Viewtag’s E-ink Equipped Luggage Tag Clears the FCC

For the past six years or so E-ink luggage tags have been just  over the horizon; multiple models have been announced but none have made it to a retail launch (to the best of my knowledge).

That may soon change.

One of my loyal bots informed my on Friday that a new Netronix device had appeared on the FCC’s website. Netronix, as you may know, is a consumer electronics OEM and one of the leading ereader makers, but this isn’t an ereader.

TBH, I don’t know for sure what it is; almost all the details have been embargoed. But the label for the FCC ID indicates that this device belongs to Viewtag, a Vanguard ID subsidiary.

Viewtag only exists to develop an E-ink luggage tag, and this device comes from Netronix, a company with lots of experience with E-ink screens, so this has to be either a thermonuclear swizzle stick or an E-ink luggage tag.

The size and weight are still a big secret, but I can tell you it was tested for Bluetooth, and that there’s a QR code next to the FCC ID. That code didn’t lead anywhere, however. It is intended to be scanned by a companion app on your smartphone so you can pair the tag with your phone.

There’s no word yet on when it will be officially unveiled, but I have my fingers crossed that it will be available by the time I go to Las Vegas for CES 2020.


Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

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