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Technology Samsara opens pre-sales for its smart and connected luggage

21:20  17 january  2020
21:20  17 january  2020 Source:   msn.com

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Just a few weeks after announcing the newest version of its smart carry-on suitcases with Wi-Fi connectivity, Samsara Luggage has officially opened pre-orders online.

a black and yellow object: Samsara's smart carry-on luggage is available now for pre-order.© Courtesy of Samsara Samsara's smart carry-on luggage is available now for pre-order.

At CES earlier this month, Samsara luggage debuted the latest generation of its connected carry-on suitcases "with Wi-Fi Hotspot capabilities." On Thursday, pre-sales for the series opened up.

The carry-on features IoT tracking and Bluetooth 5.1 technology so that owners can get accurate updates sent to their phone regarding their suitcase's present location and whether it's been opened or not. Its tech is located within a smart unit accessible from the case's exterior. Owners can also find a USB-C port and portable wireless charging dock within this compartment with which they can juice up their smartphone and laptop.

Unfortunately, the luggage does not come with the Hotspot feature as standard -- it costs an additional $80. If purchased, owners will need to subscribe with the Monogoto mobile service to enable the feature.

Right now, the carry-on with Hotspot tech and without Hotspot tech can be preordered for $279 and $199, respectively; the cases are regularly priced at $399 and $295. Deliveries are expected to begin this spring.

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