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Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Take a Load Off With Motorized Luggage

It might be the biggest innovation in luggage since the addition of wheels and pull-out handles. Live Luggage offers motorized luggage powered by rechargeable lithium-ion power cells. The "Anti-Gravity" handle shifts the bulk of the weight of the luggage to the wheels.

In addition to aiding harried travelers in hauling heavy cases, the Live Luggage power system can traverse rough terrain and even negotiate steps. The motors make it possible to make the cases larger than the usual luggage pieces.

Live Luggage will be reach the marketplace this fall, just in time for the holiday season.

Source: Engadget, bookofjoe