The Raden – The iPhone of smart luggage brands

The Raden range of smart luggage is often described as the iPhone of smart luggage brands. The Raden A-series boasts two unique suitcase sizes; the A22 and the A28. The A22 is a 22” Carryon Size while the A28 is a 28” Check Size. Both luggage sizes feature a fantastic combination of exotic design and innovative technology to deliver a smart travel luggage that completely enhances your travel lifestyle. Made with durable, high tensile strength polycarbonate material, the Raden smart luggage is not only fashionable but strong. It features brilliantly engineered silent spinner wheels that glide over all terrains. The Raden smart luggage series also come with waterproof sealing so they in all weather conditions. A reversed zipper lining and an integrated TSA friendly lock provide adequate and convenient security. The Raden A22 and A28 smart luggage also come fully loaded with a host of technological features that make travel a wonderful experience. There is a dedicated Native Raden App compatible with both iOS and Android platform, as well a battery that provides 7800mah of portable power to charge your devices via multiple USB charging ports on the body of the suitcase. There is also an automatic weight sensing feature that tells you the weight of the contents of your luggage as well as the ability to monitor your luggage via BLE enabled location tracking. On the whole, the smart luggage from Raden is perfectly engineered and designed to traveling a wonderful experience.

Unique Features:

Design

The Raden smart carryon and the Raden smart check size luggage are stylishly designed with lightweight yet durable polycarbonate material. The outer shell is glossy and is available in a host of beautiful colors.

It features a minimalist design with waterproof zipper closure and Japanese designed silent spinner wheels that provide smooth motion. The ergonomic handle comes with self-weighting capability.

Security

Bluetooth Enabled tracking allows you to monitor the location of your smart luggage within 30 feet of you. There is also an additional crowd GPS functionality that allows you to use the tracking capabilities of other Raden smart luggage users in the vicinity to track your luggage when it is more than 30 feet from you.

There is also an integrated TSA lock with a combination that is attached to the zipper lock thus preventing unauthorized access to your bag.

Travel Support

The Raden smart carryon and check size luggage come with weight sensing handle that allow you to monitor the weight of your luggage as you’re loading it up. Never have to pay fees at the airport on account of overweight luggage with this handy feature.

Miscellaneous

There is an onboard 7800 mAh power bank with two USB ports to charge your phones and laptops.

Dimensions

Raden offers two unique selections in its A-series smart luggage selection; the A22 Carryon and the A28 Check Size.

The A22 Carryon measures 9 x 14 x 22 inches and weighs 5.6lbs

The A28 Check Size measures 14 x 21 x 28 inches and weighs 19.8lbs

Pros:

Waterproof Zipper Closure

This provides all weather protection for your valuables. It’s one of the features that set Raden apart from the competition. The contents of your luggage are safe from water damage. The fact that the Zipper is waterproof provides that 100 percent moisture damage protection.

Silent Spinner Wheels

Raden always utilizes technology from all over the world to make their suitcases one of the best smart luggage brands on the market. Japanese designed silent spinner wheels provide smooth and seamless motion. The wheels glide over all terrain like a skater on ice making maneuvering very easy. While in motion, it doesn’t make any squeals or squeaks.

Weight-Sensing Handle

No need to place your suitcase on the kitchen scale to know the weight of the contents as the Raden smart luggage comes with a weigh-sensing handle. Just lift the handle all you’ll know the weight of the contents. This saves you from being charged fees at the airport for overweight luggage.


Cons:

Limited Location Tracking

Raden advertises Bluetooth Enabled Tracking (BLE) for their smart suitcase but the range and functionality of this tracking is both limited and complicated. The tracker is only good if your suitcase is within 30 feet of you. Any further, and you’ll have to rely on something called “crowd GPS” which is predicated on the availability of other Raden smart luggage users in the vicinity. This is a major letdown when you consider other brands that offer GPS based tracking.

Limited Warranty

For suitcases that cost $295 and $395 respectively, a 5 year warranty is simply insufficient especially when you consider that other smart luggage brands offer 10 year warranty. Some even offer lifetime warranty and they aren’t as pricey as Raden.

Prone to Dents and Scratches

Raden uses lightweight Makrolon polycarbonate material which is easily scuffed and scraped while in use. Just one trip will leave your suitcase looking like its being through a war of attrition. Considering that Raden smart luggage options offer some of the most stylish and fashionable colors, the fact that it is prone to dents, marks, scuffs and scratches is a huge letdown.

User Reviews:

I absolutely love the new Raden A22 that I just got from Target. It is truly the iPhone of suitcases. It is so easy to maneuver, the wheels turn really nicely and the motion is swift and smooth. I especially like the 2 USB charging ports. The closeness to the handle is really good. I was the obvious envy of my fellow flyers that were waiting at the lounge when they saw my tech suitcase. I like the self-weighing feature; it is a very handy feature on the suitcase. The only drawback for me was the blue blinking light. It is a bit of a nuisance especially at night. If there is a way to turn it off, it will be nice. I tried but I couldn’t see a way to do it. Other than that, the Raden A22 is simply aces!

I’ve had the A22 for a while now but last month I had to visit many cities in Europe in a short space of time so I got the A28. It has lots of space as you’d expect for a check size bag. The electronic features are very cool especially the self-weighing thing. It is easy to move with at the airport. It did get a bit scratched up after the trip but most of the scuff marks came off rather easily. I recommend it to everyone.

I have used many suitcases over the years, but this one from the guys at Raden is by far the best. I was a bit reluctant at first to get on the smart suitcase train but I’m sure glad I did. The movement of the wheels on the A22 is so smooth; it’s almost as if you’re gliding through the airport. I’ve even noticed that this smooth motion is not even dependent on the surface of the floor, the wheels move well on every terrain I’ve tried them on. Having the ability to charge my devices during flight is really incredible. No more arriving at the airport with dead batteries. It can be very frustrating especially when you’re in an unfamiliar airport. The only negative thing I can say is that it scratches easily. Maybe if they can make the material sturdier? I don’t know how that will affect the weight though because I like the fact that it is a lightweight suitcase. I’m planning on getting the A28 check bag for my next international trip to Caracas. Hopefully, it’ll just be as amazing as the 22 carryon.

I hardly ever use check size bags even on International trips. I’m a light traveler. A friend recommended the Raden A22 to me so I got it. It’s a very amazing suitcase I must say. It’s very lightweight and the design is really sleek. All the tech features actually work which is a big plus as far as smart luggage go. The App is really easy to use. The interface is simple and the theme is quite nice and calming. I hope they never change it. One thing I didn’t like though was the lack of room in it. I’m not a heavy traveler but even I had difficulty getting all of my little stuff inside the suitcase. The battery takes up too much space. If they can increase the capacity a bit, then it’ll be awesome. I don’t want to go for the check size as it will be rather too much for me.

I got the Raden Check bag for my husband as a birthday gift. He traveled with it recently and only had good things to say about it. It did come back a bit scratched but we followed the instructions to use nonabrasive reagent and the scratches came off rather nicely. It looks almost new. My husband was particularly pleased with the weighing feature. He has always had to pay overweight baggage fees at the airport but not this last time, his baggage weight was spot-on.

Why You Should Get It:

The Raden smart luggage series is designed for people with a high sense of taste and value for stylish products without compromising quality and functionality. The Raden smart carryon luggage and its counterpart check size suitcase is elegantly designed with high-grade polycarbonate material and the finish is glossy and exquisite. It is available in a host of colors, something you won’t find with most smart luggage brands who only offer two or three colors. The glossy finish comes in black, gold, bronze, silver and many other colors. The Raden smart luggage series has a truly minimalist appeal with technological features that actually work.


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