I’ve been busy checking out the technology this summer, but I almost always have a lot of things to consider.
A recent night trip allowed me to see two more things – goods and a flashlight – while a third stayed home and turned on my lights.
Samsara Tag Smart AirTag Katundu
I really like Apple’s AirTags, which are small tracking devices that you can include anything you don’t want to throw away.
Right now I have AirTag on my keys and my wallet, and I can’t tell you how many times I use my iPhone to find them. The beauty of AirTag is that you can use your iPhone to find out if you are within Bluetooth of 50 feet or less.
I’ve seen a few online stories of people putting AirTag on their luggage to help them manage their luggage on the go, especially when you look for a bag at the airport.
There are many third-party tags with AirTag, but the thief can easily remove them.
I have been tempted to have an AirTag storage facility that can only be found inside the bag. Samsara Tag Smart AirTag Carrier with AirTag, saving you trouble buying yourself.
AirTag means you can monitor the location with the Find My app on your iPhone. Sorry, but Android phone users cannot track AirTags and do not find such usage.
There are three Tag Smart bags, and Carry-on ($ 265), Grand Carry-on ($ 295) and Controlled Bags ($ 370) are available in yellow or black. The shells are made of polycarbonate, and the frame is aluminum.
There are also all types of aluminum central bag that cost $ 445. All packages can be found at samsaraluggage.com.
I tried Grand Carry-on in yellow. It measures 9 inches by 15 inches by 22.5 inches and weighs only 10.8 pounds, and weighs 43.5 liters.
The handle goes back into the case, creating a flat tip that can be used as a desk for your laptop if you are sitting at the airport.
The bag has four 360-degree curved wheels, each of which has a TSA-approved lock.
Inside it is a durable plastic with a zipper that closes on one side and straps on the other. There are handles on the top and sides for easy carrying.
The bag is very sturdy and easy to pull, and my wife and I have had a good time three times a week so far this summer.
Pros: There is also an AirTag and it has a solid, solid roll that is easily rolling.
Below: This is a bag that will last a long time and help you find it if it is lost.
Infinity X1 Hybrid Power Flashlight
I’m a flashlight, and a few of the items I bought have also come to light.
The new Infinity X1 ($ 89, infinityx1.com) has two power generation options.
Open the box and you will find an AA battery charger and a rechargeable battery pack. You can choose which one to use.
The rechargeable battery has a built-in USB cable. Just plug it into each USB port for charging.
The rechargeable battery also has its own USB port so you can use the battery to charge your phone or any other charging device via USB.
The X1 has a brightness of 5,000 lumens, and it blurts when you look at the light.
The X1 screen is hot if you have a very bright light for a minute or two.
Pressing the power button rotates around a few light strokes.
Above the power button, you will find a line of four LEDs to show you the battery level.
The X1 is made from aluminum, and the lens can be adjusted to detect light intensity from near to very high.
This is a portable flashlight. With enough force to survive being hit by a car.
Pros: Two power sources, including rechargeable, and can charge other devices.
Disadvantages: It is heated to the surface.
Below: Extra, strong and very bright. Good luck in the flashlight.
Kasa Smart Wi-Fi Plug Mini
Installing a smart plug is one of the easiest ways to control your equipment such as lamps or kitchen appliances and using the smart home entry system.
Smart plugs are small single plug connectors that connect to an existing AC output. Smart plugins connect to your home Wi-Fi network and allow you to turn on and off remotely, from your phone or use your voice with a home helper like Amazon’s Alexa or Google Assistant.
Kasa Smart has been in the smart plug business for a number of years, and now it has introduced the Wi-Fi Plug Mini (EP25) which also adds Apple HomeKit.
If you have Alexa or Google Assistant or HomeKit, you can ask the site to search for new tools and improve the plug and your voice.
The EP25 runs on 2.4 gigahertz Wi-Fi on your home and has a capacity of more than 15 watts. The form is small enough to allow two of these to be connected in the same way, and there is a powerful button on the EP25 if you want to stop or manually stop.
To install, enter EP25, download the Kasa Smart app and start installing the device.
You add a plug to your home Wi-Fi network and name it.
Once the installation is complete, you can adjust the output from your phone, as well as set up a turn on or off daily (or several times a day). You can also set the calculator to turn off the plug after a set time. The app also has Away Mode that turns on the plug and turns off randomly, which is especially useful if you have an EP25 plugged into a lamp.
EP25 also has a power tracking system.
The program has a monitoring tab that shows the actual power to which you have connected. This is useful if you want to see the amount of electricity in the fridge or hair dryer.
EP25 is available in four packages for $ 49.99 from Amazon. The two packs have been redesigned later this year.
Pros: Small, easy to set up, demonstrates power consumption.
Below: This is a cheap and easy way to add smartouts to your home.