BlueSmart is one of the original Indiegogo success stories after launching the first version of its popular app-connected carry-on bags back in 2014. Now, it’s returned with a new Series 2 line that includes a handful of fresh products. That includes a checked and carry-on bag, passport holder, plus a laptop sling. All of which are smartphone-connected via Bluetooth or 3G/GPS depending on the model. More details below.
Series 2 brings a wider range of designs, price points and functionality. The passport pouch has an early bird price of $95 (Reg. $145) and it features Bluetooth connectivity and RFID protection. Jumping up to the laptop bag delivers Bluetooth and a TSA-friendly design for $195 (Reg. $395). Both models offer many of the same basic functionality as the first generation with smartphone-based controls.
Jumping up to BlueSmart’s $275 (Reg. $595) cabin bag delivers 3G and GPS connectivity, as well as room for 38 liters of gear, which is 25% bigger than the previous generation. The $325 (Reg. $695) checked suitcase has a TSA-approved design and three-layer polycabronate shell. It can hold up to 80 liters of gear and also has weight sensors built into the handle that automatically sync with airlines at check-in. Features like USB charging and 36-degree hubless wheels roundout the list of features.
Bluesmart’s Series 2 line of luggage is available for backing over at Indiegogo today. Having already raised 780% of its original goal plus a successful campaign under its belt, you can trust that Bluesmart should deliver units in October without issue.
Bluesmart Introduces Series 2: The World’s First Smart Luggage System
New York, NY – June 27, 2017. Today Bluesmart – the creators of the world’s first smart suitcase – unveils Series 2, a new smart travel products system. The line includes: a carry-on luggage, a checked bag, a laptop bag, and a passport pouch. Powered by its second generation technology, all products connect to Bluesmart’s new app, to work as a system assisting travelers along their journey. The line brings upgraded materials, expanded capacity, colors and a new sleek, iconic look.
“The travel experience is in desperate need of an upgrade. We started a revolution three years ago with the creation of the world’s first smart suitcase, now being used in more than 100 countries” said Tomi Pierucci, co-founder and CEO of Bluesmart. “Our ultimate goal is to make the traveler’s journey as enjoyable as the destination. Series 2 is a further step in that direction, incorporating the feedback and ideas from thousands of users and harnessing the latest technologies.”
With the Series 2 Luggage System travelers will know the location of all their belongings at all times and never again have to deal with lost luggage, forgotten passports and bags left behind. It helps travelers avoid baggage fees for overweight luggage, breeze through airport security and keeps bags protected against theft. Additionally, Series 2 travelers can keep all devices, including laptops, powered up along the way. A detailed listing of all Series 2 products’ features and specifications can be found on the Bluesmart website: http://bluesmart.com/indiegogo
Bluesmart’s second generation technology upgrades the location tracking system making it compatible with every country’s cellular networks and improving accuracy to unprecedented levels. The new battery system allows for faster charging and longer duration of charge. The new weight sensors system increases accuracy and usability. The Series 2 line is compliant with all major aviation and transportation regulators (FAA, DOT & TSA).
Series 2 Cabin
The Series 2 Cabin has been thoughtfully redesigned increasing packing capacity by 25%, improving the fabrics and materials and refining its silhouette. The product features GPS+3G location tracking, remote auto-locking and supercharging capabilities.
Series 2 Check
The Series 2 Check is a 29 inches robust suitcase that expands the Cabin’s technology and design for longer trips. In addition to the GPS+3G location tracking and remote auto-locking, it features a new smart weight sensing system that alerts for potential overweight baggage fees via the app.
Series 2 Laptop Bag
The Series 2 Laptop Bag is an elegant business briefcase that attaches seamlessly to the Series 2 suitcases. This bag features Bluetooth location tracking, distance alerts and a removable supercharger that powers up smartphones and laptops.
Series 2 Passport Pouch
The Series 2 Passport Pouch helps travelers never again leave their passports and travel documents behind. It protects travelers’ essentials with Bluetooth tracking capabilities, RFID blocker and water-resistant materials.
Series 2 Mobile App
The new app provides a more intuitive travel experience, identifying and anticipating travelers needs through all stages of the journey – from flight schedules, gates, destination, currency exchange, weather and more. With the app travelers are able to manage all Bluesmart products in one central hub.
Bluesmart Series 2 is available for pre-order through Indiegogo starting today, June 27th. The pre-order campaign will last 30 days and the products will ship approximately 90 days after the pre-order campaign ends.
Pierucci continued, “We came back to Indiegogo for this launch because we care deeply for our original community, who supported us on our first product launch. We want to thank them by giving them first access to the limited units of Series 2 that are available at big discounts and will ship in just weeks.”
“We are very proud to have enabled Bluesmart to emerge thanks to our platform” said Slava Rubin, Founder of Indiegogo. “It’s amazing to see it return to Indiegogo for their second generation product. Bluesmart was one of the most successful campaigns on Indiegogo and it delivered a great, quality product on time. We’re confident that Bluesmart will continue its amazing success with their Series 2.”
Bluesmart is an award-winning travel goods company known for pioneering the smart luggage category. Founded by a group of entrepreneurial friends in New York, it launched the world’s first smart connected luggage, with a crowdfunding campaign that raised over $2 million in 2014. The BBC called the product “the iPhone of Luggage” and the FT “the biggest thing since wheels”. Since then the company went on to scale production and ship to over 110 countries, entering 200 stores in prestigious retailers such as MoMA Stores and Neiman Marcus. The company has raised $18M in venture capital from prestigious investors in Silicon Valley and Asia. The products have received several awards including the “RedDot Design Award” and have been endorsed by celebrities such as Usain Bolt and Tony Hawk. Bluesmart is headquartered in NYC and has also offices in Hong Kong and Buenos Aires.
FTC: 9to5Toys is reader supported, we may earn income on affiliate links