Modobag: Saddle up your luggage

Travelling could be so wonderful, if it weren’t for the hassle of dragging unwieldy luggage around with you. But unless your plan is to treat yourself to an entirely new wardrobe at your destination, there is no way around it. And while the newer suitcases with spinner wheels are much easier to navigate than their in-line wheeled forbears, pulling them along behind you over longer distances is still a real pain in the rear. And for people with limited mobility, transporting a suitcase over a longer distance can be pure torture.
So if you are just so done with the annoyance of lugging a suitcase about, find walking a challenge, or just want to unleash your inner child – Modobag is here. It is the first motorized suitcase you can ride. Just hop on, step on the gas, and ride off to your gate in style!
Modobag combines the convenience of a standard suitcase with the innovation of personal transportability, GPRS-GSM tracking, and dual USB charging ports to create the world’s only motorized, smart and connected carry-on that gets you to your destination three times faster than the average walking speed.
This powerful little case can carry a person up to 117kg/260lbs and holds a full 32 liters or 2,000 cubic inches. And at a zippy 8 km per hour, Modobag can travel up to 9.6 km or 6 miles on one charge. Of course you can also pull it along behind you if needed.
Kevin O’Donnell is the brain behind this clever idea. Kevin is a father, so he knows that travelling with children can drive your stress levels through the roof. One day in his struggle to maneuver both offspring and luggage to the gate, it hit him: “Why can’t we ride our luggage and get to where we’re going faster with less stress?” So he joined forces with Boyd Bruner to develop Modobag with the backing of a very successful crowdfunding campaign.

Any interested parties should visit their Indigogo campaign where preorders are already well underway. The first Modobags will be sent out in January, 2017.
For our part, we can’t wait to see the first suitcase drag races at the airport.

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