Created for the sole purpose of fixing the issues around missed flights and misplaced luggage, Bluesmart is a smart suitcase that can never get lost. It’s the carry on that becomes your own personal travel assistant.
Bluesmart has four key features that differentiate its suitcase from the every-day luggage: one, you can remotely lock your suitcase using your smartphone; two, you can charge your electronics (iPhone for example) up to six times over using its USB port; three, you can locate your suitcase anywhere in the world via GPS; and finally, you’re able to check the weight of your suitcase anytime. Impressed? I certainly am.
As for the aesthetics, Bluesmart’s hard shell exterior is both weather and scratch proof. Weighing only 9.4 lbs (light for a hard shell), the Bluesmart suitcase (22” x 14” x 9) is within the requirements for all TSA carry-on requirements. Not only can you manhandle your Bluesmart suitcase, it also tucks seamlessly in the overhead compartments. One of the coolest features, designed to have its user whip through security, is Bluesmart’s nylon front compartment. You can easily store laptops, tablets, smart phones, etc. in the suitcase’s front sleeve allowing for quick access.
We’ve all experienced the unexpected tragedy that is a faulty suitcase wheel. Frustrating when you’re on time for a flight, unacceptable when you’re about to miss a connecting. Without a smooth rolling experience between gates, you might as well be carrying a 20 lb cinder block from point A to point B. Bluesmart’s suitcase uses hubless wheels for low center of gravity maneuverability. Just a simple design tweak that makes all the difference when it actually counts.
Now for the tech bells and whistles: Bluesmart’s suitcase is iOS/Android compatible and if you ever end up parting ways with your luggage, there’s an automatic lock feature. If you feel like locking your suitcase at any time, just go the app and press “lock” and like magic, it locks! Concerned about whether or not your suitcase meets the minimum required carry-on weight? Pull the handle on your Bluesmart, position it accordingly, and the app tells you the exact weight of your suitcase.
The last feature solves a major issue in crowded airport terminals: charging your dead or barely alive smart phone. If all the charging ports in the terminal are taken or if plugging in your phone means abandoning your belongings, that’s a real pain in the ass especially when you need to make a call. The Bluesmart suitcase solves this very issue. There is a USB cable that connects to the suitcase and the battery is so strong that you can charge your phones six time’s over. No more jockeying for position just to salvage one bar of battery juice.
Beyond the modern design features and its travel-friendly tech, Bluesmart is in the process of building out its app. In the hopes of making traveling a seamless experience, creators of Bluesmart want to transform the suitcase into your very own personal traveling assistant. From syncing the app to travel services like Trip Advisor to tracking data from recent trips, Bluesmart, in the future, will be able to tell you when and what to pack. With 25 million suitcases being mishandled per year, according to SITA, a track-able suitcase that doubles as an assistant is a welcomed technology.