Wow. So, we discovered the Barracuda bag:
Collapsible hardsided luggage that, like a nice handbag, comes with a storage bag. Unlike a nice handbag, it rolls, and the handle that comes out to drag it along has a fold out tray with cup holders. Other odds and ends like an electronic tracker, an included digital scale, etc. You can get it in pink. We did not. Altho I'm not saying we won't ever.
We also ran across the not-yet-for-sale Modo Bag:
Basically, fits into the overhead big, has pop out handlebar and foot pegs, and a battery so you can not only sit on it and roll along, it is powered. Wacky! After the hoverboard and Samsung Note debacles, I wouldn't be in a hurry to be the first person to buy it. Also, it is expensive -- over a $1000.
We also discovered scooter bags for kids and adults.
and many others.
We ordered A. a child size one, because she's the littlest of us and the one most likely to get frustrated with us moving too quickly through an airport. I'll let you know how that goes after our next trip.
Really, luggage innovation in wheels such as this:
seem downright passe in the brave new world that is 2017 in luggage innovation.
Got any you have seen and were amazed by? Or just went, wha? over? Please share!