BLUESMART SMART SUITCASE – THE SMART-AS CASE
The Bluesmart Smart Suitcase is the suitcase that has and does it all. Most importantly, it won’t get lost with its built-in GPS to track it anywhere in the world, so no more worrying about your luggage going missing – and if it does, you’ll know exactly where it is.
The Bluesmart can be controlled by a mobile app, and this smart suitcase also contains a built-in power bank that will charge your phone up to six times (depending on its battery capacity). There’s also a handy built-in weight scale to make sure you don’t pack too much and get hit up with extra costs at the airport for being over the weight limit, plus there’s a digital lock for extra security.
And to top it off it’s actually a great suitcase, with easy access to all your belongings including a slot that’s ideal for laptop storage.
For those who want to master air travel with ease, this security wait estimator, gate change and delay notifier and general airport guide is your one-stop app. While in transit, you’ll get up-to-the-minute notifications about security wait times, flight delays, gate changes, amenities and more. Aside from keeping you in the know, the app offers a simple, easy guide to all the shops and restaurants in your terminal, with reviews too.
STYLISH “EVERYTHING BAG” FOR TRAVELLING
Travel in style with this “everything bag” to hold all your travel necessities. Great for use on the go, these bags hold everything from computer and phone cords to make-up and cosmetics and everything in between. They zip up securely to protect your belongings and are perfect to take on the plane.
Available in two unique designs and two sizes each, the bags feature a range of stylish double-sided prints. Made of tightly woven polyester, they are stain-resistant, machine washable and durable – so handy for travelling.
Share the memories you’ve stored by sending custom picturepostcards – reminiscent of the good old traditional postcard – to family and friends while you’re on holiday. Pick your favourite holiday pics and design your own postcard right on your iPhone, iPad, iPod or Android device with SnapShot Postcard, and then send it back home. Sending a SnapShot Postcard is also a great thing for people who don’t use email, and it only takes four simple steps. For more information and to download the app, visit snapshotpostcard.com
Having an easy to use currency converter app on your phone when travelling is a must. XE is a reliable currency converter that is worth using instead of a pre-installed smart phone function as it is updated with live rates and has around 180 currencies listed. XE also has a simple conversion calculator for when you’re out shopping up a storm or can’t resist the allure of duty-free goodies. XE will help you check if the savings are truly worth it.
OpenTable is a great research and booking app for locating the best restaurants while you’re away in the United States, Canada, Mexico, England, Ireland, Germany, Australia and Japan. You can search by location, cuisine, price and more and book tables instantly – a boon in unfamiliar cities. OpenTable is made even better by its diner reviews which makes booking restaurants around the world a whole lot easier. You can even send booking invitations to friends and add bookings to your phone’s calendar.
An app for beer lovers the world over, Untappd lets you create your own profile and discover the best beer in town. You can check in at various watering holes and post opinions on local tipples and talk to others who have been to the same places. Untappd is great for travelling as you can search for popular pubs or simply those closest to where you are, and hopefully get an idea of what’s on. You can also search for individual beers to see where they are being served near to you – very handy, especially in a new city.
Never fear getting “lost in translation” again wherever you are around the globe, thanks to Google Translate. The app has been helping travellers to interact in just about every language for years, enabling users to speak to anyone, anywhere in the world.
Activate Google Translate simply by speaking into your phone and your words will be translated instantly into the language of your choice. Google Translate is now also available “offline”, allowing you to use it without phone service or roaming charges.
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