If you spend any amount of time travelling, you know it’s not a question of “if”, but rather “when” your luggage is going to end up lost. Or stolen. Or misplaced. Or in some way, shape or form somewhere other than where you are…and really, does it matter how it happened when you’re in Miami and your suitcase is enjoying a stay in Moscow? Didn’t think so.

Enter Trakdot. This is an affordable luggage tracker that is easy to slip into any checked bag (you may have to explain what it is to the security screener, but then that can happen if you’re carrying granola bars). What it does is report city location in real time to virtually any mobile device. Seems like such a simple thing, and quite possibly unnecessary to some of you…but I’m betting none of you who find it unnecessary have found yourself on your way to a business meeting without a change of underwear. The message is delivered to your receiving device via SMS text or email. Or, you can opt to use the free Trakdot app.


Here’s something for everyone: not only does it track your bag to whatever city it happens to be visiting, but it will alert you when your bag is approaching on the carousel at baggage claim. Thus you can avoid being one of the (mostly) unhappy sheeple standing around in a circle praying to the luggage gods that yours will be next. You could even go sit down somewhere, maybe get a cup of coffee, and when your bag is finally approaching, you’ll know it so you can wander over to retrieve it. Priceless.

Trakdot will be available come March, for $49.95 MSRP with an activation fee of $8.99 and an annual service fee of $12.99 (all prices in USD).

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Los Angeles January 7, 2013 According to the SITA, nearly 26 million bags go missing each year from airports around the world. Air travelers concerned about their valuables now have a simple, affordable luggage tracking solution from Trakdot. The Trakdot Luggage tracker fits into a checked bag and reports city location in real time to any mobile, Apple, Android, or SMS capable devices. For the first time, Trakdot Luggage gives airline passengers unprecedented control at a wallet-friendly price, allowing them to keep track of checked-in luggage anywhere mobile phones work.

Trakdot Luggage is built for travel convenience, with a palm-sized tracker that is ultra-light and fits easily into any size bag. The luggage locator system delivers city-specific information on the whereabouts of checked baggage in real time. Even if the Trakdot protected bag does not reach the desired destination, passengers will still have the reassurance of knowing which city their luggage is in.

Once the device is registered on the Trakdot website and placed inside a checked bag, it will deliver location information directly to the users mobile phone or SMS device via text or email. Alternatively, travelers can track their luggage on Trakdot.com or use the free Trakdot Luggage app. An additional app alerts passengers as their baggage approaches on the carousel, making it easier than ever for them to find their bag.

A recent passenger survey from the International Air Transport Association showed that 81% of travelers are interested in tracking their bags in real time, explains CEO Harry Steck. Trakdot Luggage empowers travelers to do just that, with a revolutionary product that is inexpensive as well as simple and convenient to use.

The retail package includes the Trakdot Luggage device, luggage tag, and batteries. It works globally with any cell phone or SMS enabled device for a low annual price. Each device can be linked to multiple phones, and each phone can track multiple devices (as with family applications). For added convenience, Trakdot Luggage owners can track or locate bags on the web at www.Trakdot.com using a secure log-in.

The product will be available March 2013 for $49.95 MSRP with an activation fee of $8.99 and an annual service fee of $12.99. Media, sales, and distribution inquiries can be made by appointment during CES at LVH Meeting Room MP25639.

About the Trakdot Brand
Trakdot delivers breakthrough products that empower consumers to keep track of the people and things they hold dear. Providing cutting-edge patent-protected technology at a remarkable value, Trakdot offers innovative solutions that meet global demand. In a world where our assets seem so vulnerable, Trakdot delivers a level of peace of mind previously unattainable. For more information about Trakdot products, please visit www.Trakdot.com.

Trakdot has been created by GlobaTrac LLC , a pioneering innovator in low cost tracking solutions.

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