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I suppose this was inevitable.....

I recently came across this new product, which will be available in the near future.....

http://www.planettravelerusa.com/#new-page-1

I'm not sure that a high-tech connected suitcase is really needed, but it's certainly a novel idea. The video didn't really explain how TSA would bypass the biometric lock, but presumably they've thought of that. I very much doubt that I'll be buying one.

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I'd love it if my suitcase had a mini webcam that would automatically turn on when it is opened, programmed to function when 'armed'/'disarmed' only by me. I'm sure that the TSA would not love such a feature as much as I would...

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and how much wasted weight will be consumed by all these gubbins? How much weight for the big heavy battery?

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Oh Nigel, I was just goofing around.
I wouldn't doubt that if it ever came to it, they'd find a way to keep it lightweight, I'm sure. I'm still marvelling at the tiny tablet I'm using at this instant to write this.

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I know how much some folks on this website love night trains, so perhaps this model might prove more useful in the sticky situations that might arise on such an excursion.

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Ken, This definitely does not look like a carry-on and with those spinner wheels, it's a good thing the company will repair it anywhere in the world because it will definitely need it.
Tom, thanks for the great memories! Gotta love Sean Connery, what a great 007 he was!

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Tom,

That fight scene on a night train was as good as the one with Jaws, and the one with the guy with the mechanical arm. Fights on trains seems to be a common theme of the JB movies.

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Sounds like something that would be totally irrelevant for those of us who carry on.

Well, I guess it would be useful if I wanted a "selfie" of myself carrying my bag!

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oh come on, you know those will be downsized to carry-on in about 2 travel seasons!!

I looked and coveted some bags when I was home in the States the last few weeks but just can't justify the purchase right now. But I go on that Tom Bihn site and just drool and dream!!