Trakdot GPS Luggage Tracker Will Always Know Where your Luggage Is

In the market for a simple, affordable way to monitor the location of your luggage as soon as it joins the rest of the checked-in baggage at the airport?  The Trakdot Luggage Tracker should fit those requirements.

A small palm-sized device, it can be crammed to fit into the mass of stash in your luggage.  Once inside, you can track the location of your bag directly from a smartphone, so you know exactly where it is in case the airline messes up and loses your case among the pile.

The Trakdot is a small GPS tracker powered by two AA batteries.  When it detects the luggage is in flight, the device automatically goes to sleep to conserve battery.  As soon as it detects the plane has landed, the device wakes up and pins downyour current location.  That way, you'll find out immediately whether your luggage safely made it to the right destination or if the airline accidentally took it somewhere else.

To use, you'll need to register your gadget on the official website, specifying how you want to be notified about your luggage's location.  You can choose to receive notifications via email or SMS messages, with the option to turn off both if you'd rather use the official app to find your luggage in real-time.

Currently, the Trakdot Luggage Tracker is being shown off at the floor of CES.  It will officially debut in March, priced at $49.95 with an activation fee (for the SIM) of $8.99 and an annual service fee of $12.99.

 

 

 

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4 Comments

  1. Justin says:

    Great idea for frequent travelers. In my case it would be tracked in my attic for the majority of the year. However loosing a bag once and the device pays for itself. I wouldn’t use those bag tags, as thieves would search he bags to remove the tracker immediately

  2. jason hayward says:

    cool I would not mind one for my bike, if it is incaSED IN STEEL FRAME CAN IT STILL WORK ,OR UNDER THE SEAT……

  3. Steve says:

    I fail to see this working.

    For GPS to work, it needs to a have a clear field of view to the sky so that the GPS satellites can track it. Have you ever switched on a SatNav inside and tried to get a GPS signal?

    So if this device is sitting inside a suitcase, inside an airport somewhere, how will the GPS satellites be able to track it?!

  4. Bill Roberts says:

    My wife has this and I can tell you to not waste your money. It has not performed correctly once, even after being sent back for a software repair. It constantly shuts itself off, or will tell us where her bags are 2 days after she has arrived. It is a great idea, but it just doesn’t work.

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