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TUL Suitcase Lets You Know How Heavy Your Stuff Is as You Pack

TUL Suitcase

 

Pack light if you can, bring a portable luggage scale when you can’t. Buying extra baggage allowance in advance costs way less than adding some extra kgs at the check-in counter. If you can’t be bothered to bring a portable scale (or keep forgetting), then the TUL Suitcase is a worthwhile and smart alternative to consider.

The TUL Suitcase has a built-in weighing scale, with a display by the zipper showing you the current weight of the stuff that’s in it. The suitcase doesn’t have to be upright or closed to work, so you can check the weight as you pack–convenient and fuss-free, just the way it should be.

It’s currently up for funding on Kickstarter, where a minimum pledge of AU$229 (about $205) will get you one of your very own.

[ TUL Suitcase ] VIA [ Gear Hungry ]

The Hop! Is A Suitcase That Follows You Around

The Hop! is pretty cool. It’s a compressed air-powered piece of luggage that has a set of caterpillar tracks, and is able to follow you around the airport. It locks onto your cellphone signal and triangulates its position and then attempts to remain at a fixed distance from you. If it fails at this and “gets lost”, the suitcase locks itself down and your phone vibrates to alert you. It’s called The Hop! because it’s supposed to remind you of a bellhop.

We can foresee a couple of problems with this, not the least of which is the presence of electronics that could intrigue the very competent TSA agents. And the fact that you won’t really be able to say that your luggage was “with you” at all times. And also, well, it’s not a product you can purchase at the moment. It’s a concept and one working prototype, but there’s no other info.

Hit the jump for a video of the herky-jerky machine and links.

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