Gear: TrackDot helps travelers keep tabs on their luggage

By Valli Herman

9:00 AM EDT, July 6, 2013


Trakdot is a new battery-powered device designed to help travelers keeps tabs on their luggage.

You tuck Trakdot into your checked bag, and the palm-sized, Federal Aviation Administration-compliant device switches to “airplane mode” during flight, but upon landing, transmits its airport location to a mobile phone via text, email or app.

The app also also sends an alert when bags are approaching the carousel.

The $49.99 device works with any cell phone globally. It requires an $8.99 activation fee and $12.99 annual service fee.

Info: Trakdot