Smart Luggage just got a whole lot smarter with VESICA
Venice Beach, Calif. — the FAA will start regulating smart luggage that includes lithium ion in its battery packs, making much of the product currently on the market obsolete. However, California-based Vesica will introduce the first FAA-compliant smart luggage Feb. 1, 2018, allowing travelers to track their bags, compile stats and charge their mobile devices on the go.
Vesica debuts three sizes: a 20-inch carry-on ($230), 22-inch carry-on ($250) and 25-inch checked bag ($270). Each is made of a hard-shell polycarbonate material that comes in three colors, and the interior fabric features honeycomb nylon ripstop (the same material used in parachutes). The bags feature a trolley handle and front pocket for electronic devices with a protective artilage layer that can also fit a toiletry kit for quick removal during security checkpoints. In compliance with new FAA regulations, the rechargeable batteries can be easily removed for carry-on storage. All batteries are usable once removed.
The worldwide GPS device (an additional $99) can trace the bag to its destination anywhere on the globe via a smartphone app; users can charge multiple devices right from their bag—no outlet needed.
VESICA Infinite Movement Travel App
Vesica’s proprietary app is like MapMyRun for travel. It will track the user’s point-to-point trips, compare stats with other profiles and store lifetime data. It’s gamification for travelers.
Vesica is founded by four people with a passion for travel. Two are the creators of JammyPack, merging music with fashion. Another is the owner and operator of a TV station and newspaper serving Aspen, Colo.
Orders are now being accepted at vesica.com. For media inquiries, contact founder Alex Gobel