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    Dec192016

    Don't Carry Your Luggage, Let Your Luggage Carry You!

     About ten years ago I discovered the Cruzin' Cooler, an ice cheat with a motor that you actually sit on and ride. I found it and rode it at the National Hardware Show. Leo and I laughed about it, thinking it would never sell. Well, the company is still up and running introducing newer and faster models.

    Now I have my doubts again about the suitcase you sit on and ride. It's called the Modobag. It was touted at being at the National Hardware Show in May, but I couldn't find it there. While you might look silly riding on an ice chest, you will most likely be doing it outdoors where there's plenty of room and not many people around. But riding a suitcase in a crowded airport, I think is going to create problems. And since Motobag is $995 for early backers on Indiegogo, I would worry airports will outlaw them. Then you have may have spent almost a $1,000 for something you probably won't use as a regular suitcase because empty it weighs 19 pounds. But they have a lot of backers already. They were looking for $50,000 and they already raised about $430,000 USD from 415 backers.  

    It is currently available for $1095 on Indiegogo  (as of 12/19/16) with an estimated shipping date of January 2017  

    https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/modobag-world-s-first-motorized-rideable-luggage-travel-technology#/

    Company Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCQFoa1X_-g 

    Company website: http://www.modobag.com/ 

    See or hear this show: www.gizwiz.tv/episode/1602 

     

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