August Travel News: Modobag

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At first glance it looks a little silly … like vintage SkyMall. And it’s just a suitcase, right?  Except it comes with a lithium ion battery, geolocation functionality, a mobile app, a Kickstarter campaign, and it looks like it could have been designed by those guys at Dyson. Plus, it’s also scooter: pull up a steering column, straddle the bag, grab the handlebars and go. It’s small enough to be a carry-on, but you can zip from parking to terminal to gate at up to 8 miles per hour (which is pretty darn fast). You can roll it like a conventional wheeled suitcase, but you don’t want to actually carry it: Thanks to the battery, an empty Modobag weighs 20 lbs. This website (modobag.com) will give you the rundown, and you can link from there to the Kickstarter campaign site.

The Kickstarter price is $999, which is a bargain. When it hits the market, Modobag will go for $1,899.

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