Losing luggage is one of a traveler’s worst nightmares.
Almost every airline traveler knows the feeling while handing your suitcase over at the airline check-in counter, watching it go down the conveyor belt; you want it to have a safe travel with you until your final destination. Probably the last place we want to visit in an airport is the Lost & Found Office. The airlines typically have ways to track them but it may take some time especially if your luggage is not with you on the same flight(s).
Thanks to the latest tracking technology now there are small devices that help you to track your luggage and find out its location.
Here they are:
Trakdot, a 3-inch-wide device, can be placed inside luggage to notify the owner of the bag's. Trakdot employs newly patented micro-electronics and ground-based cellular telephone technologies to track and report. When in luggage and in an airplane cargo hold, Trakdot’s patented technology shuts off its transmit-and-receive capability and enters “airplane mode.” Once back on the ground, the same technology “awakens” Trakdot and employs the local cellular network to notify the Trakdot owner.
It is now £79.99, plus $19.99 annual subscription after the first year.
With dimensions of 75 x 105 x 10 mm, LugLoc with battery life of up to 15 days sells for $69.99 each. It comes with five traces already included; you can purchase more through its smartphone Apps. First you are charging your device and downloading the LugLoc App to your smart device, iOS or Android. After activation / registration in the LugLoc Smartphone Application, it is ready to use. You can trace your LugLoc by using the trace icon in your App. LugLoc devices come with Bluetooth capabilities. If you tap on the green luggage icon, you will be able to check the location of your luggage when in Bluetooth range.
PocketFinder Luggage Tracker is yet another similar device that displays the location of your luggage on a smartphone. The app shows Luggage Tracker map location using nearest address and indicates if it is moving by including speed and direction heading. It has a travel history of up to 60 days. It is now $129.95. It needs Monthly Service - $12.95 per month. No Contract Required.