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USA TODAY - Feb 05, 2011 - Carrying more than two bags on a plane requires some ingenuity. Sometimes you can stuff a purse into a backpack or tuck a laptop into an overnight bag. This works fine until you try to cram your overstuffed bags into an overhead bin.
One possible solution is the Balanzza Truco, a three-in-one carry-on that can be taken apart as needed. Designed as a small carry-on bag, a laptop bag and a tote bag, the three pieces can be snapped together to get you onto the plane. Then, when it’s time to fit things into the overhead bin or under your seat, the items can be taken apart as needed. The Truco, which is short for Travel Utility Carry On, costs about $200.
|Balanzza Unveils TRUCO, the first Adaptable CarryOn that Eliminates Overhead Space Worries|
Balanzza Truco is the first modular CarryOn combining the functionality of a small carry-on, laptop bag and tote bag
MIAMI, FL- December 22, 2010 - Balanzza, makers of the first digital luggage scale for travelers, introduces the Balanzza Truco, a strategically designed 3 in 1 carry-on that eliminates the worry and hassle of not having enough cabin storage space. Using a click-on system, the Balanzza Truco adjusts to the available space by easily removing its components and reshaping itself.
As travelers’ switch to carry-ons to avoid luggage fees, overcrowded cabin storage space can create unexpected headaches. According to the Transportation Department, baggage fees collected by airlines rose from $464 million in 2007 to nearly $2 billion in just the first nine months of 2009, despite the drop in the number of passengers.
The Truco, short for Travel Utility Carry On, unites a small carry-on which can be used for shorter trips, a laptop and a personal valuables bag to form a full size 20 inch carry-on, giving you the flexibility of storing the different modules in separate spaces such as underneath your seat, or to keep your valuables separated from the main piece in case it will need to be stored away or checked because of lack of space.
“With the Truco, frequent fliers will gain peace of mind knowing that you won’t have to push, squeeze or walk down the aisle trying to find a large enough space,” stated Ronald Kritzler, president of Balanzza. “We are focused on making the travel experience more enjoyable, from the minute you start packing to when you board the plane.”
The Balanzza Truco has a Worldwide Limited 5-year Lifetime Warranty and is available at www.balanzza.com for $199.
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Sunday, July 12, 2009
Perhaps you’ve discovered the hard way that airlines are becoming more vigilant about enforcing weight limits for baggage - even, sometimes, for carry-ons. Some international carriers, for example, limit carry-ons to 15 pounds. You can weigh your bags on your bathroom scale, but an easier and more accurate alternative is a luggage scale. The Balanzza Digital Luggage Scale couldn’t be simpler to operate: Attach it to your bag, lift it off the ground, wait for the beep, set your bag down and read the digital printout. If it saves you from a single excess-baggage charge, it has paid for itself.
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|Deal or Dud: Balanzza|
Reported by: Kevin Kelly
The Balanzza is a handheld device that travels with you giving you the power to weigh your own luggage before getting slapped with those sky-high overweight baggage charges. Is it a Deal or a Dud?
Whether you’re heading out of town or coming back home, the cost to travel these days can be expensive. Especially when you throw in all those added and sometimes hidden fees.
Overweight luggage is just one example. Here’s the proof if that Samsonite of yours is over 50 pounds.
American Airlines will charge you $50 bucks, Delta, $90 and Southwest is $25. And transferring personal belongings from one bag to other just to bring the weight down can be embarrassing.
Which is why a Florida based company came up with the Balanzza. It’s the first handheld luggage scale that allows you to weigh your bags before you get to the ticket counter.
Allison Casteel’s family is traveling to the Netherlands. And she packed a lot. “The bigger one is probably pretty close to 50 pounds or as close as you can get,” she said.
With her approval, we attached the Balanzza to her suitcase. Turn it on, and then lift. In a matter of seconds we got a reading of 37.1lbs.
We then put Allison’s bag on a scale that the airlines use. You can find it right next the ticket counter.
It shows her bag weighing 39lbs. Remember, the Balanzza came up with 37lbs, a difference of just 2lbs. “Wow, I was impressed. I would have thought it was heavier,” Allison said.
So what does this frequent flier think of the Balanzza? Time for Allison to weigh in, “I would call it a deal.”
The Balanzza will cost you $24.95. You can find it online.
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