Looking for a travel hack? This prized suitcase may be something you’ll want for your next stress-free holiday!
Whether you will be going away on a lengthy holiday or a quick trip, luggage, regardless of its size, can be a challenge to cart around. Fortunately, a US-based firm, Travelmate Robotics, created hands-free luggage, which is the best and most exciting invention ever since suitcase wheels!
Travelmate, which comes in sizes small, medium, and large, is your next robot companion that’s taken the form of a sleek suitcase.
It’s capable of moving along with its owner. As you walk, the suitcase will roll itself with a maximum speed of 6.75 mph. This sleek case is capable of being positioned horizontally and vertically. It also comes with a motor that’s both inaudible and powerful. It can even transport other bags placed on top of the case.
This automatic suitcase will constantly adjust to your speed. It can also navigate through crowds easily – yes, even over tough terrain! If someone runs towards the robot, it will change its course so nobody gets hurt. Isn’t it amazing? Of course, that’s not all this incredible product offers!
Its battery will charge your devices through a standard electrical outlet and a USB port. The manufacturer, Travelmate Robotics, is based in San Francisco and they have developed this genius of a concept with only a team that consists of 26 members.
The company has launched its revolutionary design on IndieGoGo, a crowdfunding site, with a goal of $100,000 that it needs to reach so it can mass produce the suitcase. Travelmate Robotics is also taking preorders as keen buyers are getting impatient. The smallest size comes with a price tag of $1,099. The medium size is available for only $1,295, and the largest size is at $1,495.
You may be wondering how this futuristic technology is made possible. Well, it works alongside a smartphone app that constantly improves the autonomous function of the suitcase.
Travelmate, your new robotic companion, certainly lives to the name it’s given. As it will follow you around, there is no need for you to carry or hold it. Tie it with your smartphone and it is guaranteed to match your speed.
The suitcase is already TSA compliant. It comes with a GPS chip, which means you will be made aware of the location of your luggage at all times. The battery life of the suitcase is not quite long enough that it can last the entire duration of an international flight. However, as soon as the 4 hours of service is over, there is always an option of using your robotic suitcase as a regular one.
Just a couple of months ago, IndieGoGo saw another luggage invention generate plenty of buzz, Modobag. It’s a suitcase that can double as a smart transport device. It has several handlebars with a maximum speed of 8 miles per hour, which is three times faster compared to the walking pace. Now, you can easily beat other passengers at boarding a plane if you want to run, of course.