For those who travel frequently, this has got to be the most useful invention to date. The Modobag is the world’s first motorized ride-able luggage. No more lugging around an unwieldy suitcase or sifting through your pockets for quarters to get one of those utility carts in an airport. Now you can just sit on your bag as it propels you to your destination.
Modobag Motorized Ride-On Luggage
It’s no surprise that this incredibly innovative product reached its fundraising goal on Indiegogo in less than 48 hours, raising $105,025 USD. This smart carry-on bag will change the way people travel and get them to their destination three times faster than walking. And it’s TSA and FAA compliant.
The Modobag is the brainchild of Chicago entrepreneur and avid traveler Kevin O’Donnell. Working with his motorcyclist friend, Boyd Bruner, the two have devised a motorized bag with 2000 cubic feet of packing space that can accommodate riders up to 260 lbs, travel up to 6 miles on a single charge and move along at 8 miles an hour.
There’s speed control for indoor or outdoor settings.
The 19lb bag has illuminated Power & LED Light Controls.
Outfitted with Dual 5V USB charging ports for your electronics and optional GPRS-GSM tracking means you don’t have to find an outlet at your gate.
It’s even got a cushioned compartment to protect your laptop in the 17″ zippable sleeve.
Made with a Dupont Ballistic Nylon Shell, the ride-on luggage is steered with its telescoping collapsible handlebar.
Your butt will love that the Modobag is equipped with a memory foam cushioned seat.
And it has sturdy, quick-release, slip-resistant foot pegs for safety and comfort.
The Modobag can by pulled like a typical piece of wheeled luggage as well.
Mechanical Features and Specifications:
Motor – Belt Driven, Maintenance-Free, High Torque 150 Watt Electric
Top Speed – 8 MPH
Speed Control – Indoor and Outdoor Settings
Thumb Action Throttle
State-of-the-Art Lightweight Lithium Batteries
Range – 6 Miles (based on 180 lb rider)
80% charge in 15 minutes, full charge in 1 hour
Battery Life – Over 4,000 full charge cycles
UL approved Smart Charger
Dual Wheel Braking System
High Performance CNC-Machined, Sealed-Bearing Steering Column
Telescoping Aluminum Handlebar Assembly
GPRS-GSM Real-Time Tracking
High Strength US made Dupont Ballistic Nylon Shell
Portected easy-access laptop pocket
CAD-Designed, Lightweight Aluminum Chassis
Ergonomically-Designed Modobag Foot Rests
Extendable Towing Handle
Stowing/Lift Handles (Front/Rear Mounted)
Durable YKK Zippers
Side Mounted Pockets – 8″x11.5″ for tablets, 5″x6″ for phones
Illuminated Dual USB Charging Ports
Illuminated Power & LED Light Controls
Digital Battery Capacity Gauge
22″ Long X 9″ Wide X 14″ Tall
2000 Cubic Inches Interior Stowing Capacity
Bag Weight – 19 lbs
Max Rider Weight – 260 lbs.
Custom High-Performance Polyurethane Wheels
High-Performance sealed Bearings throughout
You can purchase a Super Early Bird Modobag for $995 USD + Shipping (subject to change) here
all information and images courtesy of Modobag