This article has been updated below with details about the Black Edition bag.
Bluesmart, a pioneer in the connected luggage market, has announced the follow-up to its innovative smart bag. The new product is called the Black Edition, and travelers can enter their email address on the Bluesmart website for early access. Click here to register.
The Black Edition is a mystery. Bluesmart has not revealed if the Black Edition will be a new piece of luggage or what features it will include.
Bluesmart revolutionized the simple suitcase when it unveiled its first product, the Bluesmart Carry-on. The bag contains a number of innovative features, including smartphone connectivity, GPS tracking, USB charging ports, distance alerts, digital locking, and a built-in scale. Several other manufacturers, including luggage industry titans like Samsonite, have announced smart bags with similar features, but the Bluesmart Carry-on was the first one to hit the market.
Update: Bluesmart revealed on Twitter that the Black Edition is a “new suitcase,” potentially a checked version of its popular Bluesmart Carry-on. Its features are still to be revealed.
Update #2: Bluesmart continues to tease the Black Edition on its Twitter feed. On May 24, the company released a brief Youtube video revealing close-up images of the bag.
Update #3: The details are in. On May 25, Bluesmart unveiled the Black Edition bag, which is now available for pre-order on its website.
The Black Edition is a luxury version of Bluesmart’s innovative carry-on, featuring a redesigned exterior composed of nylon and polycarbonate, smoother wheels trimmed in grey instead of Bluesmart’s signature blue, and a microfiber interior to protect electronics. The 22-inch bag contains all the smart features of the original, including smartphone connectivity, GPS tracking, USB charging port, distance alerts, digital locking, and a built-in scale.
The special edition bag is limited to 1,000 units and currently retails for $549. Bluesmart says the Black Edition starts shipping July.
In addition to unveiling the Black Edition, Bluesmart has re-dubbed its original carry-on bag the Bluesmart One. It remains to be seen if Bluesmart will produce full-sized checked luggage to accompany its carry-on bags.