This Riding Suitcase Will Get You to Your Gate in Record Time (VIDEO)

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Modobag is back.

There are a few different ways to move quickly through the airport terminal.

If staff is on your side, you can hitch a ride on a cart. Or if there’s an automated trolley, it’ll make getting to your gate a bit faster. Or you could just drive yourself to the gate on your suitcase.

Modobag, which calls itself the “world’s first motorized, ride-able luggage,” is out to change the way we think about luggage by also making it transportation.

The company attempted a campaign on Kick starter last year, but failed to raise enough money. Now, they’re back, with a campaign on Indiegogo that has already raised $23,865 of a $50,000 goal.


According to the company, riding the suitcase is three times faster than walking, with a top speed of 8 mph. But there’s an “indoor” setting for airports that keeps the suitcase at 5 mph. Drag racing in the terminal, while a fantastic idea for killing layover time, will probably not happen on the Modobag.

New wheels don’t come cheap. It will cost $995 to be one of the first to receive the Modobag.

The bag has exterior pockets and LED lights, handlebars that control direction, and a seat made of memory foam. And somehow it’s all FAA, TSA, UN and IATA compliant, according to Modobag.


The suitcase weighs 19 lbs (there is a motor inside, after all) so it’s not the ideal case for anybody flirting with weight limits. However, the bag fits most airlines’ specifications for carry-on luggage.

In the event travelers would rather check the bag than ride it through the airport, there is GPS tracking and a proximity alert.


With a full charge, the suitcase can travel more than six miles. Charging to 80% takes about 15 minutes and it can reach a full charge in less than an hour.

The suitcase also comes with a USB port for charging your devices on the go. But remember: It’s dangerous to text while driving. Even if you’re driving a suitcase.


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