The QR code and special chip built into this suitcase allows you to scan your own luggage with your smartphone and thus check it in yourself. Once it’s checked in, the GPS tracking feature will tell you where your bag is at all times, providing a sigh of relief for anyone who’s ever lost their checked baggage.
Other features of Bag2Go include an automatic weight check that tells you if you are over the airline weight limit, an alert that tells you if your bag has been opened or manipulated in any way and alternative choices for delivering your bag from your starting point to your final destination. The prototype of this bag is already being tested.
Kinetic Energy Case
There are already bags on the market that come with built-in batteries that allow you to charge up your electronic devices. That’s quite convenient when you’re traveling long distances and don’t have access to a power outlet.
What’s even more useful, however, is a built-in battery that recharges even itself. The Kinetic Energy Case by Yanko Design is still just a concept, but if it came out, just rolling your suitcase along would generate the energy that recharges the built-in battery that in turn re-charges your gadgets.
RIDN Move-On Suitcase
If you’re a frequent traveler then it’s common getting so tired that you eventually just sit down on your suitcase. Unfortunately, your suitcase hasn’t been designed for sitting; if you sit on the top, it’s stable, but the handles and zippers dig into you uncomfortably. If you lay it on its side and sit on it, you worry that it might collapse underneath you.
The RIDN suitcase by Agent is designed to finally give you permission to do what you’ve always wanted to do: Sit down comfortably on your rolling suitcase. It has a built-in seat at the top that makes this suitcase a portable bench.
The Titan High-Roller (also by Yanko Design) is just such a suitcase. At one moment, it’s just an ordinary, four-wheeled suitcase. Press a few buttons, and suddenly it’s a scooter. It’s not electonically powered, at least not yet, but at least you can glide through the airport instead of having to walk along with your suitcase wheeling behind you.
Hop! (imagined by Cargo Collective) is still just a concept, but the idea here is a suitcase that heels without a leash. In other words, this robot-like suitcase will follow you around, without you having to pull it, just like a well-trained dog. Like the Bag2Go, Hop! relies upon your smartphone. Essentially a Bluetooth device, it follows your phone’s signal. Should you get out of range of your bag, your phone will vibrate to alert you and the luggage will automatically lock itself.