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Is This Rideable Bag the Carry-On of the Future?

July 21, 2016
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Is This Rideable Bag the Carry-On of the Future?
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As frequent travelers, we know one of the things that can make or break a trip is your luggage. You want something that is functional yet stylish, something that isn't going to fall apart after three trips but also won't break the bank. But did you ever think you'd see a carry-on bag that you could actually ride?

The Modobag, which just launched its Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign today, is hoping to become the world's first motorized, rideable carry-on smart luggage.

So what exactly does it do? The Modobag transports its carrier to his or her destination up to 3x quicker than by walking — with speeds up to 8mph. The full-size carry-on bag features a dual-wheel breaking system, quick release foot pedals and an extendable towing handle. While travelers are riding the bag — how weird is that to say? — they can also plug their devices into the touch control dashboard. Check out this video for full details:

The bag is fully compliant with the TSA, FAA and IATA, and the makers of the product say it will fit into overhead storage bins. The shell of the bag is constructed with nylon and has several pockets to hold your devices on the go. Thankfully, if you're not in the mood to ride around, you can also wheel the bag as you would with a normal carry-on.

The Modobag can either be ridden or walked.
The Modobag can either be ridden or rolled.

Modobag's Indiegogo campaign has a goal of reaching $50,000 and offers those who back it Early Bird specials of $995 (33% off retail), as well as several other rewards. It's worth noting, however, that the Modobag was unsuccessful in a 2015 crowdfunding campaign — raising just $21,839 the first time around out of a goal of $160,000.

That's not to say, however, that this couldn't eventually be successful. This time, it looks like the goal is $50,000 and as of this writing, the product has already received $23,835, which may possibly include some funds carried over from the previous Kickstarter attempt. If the Modobag does go to production, it's planning to start shipping them out by January 2017.

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