A New Smart Bag Designed To Give Your Personal Belongings Protection Has Launched

Combining well thought out design with the most innovative technology, could the Skarabeos bag be your 'it' bag?

A well thought out man bag with a simple design, at last, the Skarabeos bag has made its entrance. Inspired by the ancient Egyptian scarab beetle, a symbol of shelter and protection, the straightforward bag was created to give your personal belongings the highest level of protection.

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Designed To Integrate Seamlessly Into Your Daily Life

The brainchild of Wolfgang Langeder, Christian Dils and Manuel Seckel, the Skarabeos bag offers security functions like the innovative electronic protection system which consists of the Skarabeos Box with smart sensors and energy-efficient Bluetooth interface, synched to the free Skarabeos app. It is a system that works with any of their bags. All you have to do is simply activate this system via your phone or your smartwatch, that way you can be alerted immediately should someone try to open your bag. Also, their enhanced distance alerts ensure that you will never forget your bag so easily again.

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Founded in 2015, the range has been designed mainly for men, on this Langeder confessed (on their Indigogo page), “In the future, we hope to produce collections of bags for men and women”. Made of sustainable material, their first collection consists of a backpack and a briefcase made from high quality and durable nylon from Italy, traditional wool loden from Austria and waterproof YKK zippers.

“In the future, we hope to produce collections of bags for men and women”

Optimized for low energy consumption, the Skarabeos bags work with AA batteries that provide a year’s worth of energy, so there’s no need for daily charging. Another perk worth mentioning is that the battery indicator in the app has the ability to show you the current capacity and promptly reminds you when you need to change batteries.

Skarabeos was founded by a team based in Linz and Berlin: Wolfgang Langeder, Christian Dils and Manuel Seckel.

When it comes to the overall bag, we like the fact that the Skarabeos bags come with instant and preventive alarm functions that enable you to react in real time. We also appreciate the fact that their system is highly customisable and that their bags never collect any personal data. It’s worth noting that the Skarabeos app is only available for iOS and WatchOS and not Android.

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So if you would like to invest in this tech bag, then you should be ready to part with €269. Pricey? For sure. But do bear in mind that the 269 is the early bird price, the rrp will actually be €341. If you would like to take advantage of the discounted price you can do so by pledging on their Indiegogo campaign page. For your money, you will get to choose your preferred bag, a backpack or briefcase and one protection system. Estimated delivery is December 2018.

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