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By Kevin O'Donnell
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MODOBAG is changing the way the world travels. Featuring the latest in luggage design and advanced motorized technology. Modobag combines the convenience of a standard suitcase with GPS tracking, Dual USB Charging Ports and the innovation of personal transportability to create the world’s only motorized, smart and connected carry-on that gets you to your destination three times faster than the average walking speed. It has 2000 cubic inches of interior packing space plus pockets for your electronics. Modobag accommodates riders up to 200 lbs. while the Modobag Max is built for riders up to 260 lbs.

Modobag is the invention of Chicago entrepreneur and world traveler Kevin O’Donnell. He got the idea while he was traveling through the airport with the Chi-Town’s Finest Breakers, when the kids started taking turns riding on his suitcase. It was at that point he told them, "We're gonna put motors in these!"

Kevin and Chi-Town's Finest Breakers at the airport
Kevin and Chi-Town's Finest Breakers at the airport

Kevin instinctively had an Aha moment! "Why can’t we ride our luggage and get to where we’re going faster with less stress?" As soon as he reached his destination, Kevin called his college buddy Boyd, and the concept for Modobag was launched.

(left) "Boydo" in the Lead Pole Position for the Race; (right) Boyd helped the Mythbusters build a bike for their tablecloth myth!
(left) "Boydo" in the Lead Pole Position for the Race; (right) Boyd helped the Mythbusters build a bike for their tablecloth myth!

Boyd Bruner is a competitive motorcyclist with an eye for design and a sense of adventure. He served as a technical director, and won the 2014 AMA Pro Road Racing Daytona 200. The thought of a motorized piece of luggage was a project ideally suited for his curiosity.

Modobag’s vision is to provide travelers, commuters, students, business and everyday people with a functional, fun way to get to their destination. The bag provides up to 85 percent of the stowage space found in today’s typical carry-on luggage PLUS it is motorized, and has special pockets for your electronics.

Modobag’s super lightweight design, dimensions, and ease of movement make it the perfect partner for any commute or urban excursion; while still getting you where you need to be in a safe and efficient manner. It has a 5 mile range (based on a 180lb rider) with a single charge and its high-performance polyurethane wheels ensure a comfortable ride. Modobag easily stows on all forms of transportation, whether on planes, trains, buses or automobiles and it converts from motor to pull-behind use in seconds.

Never lose track of your bag with GPS, Proximity Alert, Geofencing, and Travel History to show where you've been!
Never lose track of your bag with GPS, Proximity Alert, Geofencing, and Travel History to show where you've been!
The Modobag modern vehicle dashboard lets you know your battery life, speed, distance remaining before your next charge.
The Modobag modern vehicle dashboard lets you know your battery life, speed, distance remaining before your next charge.
Modobag has partnered with PackPoint, the smart packing app that allows youto create lists of items to pack for your destination.
Modobag has partnered with PackPoint, the smart packing app that allows youto create lists of items to pack for your destination.
Posting pictures, share your adventures, and create meetups via social media to open Modobag rewards/badges!
Posting pictures, share your adventures, and create meetups via social media to open Modobag rewards/badges!

Modobag is the perfect traveling companion. It’s a suitcase to hold your belongings. It’s an electrical port to charge your devices.

It’s a safe and efficient mode of transportation to get from point A to point B. It’s a community of like-minded individuals who want a smarter and more efficient way to get around.

It’s functional. It’s fun. It’s Changing the Way the World Travels.

Join the Modobag Revolution today!

-Kevin O’Donnell-

After studying Industrial Design as a student at the University of Illinois, Kevin spent several years in the technology space, where he launched numerous eCommerce ventures. As much as he is a doer, Kevin is also a giver, and he has always found time to help those around him, including helping launch the Chi-Town Finest Breakers, a formerly homeless family of 6 kids who honed their breakdancing skills to perform nationally; and is a founding partner in Breaking Out of Poverty, a not-for-profit that raises funds and awareness to combat homelessness. Kevin has also been active in the Chicago Boys/Girls Club, Kiwanis, the American Heart Association and the American Cancer Society. Since 2014, Kevin’s main focus and passion has been the successful launch of Modobag. Kevin lives the Modobag mantra of wanting to change the way the world travels.

-Boyd Bruner-

Boyd has always loved things that go fast, be it his childhood bicycle, his skateboard or his favorite motorcycle. He also has an insatiable desire to stretch the boundaries of technology. He studied International Business and Industrial Design at the University of Illinois Chicago (yes, he and Kevin are college buddies), and then furthered his studies at DePaul University. Boyd honed his technical training at Triton College for Technical Automotive, and apprenticed as a Master Technician and Crew Chief for Yamaha and Suzuki motorcycle brands. Boyd has won multiple AMA National victories as Crew Chief and Lead Technician and built the motorcycle that won the 2014 Daytona 200.

 How we plan to fulfill our promise:

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    MODOBAG Vinyl Sticker Package: Modobag Vinyl Sticker Pack
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    MODOBAG T-Shirt Package: Modobag Crew neck T-Shirt
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    Pay It Forward Package: Help build a MODO-Fundraiser-BAG for the charity of your choice. So far we are working with ALS, MS, Boys and Girls Clubs, and Misericordia. We will be adding more and you will pick your charity at the campaign finale. The bags will help to carry their items such as tables, chairs, and pamphlets to their locations as well as raise awareness for their charity.

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    SUPER EARLY BIRD

    MODOBAG with GPS, dual USB charging ports, Modobag App, LED Display, and charger. All set and ready to ride.

    Retails at $1899.99

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    SUPER EARLY BIRD

    MODOBAG MAX: comes with all the basic options plus LED lights, larger motor and batteries. Ride in style, never lose your bag, and always have a power source for your devices.

    Retails at $2199.99

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    EXCLUSIVE MODOBAG Max PACKAGE

    EXCLUSIVE invite to our product launch party!! You get to Chicago and we will: pick you up in a limo; accommodations for 6 in a penthouse Airbnb for two days/one night in the lovely Wicker Park, VIP tickets to the official MODOBAG Launch party to meet, greet, and ride with the MODOBAG Team and 6 MODOBAG MAX for your family/friends!!

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