Over the past few months we have reported on the latest (and what we think are the coolest) crowd-funding projects that you can get involved with. We recently reported on Bluesmart, the world’s first smart-connected carry on suitcase, and in today’s blog we look at its progress over the past three weeks.
Bluesmart wants to become your personal travel assistant and it offers a range of features that no ordinary suitcase is even close to. From a built-in scale to a digitally controlled lock, travellers are already queuing to get their hands on this latest piece of tech.
Demand for the smart enabled suitcase is sky high as ‘Early Adopter’, ‘Super Early Adopter’, and even the ‘Early pair of Bluesmart’ models are already sold out. I originally blogged about Bluesmart in October where its fund-raising goal was $50,000, and it had received more than $140,000. I can now report that it has over $895,000 in pledges with 13 days still to go before it reaches its deadline.
So why has it been so popular?
Bluesmart has a built in battery to re-juice all your smart devices and it also offers location tracking. Other features include distance alerts and trip data tracking, all accessed via its Android or iOS app. Bluesmart is also making its apps accessible for smartwatches.
The suitcase isn’t just a smart piece of new technology but its design is also fantastic. Four spinner wheels, waterproof zippers, an anodized aluminium handle and three layers of polycarbonate for high resistance and low weight. Plus, at the front of the case, you will even find a separate, easily accessible, compartment designed specifically for your laptop and tablet. I’m tempted to pledge myself!
The key question people are asking is why would you need to track a carry on suitcase you have boarded the plane with? However this doesn’t seem to be putting people off.
To discover more about Bluesmart or to pledge to the project, click here.