Product Introduction: Bluesmart – The Intelligent Carry-on Luggage

by Kerwin McKenzie on March 2, 2015

bluesmart logo (carry-on)Late last year I saw a kickstarter campaign for this piece of luggage, that can charge your phone, weigh itself, lock and unlock itself and you can track it (in case you have to check it and it gets lost) using your smart phone (Apple and Android).

I lost track of the campaign and now found out it got funded and will be available for sale later this year. But, you are in luck as they are pre-selling it and at a whopping 40% discount off the MSRP.

 

I must add that its not your everyday carry-on as it is priced higher than other carry-ons, but then its not like other carry-ons is it? Go check it out for yourself and secure one today while its available for pre-sale.

Now, in full disclosure, I get a small commission when you purchase one, but check this out, you can also get a referral credit if you refer someone. So everyone wins in this deal. I get to continue running the site and you get a good deal. Cool huh?

bluesmart Carry-on

Here is some more details about the carry-on.

Product Features

  • Lock and unlock from your phone
  • Built-in digital scale
  • Built-in battery to recharge your devices
  • Distance alerts
  • Location Tracking
  • Handy access to electronic devices
  • Cool trip data at your fingertips
  • Highly resistant and lightweight
  • Waterproof zippers and polyurethane covering
  • Anodized aluminium
  • 4 Spinner Wheels

Get Yours Now!

 

 

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avatar Shannon March 11, 2015 at 2:53 am

Hi,

Just wondering if this comes in all black (black wheels).  I have a few flight attendant friends that love it, but it has to be all black in order to use it at  work.  I thought I saw a black version, but not sure.

Thanks,

Shannon J.

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avatar Kerwin McKenzie March 11, 2015 at 3:08 am

Hi Shannon,

Thank you for your note and interest. I will try to get an answer for you.

Kerwin
http://www.Passrider.com
http://www.Facebook.com/Passrider

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avatar Kerwin McKenzie March 15, 2015 at 8:14 pm

Here’s your answer Shannon.
“The wheels will have a blue trim (3mm thick) but will otherwise be black.”

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avatar Shannon April 10, 2015 at 7:55 am

Thanks Kerwin. 😉

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avatar Dockins March 13, 2015 at 1:28 pm

Hello-
Great design with the internal battery charger. 
The only issue I see is the wheels. Roll-a-board
wheels with protruding wheels will not standup to
weekly travel. All it take is getting checked once and
damaged wheels. The swiveling  wheels aren’t a must have
for road warriors.  For that issue its a deal stopper for me. I’ll 
wait for the 2.0 model. 
Hope this helps.
D

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avatar Kerwin McKenzie March 13, 2015 at 5:37 pm

Dockins,

Thank you for your very valuable thought. I’ll advise the folks at bluesmart about this comment. They have said that the wheels are quite sturdy.

Kerwin
http://www.Passrider.com
http://www.FB.com/Passrider

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avatar Brian Chen March 13, 2015 at 6:28 pm

Hi D,

Thanks for the feedback. We are working with the highest quality manufacturers for not only the suitcase but the wheels in particular. Our product goes through rigorous testing, which includes dropping the suitcase repeatedly with heavy weights from all angles, so we are confident that the wheels will withstand being checked. Also, note that we have a one-year warranty and replace the product if you find that it is not durable to your standards.

Hope that helps!

Best,
Brian

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avatar Nate March 15, 2015 at 2:31 pm

Nice features but I see a fatal flaw in the design. I assume the battery pack is lithium ion. This means this bag can NEVER be checked. It must be carried onto the plane. All major american carriers prohibit lithium ion batteries in the cargo compartment due to thermal runaway fire risk. And with most carriers charging for a checked bag, bin space fills up quickly. What if you are in the last zone to board and they run out of overhead bin space? You can’t bring it on and you can’t check it because of the lithium ion battery pack.

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avatar Brian Chen March 15, 2015 at 5:49 pm

Hi Nate,

In fact we have looked into this very thing quite intensively. The FAA rules are here: http://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/headquarters_offices/ash/ash_programs/hazmat/passenger_info/media/faa_airline_passengers_and_batteries.pdf.

The short of it is that the Bluesmart battery is an installed battery, not a loose or spare battery, which means that you can safely check it just like you can include an iPad in a checked bag if needed. Feel free to reach out to [email protected] if you have any additional concerns!

Thanks,
Brian

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avatar Matt March 18, 2015 at 12:52 am

Every bag manufacturer thinks their bags have legit wheels, but few do.  I’ve had my luggage works for almost ten years without replacing anything.  They also have a 3 year warranty.  That’s the gold standard for aircrew bags as you must know.  How does it stack up with LW?  Also, the LW Stealth is one of the largest bags that can fit in an overhead bin on a regional jet.  Is your bag slim enough for that?  I know those are not easy requests to satisfy; so they’re not deal breakers alone.  Your bag does look pretty cool though.  What charges the battery pack?  I was thinking if the wheels rolling could charge it that would be slick.

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avatar Kerwin McKenzie March 18, 2015 at 1:22 am

Matt,

Thank you for your comments. You have to believe in your product of course Matt :-).
I’ll let the bluesmart folks reply. Stay tuned.

Kerwin
http://www.Passrider.com
http://www.Facebook.com/Passrider

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