The Trakdot luggage tracker has been unveiled at CES, aimed at air travelers concerned about their valuables. The little gadget fits into a checked bag and reports real-time details about its location to any mobile device so you can keep track of where it is.
The palm-sized, lightweight device delivers city-specific information on the whereabouts of checked baggage so if it doesn’t reach the desired destination, passengers will have the reassurance of knowing which city their luggage is in.
After it has been registered on the Trakdot website and placed inside a bag, the device will send updates directly to the user’s mobile device via text or email. They can also track their luggage on the website or using the free app. Trakdot CEO Harry Steck said:
A recent passenger survey from the International Air Transport Association showed that 81% of travelers are interested in tracking their bags in real time. Trakdot Luggage empowers travelers to do just that, with a revolutionary product that is inexpensive as well as simple and convenient to use.
A luggage tag and batteries are supplied with the Trakdot device, which can power it for up to two weeks. Each tracker can be linked to multiple mobile devices and vice versa. It will be available in March for $49.95 with an activation fee of $8.99 and an annual service fee of $12.99.