While services for tracking luggage with RFID tags, bar codes or GPS have been around for a while, a company called Trakdot is taking a slightly different approach. It is putting a radio transceiver on your bags that tells you where your luggage is when it isn’t where it should be.
To save battery power, the Trakdot shuts down once it senses it is moving at more than 100 knots. Every 20 minutes the device pops on briefly to check speed, then shuts down again until the plane lands. Then it sends a text to show where the bag has arrived.
The device will be available in April in the US and hopefully it will be able to be purchased here in Australia. Stay tuned!