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June 11, 2021 3 min reading time
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With the end of the Covid-19 pandemic in sight, at least in the US, airlines are experiencing a massive resurgence in domestic air traffic. Be it visiting friends and family you haven’t seen in a long time, or traveling for work to attend that long-awaited important business meeting in person, the need to replenish your travel supplies supply is anything but unusual.
But as always when driving to the airport, you need to make sure that your belongings are protected from theft. Especially if you have valuables stowed in it, rolling around your gate with an unsecured suitcase is probably not a good idea.
However, combination locks can be clunky, often get stuck, or reset over time. If you don’t want to spend your time fiddling with four-digit codes, Kabuto Luggage has a new product on Kickstarter that you might want to check out. It’s called Kabuto Trunk x Backpack, primarily because it can be paired with an accompanying backpack extension that you can attach and remove from the front in a snap.
However, its main value proposition is fingerprint lock. Attached to the top of the trunk, the fingerprint reader uses biometrics to scan your unique impressions and then opens responsively so you can get to your stuff quickly when needed. A physical backup key is included in case your fingerprint is not recognized for any reason. As with fingerprint scanners on your other devices like your phone, laptop, or tablet, too much oil or dirt can throw it off.
An optional power bank add-on can charge your devices on the go, starting at $ 29 for a 30 watt charger or $ 79 for 60 watts. A $ 99 packing cube and suit sleeve package helps you stay organized, and Kabuto also sells a $ 49 laptop sleeve to protect your precious belongings.
The Kabuto Trunk x Backpack is 100 percent TSA approved, although the company states that you need to “check your trunk and carry the detachable bag or backpack” on the plane.
For a limited time, you can reserve a Kabuto trunk and / or backpack on Kickstarter for as little as $ 299 for the backpack alone. $ 629 gets you a drink, while those promising $ 929 or more get both at a 30 percent discount. Any additional accessories you would like can be added to your purchase at checkout.