We really need some new suitcase brands (and designs) on the market. I mean as a pretty frequent traveler I love my Rimowa, but looking around in every airport I pass through I do not see too many choices. Rimowa and Tumi are in control of the market of cool, good looking, trendy suitcases! Now there is The Floatti, a beautiful looking suitcase that is bringing some great technology alongside it. This is one innovative, smart suitcase! They just launched their Kickstarter (already $100k+ funded!), and I would advise to look into it some more.
The Floatti suitcase was inspired by the concept of travel as movement, transition and transformation. They took a new approach to travel bags and created a suitcase that combines form and function: the Floatti suitcase is beautiful and also extremely functional. Its superior quality materials, innovative features and unique style make any trip both incredibly comfortable and an extraordinary experience. The concept of travel as transition is conveyed by the use of materials: polycarbonate, aluminum and leather which alternate seamlessly for a harmonious look.
The outer shell of coated polycarbonate with recessed aluminum inserts make the Floatti suitcase extremely durable and lightweight. The genuine leather trims give it a vintage accent and a familiar feel, while increasing its usability and comfort. The concept of travel as movement has been reinterpreted in the Floatti innovative suspension system. The Floatti is the world’s first suitcase with one suspension for both pushing and pulling motions which ensures multidirectional rolling, great stability and smooth maneuverability even on the bumpiest surface.
The Floatti handbag tray with recessed top surface and retractable strap is designed to hold items securely in place even on the move. The concept of travel as transformation and connection is captured in the Floatti embedded technologies and hi-tech features. The smart handle gives immediate hassle-free access to phones: calls, texting, launching maps, everything is possible just by tapping the Floatti retractable pull handle. The integrated scale is extremely useful and discrete: it displays the weight only when the suitcase is lifted by the handle. The onboard battery can fully charge an iPhone up to 7 times or a MacBook up to 1.5 times, and the detachable electronics compartment makes it possible to take all electronics through security in one effortless motion.