You never know when you are going to travel again. And I know you will want this DELSEY Paris Pluggage, right now after reading this. This cabin size DELSEY Paris PLUGGAGE just arrived at the right time. I have been wanted to have a smart suitcase since the innovation hit the crowdfunding websites. But, I never get one for my self.
The awesome people at Coolblue (the best and my favourite e-commerce company with a physical store near where I live) contacted me with the question if I want to write a review about the smart & connected suitcase from DELSEY Paris. My answer is directly a yes, not only because I already want to have this variety of luggage but right in time before I travel to my home country this month.
So what is my expectation on the luggage? I thought the luggage would be focussing more on the tech features which is why it is in the category smart & connected luggage.
But I am surprised when I received the package and unboxed the luggage.
The first impression of the luggage is that it is light. I think this is because of the case is made of 100% virgin polycarbonate which usually used by high-end luggage brands. The handles and details are in the premium category. It feels soft and luxe. Even the zipper is well-made. The interior lining made of 150D soft touch polyester (according to their website) which I can feel the difference in touch compared to my ‘cheap’ cabin luggage. The luggage comes with extra accessories such as laundry and shoe bag, which I never found in other travel bags I owned before. The cabin luggage can hold up to 41.62L, just enough for a weekend getaway or as a cabin bag for a long haul.
I should know that the quality must be exceeding beyond my expectation because the Parisian standard of excellence is always high.
Now let’s talk about the more fun features of this cabin luggage, the Smart features which are my favourites.
The fingerprint-lock is the future
OMG! The DELSEY Paris PLUGGAGE has a fingerprint recognition to unlock the suitcase. And this feature can record up to 30 different fingerprints, just in case you can’t use your thumb or your sister want to borrow your luggage. Luckily, we also can use Bluetooth via the mobile app or a regular 3-digit combination to unlock the suitcase. Awesome feature.
Pluggage connect is DELSEY’s App used to connect the Pluggage to smartphones. Auto weight, Check lock, Flight info, Onboard detection. This app will be the ideal companion for your trip, before, during and after. And it is a Free Service App.
The Pluggage by DELSEY Paris has a removable GPS tracker which make it easy to track the location of your valuable belonging from city to city, from an airport to airport. Using the notifications on your smartphone, you will be alerted when your case moves away from you or is delivered to the luggage carousel.
Never forget your luggage in a corner anymore
This track function and Bluetooth connection, the luggage will send notifications to the smartphone in case you forgot your luggage in an airport lounge or elsewhere start from 3 meters distance. It happened to me before in Paris. It was a nightmare. So, I love this feature.
Re-charge my smartphone anywhere
We all know the feeling when you run out of the battery of the smartphone and can’t find a free charging station at the airport. Now, it is covered by the DELSEY Paris Pluggage. Love this feature!
Checking the weight it easy
The smart luggage from DELSEY Paris equipped with an integrated digital scale. It is always handy to check the weight of the luggage to avoid the expensive extra charge. The weight of the luggage is easy to be seen on its screen or on in the mobile app.
There are two minus on the DELSEY Paris Pluggage for me.
The first disadvantage of this smart luggage is when it comes to International tracking. To be able to locate and track the luggage, I will need to have subscriptions, which is understandable. Also, the International Tracking is not available in Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, Philippines, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Dubai.
The good news is the charge is as low as $29.99 for one year.
Read below information about International Tracking according to the DELSEY Paris website:
Removable unit with 6Wh lithium battery (IATA accepts up to 100Wh)
Locate and track worldwide
One month free of charge then $4.99 for one month, $19.99 for six months and $29.99 for one year.
Technology is GPRS, GSM and BLE, cell tower connected.
Long-lasting rechargeable battery lasts up to 15 days.
Not available in Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, Philippines, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Dubai.
The second minus point is the lack of variety in colour and styles. I can live with it because the titan dark grey colour match just perfect with my large suitcase from other brand.
I am overall happy and satisfied with the cabin size PLUGGAGE by DELSEY Paris. Having the medium size luggage and the large size luggage will be great to have a complete trackable luggage set for a longer trip.