The United Kingdom company behind the Trunki ride-on suitcase for children has launched a brand new carry-on case for the next generation of adult-sized connected travelers.
Jurni is a sit-on, carry-on suitcase with a quick access tech compartment that can also pop-out as a pod, a seat to rest on and in-line wheels to glide along while in line. It is the biggest innovation for creator Rob Law and his company since the arrival of the original Trunki in 2006.
The product goes on sale in May, at a price of around 80 pounds ($150).
Jurni is on track to start manufacturing in at Magna Moulding in Plymouth, England, in July.
Law told The Telegraph:“We've been looking at travel solutions for the next generation of kids for about eight years.
“We spent four years developing a scooter bag — a suitcase with a fold-down scooter platform that you can scoot around — and made hundreds of prototypes. But we couldn't make it work. You fundamentally get a bad piece of luggage and a bad scooter. So we canned that project and went back to the drawing board.”
He also discussed the project in a video promoting it for the crowdfunding website Indiegogo, where the company raised more than $198,000, surpassing its goal by 535 percent.
Trunki recently lost its battle in London's Supreme Court, which dismissed its appeal over the design of Hong Kong rival Kiddee.
The case is expected to have implications for small creative businesses in the UK that rely on design rights.
The court ruled that the European design registration of Trunki, Magmatic's award-winning ride-on suitcase, was not infringed by PMS's similar product.