Well, there’s a reason I’m posting this article here in Gadzooki. Part of it is that you guys do your traveling to tech shows and conventions. When you do, you most probably will be lugging your age-old suitcases with you half-full and coming home with it as heavy with all the convention freebies filling up the other half. Us geeks need to have a tech solution to help us tug our loot from hotel, to the taxi, to the airport, thru customs, thru stairs, stairs and more stairs… sigh.
Here’s a concept design for a suitcase that’s looks like a “tank”. Climbing UP suitcase designed by Woo Moonhyung is right on the dot to design a suitcase that can tread up any surface known to man… well, just like a tank. Not too sure though if this will reach the assembly lines but this does sure put up a beacon for future suitcase designs, doesn’t it.
Instead of using a single set of wheels or casters on the bottom, the Climbing UP suitcase features a set of free-wheeling rubber belt tracks that cover the entire body of the suitcase. The design not only allows you to easily pull a suitcase up a flight of stairs, but the continuous track means you can also pull the suitcase from the front or back. And since it’s not a motorized system, there’s minimal added weight or size.
I hope this design sees the production lines soon… with a little touch of colors maybe?