I chuckled when I watched the video showing this bag in use. I guess I could see where such a bag might be helpful for some, however it is likely quite heavy. I also imagine it could create a hazard if people are zipping through crowds on them.
"Currently the dimensions of Modobag is 22L” x 14H” x 9W” and the dry weight, excluding batteries, is 19lb. or 8.62 kg."
Hardly a carry-on in my opinion. Pretty funny idea though, you just never know what they'll think of next.
I can't see many people going for this, but then I can't see many people going for rolling bags, either.
It weighs 19#, without battery. What good is the weight without a battery. Without a battery, it's just a heavy bag you can sit on. How much does it weigh with a battery, 35#? And, at 19#, there are not a lot of European airlines that will let you charry it on, even empty and without battery.
I also imagine it could create a hazard if people are zipping through
crowds on them.
I wouldn't call 8 mph zipping. That's only about twice walking speed. OJ went a lot faster.
I can't recall ever seeing such a goofy idea! I have to wonder how well it will fare in "real world" situations, especially in airports where stairs might be involved. If it weighs 19 lbs. without battery, how much will it weigh with battery and fully loaded? I wonder how long the battery will last when hauling a travellers fat a** around both departure and arrival airports? Especially on some of the European airlines that have strict weight limits for carry-on, this goofy idea will not "fly".
I travel monthly to San Diego, and their airport is always announcing that you can't ride skateboards and wheeled shoes. Guess they will need to add no riding on motorized suitcases! I would really have enjoyed that video if it showed people trying to ride that heavy suitcase through some cobblestone streets!
In the video it looks like the people are moving fast enough to create a hazard, imo, especially in a situation like an airport terminal where there are lots of pedestrians.
This is ridiculous. I would feel like a complete fool using that.
Oh MY! A few people can get away with this. But,if many travelers use this, I see chaos and lawsuits coming. Helmet? Proper Lanes? Running into folks and tipping over. The senior citizen who crashes and breaks a hip or shoulder. Going off platforms or stairs. That huge person who should not be using it and does anyway. Airline changes about baggage weight. End the madness now!
They claim it fits airline regulation size, which is 14 inches (wide as bag, high as scooter). If the rear wheels don't retract, your butt's 14 inches off the ground and only 13 inches above your feet. You'll feel like a parent in the 1st grade classroom seats at back-to-school night.
OK, it's nifty in the airport; what do you do when you get there. Even really lightly packed, it's got to weigh over 50 pounds. Imagine carrying it up stairs in a European hotel or lifting it onto a train.
8 miles an hour, eh? While everybody else is walking at half or less? Sure.
Was this published around the 1st of April?
I'll wait for the flying backpack!
Can you add a tow hitch?
Or just a bracket for the kitchen sink?
I like the idea of the tow hitch. I can picture a family of 4 all hooked together in a train whizzing through the airport - hilarious vision.
This might not be the goofiest idea ever, but it's way ahead of third place.
You mean its goofier than a hoverboard complete with fire-starter batteries?