Modobag: The Rideable Luggage That Lets You Zoom Past Slow People at the Airport

A Chicago-based company is aiming to change the way people breeze through airports with the help of Modobag, a motorized suitcase.

The rideable luggage seems perfect for people who find traversing inside an airport a cumbersome experience. While the concept may look silly at first, the product specs and functionality of the Modobag are pretty solid.

With a maximum rider weight capacity of 260 lbs., the Modobag can reach speeds of up to eight miles per hour. Impressively, a full-charged battery can take its passenger for up to six miles. It also promises to charge really quick at the rate of 80% charged in 15 minutes and a full charge in less than 1 hour. It even has USB ports to get your phones and other gadgets charged whenever necessary.

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One drawback of the product, however, is its weight — it is already 19 lbs on its own. However, all its dimensions still meet TSA standards and seems suitably designed to be welcome on most airlines.

Last year, Modobag LLC failed to raise enough money when it originally launched a campaign on Kickstarter. The company is now on Indiegogo with a month left of its campaign and already 171% funded of its flexible goal of $50,000, raising $85,715 through its 93 backers.

Pricing for early bird takers starts at $995, along with a few add-ons such as an optional tracking app and a “swag pack.” The first batch of products is promised to be delivered on January 2017.

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