A new so-called “connected carry-on” called Bluesmart packs a built-in battery capable of charging your gadgets many times over while offering Bluetooth connectivity to your smartphone so neither gets lost, stolen or left behind..
Much of the interaction between a Bluesmart and your iPhone or Android device involves making use of a special app. With this app you can control a variety of the carry-on’s features, including locking/unlocking its integrated TSA-approved lock, giving you its current overall weight when you pull up on the handle to activate its built-in digital scale, tracking its location globally through a GPS module tucked into it and providing real time trip reports with multiple data points.
In addition, the Bluesmart has built into it a number of security features that work in part with the app to make sure you don’t leave it behind. These include proximity distance alerts, the ability to find the hand luggage with the help of a proximity map and automatically locking when you are away from it.
For those who have tablets and laptops, this luggage aims to provide some convenience to your travels while making use of these devices. A special compartment on the front of the Bluesmart is designed to hold this gear, while also reportedly making them easy to be removed for showing to security officials. There’s also the previously mentioned built-in battery, which is reported capable of fully recharging a smartphone six times over.
The team behind Bluesmart is looking to add more features as well, including support for other smartphone platforms and support for smart watches like the Apple Watch.