The future of traveling with the Rimowa Electronic tag

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Since I spend the majority of the time traveling and I’m not great at patiently standing in lines, I’m constantly looking for ways to make my travels easier. I signed up for the Privium program last year, which essentially helps me skip the customs and immigration process at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport through the use of an eye scan: I just look into a camera and within a few seconds I’m good to go. So when the beautiful luggage brand Rimowa asked me test the Electronic Tag that could simplify the whole travel process, I jumped at the chance!

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The idea behind the Electronic Tag is simple: instead of checking in yourself at home and checking in your suitcase at the airport, you check both in at home. Once you get to the airport, all you have to do is drop off the suitcase at a counter and you’re on your way to the gate, or the lounge because now you’ll have enough time. The way it works is identical to checking in for a flight using an airline app, where you can usually store the boarding pass on your phone. Except in the case of the Electronic Tag, the luggage label appears rather magically on a display on the suitcase. It looks, and will be scanned as, a regular label except it’s created by electronic ink in a shatterproof display.

Rimowa Electronic Tag review Fashion travel Blogger
Rimowa Electronic Tag review Fashion travel Blogger Rimowa Electronic Tag review Fashion travel Blogger
Rimowa Electronic Tag review Fashion travel Blogger
 
The display runs on regular batteries and even if they run out (after pairing it no less than 800 times with your phone, which are a lot of flights), the label will remain visible on the display. I used the Electronic Tag on the beautiful Topas Titanium model on a one day trip to Hamburg, from Amsterdam via Munich (outbound) and Frankfurt (inbound). Four airports with extremely little time between the flights made for a perfect opportunity to lose a suitcase, but it was cool to be able to track the whereabouts of my suitcase in the app. I really enjoyed that aspect of the Electronic Tag, because it made the trip much more relaxing.

Rimowa Electronic Tag review Fashion travel Blogger
Rimowa Electronic Tag review Fashion travel Blogger
Rimowa Electronic Tag review Fashion travel Blogger Rimowa Electronic Tag review Fashion travel Blogger Rimowa Electronic Tag review Fashion travel Blogger
 
At this point in time, the Electronic Tag is being tested by major airlines like United and Lufthansa has began using the system at its major airports. Obviously, it’s still early days for the technology and I noticed that not every member of the Lufthansa ground crew knew how to handle a suitcase that already had a luggage label. One older gentleman even asked me politely to turn off the display, so he could attach a regular printed label. His supervisor corrected him promptly and off went my suitcase.. Seeing it go down the conveyor belt without a luggage label, felt a little bit how I imagine parents feel when they send a child off to school on the first day. A bit scary, but it’s the future and I love it!

Rimowa Electronic Tag review Fashion travel Blogger
Rimowa Electronic Tag review Fashion travel Blogger

X Merel

Find more information about the Rimowa Electronic tag here

109 thoughts on “The future of traveling with the Rimowa Electronic tag

  1. Thanks for sharing this beautiful post Merel! I am always on board with new technologies especially when they make your life easier! This electronic tag is game changing! I’m sure we will see them everywhere pretty soon. Checking your luggages online is also great. So many times I waited so long to check-in only our suitcases.

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  2. The electronic tag seems convenient! I would love to try it out instead of checking in my suitcase at the airport.
    I love your luggage and what a cute dog! 😊

    xo, Gillan

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  3. I have to say, your home decor is on point Merel! I love the chic and urban vibe with a touch of vintage, truly a great blend of past and present aesthetics :). And the tag sounds like a great tool for people that’s on the go jumping from one flight to another! Wish they have something like this here, but right now we only have the pre check which eliminates the long lines. Nevertheless, I’ve learned something new today :). Wishing you a lovely weekend ahead hun! 🙂 p.s. those Gucci heels are so so beautiful! xo~ Lena
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  4. This electronic tag sounds fabulous for simplifying the whole process – being left to drop off the luggage upon arrival sounds ideal! I adore the photography in this post by the way, along with the stunning silver luggage, and hot pink Gucci heels.

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    x

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  5. Wow, what a cool new Gadget from Rimowa. I always am a little afraid of my luggage getting lost.
    So this way my journeys will be a lot more relaxed.
    I love the Rimowa suitcases anyway.
    Thanks for the tip and your really wonderful pictures.

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  6. The electronic tag sounds like such a cool concept! 🙂 I actually recently stumbled upon a high-tech suitcase called Raden and it has a bunch of features making it convenient for traveling. It has a weight sensor so you’ll know how heavy your luggage before arriving at the airport. There is a charging outlet so that you can charge your phone with it and there’s a proximity sensor so that you’ll know the waiting time for baggage claim via using their app.

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