This Invention Just Brought Travelling To A Whole New Level Of Awesomeness

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The Trunkster, an up and coming project by creators Jesse Potash and Gaston Blanchet is going to revolutionize the travel industry.  Their Kickstarter.com project has yielded well over $1 million in revenue and climbing!  Check this out!

Trunkster: Zipperless Luggage with GPS + Battery + Scale

by Trunkster

In an industry defined by the same old zipper and flap luggage, Trunkster’s sexy silhouette, impeccable construction, and intelligent features define a new standard for the discerning traveler, bidding farewell to the brittle zippers, cumbersome flaps, flimsy handles, and unreliable wheels we’ve been forced to accept as the norm.

Rugged yet refined, Trunkster’s singular design is the ultimate blend of form and function. Rather than just adding smart features to existing luggage, we aspired to introduce a game-changing design with our evolutionary sliding door. The last major update to the core design of luggage was wheels. And while many cool new features have been introduced since then, most have failed to improve the actual experience of using luggage.

As avid travelers, we realized there’s a fine line between useful features and superfluous gimmicks. For example, we realized most travelers never use the laptop compartment on carry-ons, opting instead to use a backpack or handbag. With that in mind, every inch of Trunkster has been thoughtfully considered to bring you a well-crafted suitcase that prioritizes utility and versatility in a minimalist style. Above all, Trunkster was designed for true wanderlusters seeking the most streamlined travel experience.

ZIPPERLESS ENTRY

We’re all too familiar with that frustrating moment when you realize you quickly need something out of your bag. With Trunkster’s revolutionary sliding door, you no longer have to unzip your entire bag and flap it open. The rolltop door lets you instantly access your belongings in one swift motion. The door is extremely durable and waterproof, made of a rigid exterior and corrugated, malleable interior. The door is not only practical, but engineered specifically to withstand the perils of baggage handling. In addition, the door provides an enhanced level of theft protection, unlike vulnerable zippers.

REMOVABLE BATTERY + USB CHARGER (CARRY-ON ONLY)

Trunkster lets you charge your phone up to 9 times. No longer will you be one of those desperate people huddled around the only plug in the airport. Trunkster’s power bank is removable and can be used independently of Trunkster to charge your devices anywhere you go. If you need more power, simply upgrade with any USB compatible power bank (only available for carry-on).

BUILT-IN DIGITAL SCALE

Is there anything worse than being told your bag is overweight after you’ve already packed and have an angry mob waiting in line behind you? Say goodbye to the days of standing on your bathroom scale while holding your luggage. Our built-in digital scale works by simply lifting your bag, and can be switched between lbs and kgs.

COMPLETE CONTROL HANDLE

We can think of few worse elements of luggage than flimsy telescopic handles. They break, get in the way of packing, and are nearly useless when moving heavy bags. Trunkster features a robust, side-to-side handle that gives you absolute control and enhanced balance through many grip positions. Plus, the handle’s special design allows for an uninterrupted cargo space for optimum packing capacity.

GPS ENABLED

Now you don’t have to worry about losing your bag, whether it’s unexpectedly gate checked, or you’re checking for a long journey. Trunkster can be tracked from any connected device, and is activated with the push of a button. This feature is available as an upgrade, sold separately (+$40). In order to offer a solution with the best balance of price and accuracy, Trunkster relies on the same technology utilized by Apple’s “Find My Mac.”

NO QUESTIONS ASKED 5 YEAR WARRANTY (KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE)

We’re so confident in the durability and quality of Trunkster, we’re providing a no questions asked 5 year warranty exclusively to Kickstarter backers. This means that if anything at all happens to your Trunkster, simply send it back and we will repair or replace it. All you have to pay is shipping.

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

  • World-Class Construction – made from brushed airplane grade aluminum and 100% virgin polycarbonate (durable, lightweight, and scratch resistant) with a matte, debossed finish.
  • Compression Panels – specially designed panels with a single hand closure mechanism to compress contents.
  • All-Terrain Spinner Wheels – robust, ribbed, omni-directional wheels that glide smoothly and silently over any surface.
  • Hidden Compartment – minimalist compartment for travel essentials like passport, notebook, pens, etc. Also holds removable battery.
  • TSA Lock – custom Travel Sentry TSA-approved combination lock to keep your bag safe from intruders.

Why is it that we all love to travel but hate the actual process of traveling? As serial travelers who practically live out of our suitcases, we’ve come to realize it’s because of something we like to call luggage lag.

You know – it’s the time you waste picking up your luggage when your wheels clip your heels while you’re hurrying to catch your flight. Or the time you consume looking for the only plug in the entire airport to charge your phone. Or the time you spend taking something out of your suitcase to avoid paying the excess baggage fee while a line full of angry people contemplate all the ways they’d like to kill you.

These frustrating travel moments we all have to suffer through take our focus away from the actual pleasure of traveling — and we want to eliminate these once and for all. It’s time to make the journey as enjoyable as the destination and introduce some long overdue innovation in the tired luggage industry. Help us make Trunkster a reality and make luggage lag a pain of the past.

(Courtesy : Trunkster)