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April 9, 2013

Kickboard Scooter Carry-on — Grab your bag and go airport surfin' with me

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How cool is this?

Wrote Kevin Simtumuang in the Wall Street Journal, "Micro luggage might make you scratch your head at first. A scooter by the Swiss brand Micro-Mobility built into a carry-on suitcase from Samsonite? Sure, you may feel silly rolling through a terminal like a first-grader during recess. But it beats getting stuck behind folks on people movers who insist on standing in place. A new version, out next month, has a longer handle to accomodate taller travelers, as well as an updated axle to allow for tighter turns."

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Note to Micro-Mobility: Sign LeBron and make a TV commercial featuring him driving down the lane at some busy airport and you'll sell a zillion of 'em.

As always, the advice is free.

Cheap at twice the price.

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The current iteration featured here costs $249.99.

Still on the fence?

Watch the company's video.

Caption for F. Martin Ramin's photo:

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"The telescopic handlebar slides away discreetly; Flip up the kickboard to go from scooter to carry-on; Multiple wheels provide stability for novice riders."

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"But it beats getting stuck behind folks on people movers who insist on standing in place..."

Just curtly tell people standing on people movers "Pass Through!!!" to get them out of the way on movers without designated sides for standing and walking.

I see this banned at most airports fairly quickly due to liability concerns of the scooter luggage owner hitting other passengers walking.

Posted by: econobiker | Apr 11, 2013 9:13:13 AM

It's a great idea, but it looks like it could carry a laptop and a spare shirt.

Posted by: tamra | Apr 9, 2013 4:49:12 PM

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