Say hello to SkyValet, the Carry-On designed to be the most tech featured luggage to travel around the world with you. For the busy travelers out there that have to stay connected to those back home or at the office, you have Dual USB charging ports, a Wireless Phone Charger in addition to a TSA-approved Bluetooth Lock to keep your essentials safe and secure!
- 360° spinner wheel technology featuring Shark Wheels.
- Front Pocket to quickly and easily access essentials with a one-touch push button.
- Wireless Phone Charging Dock (patented) & Dual USB Ports (USB-A and USB-C).
- 10,000 mAh Power Bank included (1).
- TSA Approved Bluetooth Lock & Mobile App to lock and unlock the suitcase.
- Fits up to 17" Laptop.
Exterior Specs: 21.7” x 13.7” x 8.5” (including wheels)
Weight: 8.4 lbs.
Compliant with most major airlines, domestic and international.
All travel items are shipped from our West Coast warehouse within 1-2 business days via FedEx Ground. Delivery is within 2-5 business days, depending on location, while other delivery options may be available at checkout. SkyValet does not ship to PO or APO Boxes at this time.
*Rose Gold will be shipping in Summer 2020. All other colors are available now.*
The SkyValet is Airline & TSA compliant for carrying on the plane. The SkyValet was designed so that the Power Bank is quickly and easily removable, in case you have to remove it. If you decide to check in your bag, you may be asked to remove the Power Bank (which is easy) and carry it on with you.
Hey all. I received my SkyValet Carry-On several weeks ago and have spent some time with it. Granted I haven't gone anywhere with it, however I did test it with my normal pack/unpack processes I used with my previous bag (the Trunkster 21" carry-on).
INTERIOR PACKING SPACE
The available space to pack items inside the carry-on is deceptively large. It doesn’t look like it at first glance, but the SkyValet can absolutely take on everything my prior bag could and still have room for a bit more. On top of that, the flip-down area for my laptop is very functional and fits my 16” MacBook Pro AND my iPad Pro 12.9” at the same time just fine. While I liked (and will miss) the roll-top aspect of my prior bag, I am clearly getting more space and more flexibility with this design, and most bags of this style are designed similarly (zipper around/near the center circumference of the bag and a hinge on one side).
SHARK WHEELS FTW!
Just dragging the SkyValet around my apartment building with the SharkWheels has been far easier and smoother than my other bag. Granted I am not covering 3,000 square feet like in an airport, I have enough hardwood, rug, carpet, asphalt, cement, and brick paver variations to get an idea of what it will be like on the road. Can’t wait to try this out at the airports!
The battery that comes with the SkyValet is competent and functional for what it is. It’s a solid performer and does what most normal people will need. The fact that it is easily replaceable and accessible is just excellent design (and a current TSA requirement, for that matter). For what it’s worth, I had always planned to replace it with a higher-sized, higher-output battery. Right now, my choice is the HyperJuice 130W USB-C battery pack (https://www.hypershop.com/collections/battery-pack/products/hyperjuice-130w-usb-c-battery?variant=31304056930366) but I will be replacing that battery with the Flash 210W USB-C Powerbank (https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/flash-world-s-most-powerful-210w-usb-c-powerbank/x/696395#/) once it ships. The reason: both of those batteries will not only charge my iPhone and/or my iPad or other devices, but they will also both fully charge my laptop (the aforementioned 16” MacBook Pro). Note: You cannot charge the laptop using the top ports of the SkyValet since the cable that connects the ports to the battery is a USB-A cable and is not rated for PowerDelivery at the wattage needed to charge the MacBook Pro. That means I have to run a charging cable from inside that compartment to the outside where my laptop is, or I have to put the laptop in the laptop compartment and leave the cable inside (which means I am not using it while it charges). I was able to run a charging cable outside the laptop compartment and close it, but I am concerned what that would do to the charging cable over time due to the pinching at the closure point. I may have to do a little modding to my Sky Valet (if I want to invalidate the warranty) to charge the laptop from the top charge ports. Note to SkyValet for version 2.0: either have two heads on the charging cable and use a higher grade of cable, or make that cable user detachable/replaceable as well.
I was able to charge the following devices using both the USB-A and USB-C charge ports at the top of the SkyValet: iPhone, AirPods Pro, iPad, Apple Watch, BeatsWireless Pro. Both charge ports at the top of the case were tested and proven functional. I was also able to charge my iPhone and my AirPods Pro using the wireless charging area on the back of the SkyValet. That area would not charge my Apple Watch, however. Not a surprise since it was not designed to do so to begin with; just something to note.
The bluetooth lock mechanism works exactly as I would expect it to, and appears to be reliable under normal circumstances. The SkyValet app works well and is pretty straightforward to use. I am sure some people (typically those who refuse to read directions or are unfamiliar with Bluetooth pairing) will have problems, but there are stickers, warnings, and documentation (cards and pamphlets) everywhere (inside the box, attached to the bag) which are essentially correct and should be easy enough for anyone to follow. If you’ve paired Bluetooth headset to your phone and remember how to do that, pairing your SkyValet shouldn’t be a whole lot different.
From a whole-unit view, this absolutely is the travel bag I’ve been waiting for. I am already considering buying a second one in another color to allow me to wear-level the bags (take each on on alternating trips so they both last longer). Looks like the Shelter-in-Place recommendations have been extended through May, so I won’t be taking my SkyValet out for a spin for a while. But when the time comes, I will get a better sense of how it survives the real world. I am confident it will hold up just fine.
I was an early Kickstarter backer for the Carry-On version.
It has become my go-to bag for short trips. It has a ton of features that I find very useful (phone charger, bluetooth lock / unlock). It has a very nice finish and quality feel to it.
But the amount of total space for clothes and shoes is a bit lacking when compared to it's closest competitor (Away carry-on).
With all that said I find the pros outweigh the cons so I'm sticking with it!
As a regular business traveler I was looking for a carry-on that would support my technology addiction as well as provide the necessary space for a trip lasting a few days - I found that with my SkyValet carry-on. I just returned from a one week vacation where the SkyValet was the only bag I carried and while it was a tight fit - it worked! The phone charger worked like a champ and provided a great quick charge while waiting for my flight. I don't use the locking system normally but I confirmed it works with the phone app quite easily. The shark wheels were a hit with the family as they questioned how such 'unconventional wheels' could work - but work they did easily navigating in/around the airports and over bumps with ease. Overall it's a stylish case that looks good moving through the airport. This case will be doing a lot of international travel later this year.
Solid build, wheels are very practical, the side pocket too. Wireless charger feels slightly cheap because of the plastic used, but it does the job.
I’ve yet to take in on road in a few weeks, I’ll update the review then.
One downside is that the side pocket and the internal packing compartment actually share space, there is no hard divider between them. So if you load the side pocket, you have little room for the clothes. Or if you put shoes inside, the side pocket gets tricky to use.
I write this review with a clear grain of salt since the global pandemic has shut down air travel, so I haven't been able to actually test anything in the context it's designed for. YMMV
The Skyvalet carry-on seems pretty well designed, and the features that it includes are generally well-placed and work. I like the build quality and rigidity of the case (It's similar to my larger luggage from TravelPro), and the Bluetooth lock/unlock (the killer feature IMO) seems to work just fine. The zipper quality and layout of the internal pockets are also about what I'd expect.
I have a few minor issues, however, that prevent me from giving this 5 stars:
1. The GPS tracker feature on the android app is broken
2. The wireless charging dock sticks and can be difficult to actually get open
3. There's no waterproof section inside the luggage. This means I'd need to have my own solution for carrying liquids in my luggage.
There's also one negative side effect of having all of the features that this carry-on has, and it's that there's less room in the luggage for your stuff. I don't think it's enough of an issue to be a dealbreaker, but it's definitely noticeable. It remains to be seen whether this causes a problem for me when I can fly again. In any case, I don't think this is a design flaw, it's just a reality of using the limited space in the dimensions allowed for a carry-on bag. This didn't affect my rating, but it felt important to call out.