Vote: Are Motorized Suitcases the Next Big Thing?

By Abbey Tiderman 11.20.2016 blog

Leaving on a jet plane? Traveling somewhere new and different is always exciting. But the struggle of lugging your suitcase around is real. That’s all about to become a thing of the airport past though. It’s true. No more running through big, bustling airports to catch your connection. No more pre-flight sweating. And no more frustrating suitcases flopping over, because the world’s first motorized, ridable luggage is coming to market.

Modobag is one of the most innovative and exciting advancements to hit the travel industry since rolling suitcases were introduced in the 1970s…From the first-time traveler to the veteran flight attendant, there is widespread agreement that Modobag will help make travel more functional and fun,” says its founder, Kevin O’Donnell on their website.

When you’re inside, you can go up to five miles per hour and eight miles per hour outdoors. That may not sound like a lot of speed, but it’s three times faster than walking. How do you stop the Modobag? Don’t worry. It’s got steering and brakes. And as the company points out, you can always do a Fred Flintstone and put your feet down.

Modobag is powered by a 150 watt brushed electric motor, its lithium batteries are air compliant with the air travel regulations, and when fully charged, you can go up to six miles. It’s also compatible with two USB devices so you don’t have to wrestle for one of the few airport charging stations!

Modobag is sturdy too, with a high strength ballistic nylon shell and CAD-designed, lightweight aluminum frame.  So how would you like to climb aboard and race through the airport on your next trip?

Vote and tell us what you think — you can even submit video comments to nbt@channelone.com. We will feature the results of the poll and some of your comments on the show!

comments

  1. Reagan C

    Why aren’t they on sale right now? My family travels a lot so this would be amazing for my and my older sister!

  2. City

    They are the next big thing no more walking but it has some disadvanteges

    • kingcj

      they are cuz u dont need your cars any more and u dont have to wast gas anymore

  3. Kate s.

    i think they’re cool

  4. Jonah

    no because u could go to fast and hit someone or some thing

  5. courtney

    yes roll on

  6. Jacob Sirmans

    Yes, The moto bag is the next big thing. GOFUTURE

  7. Breanna

    I think the motobag is the next big thing

  8. luis mejia

    i think the motor bag is the the next big thing because what if you missed the taxi ?and you have to go to work?people can use motor bag to go to work/the store/anywhere you want to go.

  9. gaige

    i think the motorized suitcase is the next big thing because if you miss a plane you can just ride your suitcase

  10. luis mejia

    i think the motorbag is the next big thing because what if you are about to catch a ride?And you miss the ride so people can use the motorbag to travel. so what if it costs a lot of money you can still travel to store/malls anywhere you want to go.

  11. Lindsey West Olsen

    No, because I don’t think the TSA would like it, and it might even take TSA even longer to check bags, and make others have to wait in line longer. Although, it is a cool idea!

  12. Cy

    Yes because no more walking sonds cool and it look fun to ride

  13. Carter williams from focus academy

    I think it is The next big thing because when I travel I Do not want to miss my plane

    • Christopher Geier

      Then run to your plane.

  14. Isaiah

    Yes I think it is the next big thing because it looks fun and easy to ride. Sure it is expensive but aren’t all the fun things in life

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