Walking in an airport? What a thing of the past. Why not zoom to your terminal on a small-motorized suitcase. Cue the Modobag, the world’s first motorized suitcase according to the companies website.
If you’re an active traveler, more times than not you’ve probably been in a struggle to get to your terminal or make a connecting flight on time. The Modobag solves this problem as it is designed to navigate you through the airport three times faster than on foot. The scooter-esque device can travel a speed of 8 mph and can go up to 6 miles on a single charge. The Modobag comes with two USB ports that will charge any electronic you have while cruising.
The idea came to Chicagoan entrepreneur Kevin O’Donnell as he was wheeling his children around on his suitcase at the airport. “Why can’t we ride our luggage and get to where we’re going faster with less stress” quotes O’Donnell on the Modobag website. After the light bulb moment, he then worked with several colleagues to create the speedy bag that was also within TSA standards.
While there are many potential problems that come to mind (crashing into people, driving over walking conveyer belts, crowded areas), the Modobag can be helpful in aiding elderly people who have trouble walking or anyone that had sprained an ankle or broken their foot.
The Modobag is currently on pre-sale for $995 and is said to release in January of 2017. Other features of the motorized luggage is that it can charge up to 80% in 15 minutes, has dual speed controls and offers a padded compartment that will protect any electronic device from being crushed.
Learn more about the Modobag here.