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Fashion Meets Function: iBag “Smartbag” Stops You from Overspending!

I have a friend who is a shopaholic, well actually I have several but that’s not the point LOL, when I came across iBag I thought “OMG, she needs this!”


I was excited to learn Finder.com.au might release the iBag soon. A prototype carryall that locks you out if it believes you’re going to splurge. The Arduino-powered bag automatically shuts tight at those times you’re most likely to shop. :-)  Additionally, it uses GPS to warn you when you get too close to favorite stores; ignore the alert and it will both record when you take out your wallet as well as send a text message to a trusted partner. So basically it would be hard to lie to your husband about buying that new dress! lol. iBag is primarily a publicity stunt meant to highlight the dangers of credit card debt, but it might become a reality. The site is asking potential customers to register their interest, and it may sell both men’s and women’s versions of the bag for $199 AUD ($173 US) .

Check out this video for more information on iBag.

I’m really interested in seeing it this makes it to the market. Would you buy it?

About Tori

During the day Tori is a tech nerd working in IT at a Global Market Research Firm. At night, or while on break at work :D, Tori is the creator/editor at GlassesandGlitter tech/fashion/lifestyle blog. Follow me on Twitter @GlassesNGlitter