There are so many things to like about traveling, from experiencing new cultures to getting away from everyday stresses, that it's too bad there are still annoying parts about it, too. Topping that list is checking in luggage at the airport.
First, you have to lug it around, wait in line and deal with airline employees who always seem to charge you more for your luggage than the airline's website said. Of course, you also need to keep track of all the bags' tags, so you can prove they're yours when you land.
There's great news for travelers. There's a smart solution to checking in luggage, where you can electronically check in your bags from anywhere, including your home or hotel suite.
If you remember traveling with paper tickets, but now travel without one, the Rimowa Electronic Tag is the same concept. Instead of keeping track of your luggage with a paper receipt, it's now digital. Note: The Rimowa Electronic Tag works with Rimowa luggage.
You log your luggage in with your smartphone. Then, using Bluetooth wireless connectivity, your information appears on your luggage. (Photo above, video below.)
When you get to the airport, you place your luggage directly into an automated check-in station. Those are starting to pop up in airports around the world.