New Line Of Biometric Luggage For The Very, Very Paranoid
On the spectrum of luggage-related paranoia, on one side you have those little plastic locks that people who vacation in Atlantic City put on their suitcases. A fascinating case study in human gullibility but not exactly secure.
On the other side you've got the new BioCase from Heys USA:
The BioCase features exclusive biometric (fingerprint) technology that unlocks when memorized fingerprints access the case. The cases are nearly indestructible with their hard side design, adding even more security and protection during your travels... Each case will “memorize” up to eight fingerprints with a memory that remains charged for 90 days. Each case can be fully charged using a power adapter or USB plug.
The BioCase will come in two versions, a 19" business case and a 20" carryon. Both are extremely light - one of the central features of Heys USA's luggage lines - and have basically the same features.
Via the company's press release site, we also learn that the BioCase just won the coveted 2nd place Innovation award from the Travel Goods Association. We don't know what that is or who they are, but the press release bumped back the original April release date to June 2009. Duly noted.
If you're interested, TGA's Awards Committee head Peter Cobb says that when Hey USA designed the BioCase, they "combined function, style and durability with cutting-edge technology." See? How can you say no to function, style, durability, and cutting edge technology?
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