- Watch for the bags – and the owners who love to sit on them – to be whizzing around American airports at 5mph as soon as November. In January, the big shipments begin. For O’Donnell, the final steps to becoming a motorized-suitcase mogul took him through the worlds of motorcycle racing, FAA regs, and Paula Abdul talent shows.
- The Modobag also comes with indoor/outdoor speed modes: top speeds of 5mph indoors and 8mph outside (safety first, kids). A 180lb rider on smooth terrain can now expect a travel range of about eight miles on a full charge, O’Donnell says. Its battery, good for 4,000 charging cycles, will keep you chewing up enough industrial airport carpet to circumnavigate the equator.
- Make sure when traveling to look both ways before you cross a walkway, traveling has taken a new turn.