Travelteq Suitcase Goes Where None Have Gone Before
It looks like a suitcase, but looks are about the only thing the Trip by Travelteq has in common with genus Carryonus Baggus. Two years in the making, it is from the Transformers school of usefulness: a kangaroo compartment in front makes retrieval of your laptop easy, and then you can work on it by turning the hardshell into a chair, extending the wheels, raising the handle and sliding the padded top section forward. It can also be had with its own integrated sound system – detachable speakers that turn the Trip into a go-everywhere iPod dock that can go 12 hours on a charge. There's a USB port for charging your other portables, to boot.
Those features haven't been left to wither in a poorly built enclosure, either. The Trip, all of just 14 pounds, is built of aluminum honeycomb, with aluminum legs on gas springs and an aluminum honeycomb seat, and can support a fatigued traveler weighing more than 300 pounds. Stainless steel pins keep it closed when you need, and the rubber wheels run on skate bearings and can be swapped out for different colors. If you can't imagine why you'd need a suitcase seemingly built for a mission to Andromeda... maybe you just haven't gone far enough afield yet. The Trip is €795 ($1,039 U.S.) at www.travelteq.com.
Gallery: Travelteq Trip Suitcase