Bluesmart’s New Smart Suitcase, the Black Edition

Their debut carry-on gets a sleek new look

Indiegogo success story Bluesmart has updated their debut smart carry-on suitcase (with built-in battery, GPS tracking, Bluetooth-enabled remote locking, etc) with a new Black Edition. The double PU layered polycarbonate case—even more scratch and water resistant than the previous iteration—incorporates high-density microfiber for the outside laptop pocket, and loses the blue trimmings. It’s certainly a more sophisticated look, but the roller actually houses all of …

RIMOWA’s Electronic Luggage Tag for Advanced Check-in

Taking baggage preparedness to the next level

Thanks to a packed airline app market, advanced check-ins (plus last minute seat changes and even upgrade awareness) have never been easier. That said, anyone traveling with a checked bag still has to visit a counter. This September, Germany’s aluminum and polycarbonate luggage manufacturers RIMOWA and Star Alliance airline Lufthansa proposed a solution: electronic luggage tags built right into a suitcase, featuring a data module …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

The Concord 2.0, classic Italian cars, salads in space and more in this week's look around the web

1. NYC to London in One Hour While many thought the days of the Concord long gone, aircraft manufacturer Airbus has just won a patent for a hypersonic plane, which is being dubbed the Concord 2.0. The curious-looking aircraft (which would be able to travel at four-and-a-half times the speed of sound) is set to be a passenger plane—meaning a flight from NYC to London …