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Ricardo Luggage Self-Weighing Luggage

— April 23, 2006 — Tech
Travel much? Maybe your luggage should weigh itself. The new Ricardo Luggage collection weighs itself with a digital display embedded in the luggage. The company descibes, "The Solutions Luggage Collection features a built-in digital scale that instantly weighs baggage and its contents:The built-in scale uses state of the art technology and is designed, built and tested to withstand the rigors of everyday travel."

Implications - Products that allow consumers to save time are appealing in modern society. With so many customers living fast-paced lifestyles, items that complete tasks in an efficient manner are highly coveted. Companies could design their products with function and convenience in mind to attract more shoppers.
Trend Themes
1. Self-weighing Luggage - Opportunity for companies to create luggage with built-in digital scales to cater to time-conscious travelers.
2. Digital Display - Chance for businesses to incorporate digital displays into their products for added convenience and functionality.
3. Efficient Consumer Products - Demand for products that complete tasks in an efficient manner presents an opportunity for companies to design functional and convenient offerings.
Industry Implications
1. Luggage Manufacturing - Luggage companies can explore incorporating self-weighing features to cater to time-conscious travelers.
2. Electronic Display Manufacturing - Manufacturers of electronic displays can expand their product offerings by creating displays for various industries, including travel.
3. Consumer Goods Manufacturing - Opportunity for consumer goods manufacturers to develop products that streamline tasks and cater to time-sensitive customers.
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