MODOBAG is the world’s first motorized, smart and connected carry-on that gets savvy travelers, tech enthusiasts and urban day-trippers to their destination up to three times faster than walking.
The next time you travel, instead of lugging around your heavy suitcase, let your luggage do the work of carrying you around. The Modobag is a revolutionary piece of motorized carry-on luggage. With 2000 cubic inches of packing space, the Modobag can accommodate riders up to 260 lbs.
This innovative product was invented by Chicago entrepreneur and avid traveler Kevin O’Donnell. The idea struck him when he was pulling the kids on his suitcase at the airport, and wondered, “Why can’t we ride our luggage and get to where we’re going faster with less stress?”
If the future involves me riding my luggage around an airport, I’m here for it
He worked together with his motorcyclist friend, Boyd Bruner, to bring to life the vision of making traveling more functional and fun.
The bag can travel up to 6 miles on a single charge, at 8 miles an hour. It is lightweight, and can easily convert from motor to pull-behind use. It comes with dual USB charging ports for your electronics and optional GPRS-GSM tracking.
The bag reaches up to 8 miles per hour. It launched on Indiegogo today with early-bird pricing starting at $995. That’s nearly $1,000 for a single piece of luggage. But it’s also a rideable, so. For comparison’s sake, Bluesmart’s signature connected bag costs $549, and Raden’s larger smart bag is priced at $349. A Razor hoverboard is $428.
Modobag says it’s approved by the TSA and FAA, which is interesting considering that hoverboards are banned. There’s probably still a chance someone will get stopped during a security checkpoint because of the bag’s battery. Modobag also weighs 19 pounds, so backers will definitely want to ride it because who is lifting or dragging more than that weight while running through an airport?
I think I’ve given you the necessary specs to come to a decision about whether you’re interested in backing this project, so with that, here are some gifs and photos. They’re a beautiful, beautiful thing.
Available on Amazon.