Bugaboo Boxer – A luggage revolution? Bugaboo's new modular Boxer system is a new take on the wheeled suitcase.
Push not pull – "Once you've experienced the power of push, there's no going back," Bugaboo co-founder Max Barenburg says. "Wheeling a fully loaded Bugaboo Boxer through a busy airport gives you quite a special feeling."
Fully loaded – Bugaboo's "fully loaded" Boxer option, including hardshell carry-on and check-in cases on a trolley, retails for about $1,500.
Foldaway wheels – Seven years in the making, the Boxer includes neat touches like wheels that tuck away when not in use.
Rimowa's electronic tag – Other innovative designs have also appeared in 2016. German premium luggage manufacturer has come up an electronic tag that uses E-ink and a Bluetooth connection to help cut down on check-in procedures.
Connectivity – Rimowa's e-tag contains the same info as a normal printed suitcase tag. Details are uploaded from a user's smartphone via the Bluetooth link.
E-tag – Rimowa's tag, which adds about $50 on the price of each case, has been launched in partnership with several airlines, including Lufthansa.
Raden – Raden produces a range of smart suitcases that can weigh themselves, text you when they get lost and even charge up your smartphone.
Raden A50 set – Raden's stylish polycarb corner-wheel uprights occupy a slightly lower price bracket -- it's A50 check-in and carry-on case combo retails for about $595.
Away – Another, more minimal, smart suitcase range is made by Away. These cases have an onboard battery for charging devices via a US port.
Away – With a large check-in selling for $295, Away bills its "unbreakable" cases as "first-class luggage at a coach price."