Say Hello to the Smart, Carbon Fiber Man Bag
Some men carry a messenger bag; others prefer a European man bag. Still other men are fond of their backpacks. If you are technologically minded, set all those options aside and make way for the smart, carbon fiber bag that puts all the rest to shame.
We know, carbon fiber is normally associated with things like racing cars and SpaceX rockets. But that hasn’t stopped a San Francisco company doing business under the name Lumzag. They have combined carbon fiber with wi-fi technology to make a truly smart bag that forces you to pay attention to your things.
Technology for the Forgetful
Truth be told, the fact that the Lumzag bag is made of carbon fiber isn’t all that impressive. Composites specialists Rock West Composites says that carbon fiber is so common these days that it doesn’t take much to transform carbon fiber sheets into a flexible tote bag. And because carbon fiber is so light, you have less weight to carry.
No, what is really impressive is the built-in technology designed specifically for the forgetful. This is a truly smart man bag. If you lose your car keys when you’re using the Lumzag bag, then you are purposely trying to do so.
The bag has built-in spaces for all your most important items. There are compartments for your credit cards, smartphone, laptop or tablet, pens and pencils, and other assorted items. Each one has a sensor built in to it. The bag itself has a master sensor that can determine when the user is on the go.
Linking the Bag with Your Phone
Taking advantage of the technology involves downloading a smartphone app. You then calibrate the app to your bag by linking the two and determining which compartments you’re going to use. The app then begins monitoring those compartments via their sensors. If you pick up the bag and start moving while one of the designated compartments is empty, a notification will be sent to your smartphone.
Let’s say you pull out a credit card to pay for lunch. You get lost in a conversation and accidentally leave the card on the counter. As you turn around to leave, the bag will sense that it is in motion. It will also sense that the credit card slot is still empty. Your smartphone will immediately alert you of the problem.
Many More Uses for Carbon Fiber
The smart, carbon fiber man bag from Lumzag is pretty impressive from a technological standpoint. It also shows that there is a never-ending list of applications for which carbon fiber is appropriate.
Lumzag could have used some other material to make the outer shell. But carbon fiber was the perfect choice for a whole host of reasons. At the top of the list is the fact that it’s very resistant to weather extremes. An outer shell made of carbon fiber does a better job of protecting what’s inside the bag.
Carbon fiber fabric is also more durable than other materials. Anyone willing to invest just under $300 on the Lumzag bag will get something that has been designed to last for a long time. The fact that the bag looks good is a bonus.
If you thought carbon fiber was just for race cars and bicycles, think again. The number of manufacturers turning to carbon fiber is constantly growing thanks to the many benefits of this wonder material. Now even the man bag you carry around can be made of carbon fiber and equipped with sensors reminding you just how forgetful you are.