We somehow can't see the myriad security guards roaming our international airports being too happy about it, but you can now cruise past your fellow flyers aboard the Samsonite Micro Suitcase Scooter (£250; roughly $400). This crazy contraption converts from a carry-on bag or rucksack into a kickboard with front-mounted case thanks to an integrated running board, handlebars, and wheels. Layovers have never been so much fun. [Thanks, Ed]
Leave it to a laptop bag maker to come up with the ultimate carry-on. The hard-sided TravelTeq Trip ($800-$850) features plenty of compartments for your clothes, laptop, phone, and other gear, smooth-gliding wheels on legs that can extend out of the back of the case, a sliding top plate that serves as a stool, a telescoping handle, and even optional speakers to blare your protest rock in the middle of the TSA security line.
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Time to replace your aging, well-traveled luggage? Take a look at the new line of Tumi Vapor Collection ($400-$550). Available in four-wheel variants of the Extended Trip, Medium Trip, and International Carry-On cases, as well as a two-wheel version of the latter case for the traditionalists out there, these stylish, highly-distinctive cases are made from a triple-layer alloy of ABS and polycarbonate, making them extremely light while giving them the protective abilities of a heavier hard case. Perfect for your next trip, whether it's across the state or across the ocean.