Although it’s never (yet) happened to me personally, million of bags go missing each year from airports around the world. The Trakdot luggage tracker will not prevent your bag from being lost, but it will provide city-specific information on the whereabouts of your checked baggage. The small device fits into your checked bag and reports city location in real time to any mobile, Apple, Android, or SMS capable device. Another cool feature of the Trakdot smartphone app is that it will alert you as your bag approaches the baggage carousel. Just the fact that I would no longer have to stand with the rest of the cattle watching the carousel go round and round and round for 20 minutes until my bag finally comes out makes this gadget appealing to me. The price isn’t too bad either. Trakdot will be available March 2013 for $49.95 MSRP with an activation fee of $8.99 and an annual service fee of $12.99.
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