"This high-tech padlock looks like an old-fashioned lock. It isn't. It claims to be the first of its kind to require no key, no dial, and no code.
Instead, a fob using Near Field Communication sends an abracadabra signal to the lock. Another option is downloading the Egee app to a smartphone. While NFC is the primary unlocking mechanism, Bluetooth is incorporated to allow for vicinity tracking should luggage go astray. The EgeeTouch lock is TSA-accepted. Pricing for the lock and matching fob -- crowdfunded on Indiegogo -- starts at $45.”
Works well for aviation industry. Simple set up & no more lost key...
Features at a Glance:
Really nice design, which makes it blend in easily
Simple setup using NFC
No lost keys
Easy to use, I really enjoy travelling with it
Great NFC options (Tag, Sticker or Phone)
When mounted it fits tight, it doesn’t seem like it was mounted as an aftermarket product
Ease of mind when using the product, since there is no code or key
Assembly, hitting the holes for the screws from the backmount, can be rather difficult
A little bulky in the design, would be nice if it was a little thinner
Seems a little fragile
It works very well for the aviation industry. I often leave my bag unattended at the aircraft for up to two hours at a time, and I try not to carry around any keys since they easily gets lost.
But I have placed the sticker NFC tag behind my airport ID – Since I have to wear that at all times, and it works great.
I started out having mounted it on my suitcase, but as I was afraid it would break I switched it over to my carry on suitcase (Lufthansa Business Series bag) – I would not put it on my checked luggage until the item becomes thinner, because unlike most other people I use my luggage every single day, which means that the bags are thrown around by ground handlers and given the bulky design I am afraid that the item will be smashed at the apron. A solution would be a thinner version, like the TSA one which is already mounted on the suitcase.
However I did find that the ease of use in terms of the NFC tags, was amazing – Though I never got the app to function correctly, I found it hard to pair the lock with the phone (Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge).
Maybe a better instruction would be nice, sort of a walkthrough guide to the app.
But I feel really blessed that you have let me try your product, I find it extremely intuitive and the best part is that it works. There are many good features that makes the product stand out and I would definitely not hesitate to buy one for my future bags.
But there is also a few things that I believe could be worked on:
Better materials for the lock – The plastic seems a bit fragile and the zip extenders broke when assembled the first time, though when the lock is mounted it is rock solid and won’t come off.
Better instructions for the phone app – Since a combo with the NFC tags and the phone is awesome.
A thinner design for checked luggage locks.
The zipper extenders needs a redesign, since they are very wobbly and if the bag is not locked, and the zippers hang loose then it is just a matter of time before they get stuck in something and breaks because of their length and fragile build.”