Bluesmart, a Silicon Valley-based startup, was founded in October of 2013 by a team of serial entrepreneurs from all around the world. Its first product, the Bluesmart Carry-on, is designed to keep your belongings tracked, devices charged, bag secure, and trips hassle-free. It features built-in, TSA-compliant technology that even allows you to lock your bag remotely, and is equipped with global 3G + GPS tracking so you can see your bag’s location anytime, anywhere. The built-in lithium ion battery, with two easy-access USB ports, will charge most smartphones up to six times over so you stay connected, without having to join the crowds around airport electrical outlets.
The company raised more than $2,200,000 in pre-orders on Indiegogo, from more than 8,000 backers in 110 countries for the Bluesmart carry on. And it has generated quite the splash; the BBC dubbed it “The iPhone of Luggage,” and it was on Fast Company’s list of “Best Travel Gear of 2014.”
If you are ever separated from your Bluesmart, it will automatically lock itself and send you notification of its whereabouts. It also features a scale built into the handle, to help avoid overweight charges.