Ok so at a price point like this, there is some sticker shock. But it’s hard to judge how reasonable the price is because there are no real competitors yet in the Smart Luggage market. No doubt this will change with time and Bluesmart will have to lower their price to compete. But for now, you will pay to be one of the first to have smart luggage.
To determine if the Bluesmart One’s “smart” features are reasonably priced, let’s build a smart suitcase with stand-alone products.
Now of course, you could get all of that cheaper with a lower-end carry-on suitcase and save $150. But the Bluesmart One is not a cheap poly hardcase with techy features. So comparing creme brulee to creme brulee here, then the Bluesmart One is within $30-$80 of a suitcase with the same features.
So is the Bluesmart worth spending up to $80 more? Well it depends. Do you really want the Remote Locking feature? Then this is your only option, as it cannot be added to other suitcases. Do you want to buy and bring a separate luggage scale, GPS tracker, and battery pack? If not, then this is your only option.
To reach a larger market, the Bluesmart should really retail for $50-$75 less. But personally, I love to bring as few things as possible when traveling. It’s less to forget to bring and less to accidentally leave behind in a hotel. Plus it has a cool LED light in the front. It probably only cost $1 to add, but it looks totally sci-fi. And I like sci-fi.