As the carousel at the airport luggage terminal begins to spin, you wait with a hundred other tired passengers for your suitcase. Your phone is dead, you’ve just gotten off a red-eye, and you want to leave as soon as possible. There it is! Just as you’ve grabbed the handle, another hand reaches out. Turns out, you’ve grabbed the wrong suitcase.
A company called Raden wants to be the solution to this issue — and other unexpected technology woes — with their new line of sleek, chic smart luggage. It’s not quite the first of its kind, but Raden most recently raised $3.5 million in seed funding to grow their bluetooth-powered suitcases, with the hopes/expectations of becoming as seamless in the lives of consumers as Fitbit or Apple.