Clothes that let you wear your luggage proudly (and skip airport fees)

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Wednesday 9 April 2014

Frugal flyers everywhere who are less picky about the way they look now have the option of bulking on with the Jaktogo jacket that lets them sneak in 10kg worth of extra luggage into the flight. Water and wind resistant, the custom-made leather and denim jacket comes with 14 pockets for all your luggage stuffing […]

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Lost Luggage? There’s an app for that

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Saturday 16 November 2013

By 2014, airlines are hoping to put your mind more at ease by introducing electronic tag systems that allow you to track your luggage from departure to final destination. The prototype is called the View Tag and it was developed by Richard Warther (now president and CEO of Vanguard ID Systems). View Tag has radio-frequency […]

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Flying luggage? You might see this at airports soon

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Monday 30 September 2013

You’ve got to love humanity for always pushing the envelope on creativity. A team of design students from Brazil recently swept the top awards at a UNESCO-supported aviation competition for their innovative concept of introducing buoyancy to luggage at airports — in other words, floating all that baggage in the air.

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Hop: a hands-free suitcase that follows you around

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in Tech on Tuesday 9 October 2012

Perfect for the jet-setter who wants to be more hands-free, Hop is a suitcase that follows its owner around all by itself. It remotely senses its owner as he or she moves away, and it follows them close behind. Hop sends a vibrating alert to the owner’s cell phone if it gets too far away.

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