Robotic suitcases are a thing now

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By Hannah DeRuyter

PHOENIX – Robots are officially taking over. Okay. . .well, sort of.

Travelmate has come up with a suitcase designed to follow you around. All you have to do is download the app and the suitcase will track your steps and tag along.

Tech Insider explains that the suitcase is locked by your fingerprint. It’s also equipped with Bluetooth to keep the connection stronger with longer distances. Some may worry about the luggage getting lost, but the suitcase comes with a GPS chip that can help you track it. The GPS can even be removed and be put on other items that you use in your everyday life.

Luggage weight is a major concern for a lot of travelers, but Travelmate’s already though of this. They have a built-in scale that can accurately tell you how much your entire suitcase weighs.

The luggage also has LED lighting that signals different movements, battery life and more. Speaking of the battery, it can be charged wirelessly and can even charge other items through a USB port. No more searching the airport for an open outlet!

These suitcases come in three separate sizes and colors and, as you might imagine, aren’t cheap. The smallest size is a carry-on and costs about $1,200. The medium is perfect for any traveling situation and costs about $1,300. Lastly, the large is good for long trips but costs about $1,500.

Each model comes in your choice of black, blue or pink. You can buy them online at Travemate’s website, but do it fast, orders take about 90 days to be filled due to the already high demand for the suitcase.

Content courtesy of Your Phoenix CW6. See more stories like this here. CW6 KASW

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