I’ve been meaning to post about Live Luggage for many months now because I think they will be the next big thing in travel gadgets. Imagine not having to strain your body with a heavy suitcase through the airport or while going upstairs? This is where Live Luggage shines. It is the world’s first power assisted suitcase. That’s right, the case comes with an inbuilt engine that makes travelling a lot less burdensome. I see Live Luggage as the next logical evolution in suitcases – most have wheels, why not add power? After this I think robots with storage compartments that fold into the size of a suitcase…
Here’s a Live Luggage video by the GadgetShow on Youtube that highlights its main features:
I was speaking to Clive Hemsley, Director of Live Luggage and he’s looking for a distributor in Australia. Contact him immediately if you’re interested through their website especially so I can get a review unit already!
A recent ress release from Live Luggage announced that they now come in different colors. See the image below:
Here’s the Press Release from Live Luggage:
London, 15th October 2009 - Live Luggage has given a brand new look to its innovative cases – the world’s first power-assisted suitcase which was launched by the company in 2008 after six years’ research and development. The Classic PA case and the Hybrid PA Bag feature patented flat motor technology in its wheels, which power up when the built-in sensors in the handle detect a gradient or kerb. Live Luggage cases save strain on the neck, shoulders, back and arms of the user, as all the weight is balanced over the wheels, allowing the case to be pulled effortlessly along with a totally original and very distinctive concept in handle systems – the patented Anti-Gravity handle. This ergonomically shaped anti-gravity handle pivots from the base of the case when in use and enables the weight to be balanced over the wheels. When in “drive” mode, the sensors detect when power is required and the intelligent torque control system powers up and drives the wheels. It is this anti-gravity handle system which gives Live Luggage cases their distinctive and unique look, so different from any other case or luggage system on the market.
Live Luggage customers, whatever their age, tend to be “early adopters” of new technology – they also love something that looks different, so Live Luggage have decided to give customers a colour choice. The anti-gravity handle is now available in a choice of red, pink, white, black and the original yellow.
The Classic Series is a hard case and one of the world’s most secure made from the same material as a car bumper and it includes a TSA recognized lock. The Hybrid Bag is a soft ballistic nylon bag which clips onto a hard frame. It has a laptop bag and an overnight bag zipped on the front which can be removed and zipped together as one piece of hand luggage offering the user maximum flexibility.