Product Introduction: Bluesmart – The Intelligent Carry-on Luggage

Kerwin McKenzie Product Introduction 22 Comments

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!

 

 

Comments 22

  1. 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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  2. 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.

  3. 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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    2. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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.

    1. 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

  6. 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.

    1. 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

  7. 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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  8. 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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