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Hands Free Hop! Suitcase Could Revolutiize Plane Travel [SEE VIDEO]

Travelers Today       By    Lena Vazifdar

Updated: Oct 06, 2012 02:17 PM EDT

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The new Hop! suitcase could revolutionize travel.(Photo : Flickr)

Overpacked suitcases can be a literal pain when traveling. There's nothing more annoying than having to lug a huge suitcase to the airport. Now, travelers with a penchant for overpacking could have a load lifted off their shoulders with a new suitcase that follows you around with the push of a button.

Hop! Is a new travel gadget on the market that follows its owner through the airport. It has no handles or wheeling, reports ABC News.

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Terminalu.com reported that the inventors behind the genius suitcase created a prototype and the technology behind it uses a Bluetooth signal that is hooked up to your phone. The suitcase then moves toward the phone, which is naturally, attached to the human.

If the phone loses signal for some reason the suitcase self locks and then alerts the owner by vibrating the phone, terminalu.com reported.

The YouTube video below shows a demonstration of Hop! ABC News reported that "According to the video, the sensors in the suitcase triangulate the signal. A microprocessor drives the suitcase on two Caterpillar tracks."

There hasn't been news yet on the price tag of the cool new gadget or when it will be available, but it could surely change the lives of those who have trouble carrying their bags such as elderly or disabled individuals or even for those that just want a hands-free travel experience.

ABC News warns however, "it may not be a great idea to walk with your back to your suitcase, just in case someone wants to steal it."

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