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Innovation of the Week

Innovation of the week: A high-tech carry-on

A start-up called Trunkster wants to reinvent the carry-on

Kickstarter-funded Trunkster has developed a high-tech hard suitcase that eschews zippers in favor of "a sliding door, which works just like a steel grate" and will never jam, break, or tempt you to overpack, said John Brownlee at Fast Company. Trunkster's suitcase "also has a whole gaggle of gadgetry," including a built-in battery and USB port to charge devices, a GPS unit to help you track your luggage if it gets lost, and "a digital scale that allows the Trunkster to weigh itself." Trunkster aims to start shipping the suitcase ($245-$295) next year.