SOURCE: Brookstone, Inc.

Brookstone, Inc.

November 23, 2015 08:00 ET

Brookstone Announces Bluesmart Carry-On -- The App-Controlled Smart Suitcase With Location Tracking

MERRIMACK, NH--(Marketwired - November 23, 2015) - Specialty retailer and innovative product developer Brookstone announced the arrival of the Bluesmart Carry-On smart, connected suitcase. Just in time for the holiday season, Bluesmart is the perfect gift for any frequent flyer. The Bluesmart Carry-On Suitcase, which was chosen as one of the Brookstone Top 10 Wow Gifts of 2015, is now available at Brookstone airport stores and online at Brookstone.com for $399.99.

"2015 is proving to be an amazing year for new high-tech gifts," said Brookstone CEO, Tom Via. "Brookstone has long been known as the place for shoppers to see and try out new technologies and the hottest gifts of the holiday season."

Originally started as an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign, Bluesmart uses a combination of Bluetooth, GPS, and innovative technologies not found in other suitcases to do things other suitcases simply can't. The companion Bluesmart app uses a smartphone to track the bag's location, digitally lock and unlock it, and even weigh the suitcase before getting to the check-in counter.

Bluesmart also features an internal USB battery that can charge a typical smartphone up to 6 times, eliminating the need for travelers to stop and find outlets in crowded airports.

For hardcore travelers, Bluesmart offers even more jetsetting features. An easy-access electronics compartment on the front of the bag makes the security screening process faster and easier. A proximity sensor alerts travelers when they get too far away from their bags. And the Bluesmart app can be used to receive real-time travel reports, including miles traveled, airports visited, and time spent in each country.

"Bluesmart will revolutionize the way people travel," said Via. "Gone are the days of worrying about your belongings being stolen, surprise overweight baggage fees when you check in, or wondering where your bag is when it doesn't show up on the carousel."

Customers may find Brookstone airport store locations at the Brookstone online store locator.

About Brookstone, Inc. Brookstone, founded in 1965, is a specialized nationwide retailer of innovative and lifestyle products designed for smart living. Brookstone offers a diverse collection of exclusive, uniquely designed, high-quality products through a multi-channel strategy including catalog mail orders, phone orders, online at Brookstone.com and 218 store locations in shopping malls and high-traffic airports across the US and Puerto Rico.

In 2015 the company partnered with Indiegogo on the Brookstone Launch program to give inventors, startup incubators, crowd funders and other companies access to Brookstone product development, manufacturing, marketing and retail resources. To submit products, visit BrookstoneLaunch.com.

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