Trakdot luggage finders enjoyed a grand reception at CES 2013, and the company is now gearing up for its initial propagation of Trakdots into the world on June 24, 2013. The palm-sized suitcase insert collaborates with an online service or mobile app to reassure travelers--or break the bad news--of their luggage's whereabouts upon landing. Trakdot recognizes when it's in flight and goes to sleep, but on the ground the device constantly monitors the cellular network to determine its bag's city location, and sends users a text or email upon landing to confirm whether or not fliers' checked belongings have arrived with them.
The Trakdot requires 2, standard AA batteries and a one-time activation fee to register the device and its corresponding mobile numbers/email addresses. Optional mobile apps will serve the same purpose as the registration process.