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Trunkster is a zipless wheelie case with GPS and a built-in scale

We’ve already seen smart luggage in the form of the Bluesmart, but here’s another wheelie case with added tech.

Trunkster features zipless access, so you can get in quicker and easier. Instead of zipping all the way around the case, the top slides open like the sunroof of a car, so you can delve in for what you need.

But that’s not its only skill. It has its own 1,500mAh battery so you can charge your phone, and a built-in digital scale so you can check if it’s over the airline’s weight limit for hand luggage – just pull the handle up, and it’ll tell you how heavy it is. You can even switch between pounds and kilos.

GPS is also onboard, so you can see where it is should you lose it, but you’ll have to pay $40 (£26) extra. Though unlike Bluesmart, there’s no Bluetooth, so you won’t get an alert if it goes out of range.

It’s made of aluminium and polycarbonate, which, the makers claim, makes it durable, lightweight and scratch resistant.

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Trunkster comes in two versions: carry-on (for taking on as hand luggage), and checked (for checking in).

The downers? That 1,500mAh battery won’t fully charge a handset like the HTC One (M8), though it will give it a boost. And the lack of Bluetooth is a little disappointing, as it gives Bluesmart the edge.

It’s raised almost $1 million on Kickstarter, and still has eight days to go.


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