Electric mobility is the in-thing now. These days, anyone can get into electric mobility and the easiest and quickest way is an electric skateboard. But what if you lack of the skill of leaning, or simply too lazy to even to move an inch to make the board steer your way? Well, the good news is, you have the Moboster. The brainchild of a Taiwanese company, Mobster may look like a skateboard and neither is it the hoverboard that does not actually hovers. It is a proper four-wheel electric vehicle that, to move and to maneuver, all you have to do is stand on it and let your fingers do the walking, like literally. Despite its diminutive size, this thing actually has steerable wheels and the supplied Bluetooth remote control is its accelerator, brake, and steering wheel.
Speaking of the remote, Moboster kind of blurs the line between an electric vehicle and a robotic cargo carrier, because the remote allows you to ‘walk your cargo’ instead of carrying the load. The only difference is, it does not have a cargo box, but the deck itself is designed for future add-on that would allow a proper cargo container on it. Moboster is actually quite a brilliant transportation gadget. On one hand, it lets you zip around town at a breezy 10 miles an hour (16 km/h) and up to a range of 11 miles (about 18 km), and on the other, it can be a helpful assistant in transporting cargo from point A to point B without you touching the board.
We love the fact that it can be folded to almost half its original size, making it possible to slip it under the chair when in a lecture theater. The folded down size is compact enough to be stuffed into a backpack, or lugged along like a bag. Whichever way you choose to carry it, one thing for sure is, it will not annoy fellow commuters in a crowded public transport like foldable bikes or skateboards often do. As far as portability is concern, you will only have to deal with 13 lbs of weight (5.9 kilograms) and while being light weight, Moboster is well capable of ferrying cargo of up to 330 lbs (around 160 kilograms) and taking on up to 30 percent gradient.
Moboster is currently on Indiegogo where you can help make it a reality by pre-ordering it. Be warned, though, like any electric vehicle of such nature, it is not going to be cheap. Expect it to set you back at upwards of $499. Product video available after the jump.
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