trakdot[CES 2013] SITA claims that nearly 26 million bags are separated from their rightful owners each year at airports around the world, and for those who travel frequently and are extremely concerned about their valuables are transported, you have a simple piece of technology to help you on your way. Basically, the Trakdot Luggage Tracker can be placed into a checked bag, where it has the inner circuits to report its current city location in real time to just about any compatible mobile device – whether they are iOS- or Android-powered, it does not matter. Even if you lack a smartphone, fret not, you can still receive notifications via SMS. With the Trakdot Luggage Tracker, airline passengers will have unprecedented control at a price that does not break the wallet, letting you keep track of checked-in luggage anywhere as long as your mobile phone has reception.

It will comprise of a palm-sized tracker that is extremely light that is ultra-light and can fit into into any size bag easily. Should the Trakdot protected bag fail to arrive at the correct destination, passengers will still be able to know just where else it has ended up. You can also opt to track your luggage on Trakdot.com, or download and make full use of the free Trakdot Luggage app. Each $49.95 purchase comes with the Trakdot Luggage device, luggage tag, and batteries, where you will have to top that up with an $8.99 activation fee and an annual service fee of $12.99.

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