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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