Modobag – a motorized suitcase that can go at 8 mph

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Fitting motors to suitcases is the new craze. There have been so many examples of motorized luggage we’ve seen. First, a suitcase cum electric scooter by He Liangchai, and then an intelligent Segway-styled rideable Olive suitcase. To enhance the skill and make zipping through the airport more fun and speedy, Kevin O’Donnell and team have developed their own version – Modobag, a rideable carry-on for everyone who wished they could ride the bag through the airport because walking with it was really hard.

Designed to fit in the overhead bins, the Modobag is a normal luggage fitted with a lithium battery powered 200-watt electric motor. The suitcase can ride at eight miles per hour and has a range of six miles.

Modobag – a motorized suitcase

O’Donnell says he was struck with the idea of creating Modobag a few years ago, when his kids began taking turns to ride a suitcase he was dragging along in the airport. With help from friend – a competitive motorcyclist, O’Donnell was able to create FAA and TSA approved ridable suitcase they call Modobag.

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The 19 pound black, box-shaped Modobag is fitted with dual USB charging ports and a cushioned seat for riding.

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Modobag LLC, the company behind the Modobag have launched an Indiegogo campaign for it. Off the $50,000 goal, they have already received $42,227 (at the time of writing) with a month still to go. Early birds can book their Modobag for $995 and expect delivery in January next year.



Bharat writes about latest gadgets, toys, robots and new technologies across various platforms. In addition to reporting and reviewing new products and technologies, he spends too much time digging the internet for endless questions. He's a die-hard football fan and a big foodie who wants to host Man v. Food some day.

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