The Ultimate Carry-On could be very useful to traveling Scholastic Players!


Ultimate Carry-On by Axial Case Now Available for Pre-Order

Endorsed by global chess icon Susan Polgar, the Ultimate Carry-On integrates multiple travel conveniences including chess board, seat, tray-table, luggage rack, dual USB charging station and whiteboard into one case

CHICAGO - October 16, 2017 Axial Case today announced that the Ultimate Carry-On is available for pre-order through Kickstarter () and will begin shipping in March 2018. This innovative, patented suitcase comes equipped with multiple convenience features including a removable built-in dual USB power charger, adjustable padded handle that converts into a standing luggage rack, table top work space, removable food and beverage tray and a game table and dry-erase board. The carry-on also converts into a seat and foot-rest and includes several quick access pockets for convenient added storage.

"Finally, a carry-on designed with the frequent traveler in mind. The chess board, built-in mobile charger and chair make it a perfect choice," said global chess icon Susan Polgar. "The Ultimate Carry-On could be very useful to traveling scholastic chess competitors because it offers the elevated chess board and a convenient power supply for mobile devices used for streaming music and pre-competition chess study!"

Axial Case was founded by avid business traveler and novice chess player Brian Gibson. He was determined to find convenient solutions to the hassles faced by many air travelers including limited access to charging stations, restricted workspace crowded seating.

"I also realized that I have my daughters' undivided attention while waiting in the airport. What better time to foster creativity, focus and critical thinking skills and fend off boredom with a game of chess," says Gibson. "I saw an opportunity to meet yet another need with the Ultimate Carry-On, so we created a magnetic elevated chess or checkers table with Duo Ventures."

The Ultimate Carry-On by Axial Case was granted U.S. Utility Patent 8,333,271 and utilizes the most advanced materials in the manufacturing of the handle and luggage pieces to ensure excellent performance. Gibson aims to achieve an initial goal of $28,000 on Kickstarter to support the development, distribution and production of the Ultimate Carry-On. Pre-orders will be eligible for a discounted price of $139, $75 off the expected retail price.

About Axial Case

Axial Case is a Chicago-based travel goods and commercial case company that is dedicated to developing high tech and high-quality products for travelers. The Axial Case Ultimate Carry-On is a durable nylon luggage on smooth-gliding four-wheel spinners loaded with patented features found on no other case. From a handle that converts to a built-in seat and a tray topper, to power chargers and game board, Axial Case elevates your travel experience. Additional information is available at

About Susan Polgar

Susan Polgar is the winner of four Women's World Championships and is the first world chess champion in history to win the triple-crown of the sport taking home top honors in the Blitz, Rapid and Classical World Championships. Polgar is a five-time Olympiad champion with 10 overall medals including five gold, four silver and a bronze. She has also served as head coach of seven consecutive Division I Collegiate Final Four Championship teams (2011-2017). In addition, Polgar has been featured in several chess documentaries, including the internationally acclaimed National Geographic documentary "My Brilliant Brain".


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