August 18, 2016

I'm seeing a use for this for someone who travels or goes about town with a child who walks too slow but would find this fun...

... and would, for the first time, do the work of carrying your stuff for you. I see too many kids relegated to strollers — crowded into a cramped vehicle, resigned to the woefully passive position he's been put in because of his physical and mental limitations.

Motorized, rideable luggage is being mocked (rightly) for its video showing serious adults using it:

21 comments:

rhhardin said...

No good on airlines because of the battery, I'd bet.

Kai Jones said...

As usual, if you take out the able-bodied people, you get a useful tool for people who have disabilities. Maybe you can walk but not also drag a bag behind you, or you can walk but not that far.

Ann Althouse said...

"As usual, if you take out the able-bodied people, you get a useful tool for people who have disabilities..."

Maybe the people who are mocking this thing should be portrayed as making fun of disabled people

Curious George said...

"I'm seeing a use for this for someone who travels or goes about town with a child who walks too slow but would find this fun..."

Really? Bad, bad idea.

Curious George said...

And your link is bad

rhhardin said...

Batteries are great at causing fires, owing to their ability to release an enormous amount of energy in a very short time. If this energy becomes heat first instead of motion, you have a fire.

rhhardin said...

All my 12v serious power supplies, in spite of 12v being a very safe voltage, have fuses on each output to limit current to what each wire can handle.

AprilApple said...

We don't want to move our bodes and walk. That would be bad.

traditionalguy said...

What they need to do is tie 4 of them together and wire them to one switch and get a nice basket and an umbrella to stand over it all...oh never mind. Get a golf cart.

Bad Lieutenant said...

Think of the inefficiency here. How much weight is added to that luggage to support a chassis and drivetrain capable of supporting a 250lb (?) rider? Who's going to ever carry that bugger? How much actual luggage would it hold anyway? And all the resources devoted to it? Save the Earth!

If you just want to move kids faster, for that cost and bill of materials you could make at least a dozen cattle prods...

SteveR said...

As some one who has mobility issues, this would never work. Balance would be hard to maintain, one blip and you are down. No thanks, for $1275 I can pay some employee at the airport to wheel me around in a chair a couple dozen times.

Ann Althouse said...

"And your link is bad."

It works for me. Maybe you need to be Facebook friends with someone you're not. If so, take it as essentially a hat tip type link.

Rusty said...

If you build it morons will buy it and think they are cool.

Curious George said...

"Ann Althouse said...
"And your link is bad."

It works for me. Maybe you need to be Facebook friends with someone you're not. If so, take it as essentially a hat tip type link." That's likely it.

Yancey Ward said...

I call it the Douche Bag.

john said...

My $19.95 carryon bag with a broken roller that looks like I bought it at K Mart because I did; versus: a $1,300 carryon that carries less and weighs more and looks like I bought it at Skymall. Decisions.

tim in vermont said...

There's people who could use a wheelchair at times, but don't need it all the time, who can walk short distances, and most options that can be carried by a non weightlifter cost thousands of dollars, and are not covered by insurance.

$1,300 is cheap at the price for people who would rather not be a burden on others, but need some help.

Bad Lieutenant said...

No, Tim, I think they have electric roller skates now that fold in and out of your shoes. Even manual roller skates would seem to be some help and I know they have those.

Rusty said...

Yancey wins the thread.

Rusty said...

Al;though.........................
Anybody who has lugged two carryons and a toddler out to gate H18(The one in Valparaiso Indiana) at Ohare could see this as an asset.

Bad Lieutenant said...

Just think how you're hosed when the batteries die. What do you do, throw it away? Take the next flight while you wait for it to recharge?