In the last year, Louis Vuitton has been immersed in fashion technology, beginning with the presentation of his $ 2,450 Tambour Horizon smart watch last summer. Now, something a little more accessible (but still ridiculous) in price was launched: a $ 370 baggage tracker called Louis Vuitton Echo. The device allows you to track your suitcase through the LV Pass app, available on Android and iOS, and comes with a three-year subscription service to Sigfox. The Sigfox subscription allows you to track your luggage at several airports worldwide.
Once you land, the app notifies you of the position of your luggage and if it was opened during the trip. The LV Echo is designed to work with the line of luxury suitcases Horizon, and has a light sensor that detects when your luggage is opened. This works when the device is inserted along the Horizon luggage hinge on the dedicated elastic band. The device also has an automatic built-in airplane mode so it does not transfer data while it is in flight. Airlines like Delta have played with luggage tracking before using RFID tags.
The device is relatively minimal. The only mark on the black bar is the LV logo on the top, and the lever has a light sensor, a battery indicator, an on / off switch and a charging port. The LV Echo is charged via Micro USB, and Louis Vuitton states that it has a battery life of six months for a charge of one hour. The company notes that Sigfox plans to add more connectivity to airports, so it will be able to track its suitcase at more airports in the future.
While the cost is a bit high, if you are already paying $ 4,300 for an LV suitcase, a $ 370 accessory is possibly one of the cheapest products that will come out of a Louis Vuitton store.