The Modobag also comes with indoor/outdoor speed modes: top speeds of 5mph indoors and 8mph outside (safety first, kids). A 180lb rider on smooth terrain can now expect a travel range of about eight miles on a full charge, O'Donnell says. Its battery, good for 4,000 charging cycles, will keep you chewing up enough industrial airport carpet to circumnavigate the equator.
"With the newer bag," O'Donnell says, "when I fly back to Chicago, I hop off the plane, drop the bag into the bike lane, and literally ride it home."
Importantly, the time between fundraising efforts also helped the team conquer one of the most pressing problems: making sure they could pack all that tech into a bag no bigger than 22" x 14" x 9", and to have a battery that wouldn't go all Galaxy Note7 and burst into flames. They now meet all relevant standards, O'Donnell says: "Modobag batteries are as safe, if not safer, than the batteries in laptops and smartphones."