Smart summer tech: How ePaper combats common holiday frustrations
With the holiday season well and truly upon us, jet setters are heading to all corners of the earth for that summer sun. But it’s not all plain sailing as 37% of holidaymakers find managing travel documents frustrating. Boarding passes, passports, travel insurance documents – the list goes on and on.
Trying to keep track of all this information as well as managing the logistics of your trip can be a stressful process, but new advances in technology can help mitigate these concerns as well as many more, allowing for a memorable (for all the right reasons) holiday experience.
No more lost luggage
Lost luggage is a huge deal for holidaymakers and can ruin a holiday right off the bat but ePaper luggage tags can provide the solution that these jet setters are looking for.
Not only are they durable and lightweight, they are also GPS, GSM and WiFi compatible, allowing owners to pinpoint their suitcase’s precise location. In addition they have built-in proximity sensors to alert passengers waiting by the conveyor belt for their luggage. A seamless experience that removes the nervousness travellers endure as they eagerly anticipate the arrival of their luggage.
Pack light, pack clever
Another frustration shared by holidaymakers is the weight limit put on baggage. Recently, Etihad halved its baggage allowance for tens of thousands of UK passengers, meaning that passengers have to be a lot more selective with what they pack.
Holidays are a great chance for travellers to lose themselves between the covers of a book, and catch up with the classics, especially if they struggle to find time to read amid the tyrannies of daily life. However, due to these restrictions put on luggage allowance, it’s not so easy for individuals to pack multiple books to read pool-side or at the beach.
E-readers are the answer. These clever devices are lightweight and compact and can store hundreds of books on one device. WiFi enabled devices offer even more promise, allowing travellers to download and read the latest titles without having to buy new books at duty-free and lug them around in suitcases.
Protect your gadgets
According to research by RAC Travel Insurance, British holidaymakers take an average of 3.2 gadgets away with them, and it’s clear that the nation’s love for electronics devices now appears to be as much as part of the holiday as the clothes they pack. But, sadly, for one in ten, holidays are spoiled by breaking or damaging an electronic device.
Unlike tablets with LCD and OLED displays that are prone to damage and shattering, an e-Reader’s screen is completely shatterproof, meaning travellers can take their devices to the beach and not have to worry about the sand or other beach debris scratching the screens. Happy holidays for all.
Our reliance on technology has made it hard to disconnect when we go abroad, but with the integration of ePaper to our favourite devices, we no longer need to be without them when we travel. And, as the cost of the material continues to plummet and its capabilities increase, we will see ePaper continue to branch out into smart summer tech for our holidays and travel in the future.