Design entrepreneurs, take note: We’ve seen enough “smart luggage” designs that fatigue has set in, but here’s a reminder that the category is apparently very lucrative:
At press time the SkyValet rolling carry-on garnered a whopping $392,786 on Kickstarter, on a measly $10,000 target. We found the wheels interesting…
…and the swing-open lid looks useful.
The GPS looks like it would come in handy in an emergency, but all of the charging stuff seems a bit extraneous to us, or at least prone to being obsolete. I myself prefer to travel with an external battery that can be carried in any bag.
Still, being overfunded by a factor of 40 indicates consumer interest is pretty darn strong here. Not bad for SkyValet, as this is their first Kickstarter outing. Could you do better?