The Bluesmart suitcase has launched on Indiegogo and it may just give you a bit of peace of mind when travelling around the world.
The luggage will fit in the cabin of an aeroplane and is controlled by a smartphone app, allowing you to lock and unlock, weigh, locate, receive alerts and track your suitcase and trips throughout your journey.
For those who always run out of gadget juice on the road, it also features a built-in battery charger making sure your gadgets are up and running wherever you are in the world.
Tomi Pierucci, Co-founder of Bluesmart explains, “We came up with the idea for Bluesmart after suffering a couple of bad experiences with our luggage, when airlines forced us to check bags only to have them mishandled or lost. We realized that with all the amazing technology available today, we could do better. Suitcases haven’t seen much innovation in decades, so we decided to design a suitcase for this century.”
The suitcase features embedded micro-sensors, actuators and a microcomputer with GPS to measure the status of your luggage and connects to your smartphon via Bluetooth.
The campaign has already surpassed its goal of $50,000 (£31,000), raising more than $100,000 (£62,000) after it went on Indiegogo yesterday morning.
There’s still 34 days to run, but you’ll have to be quick if you want to back this product – the 200 super early adopter suitcases have sold out at the cost of $195 (£120), so you’ll have to fork out a minimum of $215 (£135) to get your hands on one by August next year.
The other available options are $25 (£15) for a tshirt or $50 (£30) for a $100 (£62) off coupon. For those with a little more money to invest, you can snap up the final version of the suitcase for $235 (£145), $265 (£165) with a t-shirt, stickers and a signed poster, $295 (£182) for a personalised titanium plaque or up to $5,000 (£3000) if you want to visit China and Taiwan to see where the suitcases are made.