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October 8, 2010 • News, Travel

TravelTeq’s TRIP Will Pack You, Seat You, Carry You and Rock You

… and it will cost you. 😉

Nothing is more tiring than the journey anymore; getting to airports hours early, waiting in long lines, being herded like cattle through security only to find that there are no seats left for your oversold flight at the already over-packed gate … ugh! But the ends justify the means, right? And whether it is for vacation or business, we continue to endure the pitfalls of modern day travel. With that in mind, I found this product interesting when it landed in my email this morning; the TRIP is a carry-on suitcase that carries everything, fits in a plane’s overhead compartment, and as long as you weigh under 150Kg (~330 pounds), it can also be your own personal resting spot.

Let us introduce to you our innovative TRIP: a travel case small enough to be stored in the overhead compartment of a plane, yet big enough to create the highest amount of comfort we could offer. Comfort that starts with the possibility to easily transform the suitcase into a chair. Discover what it’s like to be able to relax and work in any situation, even in airports, subways, train stations and parks.Traveling through busy parts of the world can be an anonymizing experience from time to time, which is why we made an intelligent suitcase that allows you to retain your individuality at all times. The addition of a smart kangaroo compartment allows you to get to your laptop, papers and pencils with ease, without having to open the entire case.We believe that this travel suitcase with its unique Dutch design will make your journey more comfortable than ever.

The interior looks quite well arranged — plenty of room for several days …

And an organized “mobile office kangaroo” up front.

Here are the full details:

TRIP WHITE WHEELS (also available with red wheels)
Specifications

  • Weight: 6.25 kg (13.77 lbs)
  • Dimensions: 55 x 25 x 35 cm (21.7 x 9.8 x 13.8 inch)

Sitting

  • Comfortable 10-degree seat angle, for an
    activity-promoting posture.
  • Sitting area expandable from 20 to 27 cm.
  • Seat height of 51 cm.
  • Seat upholstered with a comfortable
    20 mm-thick foam top layer.
  • Automatic, gas spring-operated unfolding
    legs, for a stable footprint.
  • Extra-long telescopic tubes for a large back
    support and easy walking.

Interfacing

  • For easy handling, the leg release pull loop

    and seat release button are located on the
    top of the suitcase.

  • Pull the leg release loop for automatic
    unfolding of the legs.
  • Kick the legs with your foot to retract them.
  • Easy single-handed operation.

Strength

  • Strong box structure supports up to 150 kg
  • Sides are made of special aluminum sandwich panels with an ABS-PC honeycomb structure center
  • Seat area is reinforced with an aluminum honeycomb sandwich panel (commonly used in aerospace technology)
  • 5 mm custom-milled aluminum rivets used for strength and low weight
  • High strength aluminum and strong gas springs are used for the expandable legs
  • Legs and wheels are tightly locked by stainless steel pins when closed
  • Strong, glass-filled nylon wheel forks
  • The soft rubber wheels are supported by 4 skate bearings

Customization

  • All textile parts are exchangeable
  • The seat can be released by pushing integrated plastic snap hooks on the top panel
  • After removing the foot on the bottom of the suitcase, the textile front part can be easily zipped off and replaced
  • Wheels can be exchanged by user to suit their taste

The basic Trip model will set you back € 595 (~$828).

But wait! There’s another model!

In addition, we offer a version of the TRIP with a custom integrated sound system: top quality speakers that enable you to listen to your own music in the comfort of your hotel room. And whenever you don’t want to use them, simply unplug them and remove them from the case. Our TRIP is based on a lifestyle. The lifestyle of Travelteq is about inspiration. Luxury is not a mere status symbol – it’s to encounter the feeling of freedom.

If you want to star in your own musical at the airport while you wait for your flight, just crank up the tunes on your TRIP sound. What better place to belt out with Frank, I did it myyyyyyyyyyy way!
TRIP SOUND RED WHEELS (also available with while wheels)
Specifications

  • Weight: 6.25 kg (13.77 lbs)
  • Dimensions: 55 x 25 x 35 cm (21.7 x 9.8 x 13.8 inch)

Sitting

  • Comfortable 10-degree seat angle, for an
    activity-promoting posture.
  • Sitting area expandable from 20 to 27 cm.
  • Seat height of 51 cm.
  • Seat upholstered with a comfortable
    20 mm-thick foam top layer.
  • Automatic, gas spring-operated unfolding
    legs, for a stable footprint.
  • Extra-long telescopic tubes for a large back
    support and easy walking.

Interfacing

  • For easy handling, the leg release pull loop

    and seat release button are located on the
    top of the suitcase.

  • Pull the leg release loop for automatic
    unfolding of the legs.
  • Kick the legs with your foot to retract them.
  • Easy single-handed operation.

… but wait! There’s another model! If plain vanilla isn’t your speed, why not add a little thump to your rump?
Digital Audio Device

  • Integrated soundsystem easily removable in one click
  • Soundsystem can be used seperately
  • Speakers: 2 x 15W 2.5 inch full range drivers
  • Playing time: over 12 hours, depending on volume level
    (estimate over 8 hours at 2/3 volume)
  • Distortion: THD+N< 0.2% (3W output)
  • Output power: 15W/channel

    (4 OHM loading/THD+N=10%/VDD=12V)

  • Frequency response: -3dB range width 50Hz-20kHz
  • S/N rate: > 80dB (A-w)
  • Li-on BATT: 12.4V, 1800mAH. Charge time about 3hours

    (80% full at 2 hours), with 5V/1A DC output USB jack for charging

  • Audio input: 3.5 mm stereo AUX IN jack input
  • Digital volume +/- control
  • Power BASS function ON/OFF selection
  • Power supply: 110V/220V AC, 13.5V/2A
  • DC adaptor (CE and UL approval options)


Strength

  • Strong box structure supports up to 150 kg
  • Sides are made of special aluminum sandwich panels with an ABS-PC honeycomb structure center
  • Seat area is reinforced with an aluminum honeycomb sandwich panel (commonly used in aerospace technology)
  • 5 mm custom-milled aluminum rivets used for strength and low weight
  • High strength aluminum and strong gas springs are used for the expandable legs
  • Legs and wheels are tightly locked by stainless steel pins when closed
  • Strong, glass-filled nylon wheel forks
  • The soft rubber wheels are supported by 4 skate bearings

Customization

  • All textile parts are exchangeable
  • The seat can be released by pushing integrated plastic snap hooks on the top panel
  • After removing the foot on the bottom of the suitcase, the textile front part can be easily zipped off and replaced
  • Wheels can be exchanged by user to suit their taste

The TRIP Sound is a wee bit pricier at €650 ($905).

And if you springing for the TRIP, then you might as well go ahead and get the lovely Trash laptop bag. It’s a handmade bag composed of Florentine Vachetta leather with a water resistant nylon lining. I’ll take mine in the green 17″ model, please, for an additional €450 ($627).

After all, it slides so perfectly over the TRIP’s handle!

You can get your own TRIP, TRIP Sound or Trash Bag (there are several styles) from TravelTeq.

One Response to " TravelTeq’s TRIP Will Pack You, Seat You, Carry You and Rock You "

  1. rachel dicerbo says:

    A very sexy suitcase (the pricetag isn't, sadly): http://bit.ly/c6Ci4i #travel #gear

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