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Luggage has come a long way since the days of old world trunks and valises. Wheels, zippers, and extendable handles have all made lugging around 50 pounds of stuff much easier.

But all great things can be made better, and so designers and inventors are setting about to create suitcases, accessories, and briefcases that answer all of our travel needs.

Combating every woe from a lack of available airport seating to a dying smartphone, these 10 luggage advances are meant to make travel as painless as possible.

Tags: design, luggage