It’s amazing to see how technology has changed the look and purpose of so many things around us. Just consider the advancements in telecom and you can’t help but appreciate the transformation over the years. What if I were to tell you that technology has also changed the look and functionality of suitcases? That’s right; you may have only used them for carrying your stuff as you travel. However, Bluesmart is here to change the way you use your suitcase. Want the inside scoop on how it’s different? Well, the connected carry-on syncs with your iOS and Android devices.
The design is the hallmark of this beauty of a suitcase. A digital scale incorporated in the system assists with packing. There are often times when people overstuff suitcases with luggage and only realise that upon getting at the airport. All you need to do is to pull the handle and monitor the weight using the app. Don’t worry about running out of battery too soon as Bluesmart is home to a built-in battery. You also don’t need to bother yourself thinking about the security much. The digital lock makes sure it’s unlocked using your smartphone. Yes, you can still access it using a special key in case of battery dying on you. What’s more, you can set it to automatically lock out if the two of you separate.
If it does separate from the owner, Bluesmart’s Bluetooth proximity sensor sends out alerts and assits in tracking it with the help of proximity heat map. If the distance is considerable, the GPS system helps accomplish this task. In terms of design, Bluesmart scores equally well. It is really built to last with amenities such as four spinner wheels, anodized aluminum handle and waterproof zipper. Whil the existing prototypes are on the heavier side at 8.5 pounds, the team is striving to cut down on that weight.
Bluesmart may have made first appearance on Indiegogo with a modest target of $50,000 but it has already received 1.7 million in crowdfunding (at the time of writing). I’d imagine that the idea of smart suitcases is beginning to grow on people. You may preorder yours for $280 now that is nearly half of what Bluesmart is expected to cost in the followign year.