Top Smart Suitcases for Traveling
Finally, the traditional suitcase is getting a complete makeover. Technology has been sweeping through every sector and industry but the luggage has for a long time never been lucky to be part of this revolution. Thankfully, the time has come and more and more companies have started to introduce smart suitcases.
If were to describe them technically, we’d say these are basically high-tech luggage packed with intelligent features such as phone chargers, location tracking and a lineup of other modern features that make life on the road or air so easy, if not fun.
If you consider yourself a tech-savvy traveler, this is the much-needed relief you’ve been waiting for. And it’s not just about the technology but the styles the suitcases come in are simply mind blowing. Airports nowadays recognize them and so it should never bother you that you may be turned away with it because, well, it looks like a dangerous item to carry to a plane.
Much as it’s a rising tech space, already we have a wide range of smart suitcases being launched every other time. So here are a couple of them that you may want to check out and probably own because they are simply too good to pass up.
The excitement of travelling can be tempered by the arduous task of packing. However, if you are using the trunkster intelligent Zipperless luggage, you need not. It comes equipped with a top that opens like a garage door, hence the name trunkster. The creators of this suitcase give you the option of a carry on or a check in or both.
Although it hasn’t had a great second run on indiegogo (much to the surprise of all of us), it had an awesome run on kickstater. The Trunkster intelligent Zipperless luggage is infamous for its roll top opening. This option allows you to easily access your luggage interior while at the same time safeguarding your suitcase from the manhandling it goes through in baggage handling.
You can check the weight of your suitcase using the built in scale that comes fitted on the handle of the trunkster. It boasts of a one of a kind, heavy duty, durable weighing scale that will last you a long time.
This suitcase comes with a 10400mAH battery that will juice up to six of your devices comfortably on both the carry on and the check in. What’s even better with the trunkster intelligent zipperless luggage is the option to remove the battery and use it alone without needing the suitcase to be present.
For consumers who thought the GPS comes fitted into this suitcase, we have some bad news. Unfortunately, the GPS comes at an added cost. However, not only does the tracker come with a preloaded year’s worth of track, it is also removable and you can use it elsewhere or just leave it behind if you do not need it. It can work with iOS and android apps and is powered by LugLoc.
It comes fitted with USB ports for charging your devices. The trunkster intelligent zipperless luggage has one over most of the other high end cases.
This suitcase is well loved for its rugged yet refined look and praised for its almost unimpeachable construction. But what would you expect of a suitcase that raised $137,000 within three days of its campaign.You can order the carry on here.
Providing you with both a carry on and the check in to choose from, A22 Raden Smart luggage have made sure all your options are covered. To begin with they have installed all the standard functions expected of a smart luggage; a GPS for locating your luggage or alternatively the bluetooth, USB ports for charging your devices (up to four full charges) situated on the back just behind the handle and a micro port for charging the case’s battery. The battery is 7800mAH. As well as a weighing scale to check your luggage weight.
The battery is removable so you can use it even without the case. Inside the case, there are two fabric bags on each side that are spacious enough to hold devices with room to spare.
And just in case you run into some unforeseen trouble with the suitcase, they have an in built chat support to help you through any issues you may encounter.
The Raden Smart Luggage takes durability to another level by using Makralon polycarbonate material for the case. This translates to a suitcase that is resistant to impact, has excellent dielectric qualities, flame retardency and optical clarity. For the lock this suitcase is fitted with the TSA approved lock. However, they even went ahead to fit it with a waterproof zipper, you never know what might happen in your travels!
This suitcase whips around rather that moves around. Fitted with Japanese double spinning wheels, the Raden Smart luggage does a 360 degree turn effortlessly.
While most companies that offer such high end smart luggage options don’t bother with color options for their suitcases, Raden have not only made the effort, they have offered the consumer exciting colors to choose from.
Let’s talk about the app.
The Raden Smart Luggage app easily pairs up with your phone. In terms of functionality, it is works very well and the internal electronics of the suitcase can be removed and upgraded. However, the TSA approved lock is not app enabled as is the case with other smart carry ons. Another drawback with Raden smart luggage is that unfortunately the suitcase only supports iOS. They are working on this aspect.
Everything considered, the Raden Smart luggage is one of the best offerings in smart luggage and it’s available on Amazon for just $295.
With features that are far beyond it’s time, the Bluesmart carry on luggage stands a bastion of technology when it comes to luggage. When it first appeared on indiegogo, it was just another campaign. However, by December 2, 2014, the BlueSmart carry on suitcase had raised $2,260,873 through crowd funding. This is 2730% funded. Looking at this first of its kind suitcase, it’s not surprising that it made it all the way to delivery as a result of such crowd funding. Really, who wouldn’t want to be part of such a revolutionary item?
Standing at 22 inches in height and 14 inches in breadth, this carry on luggage is big enough for a light trip including compartment space for devices like laptops and tablets. Its TSA approved lock is easy to operate and control with the help of the companion android and iOS apps. Created with an option that work’s by monitoring the user’s proximity, the lock automatically locks and unlocks depending on you and your phone’s proximity to the suitcase. This is a great feature as you can lock your luggage remotely.
The BlueSmart Carry-on luggage is fitted with a 10,000mAH battery which is enough to charge your devices. It has 2 USB ports meant specifically for this purpose. One is situated inside one of the pockets while the other is right behind the top handle.
With the BlueSmart Carry On Luggage you can say goodbye to the menace of lost luggage. It comes with a GPS that helps you track your luggage wherever it is. This GPS function is available with SIM coverage in over 100 countries. You also never have to worry about your luggage being overweight. This suitcase has an inbuilt scale which displays the luggage weight on your app. It will even go further to display the expected weight limit for the airline you are flying so that you can see any excess weight you may have.
Now apart from the Original BlueSmart one, the company has unleashed the black edition. The suitcase has a plastic shell which makes it a sturdy and durable. You can make your order now on Amazon.
One thing the Micro Luggage Scooter has done is redefine the world of travelling. The genius of merging a connected luggage and mobility is undisputed, especially when you have to quickly weave through airport traffic for one reason or another. Instead of the bag being incorporated into the scooter, as would be expected, the Micro Luggage Scooter is a hard casing suitcase with the scooter folded beneath it.
Once done using the scooter, you can fold it up as it comes already linked with the bag. It is light enough to still be within the carry on size limit for some airline carriers. It also comes with adjustable handlebars to accommodate people of all heights. At first glance, the handle bars seem cumbersome but trust us this is definitely not the case.
Also included with it is has a regular zippered opening, and guess what, a speaker. So if you fancy some music, you are sure to love this. When under pressure, the bad will lock itself up, a feature included in its closing/opening mechanism. To disengage it, you’ll have to apply gentle pressure the opposite direction as you pull up on the cord.
The total package weighs around 14.3 pounds and can take a maximum load of 220 pounds. So for the frequent traveler, the Micro Luggage Scooter is a great acquisition. You can make your order for it right now an Amazon.