In case you haven’t heard. Carry on luggage, you can ride, is the latest hit on social media outlets. Not since the Segway, has any self-propelled device, put the same gleam in the eyes of technophiles. The official name is “Monobag.”
Per the manufacturer/developer, “Monobag” is the world’s firs motorized, smart and connected, carry-on that gets savvy travelers, tech enthusiasts, and urban day trippers to their destination up to three times faster than walking.”
If you ask me, it will be the same old hurry-up to get to the boarding gate, only to wait once again. By that time most of those hoofing it, will have caught their breath.
Watching motorized luggage races at the airport would be quite a spectacle. “And they’re off. Samsonite’s on the outside. American Tourister’s coming up on the inside. Now they’re neck and neck. What a photo finish. Samsonite’s the winner by a luggage strap.”
But wait, it’s not happened yet. The fledgling company has a crowd-funding appeal for start-up money. Early birds, ordering now at $995 a copy are promised January 2017 delivery. That seems like a lot of money for a single piece of carry on luggage–that starts out weighing nineteen pounds with self-contained motor and battery packs.