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A Suitcase You Can Ride Through the Airport Like a Scooter

Ever thought to yourself that running through the airport would be a lot easier if you could just ride the suitcase like a scooter instead?

A new product has filled this niche airport need.

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From their press release:

Modobag is the world’s first motorized, smart and connected carry-on. Key features of the bag include:

  • ballistic nylon shell with 2000 cubic inches of stowage space – 85 percent of space found in standard carry-on
  • electric motor, powered by Lithium batteries with maximum speeds of 8 miles per hour and a range of 6 miles
  • polyurethane composite wheels to ensure smooth transport via motor or pull-behind options
  • two USB ports to charge phones and portable electronic devices. Cushioned storage compartments
  • companion iOS and Android GPS navigation app tracks location of Modobag globally
  • compliant with Transportation Security Administration (TSA) requirements.

O’Donnell got the idea for the Modobag while he was racing through an airport with a dance group he supports, Chi-Town’s Finest Breakers, when one of the kids jumped on his luggage and asked for a ride. A global traveler who has launched several companies and startups, O’Donnell thought intuitively, “Why can’t we ride our luggage and get where we’re going faster and with less stress?” When he reached his destination O’Donnell called his college buddy Bruner and the concept for Modobag was launched. The project proved a natural fit for Bruner, who has served as a technical director, crew chief and champion of the AMA Superbike Daytona 200.

It’s starting at $995, which compared to the suitcases I was looking at in Bloomingdales without these extra features, is actually worth it.

Here is a closer look at the features:

Heck, I’d be tempted to ride this to work.

About Jeanne Marie Hoffman

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5 comments

  1. I want one but for $995 I would have to ride it around the village too. Will my weekly shop fit in it?

  2. Not sure how much weight they would be able to tolerate. If it is just carry-on size, it would be pretty uncomfortable to ride on.

  3. I saw a commercial for this the other day but it weighs 19 lbs! To be expected given that it is motorized but I think I’d rather have a suitcase that is half its weight and is not motorized.

    • Jeanne Marie Hoffman

      That’s nuts! I agree with you. Heck, it’d be better to get the lighter suitcase plus those sneakers with the roller skates built into them.

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