Why Walk Through the Airport When You Can Ride Your Carry-On?

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“What is that?”

“Is he riding his luggage…?”

“Where can I get one of those?!”

These are all questions you may find yourself asking the next time you are at the airport. Why might you be asking these questions? Modobag: that’s why.


What is a Modobag?


In short, Modobag is a carry-on bag that you can ride. With slide out handlebars, a cushioned seat, and more power than you might expect, it is the perfect way to get from gate to gate in a flash!


Weighing in at 19 pounds, Modobag features a 200-watt electric motor powered by a rechargeable lithium battery. On average, a full charge will carry the rider eight miles, and recharges to 80% in just 15 minutes. There are both indoor and outdoor modes, maxing out at 5 mph and 8 mph respectively.


Here are a few more features of Modobag


  • Backlit screen displays battery percentage to the rider
  • Two USB ports where you can charge portable devices
  • Ride in comfort with a Memory Foam cushioned seat
  • Quick release, slip-resistant foot pegs for increased stability
  • Crushproof, 17” laptop compartment


For those of you thinking that a carry-on bag with a motor and battery won’t have any room left for storage, you’ll be happy to learn that Modobag offers 2,000 cubic inches of interior storing capacity. And believe it or not Modobag is compliant with TSA, FAA, and IATA regulations!


If riding through the terminal on a motorized carry-on bag is something you are interested in doing, you can pre-order Modobag here for $1,095, which is $400 below the retail price. Additionally, a Modobag tracking app priced at $69 will ensure you never lose your luggage again. Using GSM/GPRS technology, the Modobag App will show you where your bag is right on your phone’s screen.


With the company receiving a whopping 664% of their crowdfunding goal, they are expected to begin shipping orders in January of 2017.
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