Tired of Walking? Motorized Suitcase Zips You Through the Airport

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It could be mistaken for some sort of child’s toy at first glance, but this four-wheeler is meant for grown-ups.

The Modobag is a motorized suitcase designed to get you through the airport three times faster than walking, according to its Indiegogo crowd-funding campaign.

The company behind the product, Modobag LLC, aimed to raise $50,000 through the campaign — a goal it met within 48 hours of launching the campaign. As of Monday morning, it had raised more than $144,000 and had a month left to continue raising money.

A Modobag LLC video shows a woman in business attire, including high heels, zipping through an airport while seated atop the carry-on as if it were a scooter of sorts.

In addition to traditional suitcase handles, the Modobag has handlebars that telescope up, and footrests that fold out. Those features enable you to ride the bag.

According to the campaign page, it’s powered by an electric motor and can reach a top speed of 8 mph. It can also charge your cellphone or other mobile device via built-in USB ports.

The Modobag was invented by Kevin O’Donnell of Chicago, described by the Indiegogo campaign as an entrepreneur and world traveler who studied industrial design at the University of Illinois. The campaign explains:

He got the idea while he was traveling through the airport with the Chi-Town’s Finest Breakers [break-dance team], when the kids started taking turns riding on his suitcase. It was at that point he told them, “We’re gonna put motors in these!”

Modobags are expected to start shipping by January or February. A price was not specified in the campaign, although backers who put up $1,199 will receive a Modobag.

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