Motor Through the Airport With First Rideable Luggage
Travel| | By Robin Milling
Are you sick and tired of running, sweating, and schlepping your carry-on luggage to catch your flight at the airport? Well, now you can literally ride your suitcase with Modobag, the world’s first motorized, rideable luggage.
Yes, you heard correctly. Rather than lugging backpacks and heavy gear like a packhorse, you can drive your luggage through the airport and lighten your travel experience.
While on the road with a troupe of break-dancers, Kevin – the inventor – got the light bulb idea to motorize their luggage when one of the kids started riding on top of his wheelie bag. With the help of his partner Boyd Bruner, a race car driver – fresh from winning the Daytona 200 motorcycle race – took the job of designing a motor that was compact enough to fit into a carry-on sized bag. Your luggage literally transforms into a little scooter with handles, traveling three-times faster than walking.
Modobag also complies with TSA and FAA regulations so it fits into your overhead or bulkhead if you optioned for that extra space. And no more scrambling for a charger kiosk; it will even charge your devices. It also comes with an interior tracking mechanism just in case your Modobag arrives somewhere where you’re not.
Over 1,000 people were given a test-drive. Their YouTube video has testimonials from test-drivers about how fast they go and how much they love the Modobag’s practicality.
There are always some naysayers who commented, “Can you race them in the airport?” or, “I’m sorry but I wouldn’t want this just for the sheer fact you look ridiculous while on it!”
One foreigner scathingly wrote, “You’re keeping this one to yourselves Americans. If I see any of you lazy sacks rolling around on your bags, I might just lose all faith in humanity for good.”
One of the more absurd ways the video illustrates riding a Modobag is attaching it to a skydiver. In the inevitable case of an emergency and you need to depart the aircraft; it even drives in mid-air!
Watch the video below.