Remember the “Squad Mission Support System” for civilians, Gita by Piaggio Fast Forward? While Gita is cool, it is expensive and heavy to handle when it needs to be lifted. Well, the good news is, for those who do not need a full 40 lbs (18 kg) of payload, there is now a smaller, nifty option called Gitamini (stylish as gitamini).
Gitamini is the same cargo-carrying following robot introduced two years ago, but with just half the payload of the original, at 20 lbs (9 kg) or 990 cubic-inch (16 liters), or a space to carry 5 days worth of groceries for a single person.
While its big brother, Gita, has music streaming capability, the young Gitamini does not. However, in return for the smaller payload and lack of streaming option, it has nearly double the range and runtime of the first.
The Gitamini can travel for 7 hours continuously or cover about 21 miles (34 km) in distance per charge (which takes about 2 hours each time via USB-A). The USB port can also be used to charge your devices while you are on the go.
In addition, it now gets lifting handles that allow for easy lifting when required. All told, Gitamini is almost half the weight of the Gita at 28 lbs (13 kg) and measures just 18 by 16.5 by 19 inches (45 x 42 x 48 cm).
Another sacrifice mini had to make for a more affordable price tag and smaller size and lighter weight is the lack of a removable bin. A few other spec sheet details include a max speed of 6 miles an hour (9.7 km/h) and built-in Bluetooth and dual-band WiFi.