By John Dodge
CHICAGO (CBS) — The suitcase is getting smarter.
First, the Trunkster doesn’t have any zippers. Rather, the top of the bag slides open, much like an old roll-top desk.
Second, this suitcase weighs itself, helping over-packers from unwanted heavy bag charges at the airport.
The best part: the bag will never get lost.
Although it can still be misplaced by a baggage handler, the Trunksters comes with an optional GPS tracking system, much like Apple’s Find My Mac feature.
“The last major update to the core design of luggage was wheels. And while many cool new features have been introduced since then, most have failed to improve the actual experience of using luggage,” according to Trunkster founders Gaston Blanchet and Jesse Potash.
The Trunkster also comes with a battery-powered USB charger for electronic devices.
The airplane-grade aluminum bag is available for pre-ordering on Kickstarter. The designers are also offering a full five-year warranty against damage.
The Trunkster comes in a $245 carry on (22″ x 14″ x 9″) and larger $295 “checked bag” version (27″ x 19″ x 11″).