Let’s face it, air travel sucks. You are crammed in a small cylinder at 35,000 feet with a herd of other people like cattle, noshing on junk food a cranky flight attendant pitches at you while hurrying by. Worst of all, you forgot to charge your tablet and now can’t watch all those Marvel movies you wanted to catch up on. A solution could exist to at least this last problem though, courtesy of a new so-called “connected carry-on” called Bluesmart.
It has an integrated weight scale so you don’t over pack, a digital lock, location tracking, and best of all, a charger that will juice your phone up six times over. Not only that, but it can charge two devices at once. The app that works with it will also give you proximity alerts, let you lock and unlock the suitcase from your phone, and provide you with trip data tracking so you can see where all you’ve been going lately.
There’s a padded pocket in the front so you don’t have to worry about messing up everything in your bag just to get out your laptop. If you’ve ever used a regular sized carry-on, you know how big of a deal that is. The case is made from 3 layers of polycarbonate, anodized aluminum, and it has waterproof zippers so it can sit on a luggage cart near the plane while it’s raining and the interior won’t be affected. Dropping this much money on a carry-on seems like a lot and hopefully there will be a full-sized suitcase of this caliber in the future, but this is a good start.