There's a new product in town and it aims to simplify your life. Bluesmart the new revolutionary carry-on suitcase is the brainchild of several industrial engineers and designers from New York who came together to create a high-quality carry-on suitcase that communicates with your phone. This came about as a result of a few bad experiences with their luggage in which the airlines forced them to check their bags and then proceeded to either mishandle them or lose them altogether.
The project started on Indiegogo October 20, 2014 with a raised goal of $50,000 USD. As of today, they have ready reached more than $244,000 with still 34 days left available to pledge. I would say they have definitely exceeded their expectations.
Here is what the buzz is all about. The Bluesmart suitcase can lock and unlock itself all from an app. It can also weigh itself so you never have to worry about going over the weight allowed by the airlines. The Bluetooth tells you where and when your suitcase was last seen in proximity to your phone, and one of the most interesting features is the ability to lock itself with its built-in sensors if you walk away. The added bonus is the ability to charge your phone 6 times over with the built-in battery. The super-powerful battery charger can charge up to two devices at one time.
Other features includes a compartment at the front of the suitcase designed especially to protect and allow easy access to your laptop and tablet. The Bluesmart can also be linked to your calendar to remind you when and what you need to pack for your upcoming trip. The app is currently available for iPhone and Android users, and they are diligently working on apps for smart watches.
The Bluesmart which connects via Bluetooth is expected to begin shipping in August of 2015. The suitcase will be 21.5" X 14" X 0 " (54.6 x 35.6 x 22.9 cm) which is the approved size by all airlines for a carry-on and will weigh approximately 8.5lbs (3.8kg).
The estimated retail price on a Bluesmart carry-on will start at $450 USD
If you are interested in being one of the first to own your very own "Smart Carry-On" from Bluesmart visit indiegogo and make a pledge at Bluesmart