Judging by the overwhelming response to this Kickstarter campaign, it is the invention that travellers everywhere have been waiting for.

A couple from New York have invented state-of-the-art, zipperless luggage that features a sliding door, a phone charger, a digital scale and GPS tracker. Just three days into their 59-day funding period, the Trunkster team have already raised more than $137,000 (£85,000) – far surpassing their $50,000 (£32,000) goal.

Gaston Blanchet and Jesse Potash, from New York, are keen travellers who set about creating their ultimate suitcase after tiring of ‘brittle zippers, cumbersome flaps, flimsy handles, and unreliable wheels’ on traditional luggage. They came up with the ‘game-changing’ design for the sliding door on the luggage which opens at the touch of a button. ‘We’re all too familiar with that frustrating moment when you realise you quickly need something out of your bag,’ The Trunkster team writes on their Kickstarter page.

‘With Trunkster’s revolutionary sliding door, you no longer have to unzip your entire bag and flap it open. The rolltop door lets you instantly access your belongings in one swift motion.’ The suitcase, which comes in both checked ($600) and carry-on ($500) sizes, is made from brushed airplane grade aluminum and 100 per cent virgin polycarbonate that is durable, lightweight, and scratch resistant.
As well as the nifty sliding door, there are also a whole host of features that make this suitcase truly smart… see more

source: dailymail UK