airport

  • More info about MobileEdge TSA-friendly laptop cases

    Here are some actual product shots of the TSA-friendly MobileEdge cases that we covered about a week ago. I’m still not 100% convinced that TSA bags, in general, can live up to the promise of substantially increasing airport security lines. It’ll only take one screening agent to throw a fit when someone hasn’t removed their laptop, only to find out that it was in a… Read More

  • More TSA-friendly laptop bags coming soon

    Just got word last night that Mobile Edge, fine purveyor of notebook-friendly bags and backpacks, has created three new cases that meet all TSA requirements for checkpoint-friendliness. The company is currently testing the bags at the Ontario Airport in California and will make final changes before going into full production soon. We’ve got the three designs here. Actual photos of… Read More

  • Live Luggage makes bags for over-packers

    If you are a lazy traveler or someone who packs everything but the kitchen sink, you are in luck. Live Luggage has created Power Assisted (PA) Luggage. It uses a little motor in the wheels to give it a little extra torque. Another added feature is something they call an Anti-Gravity handle that distributes most of the weight over the powered wheels. When pressure is applied on the handle… Read More

  • Video: Traveling to Germany for CeBIT

    http://www.crunchgear.com/video/player.swf?movie=airport.flv We’re tired and a little drunk. We love Germany. I told John he could sing that way so chill out. Read More

  • Virtual boarding pass to save time, paper

    It’s about time someone came out with something like this. Oh wait, they already have it in Japan, where your entire life can be manipulated via your Hello Kitty “sumartufonu“. In the gadget world, however, anything that makes us more like Japan is a step forward. In any case, this pilot program allows you to skip the annoying paper ticket phase and go straight to the gate… Read More

  • Boingo Wireless Offers Unlimited WiFi Plan

    Surely if you’ve ever traveled by plane with a laptop, you’ve used Boingo Wireless. Quite a few airports in the US uses Boingo for WiFi and shelling out $7.95 each time for access isn’t very fun. So to retain more customers and to please the masses, Boingo Wireless is rolling out a new plan today. For $39 a month, you’ll be able to connect to any WiFi spot operated… Read More

  • With WiFind, Airport Automatically Tell You Which Networks Are Open


    There’s nothing more frustrating than manually clicking through a list of networks on your Macbook’s Airport, desperately trying to find that one open one with a decent signal. No longer. With Apple’s just-released WiFind app, a click to Airport automatically tells you which networks are unlocked and how strong their signal is. Stealing your neighbor’s Wi-Fi… Read More

  • The Help Key: An Airport Tech Survival Guide


    Being a very, very, very frequent traveler, I’ve picked up a few tips for how to handle the foibles of the modern airline system. Companies might their best to try to screw you out of free Wi-Fi and a decent seat these days, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still come out on top. Click the jump to see a few of the tips I’ve picked up over the years for surviving the… Read More

  • Be An Apple 2-Dollar 802.11n WiFinnaire!


    We originally thought Apple’s 802.11n would cost $5 but Apple will now only charge $1.99 to pop in a little patch to enable 802.11n in current AirPort cards and routers. Purchasers of the $179 Airport Extreme Base Station ,AKA the thing that looks like Apple TV, get the patch for free. Why are they charging anything at all? So they can can keep up with Generally Accepted Accounting… Read More