Ever wished your suitcase could do more than just store your clothes and toothbrush and look good sitting on the airport's conveyor belt? You might want to check out Planet Traveler's latest line of smart luggage.
Dubbed the world's most advanced smart suitcase, the so-called Space Case 1 was supposedly designed to balance technology, style and function.
"Consumers are reacting positively to an emerging trend of building luggage around tech," said Planet Traveler CEO Harry Shiekh in a press release on May 5. "We have actually been working on the Space Case 1 for over four years, and believe we have finally perfected the integration of tech into our beautifully designed luggage. We didn't set out to just design a smart suitcase. Our goal was to be the first to offer a full line of attractive smart luggage."
Available for pre-order on Kickstarter since May with a starting price of US$199 (S$264), the suitcase features wide technological functionality, including smartphone app control for IOS and Android, Smartwatch interface, biometric fingerprint locking for up to 5 travelers, free worldwide GPS tracking, digital scales integrated into the wheels, Bluetooth speaker and microphone to play music and make hands-free calls, triple USB 12 Amp charging ports, personal concierge (on demand information for departure and arrival times and gates, flight reservation, hotels, car rentals), and antitheft proximity security.
The latter works when the app moves beyond 40 feet from your case; your phone will be notified and an alarm will sound through the case's speakers.
Available in check-in and carry-on sizes, the Space Case 1 line also offers a 10-year warranty with 24-hour repair worldwide and a variety of colors and textures.