Latest in Arduino

Image credit:

This smart handbag could stop you from overspending

42 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Sponsored Links

If you're the sort who overspends at the mall, you may need a firm reminder to watch your budget. How does an ever-vigilant handbag sound? Finder.com.au could soon make one: meet the iBag, 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. Outside of those moments, 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. 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) if there's enough demand.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
42 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Popular on Engadget

The 2019 Engadget Holiday Gift Guide

The 2019 Engadget Holiday Gift Guide

View
Blackstone HyperTek electric motorcycle smashes all molds

Blackstone HyperTek electric motorcycle smashes all molds

View
What's on TV this week: 'Shenmue III'

What's on TV this week: 'Shenmue III'

View
iFixit pulls apart the 16-inch MacBook Pro and sees little has changed

iFixit pulls apart the 16-inch MacBook Pro and sees little has changed

View
Apple's latest iOS 13 update fixes Mail, background download glitches

Apple's latest iOS 13 update fixes Mail, background download glitches

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr