There couldn’t be a more timely gadget than the GlobaTrac Trakdot luggage tracker, which tracks your luggage’s whereabouts.
Once the aircraft takes off, technology inside the Trakdot will put it in sleep mode and awaken it once the plane’s wheels hit the ground.
Trakdot weighs less than 2 ounces with the batteries (included). There’s a free Trakdot app available for Apple devices, and it’s also available for select Android OS devices (Galaxy S3, S4, Note 2).
Once you’re at the baggage claim area, if you have a Bluetooth enabled device, you can locate the bag with the app to find the exact location as long as you’re within 160 feet. $60, plus a one-time activation fee of $8.99; annual service fee is $12.99. www.trakdot.com
Gregg Ellman, Twitter.com/greggellman