"Yes, my carry-on luggage is also an electric go-cart"
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Yes, my carry-on luggage is also an electric go-cart
Yeah, so you would think you'd feel like a huge douchebag on one of these things but it's really a lot of fun to ride.
I was getting some weird looks but it's fun.
I don't care what people think.
You've probably seen the Modobag make its rounds on the internet lately.
It's a carry-on sized piece of luggage that doubles as a rideable electric scooter.
And, yes, it looks ridiculous.
If you're like me, you're thinking, really, what is wrong with these people?
That was until I actually rode a prototype around the Flat Iron building in New York.
It's kind of awesome It has way more pick up than you think, it can go around eight miles on a single charge and has two speeds for indoor and outdoor.
So the idea spawn from something we can all identify with, the mind numbing monotony of aimlessly wandering around airports.
The Modobag is built for air travel, it complies with FAA and TSA size regulations.
All right, just check it out.
You can actually put this on the overhead bin in airplanes.
And this is not too bad.
This one's about 25 pounds, but the final version will be 19.
So So yeah.
You pop this up, and that's it.
And you're all set.
Even the battery it runs on is approved for air travel.
It easily converts from a pull-style piece of luggage to a rideable scooter in seconds.
It even has foot pegs.
So I was shown how to use this and set it up and was off and running in no time.
Turning with the Modobag is a little weird at first.
You have to lean and use the handlebar brake together, but it didn't take me long to get comfortable.
And it has enough room to likely get you through a long weekend if you pack smartly.
There's also a side pocket for thinner things laptop.
85% of the bag is actually devoted just to storage.
The battery use this new technology that will get you 80% power after just 15 minutes of charging but a full capacity charge will take up to 90 minutes.
We're also told that the battery won't catch on fire like we've seen with some of those shoddy hoverboards Okay, the price.
The Modobag goes for $1,000 on the Indiegogo site.
But will retail for around $1,500 when it's all said and done.
Now, that's really expensive for luggage.
But this thing is really one of those luxury toys That will definitely resonate with a certain type of consumer.
Plus, it's probably awesome for tailgating too.
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