Bluesmart, The World’s Smartest Luggage, Just Blew Past Its Funding Goal: Here’s Why
If you’re in any way connected to the travel world and have been on social media in the last day or so, chances are you’ve come across Bluesmart, the “smart” carry-on suitcase that blew past its initial Indiegogo goal of raising $50,000 in less than a day (as of the date of this article, Bluesmart had raised about $200,000 and counting).
So what makes this piece of luggage so interesting that people are willing to plunk down $295 even though they won’t be able to get their hands on it until July 2015? The reasons are plenty.
The main reason people are are so intrigued by the suitcase is because it’s just so darn smart. At the touch of a mobile device, you can lock or unlock the suitcase, check its weight, find out its location and be alerted if it somehow becomes separated from you unintentionally. Of course, that’s a lot of device drain for one piece of luggage, so luckily the Bluesmart comes equipped with an internal charger large enough to charge your phone six times over.
It’s not bad on the design-side either. The suitcase has a compartment front and center for easy access to your laptop while you’re waiting at the airport or getting it out during the security check. The exterior is made of three layers of polycarbonate, the zippers are waterproof and the shell is made of anodized aluminum for ultimate toughness.
So who’s behind the Bluesmart? As its Indiegogo page states, Bluesmart was created by “a group of geeks that share a passion for travel, technology and design” who “set out to reimagine how a suitcase should be in this day and age.”
One of these so-called geeks is Co-founding Board Member and serial entrepreneur Diego Saez Gil, who reacted with expected joy after learning that the campaign was so successful. “We are really overwhelmed by the support of the community. It’s apparent that people were ready for a product like this. We are happy we’ll be able to help so many people travel better”
To find out more and to put dibs on your own Bluesmart, visit their Indiegogo page here.
Matt Stabile is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheExpeditioner.com. You can read his writings, watch his travel videos, purchase the book he co-edited or contact him via email at any time at TheExpeditioner.com.