Planning a trip is an incredibly fun thing for anyone to do, the thought of going to a new place and exploring a new area can be extremely exciting. A big part of the trip is setting up where you are going to stay, how you are going to get there, and what exactly you are going to do once you’re there.
Once it’s all planned, one of the few things left to do, which for some can be one of the more stressful parts of going away, is to pack. Not only do you have to figure out just what exactly you should take, but you also have to decide which kind of luggage you should and how much – this is something that can be very tricky.
Many times finding the right kind of luggage can be extremely frustrating – some bags are too small, some are too big, and some are just too much of a nuisance to have to drag around with you while you are traveling through airports or foreign cities.
Well, for those of you who find picking the perfect suitcase to be a stress-inducing task, look no further as there is now a company called Modobag that makes motorized luggage. It has the amazing ability to travel up to eight miles an hour.
This innovative piece of luggage has foot rests that are a part of the suitcase but stay hidden when not in use, as well as a steering pole that can extend out when you feel the need to ride it. These amazing bags have brakes included so if you need to stop quickly you can do so without bumping into anything or anyone.
These suitcases take about an hour to fully charge and once they’re charged they can travel around six miles. It’s great not having to worry about carrying your luggage long distances when you are tired after a long day of traveling. It’s great not having to worry about carrying heavy luggage. If you want to give your feet a rest you can even sit on the luggage, is something that could be a game changer among travelers. It could potentially give you the opportunity to see more places in a far more efficient amount of time because you will not be as tired.
One of the biggest downsides of this suitcase is that it does come with a hefty price tag. You can purchase one of these bags through the crowdsourcing site Indiegogo, and they start at $1295 + shipping.
As the suitcase has not come out yet, you would have to preorder online and then wait for shipping to start this coming January. With the carry-on size so you would not have to worry about checking it in.
This is something that many people would consider to be a lot of money for a piece of luggage, but when you factor in the convenience and how much energy it can save you throughout your travels, some people may consider the price tag totally worth what you get for it.
The suitcase does not only have a motor, but it also has USB ports as well as a battery pack included, so you can charge the suitcase while you are already out; you do not need to worry about heading all the way back to the hotel if you have gone more than the six miles and need it to recharge for a little bit of time.
The inventor of the suitcase thought of the idea one day while he was headed to his flight. Traveling with his family and pulling along his children’s luggage, his mind began to wander. As he was rushing through the airport with his family and his luggage in tow, he thought of being able to ride the cases rather than carry them. That way you could get through the airport quicker and eliminate a lot of stress that comes with carrying your luggage, particularly when you’re in a hurry.
The inventor has even gone as far as to take the luggage for various test drives in big airports across the country to see just how practical and feasible using one of these bags would be in real life. He was very impressed with the results and is extremely excited about the suitcase releasing, as it is something completely new and innovative.
Mechanical Features and Specifications
- Motor – Belt Driven, Maintenance-Free, High Torque 150 Watt Electric
- Indoor Speed – 5 MPH
- Outdoor Speed – 8 MPH
- Speed Control – Indoor and Outdoor Settings
- Thumb Action Throttle
- State-of-the-Art Lightweight Lithium Batteries
- Range – 8 Miles (based on 180 lb rider)
- 80% charge in 15 minutes
- 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
- Proximity Alert
- High Strength US made Dupont Ballistic Nylon Shell
- 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
- Protected easy-access laptop pocket
- 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 Urethane Wheels
- High-Performance sealed Bearings throughout
The case has mixed reviews. Some people are very excited about this fun, new, and stress-free way to travel. Other people are saying that people are just becoming far too lazy and need to be able to put some more effort into doing things and not always look for the easiest and quickest way out of doing every task.
Look into it for yourself so that you can see what your thoughts on the luggage are; if you think that it is worth the price tag for what it can do to ease your travel worries, think about preordering it online.