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Trunkster Suitcase Is Packed With Modern Digital Convenience

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Major luggage manufacturers are going to start playing catch-up soon if things like the Bluesmart suitcase takes off. Now there’s another entrant in this increasingly crowded field, and it’s called Trunkster. This one doesn’t have any zippers, opting instead for an easy-open sliding door. On the tech side, there’s a built-in scale as well as a 3 Amp, 15,000 mAh battery pack to charge your devices. A $40 option even gives you GPS tracking abilities, in case your suitcase ends up with Nermal in Abu Dhabi. An Aluminum and polycarbonate build ensures your stuff doesn’t get crushed in the cargo hold, and a hidden compartment keeps important documents in a slightly safer spot.

It’s a $295 pledge for the carry-on, or a $335 one for a checked Trunkster.

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The ThermalStrike Luggage Will Bake The Bedbugs Out Of Your Clothes

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There are some thing you want to bring back from your vacations, like that stupid jar of sand or that bottle of questionable rum. But what you definitely don’t want to bring back are bed bugs. Those little suckers will lay eggs in your clothes, and next thing you know you have an infestation. But if you pack your stuff in ThermalStrike’s line of heated luggage, you don’t have to worry about a thing. Special elements on the inside lining will heat the contents up to 140° F (60C); just leave the bags plugged in to an outlet for a few hours before checking out, and you’ll effectively kill any potential friends you were about to inadvertently bring back. It’s FAA and TSA compliant, so you can travel worry free. And the price is more than reasonable, with a carry-on sized bag costing $200, while a full size upright is $249; the set is $399.

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CalypsoTag Helps You Find Your Bag At The Airport

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Standing around waiting for your bag at the arrivals carousel is never fun; I travel with a carry-on only whenever possible. But the CalypsoTag promises to ease that pain a little. It’s a distinctive leather tag that you attach to your luggage for easier identification among a throng of other potentially similar bags. But that’s not all: its Bluetooth 4.0 chip will connect to your phone as soon as it’s in range, notifying you that it’s about to arrive. This means you don’t need to stand in the crowd, craning your neck looking for your bag. Simply sit and wait to be notified, and only then stand up to retrieve your bag. Better yet, you’ll receive yet another alert if it appears that someone may be stealing your bag.

At $99 and coming in 4 different styles, it’s a smart and relatively cheap way to make your life easier when traveling.

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Travel Boy Carry On Luggage Is Avoiding Licensing Fees, But We Know What’s Up

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This is a cool looking carry-on bag. It looks like a Game Boy, but it’s called a Travel Boy. Clearly someone didn’t feel like sharing a portion of the profits with Nintendo, though we suspect that if the company gave a crap, they could probably still sue. Isn’t the design of the Game Boy trademarked, like the Coke bottle shape? We don’t really know, but we can tell you a least that the bag is all of $70, which is really not that much for luggage. Taking a look at the details, it doesn’t look like a toy/novelty bag either but something you could conceivably use in real life, all the while professing your love for the classic gaming device.

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Folding Backpack Scooter

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We talked about a carry on luggage with a fold-out scooter last February, and you guys thought it was pretty neat. But that one was almost $400, while the Glyde Gear FLY is about one fifth that much, and seems to do much the same thing. It’s got a 1550 cu in / 25.4L capacity, and is made from 600 Denier Polyester, whatever that means. The fold out scooter can carry a man weighing up to 200lbs, and the entire thing should fairly easily serve as a carry on in any plane. Granted, it’s not made by Samsonite and doesn’t look as slick as the $400 option, but $90 to have the ability to scoot around an airport, between gates? That’s well worth it, in our opinion.

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