Less than three years after successfully securing $2 million through its first crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo, New York-based startup Bluesmart has returned to the funding portal to raise funds for its Series 2: Smart Luggage System. The line includes a carry-on luggage, a checked bag, a laptop bag, and a passport pouch. Powered by its second-generation technology, all products connect to Bluesmart’s new app, to work as a system assisting travelers along their journey. The line brings upgraded materials, expanded capacity, colors and a new sleek, look. The Series 2 line is compliant with all major aviation and transportation regulators (FAA, DOT & TSA). Bluesmart revealed:
“Bluesmart is a high-quality carry-on suitcase that you can control from your phone, like a boss. From the app you can lock and unlock it, weigh it, track its location, be notified if you are leaving it behind and find out more about your travel habits. You can also charge your phone 6 times over with a built-in battery. Isn’t that awesome?”
The products and their features are the following:
While sharing more details about the new line of suitcases, Tomi Pierucci, co-founder and CEO of Bluesmart, stated:
“The travel experience is in desperate need of an upgrade. We started a revolution three years ago with the creation of the world’s first smart suitcase, now being used in more than 100 countries. Our ultimate goal is to make the traveler’s journey as enjoyable as the destination. Series 2 is a further step in that direction, incorporating the feedback and ideas from thousands of users and harnessing the latest technologies.”
Noting why he and his team returned to Indiegogo, Pierucci shared:
“We came back to Indiegogo for this launch because we care deeply for our original community, who supported us on our first product launch. We want to thank them by giving them first access to the limited units of Series 2 that are available at big discounts and will ship in just weeks.”
Slava Rubin, co-founder of Indiegogo, then added:
“We are very proud to have enabled Bluesmart to emerge thanks to our platform. It’s amazing to see it return to Indiegogo for their second generation product. Bluesmart was one of the most successful campaigns on Indiegogo and it delivered a great, quality product on time. We’re confident that Bluesmart will continue its amazing success with their Series 2.”
Originally seeking $50,000, the Series 2 campaign has successfully secured more than $275,000 so far from nearly 500 backers. It is set to close at the end of July.
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