the plane, combine the bag, remove it easily, and then take it away. In addition, this bag is also equipped with a little blue man named “Bendyman”, which can place small electronic devices. His “eyes” is still a small flashlight. You can hang him in any place he wants, and he can calmly deal with it. If you sit in the middle, put food on the armrest. Use Walter + Ray’s Armpillow to declare the sovereignty of your seat. It fills the memory foam to relax your arm, or support your lumbar spine.
Take a flight without a small blanket, you should bring your own protective clothing. The Tucker Travel Cover is a protective jacket with a small blanket (with a small pillow), which gives you a cricket -like warmth. Put on it, put on a hat pocket, and put your hand into your pocket, you can enjoy your sleep.
5. Small portable objects
The mobile phone dipped in the water as a headache like red wine on white pants. The WaterSeals magnet waterproof bag produced by Lewis N. Clark can not only protect your important property, it is a “amphibious creature” itself. Put it in the deep water of 30 meters, it can still protect your mobile phone work normally, whether it is taking pictures or sending information. Of course, the dry environment is also harmful to the mobile phone. The Rockin Candy LED glowing mobile phone case produced by American Jewel can protect the mobile phone. It is made of stretching materials and relies on the sphere on the four corners to absorb impact power. When your phone encounters suddenly, the LED lights on the phone case will continue to flash and issue an alarm.
Many environments harm the respiratory system, such as Beijing’s haze. Detoxair masks use a special filter to turn those harmful gases into breathing air. Its shape is like the mask of the black warrior in the movie, but it will not make you make a strange voice.
The water bottle is big and fragile, and it is troublesome once it is empty. You can’t stuff it into the pocket of the bag. Hydrapak produced a deformable water bottle called Stash, which can shrink to a ice hockey when it is not equipped. When it needs to be used, just squeeze its label, it will return to its original state.
Do you definitely don’t want to become a chicken in the soup because you haven’t seen the weather forecast? You need to bring a raincoat at any time, and Reisenthel’s raincoat is rainy and fashionable. It can be stored in a small bag. Once it rains, it can be easily expanded into a raincoat. And its design is very eye -catching -dots, starfish, stripes, etc., can also bring sunny warmth to you in rainy days.
Have you ever hurriedly plug the sunglasses into a coat pocket or crowded handbag, causing the lenses to break or break the frame?Popticals folding sunglasses can solve your troubles.It can be folded to the palm size and can be easily put in any small bag.
Australian company TOOOLETRIES produces that kind of bathroom settings to solve your troubles about putting items in small bathrooms.It is made of silicone material and can be adsorbed on the smooth surface of mirrors, tiles, glass, and no traces.Their strong toothbrush brackets of their home can carry 9kg and can place toothbrushes, shaver, ring and other supplies.It has the shapes of Koala Bear, Kangaroo, etc., which is practical and interesting.
All travelers will put a spare bag in the suitcase.Yaybag may be able to defeat other opponents and become the first choice for spare bags: it is waterproof, can bear 25kg, and can shrink to the size of the fruit roll, fix it with rubber bands.In addition, the company’s 20%profit will be donated to charity organization, so when you buy this product, you have also made your own contribution to society.
(Translation: Zhu Yibing)