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Travel companies of all types are looking for ways to help during the coronavirus pandemic. Hotels are offering up free rooms to doctors and nurses; fashion brands are making much needed masks, hand sanitizer, or financial contributions; and airlines are donating their food. Now, one luggage company is looking to make a difference.

Samsara, an Israeli suitcase brand, just launched an initiative that gives safety kits to essential workers and charities. But travelers can also purchase a kit that includes a reusable mask with filter, sanitizing gel, sanitizing pads, disposable gloves, and a bag to hold everything. Since they don’t advise traveling at this time, the brand wanted to be sure that those who had to travel were protected.

“Feel safe and be prepared with the Essentials by Samsara safety kit for home and travel,” reads the website. “Each of the five travel-sized essentials is designed to help you maintain optimum protection while in transit. Perfect for all types of travel. The Essentials by Samsara ready-to-go safety kit can be included in carry-on luggage or carried with you during your commute.”

And if you buy one of their Aluminium Smart Carry-on Suitcases, the kit comes free. Not to mention you’re getting a piece of luggage that Newsweek said was the “smart suitcase that fictional British super-spy James Bond—known for his love of quirky gadgets and high tech hardware—would surely snap up.”

It features details like a built-in alarm system, tracking technology, lights to see in the dark, a flat top to use as a mobile desk, and a charging station. It even comes with an app that will say where your suitcase is at all times and if someone attempted to open it out of your sights. Not to mention, the sleek case is a head-turner.

To make it even more appealing to travelers who aren’t traveling, Samsara recently slashed the price of their spy-esque bag. While it usually retails for $650, they dropped the price to $219. So you can have a high-tech bag now for whenever you’re ready to travel later.


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