Let’s be honest with ourselves here: When we’re in the air, we don’t give a second thought to our luggage traveling in the belly of the plane just a meter or so below us. We don’t really start thinking about our checked bags until we’re standing at the carousel, as we’re wondering if it would look more suspicious to the customs officials if we visited the bathroom before or after picking up our suitcases.
So the Calypso Tag, which lets you know that your bag is about to exit the luggage conveyor, is probably a better option than a GPS tracking tag that you can’t follow when you’re in the air anyway.
The Calypso Tag is a leather luggage tag, shaped like the leaf of some exotic alien plant and embedded with a Bluetooth transmitter. The idea is that it will alert you when your bag arrives on the carousel, and it can also be used to put you into a panic state just before takeoff if your iPhone can’t detect it with the companion app.
No need to stand in the busy crowd and fight for place at the airport carousel. Relax and wait.
Relax and wait. It’s a shame that you’ll have to relax and wait int he exact same place you would if you were using your lame old eyes to do the work, as baggage reclaim halls tend not to have many spots to sit or take refreshments.
How much for this essential piece of kit? Just €89, or $123. Ho ho.