Losing your luggage during a trip is one of the biggest worries for travelers, but a new gadget shown at this year’s CES could assuage some of those fears. The Trakdot Luggage tracker from GlobaTrac LLC acts like a homing beacon to monitor and locate your bags anywhere in the world in real time, with almost any mobile device.
According to the company the device fits into a checked bag and reports city location in real time to any mobile, Apple, Android, or SMS capable devices globally. For $49.95 plus an activation fee $8.99 and annual fee $12.99, Trakdot Luggage gives passengers unprecedented control at a wallet-friendly price, allowing them to keep track of checked-in luggage anywhere mobile phones work. The luggage locator system delivers city-specific information on the whereabouts of checked baggage in real time. This means that even if the your luggage does not reach your destination, you will still know where your luggage is – or at least, what city it is in.
You can take things a step further by registering your Trakdot tracker on the company’s website. In doing so, you’ll be able to track your luggage from your smartphone. Trakdot says that each tracker can be linked to multiple phones, and each phone can track multiple devices. Users will also be able to track their luggage from the company’s website, so there are a number of different ways to keep an eye on your missing luggage.