Now Ride On Your Suitcase

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Modobag, which calls itself the world’s first motorized, rideable luggage, is out to change the way we think about luggage by also making it transportation.
The company attempted a campaign on Kickstarter last year, but failed to raise enough money. Now, they’re back, with a campaign on Indiegogo that has already raised $23,865 of a $50,000 goal.
According to the company, riding the suitcase is three times faster than walking, with a top speed of 8 mph. But there’s an indoor setting for airports that keeps the suitcase at 5 mph. Drag racing in the terminal, while a fantastic idea for killing layover time, will probably not happen on the Modobag.
New wheels don’t come cheap. It will cost $995 to be one of the first to receive the Modobag.
The bag has exterior pockets and LED lights, handlebars that control direction, and a seat made of memory foam. And somehow it’s all FAA, TSA, UN and IATA compliant, according to Modobag.
The suitcase weighs 19 lbs (there is a motor inside, after all) so it’s not the ideal case for anybody flirting with weight limits. However, the bag fits most airlines’ specifications for carry-on luggage.
In the event travelers would rather check the bag than ride it through the airport, there is GPS tracking and a proximity alert.
With a full charge, the suitcase can travel more than six miles. Charging to 80% takes about 15 minutes and it can reach a full charge in less than an hour.
The suitcase also comes with a USB port for charging your devices on the go. But remember: It’s dangerous to text while driving, even if you’re driving a suitcase.
“So be ready to ride your luggage. What an idea!”

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