We’ve all been late for that crucial business flight. Now you can make the last minute dash through the airport without breaking a sweat.
Modobag is a revolutionary piece of motorised carry-on luggage you can hitch a ride on. The idea struck its Chicago inventor Kevin O’Donnell as he was pulling the kids on his suitcase at the airport. With 32 litres of packing space, the Modobag can accommodate riders up to 18 stone and is controllable with a steering pole and brakes.
The suitcase can travel up to six miles on a single charge at an impressive 8mph and can be easily converted from motor to pull-behind. Optional GPS tracking means your luggage is never truly lost, while dual USB charging let you fuel your gadgets as you leave fellow travellers in your dust.
Instead of lugging around your heavy suitcase, let your luggage do the work for you. Beijing-based brand ForwardX has unveiled the latest version of its innovative smart suitcase, Ovis. Built-in sensors allow the carbon fibre case to follow its owner up to a speed of almost 7mph while avoiding potential pileups with inanimate obstacles and unsuspecting travellers. The sensors use artificial intelligence to ensure the bag stays by your side, a smart wristband vibrating when it strays more than 2m.
The bag comes equipped with a GPS tracking module and can be switched to “manual mode” by grabbing the handle. Battery rules have seen smart luggage banned by a number of major airlines, so by installing a removable battery, Ovis ensures nothing can come between you and your luggage.
Looking like something straight out of Tron, the G-Ro’s huge gravity-defying neon wheels make it stand out from the crowd. An all-terrain suitcase, you can roll it over any type of ground in all weathers, whether you’re lugging it up or down stairs, or pushing it through the sand and snow.
‘GravityRoll’ technology shifts the weight to the bottom of the case, making it feel lighter as you tackle bumps, puddles and steps. The wheels are side mounted to ensure maximum packing space, and described as “indestructible”, so you can keep on rolling.
The ultra-durable shell hides a removable power band and Bluetooth luggage tracker for an added layer of security, as well as a removable 10,000 mAh power bank and luggage strap for any extra event baggage.
US smart luggage firm Planet Traveler has taken its Space Case where no suitcase has gone before. Through the companion app, you can track your bag’s location from anywhere in the world, use the digital self-scale to weigh the contents, and unlock your valuables with a fingerprint scanner.
The audiophone feature allows you to take your business calls or listen to music through a built-in Bluetooth speaker, which can also sound a clever anti-theft alarm. When armed, the case will alert you through the app if moved to a different location and sound an attention-grabbing siren to ward off the culprit. It also includes a turbo-charge USB port hooked up to a whopping 15,000 mAh battery to keep you connected all the way to your event.