Eagle Creek’s iPhone-savvy NFC bags stick with you
Eagle Creek has introduced its new Caldera Collection of luggage with built-in NFC chips that track where you travel, track the luggage and lets you play travel-related games.
Bags you can’t lose
The smart thing about smart luggage is that if you do happen to lose it a quick swipe with a smartphone is all it will take to identify who the bag belongs to – and potentially return it.
It’s a tough world – which is why smart luggage is becoming so popular.
The NFC chip also gives the bag maker access to details about users – and I’m not entirely clear to what extent this is an opt-in/out feature.
How this works
After purchasing Caldera luggage, a simple tap of a smartphone against the bag activates the NFC chip. Once unlocked, travellers can access detailed product information and videos, warranty registration features and shareable travel logging technology.
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Travelers can also tap their smartphone against the bag at any time to activate a personal dashboard showing them all the places they have traveled and a take part in a friendly ‘miles travelled’ leaderboard competition against other Caldera bag owners. You can also share where you’ve been.