Designed by Néit Products, the Néit is described as the "world's first collapsible and hangable hard-sided smart luggage." It is made from a combination of polycarbonate and aircraft-grade aluminium, with the aim of making it lightweight, yet durable. It is also said to be water-resistant.
The frame itself can be collapsed flat for convenient storage, but only when the case is empty, unlocked and open. Néit Products says collapsing the case takes less than 10 seconds. In addition, a carabiner-style handle allows the collapsed case to be hung in a closet or wardrobe.
The case has four 360-degree wheels, allowing it to be wheeled along upright or towed along at an angle. The wheels have folding castors too, which means they can be folded away for protection when not in use.
Elsewhere, the case features optional GPS tracking that allows travellers to locate it via an accompanying iOS and Android app. The app can also store travel information, such as boarding passes and hotel reservations, and provide info about travel destinations. The Néit is available in Hold and Cabin sizes.
A Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign is underway for the Néit case. At the time of writing, individuals who pledge from £150 (about US$214) can receive one of the Cabin bags, with a pledge of £190 ($270) securing one of the Hold bags, assuming all goes to plan with the campaign and roll-out. Shipping is expected from December 2016.
The video below provides an introduction to the Néit case.
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