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Monday, September 16th, 2013

Island of Lost Luggage

If you are a frequent traveller as most international student recruiters are, you either have your stories of lost luggage or you travel in anxiety of gathering them.

Trakdot has now come up with what it proposes to remedy both dimensions.

According to its website, a small tracking device is inserted into the luggage and cellularly connected to send messages to your mobile phone as to the location of the luggage:

Trakdot™ employs newly patented micro-electronics and ground-based cellular telephone technologies to track and report its position on the ground even while inside metal containers, such as cars, hardened suitcases, and parked aircraft.

Whether the cost of the device (about $50), activation ($9), and annual subscription fee ($13) is worthwhile, might depend on your travel frequency, or perhaps as much, your lost luggage history, or anxiety.

Trakdot is a new service so it’s reliability has yet to pass a baseline of experience. But for the frequent traveller, it is a service that one ought to keep in mind.


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