The 12 MPH Electric Skates

12 MPH Electric SkatesPeople nowadays have different modes of transportation to choose from. Going places seems to become more convenient in this day and age. From bicycles, cars to planes, traveling around from one place to another is faster, better and more comfortable. But choosing the right mode of transport is just as important. Going around in short distances just around the neighborhood may require an ideal mode of transport. Bicycles come to mind. Cars will not usually be the most ideal of choices. Bicycles may not be either for people who do not want to end up all sweaty and out of breathe. There are also cooler options available as well, like this 12 MPH Electric Skates.

The 12 MPH Electric Skates is a pair of motorized roller skates that run on electric power. It can propel you to go around at speeds of up to 12 mph. Users go accelerate or forward by tilting on their toes while on skates. Braking requires tilting the foot back on its heels. Footplates also pivot down in cases when users need to put their foot into the ground or when climbing stairs.

Each skate comes with a 50-watt motor that powers the 6″ diameter wheels.  The unique design of the step-in footplates comes with strap bindings similar to snowboard boots for a secure fit no matter what your foot size may be. Each skate also comes with a built-in rechargeable lithium ion battery pack that provides up to 1.5 hours of skating or equivalent to a 10 mile range. That is good enough to go around the neighborhood or get into the next block. The batteries charge up for two hours. The 12 MPH Electric Skates can support riders up to 275 lbs. Ideal for people from 16 years old and above, the 12 MPH Electric Skates is available at Hammacher Schlemmer for $700.

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