With just seven days until its crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo comes to an end, Modobag has successfully secured nearly $300,000 thanks to over 275 backers. Last month, the Chicago startup launched its initiative on the global crowdfunding platform to raise a minimum of $50,000. Within a matter of days, the project surpassed its initial goal.
The company promises that users of the suitcase will never have to worry about walking through airports. The bag has GPRS-GSM tracking and a USB charging port that will also keep other devices charged and ready for an upcoming flight. The bag weighs only 19 pounds and the max rider can weigh 260 pounds. The battery can reach 80% charge in 15 minutes and fully charged in less than an hour. The suitcase’s charger can be plugging into any standard U.S. outlet (international outlets may require an adapter). The battery is UN, TSA, FAA and IATA approved.
Kevin O’Donnell, CEO of Modobag, previously stated:
“We created Modobag to revolutionize the way people travel and introduce one of the biggest updates to carry-on luggage since rolling suitcases were launched in the 1970’s. With Modobag’s user-friendly, rideable carry-on, anyone from professionals to college students can eliminate their daily stress of commuting by getting to their destination faster, keeping their electronics charged and having fun while they do it.”
Earlier this week, employees at Indiegogo got to test out Modobag, which has dubbed itself the world’s first motorized, rideable carry-on luggage. Check out their experience below. The campaign is set to close on August 19th.
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