Image: AirBolt

Everyone’s worst nightmare (other than being back in middle school) is losing their luggage or worse, having something stolen from a checked bag. Travel locks are more popular than ever, but not all locks work well. In fact, many can be cut easily and there’s always the possibility you’ll lose the key. 

That’s why you need to invest in a lock that’s actually useful, like the AirBolt Smart Travel Lock.

Unlike other TSA-compliant locks, AirBolt works by syncing to your phone, so you can lock and unlock it with the push of a button using an iOS or Android device. 

Here are just a few of its useful features:

Connected to an app

AirBolt’s lock is a traveler’s best friend. It connects to your smartphone so you can unlock it using an app and a Bluetooth connection. The location tracking means you’ll never lose track of your luggage, and you can even get alerts to notify you if your luggage moves. If you forgot to tie an obnoxious ribbon on your luggage and it looks similar to everyone else’s black bag, you can use the app to ping your luggage. 

Extremely secure (but TSA-compliant)

You can even set a security PIN to prevent unauthorized access to your luggage in case your phone gets stolen. But it’s not a bulky or overbearing device. In fact, AirBolt won the 2017 Good Design Award from Good Design Australia because of its aesthetic appeal. Plus, if you accidentally unlock it from your phone, the AirBolt will re-lock itself if it’s not removed. Welcome to the future.

Shared access

If you’re traveling with friends or family, you can give everyone access to the app so you won’t be the only one managing the luggage situation. If something smells fishy, you can also check the lock’s access history within the app. 

Durable and versatile

The AirBolt comes with a micro USB cable so you can always make sure your lock is juiced up. It’s even weather-resistant if you’re an adventurous traveler who tends to throw their bag around a lot. Plus, why restrict your AirBolt to travel? You can use it to lock up sensitive items around your home or office easily. 

If you’re interested in picking up an AirBolt Smart Travel Lock, they’re usually $79.95 — but we have them 31% off in the Mashable Shop right now for just $54.99.


Image: AirBolt