Micro Luggage lets travelers scoot through the airport

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.gizmag.com/micro-luggage-scooter/25296/

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    The Micro Luggage from Swiss company Micro Mobility is designed to help with that last minute dash to the boarding gate. Either that or it will attract the attention of airport security so that you miss your flight all together – provided they can catch you. Either way, the luggage, which combines a wheeled suitcase with a micro scooter, is sure to turn heads in the departure lounge.

    When a traveler feels the need for speed, they can fold down a built-in kickboard deck from the back of the case, grab hold of the height-adjustable handlebar and push themselves along on hard rubber (polyurethane) wheels. Because the handlebars and wheels don't turn, steering is done by leaning in the direction you want to go.

    Designed to carry a a maximum load of 100 kg (220.5 lb), the Micro Luggage is intended for short trips of one or two nights away. Measuring 22 inches (55.9 cm) high, 13.5 inches (34.3 cm) wide and 10 inches (25.4 cm) deep, it should fit in a standard size overhead luggage compartment.

    http://www.gizmag.com/micro-luggage-scooter/25296/
     
  2. Espan

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    Too cool for school...
     
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    Obviously the designer had never visited one of the bus palaces in Europe with stairs on and off the plane....
     
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  4. N965VJ
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    That's about the same OD as my rollaboard, and I can certainly pack for more than "two nights away". Just how much inside space is used up to hold the scooter part when folded? :confused:
     
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    Saw a couple of these and thought they looked cool (altho they weren't being used as a scooter), problem for me is they are quite heavy :(
     

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