Samsara opens pre-sales for its smart and connected luggage

  • Technology
  • Monday, 20 Jan 2020

Samsara's smart carry-on luggage is available now for pre-order. — AFP Relaxnews

Just a few weeks after announcing the newest version of its smart carry-on suitcases with WiFi connectivity, Samsara Luggage has officially opened pre-orders online.

At CES earlier this month, Samsara luggage debuted the latest generation of its connected carry-on suitcases "with WiFi Hotspot capabilities". On Jan 16, pre-sales for the series opened up.

The carry-on features IoT tracking and Bluetooth 5.1 technology so that owners can get accurate updates sent to their phone regarding their suitcase's present location and whether it's been opened or not. Its tech is located within a smart unit accessible from the case's exterior. Owners can also find a USB-C port and portable wireless charging dock within this compartment with which they can juice up their smartphone and laptop.

Unfortunately, the luggage does not come with the Hotspot feature as standard – it costs an additional US$80 (RM324). If purchased, owners will need to subscribe with the Monogoto mobile service to enable the feature.

Right now, the carry-on with Hotspot tech and without Hotspot tech can be preordered for US$279 (RM1,131) and US$199 (RM807), respectively; the cases are regularly priced at US$399 (RM1,617) and US$295 (RM1,196). Deliveries are expected to begin this spring. – AFP Relaxnews

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