According to statistics by SITA, nearly 26 million bags go missing each year from airports around the world, but to help combat these losses a new device has been created called the Trakdot Luggage Tracker.
The Trakdot Luggage Tracker is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand and can be placed inside your luggage to track its location and provide you withe the location of the luggage in real time to any mobile, Apple, Android, or SMS capable devices.
“The luggage locator system delivers city-specific information on the whereabouts of checked baggage in real time. Even if the Trakdot protected bag does not reach the desired destination, passengers will still have the reassurance of knowing which city their luggage is in.”-”Once the device is registered on the Trakdot website and placed inside a checked bag, it will deliver location information directly to the user’s mobile phone or SMS device via text or email.”
Trakdot Luggage Tracker will be available in March 2013 for around $50 and requires an activation fee of $8.99 and an annual service fee of $12.99 per device. For more information on the new Trakdot jump over to the Trakdot website for details.