Last year I ordered a Bluesmart Carry-On. I ordered the second perk, so I coughed up $270 to get myself a IoT all connected carry-on.
Today I received the little wonder and here are my first impressions.
First of all it started by receiving an email from the Bluesmart-team telling me that the unit was about to arrive, shortly followed by an email of the transportservice that the delivery would be in roughly 1.5hrs.
Nice planning and very good communication. I immediately downloaded the app on my iPhone and took another cup of tea, sat down and waited ;-)
The packaging was sturdy and the carry-on was delivered in it's dustbag, very handy.
The quick-start guide is hardly needed, the setup is quick and easy. Since the carry-on has a rather large battery in the bottom (which is needed for the Bluetooth communication, the electric lock and which can be used to charge your phone) it takes 5-10 hrs to fully charge it.
A USB/USBmini cable is part of the delivery and fits almost every phone charger .
The carry-on itself is well designed. Since I travel a lot, it's very convenient that you have a separate compartment for your laptop and/or pad which is easily (un)locked electronically via the app.
The app shows the battery power level too and of course the location and last but not least the weight of the whole package through the build-in scale.
Below a few pictures of my Bluesmart travel compagnon so you can see for yourself how well it looks.
The first week of 2016 I will be traveling to the UK. I will let you know how the Bluesmart survived that trip ;-)
Till then, enjoy the holidays and cya in 2016!
I am Reinier van der Drift. owner of FERGIL. Serial Entrepreneur & Technology Freak. Expert on Strong Authentication.