If you’ve ever checked your bag when flying, you know the annoyance of waiting for it among hundreds of others on that baggage carousel. But now a new product from Naftali Inc. can notify you electronically when your bag is coming through from the back of the baggage area. The Easy2Pick Wireless Luggage Finder uses today’s technology to let you know when it’s time to step up and claim your bag.
“It was developed by an Israeli Army Colonel,” says Arieh Torcos, VP pf sales at Naftali. “The tag hangs on your bag and is activated once it passes through the laser beam that all baggage carousels use,” he adds. That sets off your remote keychain alert, letting you know your bag has arrived off the plane. “It was recently named one of the top ten travel accessories for 2010 by MSNBC,” Torcos says.
The luggage finder incorporates smart photoelectric technology, and has been approved for use by the TSA (Transportation Security Administration). The unit wholesales for $10 each, and retails for $24.99. “We’re also offering counter and floor display racks with a minimum 36-piece buy,” says Torcos.
The company also has a simpler model, the L.E.D.ItBe Easy2Pick Flashing Unit, which flashes varied-colored lights when your bag hits the carousel, making it easy to spot among scores of other suitcases. You get to pick from among 16 different color combinations. The L.E.D. wholesales for $5 and retails for $12.99. For a limited time, Naftali is offering a 10% discount to first-time buyers.
–Rory J. Thompson