Modobag, ‘World’s First Rideable, Motorized Luggage,’ Is Now Here

 

It’s like Mario Kart on luggage.

Today in how-does-this-thing-exist-and-why-do-we-love-it-so-much: a rideable carry-on called a Modobag that will get you through the airport terminal three times faster than walking. With a top speed of eight mph and a range of about six miles (and, with hoverboards banned from airports and flights), it looks like the Modobag could be the fastest way to make a tight connection or get you back and forth from Hudson News for a snack in no time flat.

According to the funding campaign, launched today on Indiegogo, the idea came to founder Kevin O’Donnell in an airport a few years ago, when his kids started taking turns riding on his suitcase as he dragged it along. His eureka moment: “We’re gonna put motors in these.” Cue bringing a friend of college on board, who happened to be a competitive motorcyclist, and the TSA- and FAA-approved Modobag was born.

In addition to its zoom, the black, boxy luggage also offers two USB charging ports, side pockets for easy access to all of your charging electronics, and a cushioned seat for your six-mile ride. And, at 19 lbs. when empty, you’ll definitely ride this bad boy around rather than carry it. This gif alone has us ready to pay up $995 for a first try at riding this luggage go-cart around the office.

Courtesy Modobag

Added challenge? Ride the Modobag out of a plane while skydiving. You won’t be the first, judging by this video.

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