Don’t Pack: Trackdot ($50 plus $12.99 annually and a $9 start up fee)
The TrackdotGPS tracking system for your luggage costs manages to drive up a high price for very low return. Although the idea of being able to track your luggage and know exactly what airport it’s been relocated to might be nice in theory, it doesn’t eliminate the need to get on the phone and actually call the airline. Even with this device you still run the risk of human error and service handlers saying they cannot find your bag. This device is also costly compared to its competitors.
Do Pack: Okovan Global Luggage Track ($9.99)
Although it does not let you see exactly where your bag is, the Okoban is linked to the airline industry tracing system used by 300 airlines in 2,000 airports worldwide. It’s a great way to have peace of mind without having to pay an annual fee.
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By Darra Stone for PeterGreenberg.com