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This looks interesting (note: outdated link removed).
If it works, it would allow people to put suitcases and other items inside, and the heat would kill bed bugs. You could see the potential for other items (e.g. books) that some Bedbuggers go to some lengths to treat in sometimes dangerous ways.
I would like more information: how hot does it get? And has it been tested to prove that first instar nymphs cannot escape from the corner where the zipper closes? (The video linked above shows the cord coming through the corner with the zipper end stop.)
Apparently Sean of the Bed Bug Resource has one and is testing it. Stay tuned. It’s good to see inventors working on bed bug solutions, finally. But I am going to hold off on getting too excited until we hear some reports.