No more never-ending dashes down long airport corridors to avoid missing your flight. Here is the Rolls Royce of luggage – sorry – the Harley Davidson of luggage. Equipped with a 150-watt electric motor powered by lithium batteries, the Modobag - that’s what it’s called - will take you just about wherever you wish at just over 8 mph. When empty, it weighs 19 lbs.
It takes an hour to recharge with a standard plug and can go for over 6 miles. To top it all, it fits carry on luggage requirements.
To ‘drive’ your Modobag, all you need to do is pull out the steering wheel and the foot rest then turn the speed handle. And, there’s a brake too - just in case! However you must not weigh more than 260 lbs if you want to ride it.
Modobag is based in Chicago, Illinois and has been tested in the Chicago and New York airports. It’s for sale on the American start up’s website and 3,000 units are already on order. It will be put on the market at the end of the year and will set you back $1,000 if you order soon. In 2017, it will cost $1,500. At that price, you’ll have to be patient to fake a breakdown as the battery life can last for up to 4,000 charges.