Smartest luggage ever?

Does your carry-on bag need updating? Sure, spinner wheels are cool and all the rage these days (I don’t really get it, but whatever) and lots of bags have those. But what about an integrated scale? Or an integrated iPhone App?? Bluesmart hopes to bring just such a bag to market and has gone the crowd-funding route. Oh, and they met their $50,000 goal in less than two hours. I didn’t even have time to write the story before it was done. On the plus side, they are still selling bags at the almost-intro price of $215 (the $195 option is sold out). And it looks pretty darn cool.

There are a few bits left unclear, like what the exact dimensions of the bag are. Or how much the battery will weigh and the impact of that on the overall bag weight. And you’d better hope that your phone battery doesn’t die while the bag is locked; that would be funny in so many ways. Then again, the suitcase can recharge your device so maybe that’s not such a problem.


It is definitely a cool idea. Though I’m also pretty happy keeping my suitcase low-tech and carrying my high-tech inside it. I’m not entirely sure I need those two worlds to cross. Nor do I often buy $450 suitcases. Or even $250 ones. Maybe I should??


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Seth Miller

I'm Seth, also known as the Wandering Aramean. I was bit by the travel bug 30 years ago and there's no sign of a cure. I fly ~200,000 miles annually; these are my stories. You can connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

One Comment

  1. If it is 14″ wide its inches more than 22″ tall if you believe the picture. The advertised dimensions are 21.5″ x 14″ x 9″.

    Who is weighing carry ons?

    I’d like to see the interior of the bag before chunking down $250/$500 dollars.

    Beside a battery and phone controlled lock (I discount the bluetooth location functionality because I have some bluetooth Tiles and without the beep I could never find them using just the bluetooth) is it worth the extra $100-$300?

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