World’s lightest and smallest wearable transportation device, born out of a Kickstarter project!
rocketskates, the world’s first smart electric skates designed by Los Angeles-based ACTON Inc., is now on Qoo10 (http://www.qoo10.sg/shop/seadeal).
First launched as a Kickstarter project in July 2014, 733 backers pledged more than US$500,000 to bring rocketskates from concept to reality. The battery-powered skates have won quite a following, including celebrities Paris Hilton, WILL.I.AM, Karrueche Tran and more.
rocketskates has been featured on leading news media such as FastCompany, Mashable, FORTUNE, CNN, Fox News, NBC Today Show, Wired, Maxim, BBC, Sun Newspaper and Wall Street Journal, among others.
Riding on the mobility vehicle trend
While mobility vehicles like electric scooters and unicycles have been all the rage, rocketskates has created the world’s lightest and smallest wearable transportation device, perfect for daily commute and leisure.
Each skate weighs 7 lbs (approx. 3.2 kg) and dimensions on each side are less than 9” (approx. 23cm), making the device highly portable. Users can also easily walk up or down a flight of stairs without having to take off the skates.
How It Works
Powered by two 50W brushless DC motors, rocketskates can travel at a maximum speed of 12 miles (approx. 19km) per hour and support riders weighing a maximum of 275 lbs (approx. 124 kg).
To operate the motorised skates, all you need to do is lean your body forward to accelerate or tilt back to apply the brakes. Pair your skates with the rocketskates mobile app (iOS, Android) via Bluetooth and you can track total mileage, battery matter and skate diagnostics. Charging the batteries takes between 1.5 – 2.5 hours, depending on the model.
Models and Prices
Rocketskates come in three versions: the R6, R8 and R10, which are able to travel a maximum distance of 6, 8 and 10 miles respectively.
The R6, R8 and R10 retail for S$399, S$539 and $679 respectively and comes with 1 month local warranty on manufacturing defects. rocketskates can be purchased at Qoo10 (http://www.qoo10.sg/shop/seadeal).
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