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Crowdfunding project of the week: Modobag is a luggage bag you can ride!
It’s time for your featured crowdfunding project of the week! This is an article series in which we select the coolest crowdfunding campaigns from websites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo. We all know there are plenty of projects we would rather not waste our time with.
Other featured crowdfunding campaigns:
I must say this week’s featured crowdfunding project is about the coolest we have seen in a very long time. The Modobag is a luggage bag you can ride! Literally – you can hop on it and take it for a spin through the airport.
The suit case has 2,000 cubic inches of interior storing capacity and measures 22 x 9 x 14 inches, which means it doesn’t need to be checked in. Once everything is packed, it’s simple to pull out the handle bars and jump right on top of it to take a ride.
Maximum speed is set to 8 miles per hour and it has a range of 6 miles (based on a 180-pound user). It is all powered by a “belt-driven, maintenance-free, high-torque 150 watt electric motor”.
By the way, its battery can charge your gadgets. The Modobag comes equipped with two USB charging ports than will keep all your devices powered up. And this is no dumb riding bag, either. It actually has smart features that work with the company’s official app. This application helps you locate the bag using GPS. It’s also possible to set up proximity alerts for when you forget your bag or go to far from it.
Pretty amazing, right? I know I want to get one for myself, but let’s not get too excited just yet. This thing looks expensive… and it is. The lowest you can get it for on Indiegogo is $995. That money is well worth it for someone who travels often, though.
It has reached and far surpassed its goal, so there’s no need to worry. Shipping is estimated to start this January (2017), so get ready to ride right into your flight!