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Rick's top 5 gadgets of 2016: Dog & Bone LockSmart Travel

I loved Dog & Bone's smart lock in 2015, but they are making an even bigger splash in 2016 with their LockSmart travel.

Dog & Bone, a brand that specializes smart technology for mobile devices, confirmed that the patented LockSmart Travel is now shipping. The LockSmart Travel is a TSA accepted, keyless, Bluetooth luggage padlock controlled by an iOS or Android app. It is equipped with a location tracking feature that allows users to track their luggage through the app when in Bluetooth range. Additionally, the location feature is designed to allow users to crowdsource through the growing LockSmart community in case luggage is lost or stolen. You can now travel with confidence knowing Dog & Bone is keeping your stuff, safe and sound.

LockSmart Travel Features:

  • Simultaneously manage multiple locks from anywhere in the world, easily granting or removing shared access to other users via ‘virtual keys’

  • Track lock activity in the app, displayed as username, date and time of use for ultimate user monitoring

  • Boasts industry leading 128-bit encryption security standard

  • Unlock the padlock in 4 ways: Touch ID, tapping the icon, entering a passcode, or the push-to-unlock feature

  • Push-to-Unlock feature allows users to access their belongings without taking out their phone when the LockSmart Travel is in Bluetooth range

  • Track luggage when in Bluetooth range while waiting at the airport carousel, notifying users when luggage is approaching

  • Battery power management within the app

  • Made from hardened steel, featuring a brushed alloy body for durability

“Although traveling is extremely exciting, there are many elements that can make it just as stressful,” says Maria Ranchod, co-founder, Dog & Bone. “Having peace of mind that your belongings are safe and can be accessed in a convenient way is the reassurance everyone needs when away from home.”

The LockSmart Travel is available in blue, black and red, and retails for $59.95. For more information about Dog & Bone or to view their entire product line, visit

The lock is easy to set up and pair and works anywhere and everywhere. I recommend one for every piece of baggage you carry or check as this is one of my top gadgets of 2016.


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