Those who travel often understand that small feeling of apprehension when they unpack, wondering if any unwanted guests hitched a ride back with their items. Bed bugs and other nasty critters are the target of the ThermalStrike suitcases, which heat up to kill anything inside.
The ThermalStrike luggage looks just like any other hard-sided suitcase, featuring an extension handle and wheels. The difference is what lies inside, namely the infrared heating pads wedged between the shell and lining. Joining them is a socket and power cable.
When you arrive home, your clothes and other items all packed away neatly in the suitcase, you simply plug it into the wall and let it sit for at least a couple hours, maybe even overnight. The heating elements will raised the temp to 140 degrees, killing bed bugs and eggs that might be inside.
After the timer is finished, the suitcase will automatically shut off, so users don’t have to worry about cooking their items. LED lights are used as indicators. Obviously, users would want to avoid packing gadgets and items that can melt in the cases.
The luggage starts at $199 USD.
SOURCE: LA Times