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Smart carry-on luggage takes Kickstarter by storm

G-RO Smart Carry-on Luggage Kickstarter

Are you a frequent flyer in search for the perfect carry-on luggage that would fix all the things you hate about travelling? The G-RO might be the product you’ve been waiting for, and it’s currently blowing up on Kickstarter.

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In just over a day, the G-RO luggage has topped $360,000 in pledges or almost three times its initial $125,000 goal – the project passed that milestone after just a day, and there are 58 days left in the campaign.

The G-RO isn’t the first carry-on luggage proposing interesting features that would fix various annoyances frequent flyers might have, but it certainly stands out.

If you want proof of this, consider that G-RO’s designers literally reinvented the wheel: The G-RO has huge all-terrain wheels that should make the case even easier to lug around, regardless of terrain, while making it feel lighter than it is.

The G-RO is compliant with TSA, FAA, and international travel regulations, and offers some unique storage solutions including a dedicated compartment for electronic devices, one for liquids and one for essential items.

A smart version of the G-RO ships with an electronic module that packs a 23,000 mAh battery that can charge phones, tablets and laptops, a universal power outlet, a location tracker and a wireless proximity tracker.

The cheapest G-RO costs $279 (having an expected $499 retail price) while the optional electronic module cost an extra $99. The G-RO is supposed to ship next August – check the video below for more details.

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he closely follows the events in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises. Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.