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Hop Is a Suitcase That Follows You Around Hands-Free: Totally Absurd or Totally Cool?

mrosen814 2012/10/08 19:00:00
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The Hop! suitcase can be said to be a "smart" suitcase, where it follows the owner around. The traveler's smart phone syncs with the suitcase, geo-locating the traveler's every step. Should the signal be lost, the traveler will be alerted of that on their phone via a vibration, and the suitcase would lock itself. Would you use one of these suitcases at a busy airport?

MASHABLE.COM reports:
Hop is a hands-free suitcase that follows close behind the user, as he or she moves out of range.
mashable reports hop hands-free suitcase close user moves range

Read More: http://mashable.com/2012/10/08/hop-suitcase/

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  • Karabelo 2012/12/04 04:54:20
    Totally Cool
    Karabelo
    +2
    Its making life easy!
  • channelserf 2012/10/30 10:35:40
    Totally Cool
    channelserf
    It would be fun to try to ditch it on purpose, walking really fast. I wonder what onlookers would think.
  • Please Deactivate My Account 2012/10/16 23:06:54
    Totally Absurd
    Please Deactivate My Account
    No thank you,i dont want my airline to "lose" my luggage again.
  • PandoraBoxe 2012/10/11 14:12:08
    Totally Cool
    PandoraBoxe
    but it's not quite ready for prime time i'll bet
  • brittany 2012/10/11 03:50:18 (edited)
    Totally Cool
    brittany
    I have actually seen a simular thing except it was with a golf bag that holds golf clubs and i thought that it was totally badass. I watched the guy choose a pre-set route for the "dolly" to follow and it did so perfectly even down a steep hill. I think that something like this could promote great business and help the disabled
  • TombstoneJim 2012/10/10 19:58:38
    Totally Cool
    TombstoneJim
    I want mine to look like a little robot instead of a suitcase......
  • glass_butterfly ~YSU~ 2012/10/10 19:00:36
    Totally Absurd
    glass_butterfly ~YSU~
    Are we really getting THAT lazy that we can't pull around our own crap?! really GIF
  • Sean 2012/10/10 18:57:49
    Totally Absurd
    Sean
    "Sorry, I can't get on the plane, my suitcase batteries died."

    "Jeff,....there was a pretty good chance they wouldn't have let you on with that thing anyway."
  • kobidobidog 2012/10/10 17:32:36 (edited)
    Totally Cool
    kobidobidog
    +1
    I can see it now. Here comes the owner of the suit case, and a robotic tongue comes out panting barking joyfully when the owner is near bumping up against the railing of the baggage claim at the airport trying it's best to get to his owner.
  • Bec. 2012/10/10 17:01:38
    Totally Cool
    Bec.
    I want one! I'm really clumsy so this would be great. haha.
  • GaolBlaze 2012/10/10 16:41:45
    Totally Cool
    GaolBlaze
    Really cool. Really impractical.
  • bambee 2012/10/10 16:12:44
  • De-Dee 2012/10/10 05:03:43
    Totally Cool
    De-Dee
    cool thought, not practical. See how slow the guy's moving in the vid? It's all hustle and bustle in an airport. People everywhere. They'll trip over it or you can get swollowed up in a crowd and someone can snatch it. I'm sure someone can figure out how to open a locked case.
  • Dan 2012/10/10 04:43:36
    Totally Cool
    Dan
    As long as the dam thing doesn't malfunction! suitcase from hell
  • GIR213 2012/10/10 04:24:09
    Totally Absurd
    GIR213
    use your hands!
  • wolfshadow 2012/10/10 03:24:27
    Totally Cool
    wolfshadow
    I WANT!! Hey.... suitcase..... get your ass over here!

    I love it!
  • Ken 2012/10/10 01:15:17
    Totally Cool
    Ken
    I been expecting this for a couple of years.
  • Bear 2012/10/09 23:48:56
    Totally Cool
    Bear
    Someone has read Terry Prachett.
  • louisa 2012/10/09 22:51:41
    Totally Cool
    louisa
    Amazing new luggage that follows you around! you can get it for only $999999.99
  • _Ganjaa 2012/10/09 22:17:11
    Totally Absurd
    _Ganjaa
    TOTALLY C O O L !!!!!!!!!!!
  • KoumoriJin 2012/10/09 21:45:13
    Totally Cool
    KoumoriJin
    No need to comment
  • Tim 2012/10/09 21:18:02
    Totally Cool
    Tim
    Its My New bUDDY
  • King of the woodland realm 2012/10/09 20:29:17
    Totally Cool
    King of the woodland realm
    awesomeeee!
  • Pocahontas 2012/10/09 19:27:43
    Totally Cool
    Pocahontas
    If you have a lot of luggage a few of these can come in handy...
    luggage a lot of
  • Huki68 2012/10/09 19:10:57
    Totally Cool
    Huki68
    it's cool but that creates lazyness
  • lolitalovely 2012/10/09 19:10:51
    Totally Cool
    lolitalovely
    +3
    I don't have a smart phone though so I can't have it.
  • Jynae E... lolital... 2012/10/09 22:47:09
    Jynae Eadie
    +2
    Don't be sad me neither
  • FordCrews 2012/10/09 18:34:55
    Totally Cool
    FordCrews
    I'd rather have a cart that would do the same, where I could use it at times other than when traveling.
  • George Zook 2012/10/09 17:40:30
    Totally Cool
    George Zook
    this is a wonderful everyday application for robotics ... the disabled ... wheelchair bound ... it would even be cooler if it could find you if the airlines lost it .... excellent
  • pennie 2012/10/09 17:37:25
    Totally Cool
    pennie
    just like a kid come on baggs im getting ready to leave you.....hear I come lol
  • kick2head 2012/10/09 17:28:41
    Totally Cool
    kick2head
    If it contained GPS and sent it's location to your phone, it would be really nice. That way when a TSA agent steals it and takes it home, you can get it back.
  • Zepland 2012/10/09 17:18:43
    Totally Absurd
    Zepland
    +3
    If my hands not on it somebody else's could be.
  • Anna Zepland 2012/10/09 17:23:32
    Anna
    Did you read about it??
  • Zepland Anna 2012/10/09 21:08:39
    Zepland
    +1
    No, I will read about it.
  • dePSyChO 2012/10/09 15:58:14
  • MorbidC... dePSyChO 2012/10/09 16:28:04
    MorbidCynic
    You mean technology.
  • dePSyChO MorbidC... 2012/10/11 00:33:50
    dePSyChO
    Technology springs from science.
  • MorbidC... dePSyChO 2012/10/11 00:41:28
    MorbidCynic
    Those who aren't very good with science can be good with technology.
  • dePSyChO MorbidC... 2012/10/15 16:14:32
    dePSyChO
    Not necessarily.
  • NotTarg... dePSyChO 2012/10/09 22:27:28
    NotTargetMaterial
    uh. this isn't the first invention ever created. So science has a lot more than 1...

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